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Final Results are in for the second annual Holly Jolly Ukulele Contest!


And a big thank you to all of our finalists for sharing such creative, spirited videos with us! Every one of our entrants deserves a round of applause and a big high five. The solo winner will get the Cordoba 23T and the winning ensemble will get to share the Cordoba 35T-CE. Plus, the first [...]

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What We’re Listening To: Sylvie Simmons’ ‘Sylvie’


Still searching for some good ukulele albums for your 2014 year-end playlist? Critics at The Guardian, MOJO, and The Bay Bridged love the new debut album by Sylvie Simmons — and after listening to it on Spotify (see stream below), we wholeheartedly agree. On Sylvie, the London-born, San Francisco based songwriter transforms the happiest instrument in the [...]

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Kyser Introduces Uke Humidifier

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Kyser Musical Products has already had great success with its line of Lifeguard humidifiers for steel-string and classical guitars. In January, the company will be releasing a Lifeguard humidifier for concert-size ukuleles. Now you can save your uke from cracking and drying by ensuring a consistent level of wood moisture. The new Lifeguard will fit [...]

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‘Peace, Love, Ukulele': Watch Jake Shimabukuro Cover Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’


"The ukulele," Jake Shimabukuro says, "is the instrument of peace — and if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place." With the stress of the holidays, it's easy to lose sight of what makes this time of year so special: family, friends, food, and — of course — music. Although it's [...]

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Learn the Uke on Your iPad

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Looking for an entertaining and interactive uke-learning strategy? Look no further than the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method app for iPad, produced by Hal Leonard Corporation and G-Men Productions. Combining content from the popular, acclaimed Hal Leonard Ukulele Method book/CD combo and DVD, both by renowned player Lil' Rev, the app offers a thorough and accessible way for [...]

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Watch Meghan Trainor’s Uke Cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’


From "All About That Bass" to all about that Bieber, pop princess Meghan Trainor knows how to deliver a delightful ukulele cover. In the video above shot at German radio network 1LIVE, watch as Trainor turns a Justin Bieber holiday song, "Mistletoe," into a modern day "Mele Kalikimaka"—complete with an improvisational riff of Jason Mraz's [...]

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