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Longtime Uke Club Booted from Waikiki Beach


An informal uke club that calls itself On the Beach and has been playing along the shore of Waikiki on-and-off for more than 20 years was given the boot by Honolulu officials who objected to their amplifier. According to KITV in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 15-20 member club assembled at one of its usual spots, the Kuhio Beach Park pavilion, on March 20—only to be [...]

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Enter to win a Prize Pack from Kyser!


Ukulele magazine teamed up with Kyser to give one of you an awesome prize pack. Enter today to win. Grand prize: A Quick-Change Capo, a Care Kit, and a Lifeguard Humidifier (prize pack value: $69.95). All Kyser products are 100% USA Made. The Kyser Quick-Change for ukuleles is specifically made for the neck of smaller instruments. It [...]

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Watch Jake Shimabukuro Explain How to Pronounce ‘Ukulele’


Uke master Jake Shimabukuro recently stopped by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Studio Q to provide the definitive pronunciation of "ukulele" and perform his original song "Ukulele Five-0." Read more about Shimabukuro in our Winter 2014 issue, where he shares how his new Four Strings Foundation is using the ukulele to expand music education in public schools.

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Winter NAMM 2015: Daniel Ho Stops By for a Visit

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A regular contributor to Ukulele magazine, Daniel Ho is one of Hawaiian music's most knowledgeable and respected purveyors. Ho stopped by our booth to chat about his early musical memories and to show off a couple of new Ohana products. Ho discusses Ohana's Bongolele, a spruce-topped, tenor-uke-shaped cajon that he helped design, and he also talks about [...]

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Winter NAMM 2015: A Look at Two Fender Ukes

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Like most of the major guitar companies, Fender has a line of ukuleles, and these affordable instruments are a nice fit for newbies and youngsters. Over at the Fender booth during last month's NAMM show, Danny Guion was kind enough to show us two of the company's newest creations. The more traditional model of the [...]

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Winter NAMM 2015: Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, and GHS Strings

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In just a couple of years, Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee have risen from the ranks to become king and queen of the ukulele world, thanks to their delightful harmonies and brilliant uke stylings. The duo visited with us at last month's NAMM show and discussed a range of topics, including the story of how they met (hint: [...]

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