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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. – […]

Top 10 Ukes: Friday Links

Lots of people have been rating their ukuleles in the review section of the site over the last couple of weeks. You can see the ten highest rated ukuleles here. The early leader is KoAloha closely followed by Kamaka and Kala (people really love ukes that begin with K it seems). If you think your […]

Friday Links

Video – Pete Howlett talks to the BBC about uke making and his diagnosis with Parkinson’s. – Another outstanding episode of Matt Kresling’s The Madagascar Journals. This time he’s made it to Madagascar and runs across a few players of the kabosy aka “the Malagasy ukulele”. – Nat King Cole does a terrible job pretending […]

Short Lessons, Ukulele Ratings and Tab Requests

Time for the traditional back-to-school “What I did on my holidays” assignment. 7 Second Ukulele Lessons 7 second ukulele lesson: Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow A video posted by @ukulelehunt on Aug 25, 2015 at 4:40am PDT I’ve been putting up short videos with tab on Instagram (okay, they’re not all exactly 7 seconds […]

Friday Links

Uke Go Girl! are running a GoFundMe campaign for their Summer 2015 Workshop. New Releases – Another lovely, tuneful album from Ukulollo: AWARE. Take a listen here. – I really slept on badass, low-fi punk ukulelist S.L.F.M. when she was putting records out in 2010-12. I thought I’d missed out entirely but a new record […]

Theme Tune Tab Round Up

Now the Tories won the election it’s only a matter of time before they ban ukuleles in retaliation for this. So before that hits I’ve posted a bunch of short/obscure theme tune tabs that have been piling up: Brain Scoop The Red Flag Klovn Quizeum BBC Snooker And the best theme tune tabs on the […]

UOGB Win Court Battle: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have won their court battle against the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. Absolutely the right decision. They shamelessly ape every aspect of the UOGB. Here’s an excellent article on the ukulele ‘fad’ with thoughts from James Hill and Tony ‘Mighty Uke‘ Coleman. Whoever put together Apple Music’s UkeBox – The […]

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