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[Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 82,552 views]
A Brief History of the Ukulele: Part 2

An excerpt from the book “Famous Solos & Duets for the ‘Ukulele” edited and arranged by John King THE METHODS One Hawaiian who believed the ‘ukulele was “not an invention but rather a creation” was Ernest Ka‘ai (1881-1962), the “most eminent of Hawaiian musicians” and arguably the most influential musical figure in Hawai‘i in the [...]

Ukulele Lessons »

[Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | 6,106 views]
Picking

by Jerry Moore Anyone can learn to play the ukulele, and play it well. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. Strum and pick both harmonies and melodies. First Lessons Ukulele provides a simple approach for learning how to play the ukulele without reading music. From the most basic necessities, such as holding the uke [...]

Featured, Ukulele Tunes »

[Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 13,687 views]
The Cat’s Meow

by Ian Whitcomb This collection for ukulele brings back many favorite songs and ballads from the Roaring Twenties, plus several songs taken from the notebooks of Al Brown, an itinerant performer active in the period. These songs were featured in the motion pictures The Cat’s Meow and Last Call. The music is presented in lead [...]

Featured, Ukulele Tunes »

[Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 6,847 views]
Favorite Uke Tunes

by Norm Jones The format used in this book was developed by Norm Jones, a self-taught, non-music reading ukulele enthusiast. Norm was unable to find the songs that he wanted in just a lyric/chord format so he developed his own. He later added thematic graphics to make the sheets more attractive. The music is not [...]

Featured, Hawaiian Ukulele, Headline, Ukulele Lessons »

[Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | 30,745 views]
Ukulele Chord Solos In C Tuning

by Neil Griffin These chord-melody solos have been arranged for solo ukulele playing. Tunes include Aloha Oe, When the Saints Go Marching In, Bill Bailey, The Sheik of Araby, By the Light of the Silvery Moonlight, and many more. All in standard notation and tablature with companion recordings of each tune including guitar accompaniment. Download [...]