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How to Play 6 Easy Rap Songs on Ukulele

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5 Tips for Beginner Bass Players

The Bassist Whether you are a complete beginner, or a guitarist taking the switch over, it never hurts to get some advice. The bass may come off as easy and unimportant to some, but those people underestimate it greatly. The bass is unique, with its own tones, scales, roles in music, and vibes. Moreover, the…

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Best Bass Guitar for Beginners 2017

In a hurry? The Ibanez GSR200 is our choice for the best bass guitar for newbies! Basics of the Bass Guitar Regardless of your favorite genre of music, you’ll find that the bass guitar has a dominating presence setting the rhythm and pace of a song.  To a novice, the bass guitar may look like a wider…

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Best Travel Ukulele – 2017 Edition

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Crunch! Crack!  Poo-ting!  Oh, man!  If you’ve ever heard those noises coming from your precious Uke, we share your pain.  FEAR NOT, HOWEVER!  We’ve got you covered.  Here’s what you need to know before traveling with ANY ukulele.

Top Picks for 2017

Overall Winner?  The Eddy Finn Travel Ukulele.  Just 1.75 inches deep, quality spruce and mahogany build and a 3-year warranty?  How do they do that at this price?  Winner by a clear margin.  Check discount here.

Quality Winner?  The Kala KA-SSTU Soprano Travel Ukulele.  Weighing in at just 13 ounces, this quality ultra-thin uke will fit in your backpack, briefcase or suitcase with ease.  Check discount here.

Budget Winner? Can’t get much better than the Hola! Music HM-21.  Not many ukes under $50 offer what this does.  At the time of writing, there’s a pretty great deal on for these too!  Search for it here.

Plastic?  Heading to the beach or fond of “mudding”? Here’s our best pick.  The Kala Makala Waterman.  9 million people can’t be wrong.  The ultimate go anywhere Uke!  Why not get one that glows in the dark?

The Details

If you spend much of your time traveling, carrying around your ukulele isn’t always easy. Ukuleles can be quite thick and fragile. It’s not uncommon for them to get damaged in your car or while traveling through the airport. That’s why you should get a travel ukulele, which are designed to be durable for your on-the-go lifestyle.

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The main feature of a travel ukulele is typically the thinner body. On a standard ukulele, the body is typically 3.5 to 4 inches thick. With a travel ukulele, you’d be looking at closer 1.5 to 2.5 inches thick. This can make it a lot easier to travel with your ukulele in a carry-on bag or backpack.

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GP Percussion B2 Bongos Review

GP Percussion B2 Bongos Feature Overview

  • Made from hickory wood
  • 6″ and 7″ drums with tunable heads
  • Chrome hoops and hardware
  • Tuning wrench included

The GP Percussion B2 Bongos are a set of drums from GP Percussion geared towards new musicians looking for their first set of bongos. They could also be good bongos for older kids.

After reviewing several bongos for beginners, we determined the the GP Percussion B2 bongos are a great choice for your first set of bongos. You may want to read our Tycoon Percussion Ritmo Bongos review before making a final purchasing decision.