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John Paul Jones's lap steel Mya-Moe. Listen to it here New Releases – Manitoba Hal’s Devil On The Wall – Debut release from the former Reentrants Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson. Videos: – Sesame Street thinks of some words beginning with U. – Very ridiculous – and unofficial ukulele records (that hoop one definitely isn’t […]

Friday Links

The Institute of Hawaiian Music is looking for aspiring musicians to take part in its mentorship programme with some of the top Hawaiian players. The original ukulele-sized bass, the Ashbory Bass disappeared for a while. But it’s now back in business and with a much-reduced price tag. The story of the women who made Gibson’s […]

Friday Links

I’ve started the Ukulele 2013 Spotify playlist. Kicking off with Kelli Rae Powell, Brendan Maclean, We Were Evergreen and a song about waffles. You can find more ukulele Spotify playlists here. New Red Series Aquila strings. The same idea as the low-G red strings they brought out but a full set of re-entrant strings. The […]

Site Updates: Friday Links

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that the site has been updated. Two big differences: UkeToob is now properly integrated with the rest of the site and the site should now be more usable on your phone. If you come across anything acting funky, please do let me know. Along with that, I’ve started […]

Patsy Monteleone: Friday Links

A couple of years ago Patsy Monteleone set himself the task of covering 100 songs from the Great American Song book on ukulele. He’s been recording consistently great stuff and he’s final reached 100 (and done a bonus). You can listen and download them on his website (in the Box on the sidebar) for free. […]

NAMM 2013: Friday Links

NAMM: Music’s big show-off shindig has started. Follow Ukeeku for all the important ukulele action. For starters, here’s a Lanikai USB ukulele and songwriting dice. New Releases: Jake Wildwood Has Been Framed (it’s free to download – scroll past the burning house), Blue Dean Carcione’s Bad Things & Good People, live EP from Celisse Henderson, […]

Ian Whitcomb: Friday Links

Ukulelist and uke historian, Ian Whitcomb has been hospitalised after having a stroke. He’s recovering well and Ukulelia has details of how you can send your well-wishes. Gibson Woodworking ukuleles look very nice. I hope the name doesn’t cause them any trouble. (Thanks to Phredd) New Releases – UOGB Live at the Sydney Opera House […]

Friday Links

Wilfried Welti has a new Christmas ukulele ebook out: Christmas Music with the Ukulele. If, for some inexplicable reason, you’re in any doubt about buying it take a look at his previous free Christmas ebook Weihnachten mit der Ukulele. Beck’s album of sheet music with ukulele chords is imminent and he has released the score […]

Friday Links

Sick of memorising the chords for songs? Lil Rev has a list 101 two chord songs. Ukulele for Dummies is now available in German. 3D printing a ukulele. Original Rudeboys turn down Chris Brown support slot because of their stance on domestic violence. Sales of Martin ukuleles for their first 20 years. New Releases: – […]

Ukulele Arpeggiator: Friday Links

Gary Jugart has put together a great (and free) ebook of fingerpicking studies Ukulele Arpeggiator. I’ve really enjoyed playing through them. Here’s a video I made of one of the studies. The difficulty ranges from straightforward to very tricky. If you’re looking to improve your picking you’ve got to grab it. There’s a new DVD […]

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