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.

When Our Parents Die, Danielle Ate The Sandwich – Fingerstyle Ukulele Arrangement

Ever since writing an artist profile of Danielle Ate The Sandwich and selecting When Our Parents Die as the feature video, I’ve had that tune stuck in my head. It’s such a simple, catchy and peaceful tune. As I often do with songs stuck in my head, I decided to work it out on the ukulele. This one… Read More »

New section: Professional Ukulele Recording Artists

I’m excited to announce a new section to this site that highlights the many professional recording artists who play the ukulele. I’ve done a fair bit of digging and found some really great musicians whose primary instrument is the beloved uke. I look forward to learning more about them by researching and writing profiles, and sharing what I… Read More »