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Friday Links: Worst Piece About Ukuleles in History

I’ve read some absolute drivel about ukuleles over the years. But there’s a new worst: Rolling Stone wrote an article about “best ukuleles” that “pros use” that’s so bad I’m not willing to link directly to it. New Releases – Craig Robertson’s Truth is a Runaway Horse. – Big Werl’s Licensed to Swill. You can […]

Friday Links: Blues Outros, Mumbai Uke Hunt and Zombies

Due to a technical snafu, my post 6 Easy Blues Outros didn’t get sent out to email subscribers. It’s a good one so please check it out. The Mumbai police really go all out for a lost ukulele. Including scouring city-wide CCTV and interviewing 200 rickshaw drivers. On Video – Lupita Nyong’o latest role is […]

Friday Links: Ukulele Tea, Uke vs. Waterjet

Further proof Japan is ahead of the rest of the world: ukulele tea. Ukulele Support System for upper limb disabilities. Excellent new album from Nicholas Abersold: Eponymous. On Video – The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz’s documentary Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story is now available on Amazon. – Got A Ukulele rants about […]

Friday Links: Emotions, Almost Love Songs and Vehicular Destruction

New instructional DVD from Jim D’Ville The Emotional Value of Chords The Hippie Ukulelist has developed an Essential Tremor in both hands and is looking for advice from anyone who has experience similar problems playing with shaky hands. A collection of Craig Robertson’s Not Quite Love Songs. Window Shopping – KLOS Guitars test if their […]

Friday Links: Ukulele Podcasts, Sheet Metal Uke

A highly-entertaining and informative episode of Abe’s Ukulele Show with Christopher Davis-Shannon. And Ukulele is the New Black catches up with Uke Hunt favourites Jim Boggia and Molly Lewis on the JoCo Cruise. Amelia Clark (maker of this Uke Hunt inspired Christmas card) has released a ukulele girl birthday card. On Video – Bud Sugar […]

Friday Links: Pronunciation, Dumbo and Train-Track Uke

Brad at Live ‘Ukulele has an incredibly thorough discussion of how to pronounce ‘ukulele taking in Hawaiian history, overpopulation and punctuation. The live action remake of Dumbo has some uke action on the soundtrack. 3D printed wooden ukulele. On Video – Sol Hoopii in Down To Their Last Yacht (1934). – Building a solid body […]

Friday Links

A History of Gotoh tuners (thanks to @HermanVDC). Following on from my list of most used ukulele chords in my posts, Uke Stuff have their graph of chord frequency. New Releases – Craig Robertson’s Stage and Circus Songs. A fantastic collection of songs from the last 16 years about various forms of entertainers including the […]

Friday Links: Ernie Ball Strings, Harmony History

Legendary guitar string maker, Ernie Ball have started making ukulele strings. Check out Got a Ukulele’s opinion and Southern Ukulele Store’s comparison. HChicago Museum’s history of the Harmony company (via @hermanvdc). Lupita Nyong’o has been learning ukulele in order to play a zombie teacher. Window Shopping – Outdoor Banjolele Carbon Nickel Clear. – 1930’s Martin […]

Friday Links: Duke Ellington Tabs, Vintage Ukes, Maniacal Scatting

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Paul Hemmings’ Duke Ellington covers. Now you can pick up the Duke On Uke tab book of his arrangements. I stumbled across a Cliff ‘Ukulele Ike’ Edwards track I was unfamiliar with on The Internet Archive with some fantastic ukeing and his trademark […]

Friday Links: Grammy Win, Craft Musica

A ukulele victory at the Grammys with Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats picking up the award for Best Children’s Album. George Formby fan hid £19,000 ukuleles from wife. New Music – This years Ukulele Spotify playlist is up and running with Lisa Hannigan, Beirut, Brit Rodriguez and… – Crispy Jones’s new song Pet Sematary. […]

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