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We've just added a brand new product to our store - the Ukulele tote bag. Now you can tote your ukulele, songbook, margarita machine, organic gluten-free grains, or anything else in the Ukulele magazine tote bag. It’s made in America from thick, natural canvas and it makes a tote-ally great gift! Looking for more gift [...]

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This Ukulele and Kazoo Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ is as Addictive as the Original


Of all the covers of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" floating around the Internet, we're loving this one by crazy Canadians Walk off the Earth (who famously covered Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know"). Using ukuleles, shakers, and kazoos, they transform the pop song into a mellow beach ballad that manages to be just as catchy as the original. And [...]

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Daniel Ho: Why I Uke


When I was about five years old, my dad always would have the AM radio in our green 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme tuned to KUMU 1600, Honolulu’s easy-listening station. “Song for Anna,” a ukulele instrumental performed by Ohta-San, was in heavy rotation at the time. “Click-it-or-ticket” was not yet law, so I’d lie across the [...]

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Happy Halloween! Here’s the Misfits’ “Halloween” on Uke

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If you're looking for Halloween music, the Misfits, forerunners of "horror punk," are certainly a fine place to start. A quick perusal of their song titles will tell you all you need to know: "Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?" "Astro Zombies," "Night of the Living Dead," "Skulls," "Braineaters," etc. Strangely enough, ukulele enthusiasts [...]

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Battling UK ukulele orchestras could head to court over trademark

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Is there room in the world for two ukulele orchestras with similar names and similar performance elements? The simple answer is, yes, but the reality is more complicated for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), which has accused the UK Ukulele Orchestra (UKUO) of infringing on its registered trademark. As a little background, the [...]

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Get Spook-ulele this Halloween with Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee

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Spend Halloween with ukulele's favorite couple, Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, at the California Ukulele Academy's Halloween Mountain Retreat. Maisel and Chee, who appeared on the cover of our Summer issue and got engaged over the summer, will lead full-day workshops on Friday and Saturday during the retreat, which runs Thursday, October 30 to Sunday, November 2 in Alpine Meadows in Southern California. There's also an option [...]

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