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Mark Kailana Nelson – Juke’n the Uke Tab Book Review

You might, and should, know Mark Kailana Nelson from his essential book Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele. His latest book is a collection of blues, rag and hokum tunes from Mark’s album of the same name. He was kind enough to send me a copy and here’s what I thought of it. What You Get Tab […]

The ‘Ukulele: A History by Jim Tranquada and John King: Review

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on The ‘Ukulele: A History by Jim Tranquada and John King for a long time. John King’s Nalu Music has always been the most authoritative site on the subject. When John died in 2009 it did look like it might not be finished. But Jim continued work […]

Ukulele Licks by Jontom – Review

Jontom from the Italian uke site has got a new ebook out A Collection of 50 Ukulele Licks. He was kind enough to send me a copy to look over. What You Get – Tab for 50 licks (short phrases you can use in solos) in five genres: blues, pop, rock, folk and Hawaiian. […]

Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs Songbook Review

I’m not entirely sure it’s worth reviewing something that’s officially out of print. The ukulele songbook for Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs album was available as a limited edition and was sold out before it was released (apart from a few copies sold on Flea Market Music). It is still sort of gettable. If you’re willing […]

101 Ukulele Licks by Lil’ Rev: Review

I’m a big fan of Lil’ Rev‘s playing and have featured him a few times on the site. So I was really looking forward to checking out his latest book 101 Ukulele Licks. And Rev was kind enough to send me a copy for review. What You Get 48 page book containing tab and standard […]

Ukulele Chord iPhone/iPod Apps Review

There have been quite a few ukulele apps released since my last app review. So time for a new round-up comparing the various ukulele chord apps that are out there (plus a quick review of one non-chord app). Ukuchords Price: Free What is it? Chord diagrams. Major, minor, 7 m7, 7M, dim, 6 m6, aug, […]

The Ukulele: A Visual History by Jim Beloff Review

Jim Beloff’s The Ukulele: A Visual History must be the longest surviving ukulele book in my collection. Others have been discarded as useless or had the info sucked out of them and left in a draw. So it’s about time I got round to giving it a review. What You Get 125 very heavily illustrated […]

The Mighty Uke DVD Review

I expect a fair few of you have seen Mighty Uke already. They’ve been touring the film around and it’s been shown at a number of festivals. As a matter of fact, they are planning a tour of the UK later this year so if you’d like to host them at your uke group send […]

Tools of the Trade

I’ve had a few people ask me what I use in my playing and in putting together the site. So I thought I’d list everything I’ve been asked about (and a few I haven’t). And I’d be interested to know what you use: to record audio, make videos and, of course, what your favourite ukulele […]

Fingerstyle Solos for ‘Ukulele by Mark Kailana Nelson Review

I’ve had a copy of Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for ‘Ukulele by Mark Kailana Nelson (Mel Bay) for an absolute age. And I’ve got a lot of pleasure out of it. So it’s long past time I gave it a write-up. What You Get Tab and standard notation intended for high-G tuning (although 13 […]

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