Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Best Ukulele Chord Book Ever.

This has to be the best ukulele chord book ever.  I find that even after over 15 years playing my ukulele, I keep it close at hand - you never know when you have to find a better way to grab that chord that's giving you a bit of trouble.

I found it at my local acoustic music shop, Dusty Strings, for $15.

The down side is that they only made this book for GCEA tuning, so you baritone users have to transpose a little to make it work for you.  I use a bit of white tape to cover up the printed chord callouts in the book... and write in my bari chords above the proper fingering.

Have fun.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A graph from the Beatles for Hey Jude.

I found this on my Facebook page... posted by someone I do not know.  So how true it might be is anyone's guess.  The post said that the Beatles would graph out their songs... seems logical, it doesn't matter, cause it's fun to look at.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tacoma Ukulele Festival.... I just found out about this.  The Monday Ukulele Ohana is having their first ukulele Festival, on October 9th and 10th.  This is a great group from Tacoma that encourages there members to be as good as you can.  I'll be there... you should too.  Let's help support these brother and sister ukers.

Confused when you see a real music sheet, and the rhythm is real important like in a Bossa Nova... well here's a little food for thought to help with remembering how that wild rhythm goes... Bon App├ętit.

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's been a long time since I posted anything in the blog.  So to make up for that lazy attitude I have, here's a little something more from the Big Island and Brad Bordessa.  

Brad has created a beautifully laid out e-book and is offering it as a pdf, for the price of a Starbucks latte at only $10.  The latte will last a half-hour or maybe one, this e-book a lifetime and more.   

Brad's explanations in this wonderful book are clear and concise and the graphics are large and easy to understand.  This is so very much Brad... if you ever take lessons from him, online or in person, like I did, you'll appreciate the clarity he embodies in all things he does.  

I highly recommend Brad's e-book and for those of you that are interested, I will have my copy at the next DelWiki for anyone to check out.

Here's a link to his offer.  Get it now.   Ukulele Chord Shapes by Brad Bordessa.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Year's changes while I am on hiatus.

Some of you may know that I will be on an extended absence for the next two months.  Not to worry, I'll be back in time for the Beginner's WikiWiki in Ballard in March.

The Bad with Good News: No Beginner's WikiWiki in Ballard until March 16th.  While I am gone you'll have no excuse to not practice…. as I'll post each month a  new little learning lesson in this blog - ripped right out of YouTube and brought to you.

So.. let me introduce Brad Bordessa, as he shows you how to add a bit of vibrato to your playing.

Even Better Good News:  While I am gone.  Michael Fox has agreed to facilitate the West Seattle DelWiki Kanikapila… this will be at the usual time - 1pm.   The DelWiki has turned out to be a fun gathering… we play songs, and sometimes one of those songs brings to mind something to share.. it can get wild.  Really!

So come help out Michael at the Uptown Expresso on Delridge in West Seattle (just as you come off of the high-rise bridge) -- that's always the first Sunday of each month.  Even in January and February and that fist part of March that I will be gone.  Thanks Michael.

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