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Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee: a pop & jazz duo in perfect harmony, God of Uke Bill Tapia, how to select a pick, take your first uke lesson, learn to play a solo using chord melodies, 4 songs to play, and much more
Heidi Swedberg has gone from fabled Seinfeld cast member to one of the nation’s top ukulele clinicians, Amanda Shires deconstructs the happy-go-lucky ukulele, the ukulele makes its case for a place in music education, luthier Gary Zimnicki makes beautiful music out of the ruins of Detroit’s houses, Eef Barzelay celebrates the versatile ukulele, profile on the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, the story of Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, jazz up the uke with swing substitutions, pentatonic scale basics, plus news, reviews, music lessons, events, and much more.
YouTube Stars: Danielle Ate the Sandwich and four other uke sensations are lighting up the Internet, with profiles of Victoria Vox, Julia Nunes, Sophie Madeleine and Lila Burns; Play a Jake Shimabukuro arrangement of the Beatles’ “Here, There & Everywhere”; Daniel Ho’s Hawaiian Odyssey; Gods of Uke, featuring Jesse Kalima, with music to play; Learn to create easy chord variations in a lesson by James Hill; Gear reviews of four new ukes from Breedlove, Lanikai, Mahalo and Eddy Finn; Plus news, reviews, music lessons, a calendar of events, and much, much more.
Enjoy a feature lesson on the uke chords, licks, and solos you need to play the blues, and an interview with uke virtuoso and songwriter James Hill. Also in this issue; uke pioneer Jim Beloff on his role in the explosive growth of the ukulele community, and a photo gallery of beautiful custom ukuleles. We review Kala, Boulder Creek Riptide, and Ohana ukuleles, and offer advice on choosing and changing ukulele strings. Then, why not add some new tunes to your set list? Get chords, lyrics, and music for “On the Beach at Waikiki,” “C.C. Rider,” and “After You’ve Gone”—all inside the Spring 2013 issue of Ukulele magazine.
Ukulele magazine has arrived! The uke is big and getting bigger. This special issue from the team at Acoustic Guitar explores the instrument and players, and gives you some simple songs and lessons to help you get the most out of your four-string friend. Articles include how to shop for the perfect ukulele, a private lesson with uke maven Marcy Marxer on how to quickly apply your six-string knowledge to the ukulele, and an interview with virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro about his new recording and the resurgence of the instrument. You’ll also find reviews of ukes by Martin, Flea Market Music, and others, as well as tab and notation for songs including the hit arrangement of “Over the Rainbow” by Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo‘ole.