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  Peter and Donna Thomas
Pages were handmade with a ukulele shaped deckle that has a heal shape on the top and attached to the ukulele by a post screw through the heal of the uke.
The ukulele was painted by Suzanne Thomas and then the text was written by Donna Thomas.
2003 The ukulele was sawed in thirds to create a bent wood "shaker" box by affixing the middle third of the ukulele as a band around the back of the ukulele (which is now the top of the box).
www.baymoon.com /~ukulelebooks   (1738 words)

 Ukulele Guide
The ukulele is tuned in thirds similar to the highest four strings of a guitar.
The ukulele in the thirties was very popular with college students and we’re all familiar with the picture of the college boy in a raccoon coat and pork pie hat playing his ukulele.
After having spent the last three years playing the ukulele, though, I am convinced that it is not only quite different from a guitar but is an entirely different sort of instrument for a different kind of music than that generally played on a guitar.
ukuleleguide.com /articles/ukerev1.html   (1462 words)

 History of the Ukulele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Of the three, the ukulele, because of its unique musical voice and diminutive size, was thought to be more of an oddity than a serious musical instrument with mainland musicians.
Ukulele in Hawaiian means "Jumping Flea" but the most plausible explanation is the name evolved from the only indigenous Hawaiian stringed instrument, the ukeke.
The ukulele languished through the 1930's and 40's on the mainland, but was forever to be part of the Hawaiian musical culture.
nfo.net /usa/ukehist.html   (762 words)

 Ukulele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ukulele in Hawaiian and standard Hawaiian English; pronounced /ʔukulele/, or the Anglicised /ˌjukəˈleɪli/), or uke, is a fretted string instrument which is, in its construction, essentially a smaller, four-stringed version of the guitar.
Ukulele in the hands of a Ziegfeld Follies chorus girl, c.
After the Hawaiian ukulele was invented, the Hawaiians referred to a similar, eight-string instrument tuned GCEA as a taro-patch fiddle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ukulele   (1450 words)

 Ukulele Guide
Ukulele Information and instruction can be found here as well as free mp3 ukulele audio downloads.
The ukulele is the most satisfactory instrument for accompanying many types of songs.The guitar has more strings which are under more tension.
Adding to the difficulty is the fact that many chords on the guitar require that one or two of the strings be muffled or not played--on the ukulele, all four strings are usually played on all the chords.
ukuleleguide.com   (526 words)

 I say ukulele... - The Boston Globe
The film, which has been screening at fringe film festivals across the country, is narrated by actress Holly Hunter (whom the filmmakers have dubbed the human rock 'n' roll ukulele by virtue of her diminutive size, quirky personality, and penchant for risk-taking).
It explores the mysterious allure of the ukulele, mainly for the growing number of alternative, post-punk musicians who incorporate the uke in their music, and the countercultural ethos that's sprouted around it.
Among the characters Robertson discovered researching the underground ukulele scene was Robert Wheeler, a retired computer programmer living in Littleton, who has a collection of more than 240 ukuleles on display in his home.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/08/22/i_say_ukulele   (1459 words)

Although the ukulele originated from Portugal, the first virtuoso ukulele player on Hawai'i was Hawai'ian born.
Because of his influence of the ukulele and his back ground of being a composer who loved the ukulele he played an important role in the acceptance of the ukulele.
The first time the ukulele was used in hula dancing was in 1886 at the Kings Jubilee celebration.
www.k12.hi.us /~aalbrigh/ukulele.htm   (1059 words)

 Ukulele Miscellany
Described but not shown in the catalogue is a style 20, a plain, "straight grain koa" ukulele with one inlaid ring around the soundhole which sold for $9.00.
This is the 'original Broadway cast' of the Hawaiian Quintette, recorded in April 1913, with the accompaniment of "Hawaiian String Instruments": steel guitar, guitar, and ukuleles.
The ukulele is tuned in a variation of the original machete tuning: GCEG.
www.nalu-music.com /nalu/ukulele.html   (756 words)

