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Baritone Book, Ukulele for Dummies Videos: Friday Links

I regularly get asked to recommend a beginner’s baritone book and I’ve never had a good answer. But I do now: Lil Rev’s Baritone Ukulele Method. The videos that accompany the iPad enhanced version of Ukulele for Dummies are now available to download online. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll find […]

New Ukulele Books: Friday Links

No shortage of ukulele book releases at the moment. Here are some of the more promising ones: Mark Nelson (who you might know as the writer of the essential Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele) has a tab book of his latest album featuring blues, ragtime and hokum tunes. There’s a tab from it and a video […]

Friday Links

One of my favourite ukulele tunesters, Nicholas Abersold has released his album Porridge free on Bandcamp. It’s packed with top songs so grab it while there are still free downloads available. Matt Kresling has made a travelogue about his trip to Madagascar with his ukulele and you can watch part one of The Madagascar Journals […]

Which Songs is it Legal to Cover on YouTube?: Friday Links

It used to be that you could only legally post covers of public domain songs to YouTube. But last year YouTube struck up a deal with music publisher. That meant publishers who opted would get money from cover versions and nobody would get in trouble. Which would be great except when Andy Baio at Wired […]

UOGB Documentary: Friday Links

A documentary about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain The Ukes Down Under is raising funding. Robert Stern made a documentary about them six years ago and has filmed them again on their Australian tour this year. There’s the usual array of rewards including copies of both documentaries and a chance to appear on the […]

Ukulele for Dummies Bonus Tabs: Friday Links

I’ve had a few people ask me about tabs for the melody lines I play in the chord examples in Ukulele for Dummies. So I’ve put a few bits together. This isn’t anything official or perfect – it’s just a cleaned up version of the tabs I made when I recorded them. But I wanted […]

Left Handed Chord Charts: Friday Links

Left-handed ukulele chord chart for beginners. Kate Micucci romances Conan O’Brien ( alt. link thanks to @ukegnome). I celebrated my 100th video with a cover of Napalm Death. Google’s Project Glasses clearly has a glitch. It doesn’t set off a giant alarm when the wearer buys a ukulele book other than Ukulele for Dummies (thanks […]

What Ukulele Players Eat: Friday Links

Rose Turtle Ertler’s recipe collection – as featured on the podcast – What Ukulele Players Eat 2 is now up for sale. It features recipes and tracks from loads of Uke Hunt friends including Bossarocker, Armelle, Herman Vandecauter, Rodrigo Lemos, Uke Box and a bunch more. The Antiques Roadshow visits the Kamaka factory (from 20 […]

Marjinal and Jake Shimabukuro Documentaries: Friday Links

I’ve been dying to hear more about Indonesian protest punks Marjinal since, let me see, the 26th June 2009. They give ukuleles to street kids and teach them to play so they can earn money busking. Now there’s a Kickstarter to make a documentary about them. I kicked in straight away. Trailer for a Jake […]

Friday Links

Classical and traditional tab site PDF Minstrel now has a sister site with modern tunes PDF Uker. New Releases: Jacob Borschard has completed the Beach Boy’s album SMiLE with vocals and ukulele of his own and you can download it on his website, Garfunkel and Oates are Slippery When Moist. If you’re ever thinking of […]

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