The esteemed uke player and teacher Kimo Hussey has a delightful new 12-song set, Low G, that showcases the unique harmonic possibilities of playing in low-G tuning. More than a terrific listen, the album is also intended as a “means of teaching ukulele.” Each of the songs utilizes a distinct playing technique, so that players can help determine which techniques they need to practice. The tracks range from jazz standards like “My Favorite Things” to pop favorites including Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” the Four Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and  Chicago’s “Color My World,” which Hussey calls the most difficult song he’s ever had to play. Even if you don’t play the uke, the album offers a stunning survey of Hussey’s beguiling, smooth-as-silk playing style. In the video, Hussey explains the inspiration behind this wonderful album.

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