Author Archives: J R

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Celebrating

It’s always a great thing to think back on a music group you have enjoyed and remember when you only thought you would see them on YouTube, but never face-to-face. About six years ago, I watched every YT of the … Continue reading

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In the USA: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

If you’ve never heard the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, you might have a chance now. They are on tour in the USA during April.  I’ve written more about the Ukulele Orchestra’s Tour on my other blog. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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All the Ukuleles for a Photo

You wouldn’t think it would be a big deal pulling all the ukuleles off the walls in various rooms in the house to have a group photo.  But it was. The Bushman tenor never made it off the living room … Continue reading

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Solo Ukulele Book Now Available

The book is 99 years old but it has solo ukulele pieces that will make you the most dextrous of all ukulele players. Read more about the ukulele solo book, which has links to free pdf samples of a few … Continue reading

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Native American flute & Ukulele for Christmas

If you have played the ukulele for a few years (let’s see, it’s 7 for me, having received my first great ukulele for Christmas in 2006) then you know there is a certain amount of intrigue to learning new instruments. … Continue reading

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Jake Shimabukuro PBS Special: Life on Four Strings

This is coming up on May 10, 2013 — check your local listings and settle down with the popcorn. http://www.lifeonfourstrings.com

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in the South

Hard to believe but the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performed close enough to my home that I could attend.  And play along with them. And get to meet them in person. I’ve been a fan of the UOGB for … Continue reading

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Imagine if it were a ukulele not a cello

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Boogie on Ukulele

It’s been a while since I’ve sat at a computer (the break was great) and checked out a range of blogs I enjoy.  Of course, there are new links to follow every time. After a late morning I started with … Continue reading

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Ukulele as a Solo Instrument: Public Domain Tab

Update January, 2015:  A newer post has been created with links to the songs listed below.  You can download these free pdf tabs at Judy RobinsonDesigns and read about how I have now scanned most of the book and made it … Continue reading

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