New album from Elof & Wamberg

Elof & Wamberg are an ukulele and acoustic bass duo from Denmark. Their first album was released in 2012 and the latest, titled Byen Sover, came out this past November. If you liked the first album, you’ll like the second, too. These guys have a unique and wonderful sound, blending jazz, Danish folk and reggae into spare instrumental songs… Read More »

Best Ukulele Learning Channels on YouTube

Somebody on the /r/Ukulele subreddit recently asked for recommendations on YouTube channels for learning ukulele. There is such a flood of ukulele tutorial videos out there, many of which are not of the best quality. However, some of them are truly great, and many of these have been collected in this Reddit post. Here’s the post: What’s a good YouTube channel for… Read More »

A Ukulele Chord API

Ukulele players who know what an API is can rejoice – there’s now an API for generating ukulele chord charts (and photos!).  I discovered this on the Daily API Roundup over at Ukulele Chords is a library of ukulele chord charts in various tunings. Ukulele Chords API allows developers to query and publish ukulele chords… Read More »

Kamaka 100th Anniversary Ukuleles

The Kamaka 100th Anniversary ukuleles are coming for sale online at And no, I’m not affiliated at all with that company – I just compulsively watch their stock. These instruments have a special 100th anniversary headstock logo. For a taste, here’s a 100th Anniversary HF-3 Tenor. Check them all out, mixed into non-100th Anniversary models,… Read More »

Learn the Major Movable Chord Formations

In the previous post, we covered a strategy for learning every note of the ukulele fretboard using the chromatic scale. Knowing all those notes is useful to someone playing a melody from sheet music, but its also the foundation needed for mastering chords. If you know the notes of the fretboard and the major chord formations, you can play any chord… Read More »