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The History of the Ukulele

Above: Jake Shimabukuro stops in at soundcheck with musician, Aidan James.

The name ‘ukulele’ is the traditional Hawaiian name that was given to a small instrument called the machete (machete de braga), which was originally developed in the Madeira Islands of Portugal. 1,403 more words

Video of the Week #30

While my Guitar Gently Weeps–like you’ve never heard it before.


Ukulele tremolo picking Jake Shimabukuro style

My mom got me Jake Shimabukuro’s new album for Christmas and I listened to it last night. On this album he does a lot of something I’ve heard him do in other places, a kind of single string tremolo picking that sounds like a mandolin being picked fast. 332 more words


Jake Inspiring Hawai'i Youth

Probably the hardest working ‘ukulele player out there, Jake Shimabukuro is keeping the second half of 2015 music filled. In theme with his recent release  467 more words


Peace, Love, Ukulele

This past Friday night, I had the unique opportunity to see the ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. As I was walking back from class at the end of the day, I saw that the arts center was selling $10 tickets to see him and decided to go, just for the hell of it. 450 more words


Western swing ukulele

As I’ve discovered over the past few years, my “Comin’ Right at Ya” co-writer/subject/star Ray Benson knows pretty much everybody in and out of the music business — and not just the country music business, either.  160 more words