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Uke Hunt is Eight: My Thoughts

I can’t believe I’m still getting away with this! I started the site on 12th May 2007 without particularly high expectations. I certainly didn’t expect to still be here eight years later with the site close to 100 million page views. That’s a mind-blowing amount to me. I count myself incredibly lucky and privileged to […]

Uke Hunt is Eight: Roundup of the Year

Uke Hunt is eight years old. Apparently eight year olds should be able to form, “complex sentences with few grammatical errors”. I wouldn’t hold your breath for that. Here’s a selection of the stuff I managed to cobble together from half-formed sentences full of grammatical errors in the last year: May 2014 – I released […]

Campanella – Putting the Melody First

I’m a big fan of campanella style picking on the ukulele and of Jonathan Lewis’s playing. So it’s no surprise I love Jonathan’s new ebook Irish Tunes for Campanella Ukulele. It’s a great selection of arrangements. I asked Jonathan if he’d like to do a guest post and he was kind enough to agree. So […]

Top 5 Old School Chord Intros

An intro acts like an ice breaker in a conversation. They get people’s attention, set the mood (usually by establishing the key and the tempo) and set people at ease that you’re not some nutjob Ukip supporter. There’s a bit of a tension there between being interesting and setting your audience at ease. A good […]

Songs with Chords You Know (Updated)

I like to keep a list of songs that use just the most common ukulele chords. Arranged by the order people usually learn them in. That way you can find some songs to play no matter how few chords you know. And here’s the updated list including notable additions like: Lorde/WIOU – Team Junior Brown […]

Ukulele Festivals 2015

USA and Canada Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Location: Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA 16601 Date: March 22, 2015 Performers: Victoria Vox, Stuart “Stukulele” Fuchs, Colin Coleman Website: http://soiree.alleghenyukes.com/ Ashokan Uke Fest Location: Conservation Hall, Ashokan Center Date: May 22 to 25, 2015 Performers: Joel Eckhaus, Ben Hassenger, Paul Hemmings, Marcy Marxer, Heidi Swedberg, Gerald Ross and […]

Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords

If you’re looking for something festive to learn here’s a complete rundown of everything Christmassy on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve written 3 collections of easy Christmas tabs: How to Play Christmas Ukulele, Christmas Ukulele 2 and Christmas Ukulele 3. You can pick up all three for the price of 2 by buying the whole […]

Christmas Ukulele III: Return of the Magi

It’s the third and final ebook of the Christmas Ukulele Trilogy. I promise not to make any shitty prequels. Ten more Christmas tunes arranged as easily as possible so you’ll be able to play them if you’re called on to provide a festive performance at any point. This collection is the most varied so far. […]

Blues Ukulele 2nd Edition

I’ve just released an updated version of How to Play Blues Ukulele ebook with a snazzy new look, more examples, YouTube videos of every example, and more backing tracks. If you’ve bought the ebook in the past you should have had an email from me with a link to download this version (it may have […]

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