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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How to Choose the Right Guitar Strings

It is important for guitar players to choose the right strings for your guitar. This will ensure that your performance is able to reach its full potential. The most economical and fastest way to boost your setup is choosing the right strings for your guitar. [ALG template=”CTA” asin=”https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=guitar+strings” button-text=”Find Guitar Strings on Amazon!”] It does…

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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 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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