Its been an exciting year in the world of ukulele. As it comes to an end, we take a look back at the most read and shared stories on ukulelemag.com for 2015. Read them all here and get to know the music, musicians, and instruments that matter!
Even if youll never fill auditoriums with adoring fans, the way Jake Shimabukuro does, you might find yourself in a playing situation one day that requires you to plug in to be heard.
Because the ukulele and guitar have so much in common, uke players like me, who started on guitar, are inclined to adapt their guitar skills to the uke. The result can be pleasing to the ear, and can even push the envelope for ukers, creating new styles and sounds in the process.
The belief that Hawaii lays sole claim to the ukulelethe instrument that would seem to have grown up over centuries in relative obscurity among the descendants of the Polynesiansis a widely held misconception, and one that Ive often been obliged to dispel.
If you happen to find yourself in Dublins fair city and you fancy some ukulele music, head over to Ukulele Tuesday at the Stags Head Pub, just a five minute walk from bustling Grafton Street.
A dominant chord is rarely written as dominant (for example, C dominant 7 or F dom 7). Instead, youll see it notated as a chord name followed by a number (such as C7, D11, or E13). To keep things simple, Ill discuss only the basic dominant-chord voicings, or seven chords.
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