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Welcome to a special double issue of Ukulele Sessions®!

Welcome to a special double issue of Ukulele Sessions®. We are combining the August-September issue with the October-November issue. There is a lot here to keep you busy! New Column! Beginning Swing Uke with Gerald Ross. Gerald is a great addition to our regular line up and you’ll learn lots of swingy, bluesey new ideas [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 14,552 views]
Swing Ukulele

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 sound.  I travel [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,688 views]
Get Strumming with Video Lessons!

Nothing can spruce up your playing like some good solid strumming and some interesting right-hand patterns. A new strum can inspire songwriting ideas and musical arrangements. A strum can suggest a mood, a place, a time period and more. There are only 2 rules of strumming. 1. Have a plan. 2. Relax… Beginning strummers will [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | 8,583 views]
Mya-Moe Ukuleles: Gordon & Char Mayer

 by Joe Mendel   Gordon Mayer grew up loving music, taking piano lessons as a young man and eventually buying a guitar. He carried that love of music into “retirement” from the high tech industry with a luthiery business, Broken M Acoustics, building guitars and mandolins. When Gordon was asked by the owner of one of his [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | 6,711 views]
I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships by Joe Carr Here is a little Christmas waltz. Perhaps with several months to prepare, you’ll have it ready for the holidays. Printable Version DiggShareShare with StumblersTweet