Ukulele Music Hacks or: How to Connect with People Across the World and Create Art

I had an epiphany today when I was browsing the ukulele players facepage (AKA facebook). Right there, smack-dab on the first pinned post is a mention of the “files” section of the page that contains links, and songs… and links to songs. These are files uploaded by individuals of the group that are meant to be shared with other members. It occurred to me after reading this that there are probably lots of uke groups around the world that have similar pages where members can contribute music and share information.

So, the epiphany was simply this: I bet there’s a lot of interesting music out there hidden (or not so hidden) in the files sections of these group pages. Let’s test this hypothesis and go have a look-see. Continue reading “Ukulele Music Hacks or: How to Connect with People Across the World and Create Art”

Reddit

Since I’ve started the website (blog), it’s become abundantly clear to me that I need to up my social media game. So today, I jumped into I’ve heard about Reddit; seen links and sharing buttons on websites (in fact, I just added the Reddit sharing button to my posts); and stumbled across the occasional provocative Reddit-related headline. Continue reading “Reddit”

Local Groups

I think one of the best ways to motivate yourself to keep playing is to become a part of the music-playing community. But where are they? When I first started playing, I had a hard time finding groups to play with. And when I finally did stumble upon a group, it was dismally small.

Since that time, I’ve learned that Anchorage has a vibrant musical community, including lots of interest in the ukulele. But, when I search for information on uke groups, the pickings are slim. Continue reading “Local Groups”