Monday, December 27, 2010

Songs For Valentine's Day ~ Let's Do A Skype Jam

Sandpiper Art
 Hey kids, Valentine's Day is coming up. These are the songs I'm learning next:
  • Blue Skies
  • By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
  • Brahms' Lullaby
  • Do-Re-Mi
  • Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Chapel Of Love
  • The Glory Of Love
  • A Groovy Kind Of Love
  • Happy Together
  • The Dreidel Song (modified to be a love song to Buddy)
  • It's A Small World
  • Let It Be Me
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Each of these songs are fairly easy to play either in melody or chords. Choose a few of your favorites and let's do a Skype jam on Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Luna Guitars New Ukulele LIne

If you aren't the least bit interested in Luna's line of ukuleles, you simply must, must go to their site to look at the gorgeous photos of exotic beaches! Read their back story as well. It's run by a woman who's got a really interesting history in the guitar world.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Paper Craft Ukulele

It's like origami. You can download this mini ukulele, fold and glue it, and have a perfectly adorable paper ukulele. Don't know what you'd do with it after that though.

A teeny, tiny paper ukulele!
Thanks for Paper Craft Ukulele. Find the original blog post and pdf download here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cigar Box Ukuleles ~ Build Your Own

A collection of antique cigar box guitars, banjos and ukuleles. From the National Cigar Box Guitar Museum. Photo by Shane Speal.

And when you're done building it visit other cigar box ukers at Cigar Box Nation The photo and instructions are courtesy of Cigar Box Nation.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh Susanna ~ James Hill & Anne Davison

From Gordon Meyer's YouTube channel. Gordon & Char Meyer create MyaMoe ukues.
Here James Hill & Anne Davison play Oh Susanna on a Mya-Moe Tenor Lap Steel. Check out Gordon's other videos too. Lots of good stuff there.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ukulele Fretboard Note Chart

Rather than play chords, which I find boring, I play by reading music. It's an interesting process to learn, made more difficult by aging eyesight, but it opens up a world of musical possibilities. This fretboard illustration comes from Ukulele Underground senior member, "Dane." You can find the original post on Ukulele Underground.

 This is what he said about his creative process:

"I used part of one of the images of the uke from this URL :

And the image which I stole the colors from is from this URL :  "

It looks really intimidating (and pretty - look at all those colors!) but it's easier than you may think. Try it and learn something new today.