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  • Uke Minutes 8 – Major Scales

    March 15th, 2008 by | 13 Comments

    Kicking off our “Basic Music Theory” series, in this week’s episode of Uke Minutes Aldrine goes over how to figure out major scales on your ukulele. Learn the pattern, so you can figure out the major scale for any note! Then begin the intricate, infinite courtship with your ukulele’s fretboard, to unlock the secrets of […]

  • Uke Minutes 7 – History of the Ukulele

    March 8th, 2008 by | 3 Comments

    In this episode of Uke Minutes, Aldrine gives a few fun facts about the origin of the ‘ukulele; its name, where it came from, and the ancestor instruments it was modeled after. For a much more comprehensive history of this marvelous little instrument, check out the following web-tastic presentations: History of the ‘Ukulele (UGH) Over […]

  • Member Video of the Week – facemeltingukulele – Little Wing

    March 5th, 2008 by | 3 Comments

    This weeks MVOW snuck in at the last minute. Jimi Hendrix has been the flavor of the month amongst the UU staff and when facemeltingukulele (Jason Arimoto) posted his cover of Little Wing, he grabbed, nay, snatched the V.O.W. honors away from another forum member. “Give me that!” *snatch* Once again, keep posting your videos […]

  • News from the Ukulele Underground

    March 4th, 2008 by | 1 Comment

    There are so many things that have happened/ are happening I thought I’d just post a quick update. Ukulele Underground San Diego Meet up NukeDOC (a.k.a. Arvin) organized the first ever Ukulele Underground Meet up and it took place this past weekend in San Diego. There was a great turn out and it looks like […]

  • Uke Lesson 3 – Tetris (Korobeiniki)

    March 2nd, 2008 by | 20 Comments

    Browse the Full List of UU Song Tutorials Techniques Used in Lesson: Alright all you crazy children, here it is! This month’s UU Lesson is one to make all you 80’s and 90’s kids squeal with delight – TETRIS! Ok, actually there is really no song named ‘Tetris’ but you know the one we’re talking […]

  • Ukulele Contest LIVE Drawing!

    March 2nd, 2008 by | No Comments

    Heres the link! http://www.justin.tv/ukuleleunderground *Edit* The Winners have been drawn! menehunenyc – You have 48 hours (from 03/01/08 8pm HST) to contact Ryan and claim your NEW Ukulele! Runners up: bjunkins & aceman09 – In the event that menehunenyc isn’t able to contact Ryan, you will be next in line for the uke! Contact him […]

  • Last Day for Ukulele Contest!

    February 29th, 2008 by | 1 Comment

    Just a friendly reminder, today is the LAST day to enter the contest for the FREE Kala Ukulele Giveaway. We’ll be holding the drawing tomorrow. We’ll probably broadcast it live, just trying to figure out what time Aldrine can be part of it. If you haven’t already signed up for a chance to win that […]

  • Member Video of the Week – edmundwhitehead – One of a Kind

    February 27th, 2008 by | No Comments

    There were so many good videos from our members this week that it was hard to choose just one. In the end, originality won out and we (i.e. Rayan) decided to feature member edmundwhitehead’s original composition ‘One of a Kind’ . If this kid keeps it up, he has a very bright future in ukulele. […]

  • Uke Minutes 6 – The Roll Technique

    February 25th, 2008 by | 2 Comments

    In this episode of Uke Minutes, Aldrine Guerrero teaches a simple way to enhance your strum called the 4-finger roll. If you decide to try this technique out in a song, be sure to post it in our forums. We noticed that we get the most traffic on the weekends. Makes sense, everybody is off […]

  • T-Shirt Pre-Order *Last Day!*

    February 21st, 2008 by | 3 Comments

    *edit* – PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED Thank you to everyone who ordered a t-shirt! We will let you know the progress of the shirts as we get them ordered. Brown Tee – White + Red Logo Brown Tee – White Logo *Shirts may be American Apparel if NL is not available. Both NL and AA […]

  • Member Video of the Week – menehunenyc – Happy Together

    February 20th, 2008 by | No Comments

    This week’s UUMVOW comes from New York City. Forum member menehunenyc plays a cool ukulele version of the Turtles ‘Happy Together’. Also in regards to the UU string changing Uke Minute be sure to check out NukeDOC’s string changing tutorial with power-drill string winder. Remember T-Shirt pre-orders end Friday, so order now while they’re still […]

  • Uke Minutes 5 – How to Re-string Your Ukulele

    February 18th, 2008 by | 15 Comments

    Happy Presidents Day! Hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying their day off. In this episode of Uke Minutes, Aldrine teaches you how to restring your ukulele. For more in depth instruction on restringing your instrument, be sure to read the article on restringing your instrument. Also just a reminder, Just four days left until […]

  • Uke Minutes 5 Article – How To Re-string Your Ukulele

    February 18th, 2008 by | 16 Comments

    How To String your Ukulele So, you need to string your ukulele? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here we’ll help guide you through all the steps to replace your old, dead strings with some brand spankin’ new nylons … Check out our video tutorial for all the same content, no reading required. What […]

  • Aldrine Guerrero – Something Ukulele Cover

    February 18th, 2008 by | 7 Comments

    Aldrine just posted a new video on his youchoob account. It’s his version Jake’s version of the classic Beatles song ‘Something’ performed on the ukulele. I really like this song. I made him play it against his will at our gig on Kauai. Check it out and show him some love!