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Freight Train for Four Ukuleles

Our local ukulele group has an advanced group that meets every other Wednesday to work on things other than strumming and singing. They have been working on some four part “ukulele orchestra” arrangements, and while Freight Train, by Elizabeth Cotton, is a pretty accessible song, the version they were using had some chords that the …

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News Flash: The Ukulele World Isn’t “Happy” All The Time

One of the reasons the ukulele is such an appealing instrument is that people that play it seem to be happy all of the time. I generally find that to be true, but as in all walks of life, unhappy people find their way to ukulele, too. Of course, no one is going to be …

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Fret Zealot for Ukulele

The creators of Fret Zealot contacted a number of ukulele blogs today, letting them know that they just started a KickStarter for their latest product, Fret Zealot for the Ukulele. Simply stated, the Fret Zealot is a series of LED strips that you put on a ukulele (it is adhesive), and then link with a …

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YouTube Channel News

I have been working on a second logo for my ukulele work (see above), and decided to upload it to teespring to purchase a t-shirt of it. I decided that I would try to put the shirt on my YouTube page, as I have been seeing others do so. To my surprise, you have to …

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Enya KUC-20 Review

If you want to buy a ukulele, where do you start? Most buyers will just go to Amazon, look up “ukulele” and buy the cheapest option they can find. They might read the reviews on Amazon–which may not be accurate. I’ll be honest–my first ukulele was purchased in much the same way. I had done …

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New Video Types

I recently published my visit with Dr. Jill Reese, who started the Ukulele Video Play Along format. In that discussion, we talked about the “next steps” for play along videos. I have listened to that podcast, and will do so again in the future–there’s a lot of good content in that discussion. One of the …

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Ammoon 21″ Electric Ukulele

While I was at TMEA in February, I had the chance to see Kris Gilbert’s J&D Electric Ukulele, and this created a need (in my mind) to buy an electric ukulele. I actually have a few ukuleles with a pickup installed, but what I was interested in was a ukulele that would be very, very …

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Korg Education Bundle

I’m back from the Texas Music Education Association annual conference, and I had the joy of presenting one session (on forScore) as well as attending a number of sessions–and ukulele sessions. I also had the chance to hang out with Andy Ramos and to visit with Kris Gilbert, and you’ll see podcasts with them on …

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21 Easy Folk Songs Book Now Available on Amazon!

In the category of items that might interest you, Jenny Peters and Rebecca Bogart have released a new book (their 6th in the “21 Songs” series) entitled “21 Easy Folk Songs for Ukulele.” In addition to the “21 Songs” series, Jenny and Rebecca also wrote the “Ukulele for All” Method. 21 Easy Folk Songs for …

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