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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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Where in the world is cigarbox ukulele, Olivia?

Wow.  It looks like Joker CGB at Box Heads United has solved his mystery about the Oliva cigar box ukulele that he found on the wall in a lodge. But there’s still one more mystery. Where in the world is the … 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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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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