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Roadie 2 Update

If you have a Roadie 2 that has experienced button issues, the company sent out an update recently, and I thought it was worth spreading the news about the matter. The update stated: Hardware Tweak As for hardware, some of you may know that about 5% (a few hundred) of our first batch of Roadie 2 …

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The Fret Zealot for Ukulele

I have been in touch with Fret Zealot (the company) for some time. The Fret Zealot is a device that you can put on a guitar–and now a ukulele–to learn how to play the instrument. We decided to wait for a review until the product was released for ukulele. Originally I was hoping to simply …

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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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Flat.io, Ukulele, and Google Slides

I recently read about some improvements to the Flat.io Add-On for Google Docs and Google Slides. In terms of ukulele, Google Slides now includes the ability to write ukulele tablature. How does it work? Check out the Google Slides presentation below. Want to click on the presentation directly? Go to: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QsOJL1CDPIkVcOymtXzdcqkqKT7Bomsnqi7_atO_QLs/edit?usp=sharing

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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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Roadie 2 Tuner (for Guitar, Ukulele, etc.)

A few days ago, my friend Paul Marchese (a music educator in Illinois) made a short video and post about the Roadie 2 tuner.  He demonstrated how he could tune instruments in his classroom while students were playing by momentarily swapping a tuned instrument with the student and tuning the student’s instrument using the new …

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Chordette for Education Ukulele Fonts Now Available!

For the past couple of months, I have been corresponding with John Baxter, who created the Chordette Ukulele Font. I was looking for a ukulele font that would do two things: Show finger position Perhaps use the KIDS Ukulele String colors John was open to making such a product for education, and we have been …

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App Experience: Any Font

Note: This post will be posted on both techinmusiced and ukestuff. One of the best aspects of this “non-job” has been the people I have had the opportunity to meet.  I can’t think of a single person in the area of music education technology that I have not immediately liked.   Simply put, the music education …

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Chordette: Chord Charts for Ukulele and Other Instruments

While I now host most of my ukulele posts at my ukulele site (ukestuff.info), there are times where music education technology and ukulele interact with each other.  Today’s focus is an example of that interaction.  This post will be double posted (on techinmusiced and ukestuff) for that reason. As I have written about in the …

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