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Earth Hour 2012: Play ukulele by candlelight

For Earth Hour 2012, vow to play your ukulele by candlelight.   From 8:30 – 9:30 switch off your lights and be part of the movement. The world will be a better place if we can recognize they symbolic importance … Continue reading

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Thinking of Two: Ukulele and Who what?

Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day yesterday.  Valentine’s Day led me to  think about how to draw those we love into our love of  playing the ukulele. You know, warm fuzzy inclusiveness.  Now your loved one may not want to … Continue reading

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3 Loves: Blend Ukulele, Hiking and Multimedia

How exhilarating!  Combining three loves — hiking,  playing the ukulele and multimedia! The story of multimedia artists hiking 222 miles of the John Muir trail resulted in a variety of interesting great stories.  But the post I love the most: … Continue reading

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Super Ukulele: Practice for Shimabukuro contest

If you’re not a superbowl fan then you need to pick up your uke and play.  I felt somewhat cheated by CNN’s use of Jake Shimabukuro’s “adz” and superbowl in a headline to get my attention about the ukulele.  So … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: Leave your uke by the tree for Santa to play

Be sure to leave your ukulele by the tree on Christmas Eve so Santa can play a tune or two.  It’s surely a fairly stressful journey with a sleigh full of toys — maybe even some ukuleles for good girls … Continue reading

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It matters what you’re made of: Bamboo Plywood Pieces for a Ukulele?

Brian Chan’s folding ukulele is a work of art.  Much the same as transformers were. And origami, Brian’s ‘also’ fascination.  The number of intricately designed pieces — flat bamboo plywood — needed to make his folding ukulele must be incredible. … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Play “Shine on Harvest Moon” today on your ukulele

Reason #1: September 12, 2011 is the occurence of the Harvest Moon The best night to view the Harvest Moon is tonight, September 12, 2011 according to the Farmer’s Almanac. What is the Harvest Moon ? The Harvest Moon is the … Continue reading

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Aaron Keim’s Two Chord Song Contest

Aaron Keim, creator of the Beansprout banjo ukulele, recently announced a call for two-chord songs. It’s a contest and will help Aaron with his next book. If you want to brainstorm check for ideas at Dr. Banjo’s 81 two-chord songs, or Blogging Muses, … Continue reading

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Ukemaker: Mike DaSilva’s News

An email from Mike DaSilva holds both surprising and exciting news.    While I am sad to see him leave Berkeley, it sounds like Hawaii holds an exciting future.  I am one of the two dozen people who learned to … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Kumbaya? The role of Ukulele in Life

The summer is gone.  What happened to it?  So fast.  Not once did I sit around a campfire and sing Kumbaya.  Come to think of it, haven’t done that for decades. Not long ago, Ron Hale wrote a lengthy response … Continue reading

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