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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. […]

Friday Links: Cyril Pahinui RIP, Ukes at NAMM

Masterful Hawaiian slack key guitarist Cyril Pahinui has died. In his time at the forefront of Hawaiian music he played with ukulele greats like IZ and Peter Moon. Hawaiian uke duo, Honoka and Azita have split. Azita is pursuing her medical career and Honoka is going solo. Learning – Choan Galvez has just launched a […]

Friday Links

On Video – A couple of years ago I mentioned that Southampton Ukulele Jam were Kickstarting a documentary about the group. You can now watch it for free on Vimeo. – Martin Ukulele Crooner 1929. Window Shopping – Pelem Cocolele. – 1950s Harmony baritone. And while you’re on Jake’s site check out this 1912 Knutsen […]

Uke Hunt’s 2018 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Ukulele Record of 2018: Zoë Bestel – Transience In this post a year ago I mentioned the three albums I was most anticipating this year were from Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Zoe Bestel. As it happens, only one […]

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 […]

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