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With such royal involvement, it was inevitable that the ukulele would be accepted by the people, so much so that it long ago lost whatever royal aura it may have had and has indeed become the "people's instrument".
How many ukuleles were made this way is unknown, but it would appear that the number was not great until the 1910s when productivity accelerated through the use of more modern equipment.
The cost of a ukulele at this time was between $3 and $5, a considerable sum when you consider many people in those days only made $5 per month.
www.geocities.com /~ukulele/history.html   (1469 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features
For the young people who have recently taken ukulele in hand, the fast-fingered Fernandez is one of their inspirations.
Their classmate, Sheila Izuka, was introduced to the ukulele from family and friends.
Sakuma has been involved with the ukulele since his childhood when he was "doggedly determined" to play as well as some of the kids in the neighborhood.
starbulletin.com /96/04/30/features/story1.html   (1252 words)

 Kanile'a 'Ukulele
Ukulele built on the windward side of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
All of our 'ukuleles are built using the highest grade, well-seasoned woods and comes with a 100% customer satisfaction, money back guarantee and our industry leading limited lifetime warranty.
Each ‘ukulele is scaled to have a perfect intonation and is meticulously assembled by master builder Joseph Souza.
www.kanileaukulele.com   (157 words)

 Mele Ukulele Online Store - The finest ukuleles from Hawaii!
Mele Ukuleles are the ukuleles of choice for many Hawaiian entertainers because of their excellent tonal qualities.
Our koa ukuleles, as well as having excellent sound qualities, are living works of nature's art, each unique, with its beautiful ripples of color in the koa's grain.
Mele ukuleles are built to stringent quality standards to provide you with the utmost in satisfaction and value.
www.meleukulele.com   (448 words)

 Ukulelia: Your Passport to Four Stringed Paradise
The entire ukulele community is abuzz with the news that Emmy Award winning TV host Oprah Winfrey has announced the launch of Oprah's Uke Club.
Evidently, Macy was teaching Oprah a few basic chords on his Flea Ukulele after the show and happened to mention that TV pioneer Arthur Godfrey played, and how his 15 minute on-air uke lessons resulted in the ukulele's skyrocketing popularity in the 1950s (what is affectionately known as the "second wave" of the ukulele).
Ukulele Hall of Fame Has a large catalog of books, music, videos, ukes and other stuff.
www.ukulelia.com   (1142 words)

 Brudda Bu's Ukulele Heaven
"The ukulele is a symbol of innocent merriment." Paradise of the Pacific, 1917.
We'll discuss its history, including the history of Martin and Kamaka ukuleles, we'll even take a tour of the Kamaka Factory (cool!), we'll talk about the great ukulele players, look at some really gorgeous ukuleles, and I'll suggest a few of my favorite CDs.
The ukulele has found its way into the hearts of American music lovers for over 80 years, since it was first seen on the U.S. mainland at the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
www.geocities.com /~ukulele   (513 words)

 Press Release: Ukulele Hall of Fame Announces Expo 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Ukulele Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of ukulele history.
Their mission is to document, preserve and promote the history of the ukulele, its players and makers, as well as to inspire and engage people everywhere in the perpetuation of the ukulele and ukulele music through performances and exhibits.
Ukulele Hall of Fame inductees are chosen based on their importance in the history of the ukulele.
www.ukulele.org /exporelease.html   (522 words)

 Ukulele World - If you like ukuleles or banjo ukes, Welcome to Ukelele World. We are dedicated to helping spread the ...
We are dedicated to helping spread the joy and preserve the fun that playing the ukulele brings to everyone.
We have selected our ukuleles and supplies with great care, and made every effort to describe 敠Ź c￿￿pl��el�� We want you to be pleased with every item you purchase from us.
Ukuleles are our fun, so we minimize dealing with people who are rude or difficult.
www.ukuleleworld.com   (797 words)

 James Hill :: `Ukulele... Seriously.
Released on the Geneon record label, Fantasy for `Ukulele is an excellent introduction to James' unique `ukulele style.
On the Other Hand, James' second solo `ukulele CD, is a departure in both style and substance from his debut; the album features nine originals including 'Fantasy for `Ukulele' and 'Eucalipstick'.
Ukulele Winter is a fun and diverse collection of tunes featuring a beautiful cello/`ukulele arrangement of Schubert's 'Ave Maria' by James and cellist Anne Davison.
www.ukulelejames.com /listen.htm   (368 words)

 Alibris: Ukulele
Also includes 6 ukulele solos in chord soloing style - arrangements that allow both chords and melody to be heard simultaneously: Ain't She...
Jumpin' Jim's Camp Ukulele is a collection of 40 of some of the best-loved family sing-along songs with easy-to-play ukulele arrangements.
Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Country is a collection of 36 classic country and western songs arranged for ukulele.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Ukulele   (1300 words)

