Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jake is coming to Jazz Alley

Jake Shimabukuro will be at Jazz Alley, in Seattle, for two nights, March 29 and 30th. Get them NOW if you want them. I hear spaces are filling up fast. His name is not on the front page of Jazz Alley's site, only on the calendar, so hurry if you want to go and use this link...

I have a link to Jake's site in the sidebar.... if you don't know him. Jake is one of our true Masters... a mix of Hendrix and Santana on the ukulele. As he has grown he begun now to slow it down for some of us that want to hear the melody.

Here's Jake doing "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Sunday, January 23, 2011

February Songs are early.

Yup! I was so thrilled to have the February songs ready.... then realized they have nothing to do with hearts or valentines... except they are about Doggies and Kitties. Ahhhhhh. OK, I did find the perfect love song to add to these two.

This month is a WikiWiki format re-do of a couple of fun songs the Canote brothers brought to SUPA a few months back.

'I Want To Be a Dog'
and the ever popular reversal --
'I Want To Be a Cat'

There's room to add sound effects too.

And for our Valentine love song.... the greatest love song ever.

'Unchained Melody' by the Righteous Brothers.

You'll find them on our downloads page here.

And again... because she was so great. Jenn has accepted the call to dance for us again, so practice 'E huli Mako' (it's in the 2010 book).... if you practice you should be able to look up from your page and watch her lovely hula.

Also... I have new and exciting news for the return of the West Seattle Jam. I'm thinking I want to bring it to the beach... ALKI beach, once our summer comes... so stay tuned. (what do you think of this idea?)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Little Grass Shack - January 2011's song

Ohhh so late, but January's song is up.

We have a new Hawaiian song for January... and possibly a Hula dancer to dance while we play. How cool is that?

I have been busy.... I took all the Vamp sheets we have used in the past, updated them and added a few of the 'flash cards', and combined them together to make a new book - Beginning Vamp Chords.

I also combined all the Monthly songs of 2011 and added a few of the tools (like the nifty transposing wheel), into another book - 2010 Combined Song Book.

Oh yeah, the Hawaiian song is 'My Little Grass Shack' . I think the Hula dancer is going to be fun.

One sad note... until further notice we will no longer have a WikiWiki Jam in West Seattle. I am looking for a new place... hopefully for less rental or ideally 'none'.

Go to the download page to get all these new things. WikiWiki Downloads