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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 […]

The Ukes Down Under: Friday Links

The UOGB documentary The Ukes Down Under is now available on DVD. Here’s the funniest DVD extra: the Aquila String Harvest. And if that’s of interest to you then, parliamentary sketch writer, Simon Hoggart knows exactly what you’re like, “They like to watch Miranda on TV, and hold their office Christmas parties at Café Rouge. […]

UOGB in C: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall prompted a flurry of press interest. No surprises that the only one that’s interesting and doesn’t drop the F-bomb was written by George himself. Here he is discussing adapting Terry Riley’s In C for ukulele. You can glimpse the results here and download […]

Robert Johnson Ukulele Tab Book: Friday Links

There’s a Robert Johnson ukulele tab book on the way. Pictures: Martin factory 1925, Melvin Goaté the ukulele goat, Death Meets Amanda Palmer, Don’t you DARE walk away from me, Nick Nolte on guitarlele, gig bag maker and his mule (thanks to Phredd). The pUKES have some sixty ukuleles between them and have started reviewing […]

Neil Armstrong: Friday Links

Neil Armstrong: first ukulelist on the moon. You can celebrate the great man with the chords to Allo Darlin’s Neil Armstrong (thanks to Konrad). New Music: Two solo ventures from band members. Small Fry by Will Grove-White (of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain) and Nocturnal Emissions by Ian Emmerson (of The Re-entrants). Also out […]

Beck Ukulele Notation Album: Friday Links

Beck is releasing his next album Song Reader only as sheet music, “and, when necessary, ukelele notation.” Other books: The Bad Girls & Mean Women Songbook. Ode to uke – a ukulele novelty book (from the guy behind Ukulele Porn). The first book I’ve seen specifically for 6-string ukulele. Release: The Love Leighs’ All Your […]

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