 Aloha-Hawaii.com: The Ukulele
The ukulele was introduced to Hawaii in the summer of 1879, when the Ravenscrag arrived in Honolulu carrying more than 400 Portuguese immigrants.
He spent much of his time in Hawaii playing the ukulele and giving lessons to eager Hawaiians who favored the instrument for its portability and unique sound.
Although he’s still in his 20s, Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as Hawaii’s ukulele virtuoso, with lightning-fast fingers and an innovative style.
www.aloha-hawaii.com /dining/the+ukulele   (510 words)

 Kawika ukulele music samples
Many, many people have remarked on the ease with which our ukuleles are played, the clarity of tone, the sustain of the notes and the projection of the instruments.
A Baritone ukulele using the traditional D,G,B,E tuning, that is, the same as the first four strings of the guitar--
Third we compare concert, 4- and 6-string tenor, and baritone Kawika ukuleles by simply plucking the strings using a slow downward strum, followed by 12th fret harmonics of the same strings in the same order, followed by slow strums of A7, D7, G, C, and G chords.
www.ukuleles.com /MusicnChords/ukemusic.html   (644 words)

The ukulele is a fretted instrument fitted with four nylon strings tuned to G C E A. (Note: this is the normal tuning for the ukulele) The instrument can be played with the bare fingers, this method of playing is known as finger style.
The Ukulele is a musical instrument, which many people associate with Hawaii, but it originally was a Portuguese musical instrument, called the braguinha, having been taken to Hawaii in the latter part of the 19th.
Today the popularity of the ukulele is kept alive by the efforts and enthusiasm of a few people worldwide that still listen to, and play the ukulele.
www.sibley-music.co.uk /ukulele.htm   (436 words)

 Strummers Home Page
With a little time, patience and respect for this wonderful instrument,; each player grows to learn that there is nothing that can't be played on the ukulele.
If you play ukulele or know someone who plays Hawaiian music,; and you would like to have everyone take a look at who you are and what you do, email me and through some short talk story, we'll get your photos placed on this site for all to see.
Ukulele strummers of all ages and from all walks of life meet at the
www.ukulelestrummers.com   (505 words)

 Ukulele Solid -Ukulele PUAPUA-[ukulele.pua2.com]
The Ukulele Solid was born in Europe by a company called Risa.
It is about 30% smaller than a soprano sized ukulele and has an interesting shape that facilitates both easy playing and easy transportation.
Distort, flange, and reverb your Ukulele Solid through any guitar processor to unleash a world of deep bass and searing highs.
ukulele.pua2.com /risa.html   (236 words)

 Amazon.com: Oscar Schmidt OU2 Ukulele: Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Each Oscar Schmidt Ukulele is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician your assurance of smooth fret ends, precision low action, and resonant sound quality.
This is a good model to decide whether or not the ukulele is for you - if it is, upgrade; if not, you'll still have a great-looking instrument that didn't make too much of a dent in your wallet.
Complaints about ukuleles going quickly and wildly out of tune are issues with all ukuleles when the strings are new.
www.amazon.com /Washburn-OU2-Oscar-Schmidt-Ukulele/dp/B0002GLMEK   (1603 words)

 San Diego Ukulele Festival
The allure of the ukulele is that it is an incredibly easy instrument to play, but you can spend the rest of your life developing your Ukulele skills.
Janet Klein the Ukulele Chanteuse who looks like she came from a time warp of the 20’s will enchant her audience with obscure songs of the 20’s and 30’s.
The 2004 Ukulele festival is a tribute to those who have given Ukulele players the fostering, encouragement and lifelong love of learning the Ukulele with friendship, affection and love.
www.coronadoplayhouse.com /special_events/ukulele.html   (495 words)

 Easy Ukulele Music Books
Includes: types of ukuleles, tuning, music reading, melody playing, chords, strumming, scales, tremolo, music notation and tablature, a variety of music styles, ukulele history and much more.
Although this book is written for the standard ukulele in C tuning, the authors also address how the baritone uke, ukulele-banjo, and tiple can be used with this book.
All of the classic ballads included in this book were originally published before the ukulele established itself as an instrument to be taken seriously by the pop industry, before it became the 1920's equivalent of the rock guitar.
www.easymusicbooks.com /contents/en-us/d176.html   (1723 words)

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