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[Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 6,565 views]
Introduction to the Ukulele Builders Interview Column

By Joe Mendel     I have been asked to write interview with ukulele builders by the editor of http://ukesessions.com/, Joe Carr. My first assignment is to introduce myself, so here goes. I have been building and repairing fretted instruments since the mid eighties, my first instruments were mountain dulcimers from kits, soon I progressed [...]

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[Aug 2010 | One Comment | 4,005 views]
Welcome to a new edition of Mel Bay’s Ukulele Sessions®!

My name is Joe Carr and I am the new editor of this site.  I have several new columnists who will provide new information every issue. Marcy Marxer is an experienced performer and teacher on several instruments. She even studied with 1920s string wizard Roy Smeck! Beth Mead is another multi-instrumentalist /teacher who will her [...]

Featured, Ukulele Tunes »

[Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 8,666 views]

This beautiful melody is arranged here so that the melody falls on the last string of the strum. It can be played at any speed from slow to medium and makes an excellent solo piece or a duet with guitar chords for accompaniment. Players of all levels can enjoy this classic arrangement. Some may recognize [...]

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[Aug 2010 | 10 Comments | 16,838 views]
Roy Smeck, Right Hand Rhythms and Trash Cans

by Marcy Marxer What do these three things have in common? Roy Smeck Right Hand Rhythms Trash Cans What size ukulele should I play? These questions and more are answered in the article below. Hello Friends, Ukulele Players, Distinguished Colleagues!     I’m very happy to join the writing staff of Mel Bay’s www.ukulelesessions.com.  I found [...]

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[Aug 2010 | One Comment | 7,369 views]
Strum Along: A few words about Bill Bailey…

 from Beth Mead There is a diagram of each chord appearing the first time it is played. It is followed by a number of slashes. Each slash represents one beat, or one downward strum of the chord. This song can include a very popular device often found in songs of this era and later. It [...]