Author Archive: choirguy

Ukulele Humidifiers

I thought I had blogged about this, but apparently I only made a video. My friend Paul Marchese, who runs ukuleleforteachers.com, made a video showing how he created his own humidifiers for his Mainland Ukuleles (solid wood ukuleles). I followed his example, originally ordering plastic coin tubes with twist on caps, made for quarters. I …

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Gorilla Grip or Monster Grip

Do you suffer from Gorilla Grip or Monster Grip? This is what happens when you press too hard with your left hand while you are playing. If your ukulele is set up correctly, it should take very little pressure to play a note with the left hand. If you press too lightly, you might hear …

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Tuning Heads

Last fall, I won a prototype ukulele. It is a rugged ukulele that is meant for outdoor use, and it has not yet come to market–nor has there been any updates on the product from the company. Another company has recently put a very similar instrument into the market place, successfully crowd funded the ukulele, …

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Top 50 Ukulele Blog

A couple of weeks ago, Abuja Agarwal e-mailed from Feedspot to let me know that ukestuff.info is one of the “Top 50 Ukulele Blogs.” We were asked to mention the Top 50 Ukulele Blogs list in a post. While I’d like to see my YouTube Channel eventually hit 100,000 subscribers (currently just over 10,000 subscribers), …

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Sawtooth STUKEMPS Mahogany Pineapple Soprano Ukulele Review

I have had the pleasure to get to know a number of ukulele players in the Twin Cities area (Minnesota), and one of my ukulele friends contacted me on Ukulele Underground to let me know that there was a ukulele at Walmart.com that I might be interested in buying. Don’t get me wrong–I love my …

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Need New Ukuleles for Next Year?

A friend of mine recently found out that their school moved them from a high school position to an elementary position (quite a shock!) and has decided to incorporate ukulele into their elementary instruction. I have been asked what ukuleles to recommend…and I wanted to share my thoughts on the blog. I am now over …

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You Know You Have Been Making Too Many Videos When…

I have had the privilege to get to know some wonderful people through my efforts in music education and technology, as well as through ukulele.  One of those people is Andy Ramos, a teacher in Houston, who attended TMEA this year.  It’s a good thing Andy is 1300 miles away, just like it is a …

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Shopping Lists

I took inventory the other day and found out that I have twenty-three ukuleles, and twenty-six if you count the ukulele that I bought for each of the other members of my house.  My wife had a friend over tonight, who saw the music room, and said, “Wow, what a lot of ukuleles!  How many …

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Aquila Sugar Strings

If you play the ukulele, you know the name Aquila. Aquila is likely the largest manufacturer of ukulele strings in the world, and most ukulele manufacturers (particularly those in music stores) ship Aquila “Super Nylgut” strings with new instruments. If you have bought a ukulele, you know these strings—they are white in color. There was …

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