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Dodie Clark plays the Beatle's "Here Comes the Sun" on ukulele.

Dodie Clark Plays ‘Here Comes the Sun’ on Ukulele

A Fab Four State of Mind BY GREG CAHILL Do you know Dodie? This unassuming Brit (born Dodie Clark) is a singer, uke player, independent recording artist and dancer whose YouTube channel, doddleoddle, has 1.83 million subscribers. Add a side…

‘Game of Thrones Theme’ on Ukulele!

With the HBO series Game of Thrones wrapping up an enormously popular run later today, it seems like the perfect time to share this video of Maui’s Andrew Molina playing his arrangement of the the theme from Game of Thrones.…

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Taimane’s Volcanic New Video for “Earth”

One year ago, a series of earthquakes on the east side of the island of Hawaii lead to a number of fissures opening in the lower Puna region’s settlements of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Here, in the east riff…

Get a Smoother Sound on Your Ukulele Using Legato Techniques

BY DANIEL WARD | FROM THE SPRING 2019 ISSUE OF UKULELE In music performance and notation, legato (Italian for “tied together”; French lié; German gebunden) indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected. That is, the player makes a transition from note to…

Uke Review: Kala Wanderer and Striped Ebony U-Basses

BY E.E. BRADMAN | FROM THE WINTER 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE In the last few years, Kala’s line of U-Basses has made quite a splash. The company’s nearly 20 bass ukulele models—including fretted, fretless, and left-handed models made of mahogany,…

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Uke-tober Kicks Off with Del Rey playing “Haunted Blues”

Happy Uke-tober, everyone! Let’s kick it off with something to get us in the mood for Halloween–the always amazing Del Rey playing a Memphis Minnie song, “Haunted Blues.” Here she’s playing the song on a Kamaka 8-string tenor. Check out…

Chee and Maisel Celebrate Beloff

There is no doubt that “Jumpin’ Jim” Beloff is big reason why many of us are playing ukulele today. Through his books, DVDs, and workshops, he has directly and indirectly reached many people who may otherwise never have picked up…