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Friday Links: Effective Practicing, Banjo Tunes, Vintage Strings

Manitoba Hal has some great advice on effective practicing. Jonathan Lewis has a new tab ebook of minstrel banjo tunes arranged for ukulele. It’s 17 tabs for $7. Check out his recent guest tab for a flavour of it. Friends of Mike Hind are raising funds to help with medical bills after a collapsed lung. […]

Friday Links: Peter Moon, What Type of Ukulele Player are You?

Ukulelist and Hawaiian Music Hall of Famer Peter Moon has died. I highly recommend checking out his playing on Pua Lilia with his band The Sunday Manoa. Videos – What type of ukulele player are you? – Melania Trump ukes a lament on Colbert. – Rob Bourassa talks to luthier Gary Zimnicki about his Martin […]

Friday Links: Stretching Exercises, Grateful Dead and Background Radiation

The documentary Street Punk! Banda Aceh is now free on YouTube. It follows Indonesian punk band Marjinal who are living under Sharia Law while protesting the system, sheltering young homeless kids and teaching them ukulele. Banjo wizard Clifton Hicks shares some hand stretching exercises he uses to prevent injury. And be sure to give his […]

Friday Links: eBay Shenanigans

Something very suspicious is going on with the eBay seller jp-cultures. They have a large range of very impressive ukuleles for sale. But some of their listings seem to be identical to listings by other sellers. They only have 17 feedback (despite having nearly 6000 instruments for sale) but their positive feedback seems to be […]

Valentine’s Day Tabs and Chords

Happy St Valentine’s Day to all you lovebirds. Here’s a selection of tabs and chords of love songs I’ve done over the years which you can croon to your boo while everyone around you vomits from the gooiness of it all. If you’re not one of those people you can console yourself with the (much […]

Friday Links: Mike Lynch

Ukulele Mike, the original YouTube ukulele teacher, has sadly died at the age of 72. The Edmonds Beacon has an excellent obituary for him. Including the fact that he worked with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack to the Robin Williams movie Toys. Another sad death was that of Thomas Boardman. You may not recognise his […]

Uke Hunt 2017 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Let me know your ukulele favourites of 2017 in the comments. Particularly if it’s something I’ve missed. Ukulele Record of 2017: Tyrone and Lesley – Optimism Optimism is the fifth album from Australian uke and double bass duo Tyrone […]

Merry Christmas! See you in 2018

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia and Happy Holidays! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. Or, if you’re sick of Christmas music, my playlist of ukulele selections from 2017. That’s it from me for this year (other than […]

Friday Links

New Releases – I’ve been collecting all the ukulele stuff I’ve come across on Spotify in the Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist. If there’s something I’ve missed, do let me know. – WS64 is one of the original YouTube ukers having covered every Beatles song on ukulele. Now he’s one half of La Wolf and they’ve […]

Friday Links

New Releases – Herman Vandecauter has released a selection of pieces played on the rajão (the Madeiran precursor to the ukulele). They’re fantastically played. Highly recommended. – Jolly new Christmas song from Phredd: Bob the Snowman. – A jazzy Christmas record from the Ladybugs. – Macy Warner’s Apologies to Myself. Window Shopping – Lichty’s U127 […]

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