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[Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 9,017 views]
Tony Graziano Ukuleles

Joe Mendel Tony Graziano has been building instruments since the 1970s, He became interested in ukuleles in 1978 and built them along with guitars until 1995 when he switched to almost exclusively building ukes. He find ukuleles to be very happy instruments that bring joy to players and listeners alike, and they travel well, too. [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 12,450 views]
A few words about Silent Night

by Beth Mead Fingerpicking is a great way to accompany yourself when singing! Try it out with this simple pattern that can be used to play Silent Night, a traditional Christmas Carol in 3/4 time. This means that there are three beats in each measure, like a waltz. 1-2-3, 1-2-3…   I have shown the [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,594 views]
Chord Explorations For Ukulele

Sailing Through Seven Cs by Marcy Marxer Moving from The Root The C major scale contains the notes C D E F G A B C.   We use numbers to represent the scale tones.  The numbers are called intervals.  An interval is the distance between two notes.       The C chord is [...]

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[Oct 2011 | One Comment | 9,086 views]
Yes Sir, That’s my Baby

by Beth Mead Yes Sir, That’s my Baby 1902 by Blenkhorn and Entwisle Yes Sir, That’s my Baby has become a standard that has been recorded by over 100 artists in genres from jazz to rock, marimba and country. And now you can play it too! These chord shapes flow very easily from one to [...]

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[Oct 2011 | One Comment | 9,565 views]
Jake Maclay & Hive Ukuleles

by Joe Mendel  While looking for a builder to interview for this edition, I came across the Hive Ukulele website and was taken with the elegance of the ukes pictured there: http://www.hiveukuleles.com/  Jake Maclay was a name that I was not familiar with, I am very glad that I am now.  Jake’s background is in art, [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 14,446 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 [...]