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Ukuleles for Ukraine: Friday Links

Ukuleles for Ukraine is a charity that raises money via ukulele-means to supply children’s homes in Ukraine with clothing, school supplies, medicines, educational technology, and musical instruments. They’ve just released a ten minute documentary of their trip and just launched a YouCaring fund that you can donate to here. The Hebden Bridge-based organisers of the […]

Ukuleles at NAMM 2016: Friday Links

This year’s Winter NAMM (the big music instrument trade show) had plenty of new ukuleles to gawp at: – The uke that’s really lubed my wallet-slit this year is the 2016 Kanile’a Platinum. I’m guessing it’s going to be over $3,000 so I’m just going to let my dreams be dreams. – Kamaka Ukuleles are […]

$300,000 Ukulele: Friday Links

Ukuleles – Madonna’s ukulele sold for $300,000 at an auction for Haiti. They could have saved themselves $299,700 and bought it on Amazon. – Zombie Ukulele. Learning – A selection of classical ukulele tab books for solo and ensemble ukulele. You can buy them in physical form or get the PDF version on a pay-what-you-want […]

Chord Progressions Price Drop: Friday Links

I’m taking my How to Play Ukulele Chord Progressions ebook off sale at the end of the year. It was the first one I wrote and it’s a bit long in the tooth compared to my others. If you want to get it before it departs I’ve dropped the price from $17 to $7 until […]

The Best (and Worst) of Ukuleles in 2015

Best of 2015 Playlist It’s been another golden year for the ukulele. Time to wrap it up with some of my favourites to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Feel free to share yours in the comments. Particularly if it’s something I’ve missed. And for a more lengthy look at the year’s ukulele music have […]

Friday Links

Eric Clapton’s Lewis Fine resophonic ukulele (right) is up for auction (Thanks to James). Ukulele-playing retirees fight back after Honolulu Police shut them down (via Herman VDC). James Hill is feeling so fly like a G6. If you’ve been on the fence about getting Guitar Pro (the tabbing software I use) it’s 20% off this […]

100 Years of Ukulele, Song Exploding: Friday Links

Gus Raucus (of GUGUG fame) has been sharing his spreading the uke love to the BBC with his fabulous video overview of 100 years of the ukulele along with Highs and Lows of the Ukulele and 5 Steps to Ukulele Fame. An excellent edition of the Song Exploder podcast with Stephin Merritt discussing the making […]

Friday Links

Dr Liz Price at the University of Hull is surveying ukulele players to find out how the ukulele might, “protect and enhance mental and physical well-being.” In my experience, not at all but… Videos – … clearly my experience isn’t universal: Madeline’s Story: Conquering Muscular Dystrophy with a Ukelele. – Madonna picks up a ukulele […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts Last Chance, New Jake Album: Friday Links

Last chance to buy a Uke Hunt t-shirt for at least a year. Ordering ends on Sunday. You can buy from the US or from the UK. And find out more here. New Releases – Jake Shimabukuro has a new album out: Travels. Most tracks featuring a full band. – The Uke Hunt Ukulele 2015 […]

Friday Links

This year’s Uke Hunt t-shirt sale has already hit the minimum order level. So they’ll now definitely be printed once the pre-order period has finished on 18th October. You can buy from the US or from the UK. Videos – Ukulele Friend’s Luthier Insights series Eric DeVine, Aaron Oya and Gareth Yahiku from Ana’ole. – […]

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