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[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,528 views]
Getting Started Fingerpicking on the Ukulele

Learn to play fingerpicking patterns on you uke! Mark demonstrates a handful of the most common patterns, shows you the correct finger positions, and plays the old time Appalachian folksong “Tom Dula” from Mark’s new book “Favorite Old Time American Songs for Ukulele” (Mel Bay Publications.)

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[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 898 views]
20 Popular Uke Tunes for Kids

Mel Bay is proud to announce the release of “20 Popular Uke Tunes for Kids” by Rob Mackillop.
Get the Book/CD Set or the eBook with downloadable audio today!

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[19 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 6,997 views]
Oscar Schmidt Instruments

From the Company that brought you the Modern Guitar Method, First Lessons, Killer Technique, You Can Teach Yourself, and more comes a new line of quality products, but this time its not an instructional series….
Mel Bay is proud to introduce a full line of Oscar Schmidt Instruments and accessories including Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjos, Autoharps, and Gig bags. Everyone needs a good instrument and now you can get one from the most trusted source for quality music.
Click here to pick yours out.

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | 2,099 views]
Percussive Ukulele Rhythm

Looking to add some pizazz to your Ukulele repertoire?
Follow along with this simple and easy tutorial by Andrew Driscoll and you’ll be jammin in know time.
want more? get the book here

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[22 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 6,253 views]
“Kahuli Aku” – Mark Kailana Nelson

Get started playing Fingerstyle Ukulele! Mark Kailana Nelson teaches the traditional Hawaiian song “Kahuli Aku,” demonstrating proper finger picking technique, strums, rolls and pinches as he takes you through the song measure by measure. A great lesson for beginners. From Mark’s book “Favorite Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele” (Mel Bay Publications.)
Performance Notes
“Kahuli Aku” is a lovely lullaby adapted from an ancient chant by Aunty Nona Beamer. It tells the charming story of the friendship between the Hawaiian land snails and the kolea birds–in return for a gift of cool water, the …

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[26 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | 4,617 views]
Swing Ukulele 2

by Gerald Ross
Hello fellow ukulele players!
Gerald Ross here. I hope you enjoy my Swing ukulele instructional videos. These videos will give you an introduction to closed position ukulele chord shapes. Using these shapes and the right hand rhythms I demonstrate will help transform your ukulele playing into a more Swingy, Bluesy and Jazzy sound.
I travel the USA and Canada teaching and performing at all the major ukulele festivals. Don’t be shy, come up and introduce yourself!

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[23 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,578 views]
Swing Ukulele

Hello fellow ukulele players!
Gerald Ross here. I hope you enjoy my Swing ukulele instructional videos. These videos will give you an introduction to closed position ukulele chord shapes. Using these shapes and the right hand rhythms I demonstrate will help transform your ukulele playing into a more Swingy, Bluesy and Jazzy sound.
I travel the USA and Canada teaching and performing at all the major ukulele festivals. Don’t be shy, come up and introduce yourself!

Please visit my website for free music downloads, information and my performance calendar. http://www.geraldross.com

Holiday Music, Ukulele »

[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,661 views]
Holiday Favorites for Solo Ukulele

Get your wassailing on!
No better way than doing it with the instrument that is on it’s biggest upsurge since the Roaring Twenties.
Available as a Book/CD set or put one over on the raccoon fur wearing uke players of yesteryear by downloading now and playing on your iPad!
Available as a Book/CD set or put one over on the raccoon fur wearing uke players of yesteryear by downloading now and playing on your iPad!ter way than doing it with the instrument that is on it’s biggest upsurge since the Roaring Twenties.
http://www.melbay.com/Products/30028BCD/holiday-favorites-for-solo-ukulele.aspx

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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 34,694 views]

by MaryLou Stout Dempler
I have played guitar since I was seven years old. I couldn’t learn to play my guitar fast enough. I had to take three guitar lessons a week. For my birthday, ten years ago my husband gave me a $2000.00 handmade concert ukulele. I fell  in love all over again with music, my new uke and my husband. You can read the complete story, including how I became a Mel Bay author at my website www.allmarylou.com.
After teaching my first soprano ukulele class at Bellarmine University, I formed the Louisville Ukulele Association Unlimited club (L.U.A.U.) and …