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Friday Links: Nerds, Brian May and Terrifying Soundholes

New Releases – Festival Of The Spoken Nerd have a new show out You Can’t Polish A Nerd. Containing the usual spoddy fun and ukulele songs from Helen Arney including an updated version of Tom Lehrer’s Elements. Plus it’s available on floppy disk. – 12 Days of Christmas campanella tab ebook. – New EP from […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords

We’re about a month out from Christmas so time to start polishing up the festive tunes and learning a few new ones. Here’s a 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 […]

Friday Links: Jake’s Secret, Dog Love, Expensive Ukes

Jake Shimabukuro has revealed the secret to his virtuosity. A piece by David Farrier (the documentarian behind Dark Tourist and Tickled) on a guy who went viral after being snapped playing ukulele for his humping dogs turns completely insane. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are worried that ukuleles are so popular that no one will play […]

Friday Links: Tab Books, Making Gut Strings, Willie K’s Anthem

New Releases – Choan Gálvez’s new album of laid-back instruments Lullabies for Astronauts is out now. The album includes uke tab for all tracks and you can get a taster from his guest post here and on Ukulele Go!. – If you’ve been enjoying João Tostes’s free album naturæ you be glad to here a […]

Friday Links: Archtop Ukes, MeToo Song and New Music

Last chance for Uke Hunt t-shirts for a year. Order them from US here or or the UK/Europe here before 18th October. Ukulele #MeToo song goes viral. Fantastic new blues and hokum album from Max De Bernardi and Veronica Sbergia. Uke Hunt’s favourite happy uker, Phredd discusses ukes, suitcase drums and nose-picking on the Good […]

Friday Links: UBass Lawsuit, T-Shirt Snafu, Tiny Heads

I screwed up the t-shirt launch earlier this week. I managed to launch the US campaign with only the women’s tee. I’ve got it fixed and you can pre-order the men’s/unisex tee from US here. And you can still get the shirt distributed from the US here. Kala has filed a UBass trademark lawsuit. Ukulele […]

Friday Links

On Video – I’m back doing seven second ukulele lessons on Instagram (that are rarely seven seconds long). Tabs so far include Sweet Child O’ Mine, Anyone Who Knows What Love Is and the new ones from You Me At Six and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. – George Formby Society president bungees off Tees Transporter Bridge. […]

Friday Links: Dennis Rodman, Lenny Henry

Jake Shimabukuro has a new album out: The Greatest Day. You can listen to clips from it and pre-order it here. Videos – Dennis Rodman gives Eddie Vedder a uke. – Lenny Henry’s Formby-based This is America parody. – Kyotaro lays out on a UBass. Window Shopping – 1930s Martin 5K and 1920’s 3K. – […]

Friday Links: Penn and Piff, Motorhead Uke, UkuRobot

Videos – Penn Jilette and Piff the Magic Dragon sing the Dragon Song. – UkuRobot. New Releases – Brit Rodriguez’s album of children’s songs (plus a fantastic Daniel Johnston cover). – Debut album from uke-picker Mike Haysom. – Ukulele Glue from Kara Square and ccMixter. – Herman Vandecauter has released a new batch of expertly […]

Friday Links: North Pole Ukulele

Window Shopping – Martin have reproduced the Konter ukulele. The famous ukulele that travelled to the North Pole on Byrd’s 1926 expedition and was signed by Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, and Calvin Coolidge among many others. – Summer NAMM 2018 (the music gear shindig) didn’t have much exciting uke action. Makala have eight-string ukes and […]

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