You can take your instrument to a respected shop and have strap buttons installed, but it’s not a difficult job to tackle at home if you have a few tools and some courage.
So, you want to learn how to play a ukulele? Welcome! Here is your first ukulele lesson and a beginner's guide to playing the instrument.
Teaching ukulele in the classroom began with J. Chalmers Doane in the early '70s, and has exploded in popularity now with new classroom-focused ukulele books and certification programs.
Vintage sounds, sparkling energy, jazzy stylings, and irrepressible spirit burst are hallmarks of the ukulele-driven sound of the band Victor & Penny.
If you are missing your ukulele normal gatherings, here are a couple uke-centric stories that might help satisfy your cravings.
I started playing games and singing songs with my kids, returning to the simple tunes (and childhood) I had left behind. You have to sing to your children—there is no other option.
BY HEIDI SWEDBERG | PHOTOS BY STEWART DEAN Besides the ukulele, what do you keep zipped away in your case? Your talismans and tools might say more about you than you realize. Attendees and staff at Ashokan Center’s 2018 Uke…
There are many reasons why this rousing patriotic anthem is perfect for the ukulele
FROM THE FALL 2020 ISSUE OF UKULELE | BY HEIDI SWEDBERG There are moments in time when historic events frame and create a personal narrative. Usually these moments are associated with a single date: November 22, 1963; July 20, 1969;…
Monterey Bay Breeze Cocktail Santa Cruz, California, is best known for its majestic redwood forests and world-class surfing spots. But since the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz launched a four-string revolution 14 years ago, it’s also become a destination for ukulele…