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NAMM 2018 Ukulele Gear Mega Playlist

Ah, my favorite time of year. NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) holds a huge trade show in Anaheim each year, and there always follows a cornucopia of interviews from companies in the ukulele space. The show is an opportunity for manufacturers to connect with vendors who sell the products. Lucky for us, the ukulele community… 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 »

Ukulele Artist Profile: James Hill

The second installment in my collection of professional ukulele recording artist profiles features James Hill. If you haven’t heard his latest release, The Old Silo, it’s a treat. Whether James is playing classical, jazz, country, folk or Michael Jackson, his performance demonstrates a unique mastery of the instrument and a master songwriter coming into his own.