[Feb 2012 | One Comment | 3,550 views]
Welcome to the February-March 2012 edition of Mel Bay’s Ukulele Sessions®!

Welcome to the December-January 2011-2012 edition of Mel Bay’s Ukulele Sessions®!  This time columnist Gerald Ross shows you how to accent the chord progression. Beth Mead shows us Put Your Arms Around Me Honey.  Be sure to leave comments. DiggShareShare with StumblersTweet

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A few words about Take me Out to the Ballgame

by Beth Mead It is Spring and in the Spring a young persons fancy turns to thoughts of baseball…   Jack Norworth, who while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said “Baseball Today — Polo Grounds”. The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer, (Norworth and Von Tilzer finally [...]

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Steve Evans of Beltona Resonator Instruments

by Joe Mendel   Beltona Resonator Instruments began as a project between Steve Evans and Bill Johnson, luthier and engineer respectively, building resonator instruments for themselves using traditional styles with modern improvements. These prototype instruments were so successful that a business partnership was formed at a time when there was little other commercial activity building [...]

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[Apr 2012 | One Comment | 4,216 views]
Interview: Jay Lichty Ukuleles and Guitars from Contractor to Construction

by Joe Mendel  Outside forces affect the choices all of us make in our lives, sometimes those choices have a greater impact on our lives than we could possibly imagine. Jay Lichty has been a lifelong musician and ran a successful home building business. When Jay’s love of music and the poor economy collided, he [...]

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[Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | 5,997 views]
Accent the Chord Progression Using Open-Strings

by Gerald Ross In this lesson we will learn how to accent the chord progression using open-strings. This will give us a more syncopated feel to our rhythm. I hope you are enjoying these Swing ukulele lessons. Please comment on this page, and please jot down a few words in the comments section of the [...]

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[Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | 5,774 views]
A few words about Put Your Arms Around Me Honey…

Here is another Ukulele Standard from the turn of the century. This one was written in 1910. The song has some quick chord changes that are not difficult to play if you plan ahead. The first line consists of a group of chords played with a count of 1-2-3-4. Two strokes of G followed by [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 5,570 views]
Swing Ukulele #2

by Gerald Ross Hello fellow ukulele players! Gerald Ross here.  I hope you enjoy my Swing ukulele instructional videos.  These videos will give you an introduction to closed position ukulele chord shapes.  Using these shapes and the right hand rhythms I demonstrate will help transform your ukulele playing into a more Swingy, Bluesy and Jazzy [...]