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Buying a Ukulele

Buying a ukulele in a shop used to be a very dispiriting experience. You’d see walls packed with guitars and a couple of ukuleles collecting dust in the corner. Fortunately, that situation is slowly changing. But you can still find a much wider and better ukulele selection online. [more…]

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How to Maintain Your Ukulele

Playing your ukulele regularly is the best thing you can do to keep it in good shape. Ukuleles are meant to be played, and a good uke opens up (sounds better) the more you play it. That said, to keep your uke sounding good, a certain amount of care and maintenance is required. [more…]

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Attempting More Complex Chords on the Ukulele

Once you have a basic knowledge and proficiency on the ukulele, you will probably want to attempt more complex chords. Generally speaking, major, minor and seven chords each have their own distinct characteristics [more…]

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Suspending and Diminishing Chords on the Ukulele

Looking for something a bit more interesting than the usual major and minor chords? On the ukulele, you can do that using jazzy, dissonant diminished chords or with mysterious suspended chords. [more…]

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Extending Ukulele Chords

Jazz musicians are notoriously restless and they aren’t content with chords containing only three and four notes on the ukulele; they love to add colour and variety and use extended chords with five notes [more…]

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Augmenting Chords on the Ukulele

An altered chord is one in which one of the notes has been moved up or down one fret on the ukulele. The most common altered chord is the augmented chord. These are represented with the shortened form [more…]

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10 Famous Ukulele Lovers

Being a very accessible instrument, the ukulele isn’t just a hit with professional musicians. There are plenty of amateur musicians who have become ukulele evangelists. Here are some of the world’s most [more…]

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