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Steven Sproat Talks Ukulele with John Tribe

General, Interviews

Anyone who aspires to play ukulele in the last decade will certainly have stumbled across or maybe even skimmed through a copy of the ‘Absolute Beginners  Ukulele’ by Steven Sproat along with and usually right next to ‘Big Dummies Guide To The Ukulele’ by Alistair Wood. A short while ago[…]

Interview With Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson at Tenby Blues Festival 2016

Advanced Lessons, Beginners Lessons, Blues Ukulele, General, Intermediate Lessons, Interviews, Ukulele Festivals

Phil and Ian offer us insights into how they came to play the style of music for which they are renown in an informal atmosphere at the Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby. They go on to say where they see ukulele is going as an instrument in 2016 and tell us about their favourite songs from artists past and present.

Exercises for Improving the Left Hand Technique on the Ukulele

Beginners Lessons, Chords, General, Intermediate Lessons

The following exercises are to help you become more familiar with moveable chords and extend your dexterity down the neck of the fret board. Exercise 1 Finger an A chord without using your Index Finger. Now as you slide up the neck one fret at a time add the index[…]

  1. David Brindley: Really appreciate you taking the time to post this excellent and comprehensive tutorial. Phil Doleman's video on playing and pain…

    • Guv: Glad it helped David

  2. Claire Margetts: Changing my left hand position has enabled me to play the dreaded E chord at long last!

  3. Ivor Rathie: Hi. Just started the uku and your video on left hand improvement was great. I have a problem with my…

ukulele tutorial interviews Will Grove White

Interview with Will Grove-White of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

General, Interviews, Jazz, Performance, Ukulele Festivals

This morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Will Grove-White who kindly gave up more than an hour of his time for before getting ready to go on tour to Hong Kong and China. Q We all know you as a ukulele player. Was that your first instrument and[…]

  1. Phil Doleman: Great interview (and Will's book is great too)!

Peter Moss Ukulele Intros

Ukulele Song Intros by Peter Moss

Beginners Lessons, Chords, General, Intermediate Lessons, Jazz

Often when I visit ukulele groups both home and away, there is a tendency in groups of 20 or more, that a few participants will start straight into the song with no introduction and the rest catch up by the end of the first line. Whilst playing in a group[…]

  1. John: I have just joined a ukulele group after playing guitar for many years; I recognise exactly what you are saying…