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Teaching Others How To Play Ukulele

Tips for Teaching Others

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know how to play the ukulele and you’re ready to share the joy with those around you. Learning to play an instrument is a great feeling. Yet, we often find it even more joyous when we can share the experience with those around us. Uku Global values community, and we want to make sure ukulele players feel they have the tools and knowledge to teach themselves and others.  It can certainly be difficult to teach another person how to play an instrument. People who don’t typically play might find it intimating […]

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What Ukulele Size is Best for You?

What Ukulele Size Is Best for You?

For those just beginning their ukulele journey, you may not know that there’s more than one size of the instrument. After you’ve made the decision to learn to play, the next step is to decide which size ukulele is best for you.  There are four common ukulele types, differentiated by size starting with soprano being the smallest. After soprano, the next largest is concert, then tenor, and the largest being baritone. Most ukulele players opt for the most popular sizes: soprano or concert. Truthfully though, choosing which size ukulele to play shouldn’t be about which is the most common. You […]

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ukulele vs guitar

Ukulele vs. Guitar: What is Easier to Learn?

If you’re trying to decide between learning the ukulele or guitar, Uku Global would love to help. First of all, both instruments provide wide open doors to creativity, community, and lifelong learning. Here at Uku, we are partial to the ukulele for a few reasons. When you’re first learning and you want to get to playing quickly, there’s no foul in taking the “easy” route. Here are some plus sides to the ukulele that make it a great starting point:   Size  The ukulele is significantly smaller than the guitar. While there are a range of both guitar and ukulele sizes, […]

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Best Beginner Ukuleles

What is the Best Ukulele For a Beginner?

It is difficult to find one answer to this question. Truthfully, there are pros and cons to each style of ukulele. The four sizes (soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone) are each unique and right for someone in their own way. Yet, there are plenty of guidelines and recommendations we can suggest. A Note On the Baritone:  One pathway we recommend to beginners is not to start with the baritone. The reason for this is that the tuning is different from all the other ukulele sizes. The baritone is tuned like the last four strings on a guitar (D-G-B-E), while all […]

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Tenor verses Concert Ukulele

What’s The Difference Between a Concert and Tenor Ukulele? 

At first glance, you may not see  huge differences between a concert and tenor ukulele. There really are a lot of similarities. First of all, the two instruments are tuned the same, g-C-E-A. This means that the chord shapes are the same, and you don’t have to learn any new fingerings when switching from one to the other. The techniques and style that you use to play the tenor ukulele can easily be transferred to the concert, or vice versa.  The differences between these two instruments may be small, but the more experienced you become in playing the bigger these […]

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Should I Use a Pick When Playing the Ukulele?

Should I Use a Pick When Playing the Ukulele?

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned ukulele player – there comes a time when all strum lovers face the following question: Should I start playing with a pick? The short answer is that there isn’t really an answer. When it comes to what you play your ukulele with, the choice is up to you. But don’t worry – we’re not going to leave you hanging. To help you pick whether or not to pick, we’ve created a comprehensive pros and cons guide.   Pros to playing with a pick: It produces a lower tone. Playing with a […]

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LVDY Music Joins the Uku Global Family.

LVDY Joins the Uku Global Family.

LVDY Music (pronounced Lady) is a duo from Denver, CO made up of Aubrey Mable and Kathleen Hooper. Although they just played their debut show at the UMS in late July, their effortless style, talent, and coherence would have you believe that they had been performing their music for years. Their meteoric rise in the local scene makes one thing clear: LVDY music is gliding into the Denver Music scene with the same sharp satisfaction of scissors sliding through wrapping paper. We caught up with half of the twosome at SloHi Coffee Shop in Denver where we exchanged hugs, split […]

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Meet Ira Wolf! Uku Global's Newest Artist.

Meet Ira Wolf! Uku Global’s Newest Artist.

The American Dream was once defined as a cozy home framed by a white picket fence, earned through hard work and determination. But throughout the years, we have watched this dream transform as the idea of success gets redefined with each generation. Today’s American Dream draws influence from the ideals of individuality and creative freedom and is much more free spirited than the idyllic visions of our grandparents. The idea of forgoing a stationary home to live untethered in a van or RV has gone from a lifestyle that has been frowned upon to one that many younger generations strive […]

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Where in the UK is Kitty Stewart? Seed Festival!

Where in the UK is Kitty? Seed Festival!

What a refreshingly wholesome weekend, set in the beautiful Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Gloucester, West England. Bursting with innovative ideas, Seed Festival’s vision is to create a better world for now and for the future. ‘We bring together people and organizations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavor, a flourishing community and a sustainable environment.’   Exploring the grounds upon arrival, through a biodynamic organic farm and permaculture garden, an ancient woodland and a natural spring that’s never run dry, I felt enchanted by the land, my imagination running wild with ideas of how I […]

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