Visit the ukulele’s spiritual home, Hawaii, with a special section that features rising star Taimane Gardner; an Oahu adventure that includes lunch with Eddie Kamae; five up-and-coming players to watch; Jake Shimabukuro tackles Byron Yasuis new ukulele concerto; five classic, must-have Hawaiian uke albums; and a look at the four Ks building some of the Islands finest instruments. Plus learn how Marco Maccaferri revolutionized the uke scene; check out photos from the West Coast Ukulele Retreat; and discover a hula-dancing uke club in LA. There are also three new songs to learn; advice on picking the right strings; and new albums from Kimo Hussey, Gerald Ross, and Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta Jr. Audio Examples for the clawhammer technique.
Gear Reviews: KoAloha’s Naupaka Tenor and Soprano, Ohanas OBU-22, and Goodtime Banjo Ukulele.
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