How to Strum the Ukulele

When you start playing the ukulele, the hand on the frets might make you anxious — it can be hard to switch fingers and chords quickly! But the strumming of the strings pulled over the sound hole is really the foundation of creating music: It’s through the strum that the rhythm and melody comes to life.    Strumming isn’t always easy for everyone at the beginning, but your body and mind are amazing tools and will learn quickly through muscle memory. The key is practice. You can practice on your Uku ukulele, but you can even practice without any instrument […]

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Camping With Your Ukulele

Longer days and warmer temperatures have awoken our inner adventure here at Uku Global. Our calendars have been blocked off for epic summer trips and outdoor escapades. Music and adventure go hand-in-hand, so what’s a road trip without the perfect playlist? The ukulele is the perfect musical companion for any adventure. The packability and convenience of having a stash-and-go instrument means that “ukulele” is always at the top of our packing list. Our Soprano Ukulele is only 20-inches long, so it can fit conveniently into any backpack. We promise — we know from experience! Campfires and beaches are best paired […]

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Soprano vs. Concert Ukelele

What’s The Difference Between A Soprano & Concert Ukulele?   You may have noticed that ukuleles come in many different shapes, sizes, materials and colors! It can be intimidating when looking for your first uke but fortunately so much of the decision making process is dependent on your personal preference. There’s no “wrong size” ukulele,  it’s just a matter of picking one that you’re comfortable with. And we’re here to help!   There are four different sizes of ukulele: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone, from smallest to largest. Think of the small ukes as giving you a brighter, lighter, more […]

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Stay Human in the Park Recap

Happy Monday! We had an incredible weekend in Colorado with Michael Franti and friends.   As you may know, we’ve partnered with Take Note Colorado this summer. Take Note is former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper’s non-profit established to put instruments into the hands of every K-12 student in Colorado. Through our collaboration, we will be donating hundreds of ukuleles to children across the state, in addition to hosting a series of library events, providing music education for kids over the summer.   On Thursday, June 6th, musician and social activist Michael Franti hosted a “party in the park” — a […]

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Exciting News & Updates!

Hello friends!   We have been working hard here at Uku to create an incredible summer of events that will spread ukulele joy and continue to grow our mission and vision. We wanted to take a moment to connect with you and share all of what’s ahead, and how you can get involved.   It’s all kicking off with Michael Franti’s Stay Human Party in the Park on Thursday, June 6th, and you’re invited! The evening will include a screening of Michael’s award winning film, STAY HUMAN, acoustic music, kid zone, yoga session and some of Denver’s best food trucks. […]

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Uku Global Announces Partnership with Take Note Colorado

Uku Global is thrilled to announce a partnership with Take Note Colorado, we will be supporting their summer music programming by providing Uku Ukuleles for students to use! Uku believes in community and the power of music to bring people together and has been committed to supporting local initiatives and nonprofits with their work.  In the spirit of music education, Uku will be donating $5 to Take Note Colorado for every ukulele purchased with the code ‘takenotecolorado,’ click here to learn more and follow Take Note on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop!   […]

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Where in the UK is Kitty? In 2 The Wild: Beltane Fire Festival

Starry skies, birdsong at dawn, bluebell covered forest floors, and spontaneous jams around the fire were just a few of my highlights at this year’s In 2 The Wild: Beltane Fire Festival. Set in the heart of the East Sussex countryside (around a 3-hour drive from my hometown of Bournemouth), the festival is the first of my summer and just what I need after the hibernation of winter. It offers an abundance of inspiring workshops and world music with opportunities for self-nourishment, connection to oneself, others and nature; I always find much joy and gratitude in this soulful weekend. Traditionally, […]

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Tune Your Ukulele with The Uku Global Clip on Tuner

Introducing #TuesdaysWithTim! Tim is our in-house ukulele teacher who will be walking you through the basics of learning the ukulele. Make sure to check back in on our blog or social media to follow Tim and his teachings on Tuesdays. In the first episode of the series, learn how to tune your ukulele using the Uku Global Clip-On Tuner. Tim will walk you through how to get your Uku Ukulele perfectly in tune and ready to play! Check out the video below and get started on getting your uke to sound just right. […]

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