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Ukulele Chord Progressions for Beginners

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Vorson Electric Ukulele Review

Electric ukuleles are a fast growing niche of ukuleles as musicians look to vary their sounds and experiment. People looking to perform for a larger audience are also interested in electric ukes in order to amplify their music. If you’ve never experienced an electric ukulele or electric instrument before, it can be tough to gauge if…

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How to Find a Quality Ukulele

Ukuleles are great, unique instruments that are incredibly fun to play. The instrument may have originated in Hawaii, but the influence of the ukulele can now be seen far and wide, both on the U.S. mainland and abroad, as the ukulele continues to surge in popularity. While many companies on the mainland now make ukuleles…

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Best Ukulele Amplifier for 2017

Traditionally, the ukulele is an acoustic instrument that generates its own sound. Recently though, electric ukuleles have been making an emergence as a popular choice for ukulele players. For a ukulele to be compatible with an amplifier, it must have a pickup installed in it to transmit the sound to the amplifier. Some acoustic ukuleles…

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Best Easy Ukulele Christmas Songs

Looking for some easy ukulele Christmas songs to bust out at a party? We put together a list of crowd-favorite Christmas jams that you can manage on your ukulele even if you’re several eggnogs deep!   Santa Baby Chords: C, A7, Dm, G7 (mostly) Strum pattern: D, D (mostly) Santa Baby is a great Christmas…

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Best Ukulele Strap for 2017

Before we talk about finding the best ukulele strap for your uke, let’s talk about if standing while performing first.

Many people play their ukulele while standing as much as they do while sitting, especially while performing for others. I’m sure you’ve seen guitar players play their instruments with a strap that holds the guitar to their body while they play – can ukulele players do the same?

Traditionally, when the ukulele is played standing up it is done so without a strap. The ukulele is light enough and small enough that the performer can “trap” the body of the ukulele against themselves with their strumming forearm, keeping the instrument upright.

The hand that’s fingering notes/chords shouldn’t really be used to hold the ukulele up. If you do, you will have a hard time moving between notes and chords fluidly.

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Best Ukulele Tuner for 2017

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When you’re playing a musical instrument, it’s vital that it’s tuned properly in order to get the proper sound you’re after.

Correct tuning is especially important for beginner ukulele players who aren’t familiar with the sound of a ukulele and telling if it’s out of tune or not. If the ukulele is out of tune, you’ll associate the wrong sounds with their corresponding notes and chords which will make learning much more difficult.

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A proper tuning will also give your instrument the best sound possible which is why you should also check the tuning on your strings before you start playing.

Best Bass Ukulele for 2017

Bass ukuleles are a new trend picking up steam and we’re here to talk all about them. While the sweet and high pitched music of the ukulele is great for many people, some may prefer a deeper, funkier sound. That’s where the bass ukulele comes in!   The first time you hear a bass ukulele,…

Best Ukulele Humidifier – 2017 Edition

Once you’ve purchased your ukulele, it’s time to think about the long-term care of it. Treating your ukulele properly will ensure not only that it lasts many years, but that it sounds great for those years as well. One of the biggest factors in keeping it sounding great is managing the humidity where you store your ukulele.

For that reason, we’ll take you through the best ukulele humidifiers. First, let’s talk a little bit about humidity itself.

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What is Humidity?

Humidity is the measure of water vapor in the air. While this has many implications you’re already aware of when it comes to how the weather feels to humans, it also affects wood.

When the humidity is high, wood expands. When it’s low, wood shrinks. For most wood applications like tables and buildings, these changes and movements don’t usually have negative consequences.

When it comes to musical instruments though, serious issues can occur. For starters, your ukulele won’t sound as good when it’s not kept at optimal humidity levels. There aren’t many regions where you have to worry about too much humidity, instead the biggest challenge is battling dry conditions without enough humidity in the air.

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