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eBooks: Creative Commons

I’ve felt for a long time that the current copyright law is working against the reasons it was set up. But I’ve been getting more annoyed by all the copyright trolling, Mickey Mouse copyright extensions and massive overreach. I have no intention of suing anyone and I’ve always let people use stuff from my ebooks […]

6 Great Books by Ukulele Playing Authors

Whether you’re spending your summer lounging on the beach or – like me – curled up in a darkened room praying for it to end, you’ll need a good book to read. If you’re looking for suggestions here are six great books by ukulele players. Some are ukulele related, some music related, some just excellent […]

Favourites of 2013 So Far

It’s about half way through 2013 so time to run through a few of my favourite things so far this year. I’m sure I’m forgetting something so leave your faves in the comments. Favourite Posts Tabs Muppet Show Theme Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding Pi for Ukulele Mega Man II – Flash Man Theme Chords John […]

Ukulele Crosswords

For a bit of a lark and a time-waste I’ve put together a couple of ukulele-related crosswords. The first is ukulele-related stuff (uke parts, accessories, sizes etc.). And the second one you have to work out the surname (or last bit of their pseudonym in some cases) of various famous ukers. You can either do […]

The Ukulele Mixtape

The Ukulele Mixtape (Zip 59MB) Continuing this week’s celebration of free culture ukulelists ahead of Culture Freedom Day with a free ukulele mixtape. All the tracks are distributed under a Creative Commons license so you’re free to pass them along to anyone you think might enjoy them. And if you find anyone you like I […]

Lessons I Learned from Bob Brozman

I’m on a little break at the moment (back on the 14th May) but I had to get a post up celebrating the music of Bob Brozman – who died last week – by listing just a few of the things I learnt from him. Brozman was a huge inspiration for me. So much so […]

Ten Arpeggio Exercises Plus a Song to Improve Your Fingerpicking on Ukulele

If you don’t know that I wrote Ukulele for Dummies I obviously haven’t been doing enough shameless self-promotion. It did well enough that the Dummies folks wanted a follow up: Ukulele Exercises for Dummies. I’m highly allergic to the word “exercise” – I had to take half a dozen Benadryls just to write this intro […]

Ukulele on your Mobile

A whole lot has changed since the last time I reviewed ukulele apps in 2009. For one thing, the first iPad hadn’t even been released. Since Uke Hunt has recently been given a mobile-friendly layout and it’s been I thought it was about time I did an update on how I use mobile devices in […]

Ukulele Festivals 2013

Here’s a preliminary list of the ukulele festivals scheduled for 2013. If you have details on any others leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll get it added to the list. USA and Canada New York Uke Fest 2013 Location: NY Society of Ethical Culture Concert Hall, 2 West 64th St (overlooking […]

Ukulele Video of the Year: Sophie Madeleine, Jocelyn Mackenzie & Emily Hope Price – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

I’ve spent the last few hours in darkened room with only a rubber thimble for company counting votes for Ukulele Video of the Year and can announce the official winner: Sophie Madeleine, Jocelyn Mackenzie & Emily Hope Price’s cover of Bei Mir Bist Du Schön. The full results are here. And the chords are here […]

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