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”

Ukulele Russ Live Performance Review

I hate to call this a review, because I hardly have the credentials to do such a thing. What I can do is relate my experience as a regular Joe/ukulele enthusiast; the everyman, enjoying a few drinks at the local dive bar. I can’t say I’m unbiased though, because I already like the guy simply because he’s rocking the ukulele and playing the kind of songs you can’t help but sing along to. But, review I will. My opinion is as useless as the rest, so let’s get on with it. Continue reading “Ukulele Russ Live Performance Review”

Ukulele Russ

I wanted to keep it local tonight and talk about the Anchorage Folk Festival, which is a totally cool… (yea, let’s make that pun intended) folk music festival that happens in Anchorage for about ten days each year.

But no, that will just have to wait, because tonight I want to talk about Ukulele Russ. I will keep it local, though. Continue reading “Ukulele Russ”

Super Mario Brothers

The nostalgia makes it even more fun to play!

If you played Nintendo as a kid, then you can’t help but like these tunes on the uke. And the ukulele serves as the perfect medium for these 30-year-old digital  compositions. Continue reading “Super Mario Brothers”

James Hill

Now that I’m “officially” getting this website off the ground, I feel like I have an obligation to get back in to the uke scene and get to know the old, and new, online resources. I jumped back on the Ukulele Underground Forums and caught a James Hill video.

After watching this, I headed straight to his website and checked out more. I recommend you do the same. Continue reading “James Hill”

Ukulele Hunt

One of my favorite ukulele sites is Uke Hunt (Wikipedia might refer to this as a “Gag Name”). And I’m not ashamed to say that since this is my first website ever, I might use his site as a model (but also ukulelego and Got a Ukulele). Imitation is flattery. Eventually, I’ll branch off with my own ideas and do my own thing, but I think that website has a good thing going and I would like to use it as a diving board.

The tabs on Uke Hunt are great. In fact, I discovered my favorite uke tab (Naked As We Came – Iron and Wine) at this site. Continue reading “Ukulele Hunt”