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Recording music is easier with the UkeSB from Lanikai

on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, News

My husband, Butch, helped me review the Squire by Fender USB guitar a few years ago, and he found that it made recording music in GarageBand much simpler because he didn’t have to have some sort of interface to get the music from his guitar to the computer.  I’ve seen a few other guitars thatRead More…

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Ukulele’s made of plant fiber the next big thing?

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, News

I posted this earlier today on my Ukulele Review site: Some people may march to the beat of a different drummer, but as a fan of 4 stringed instruments you might strum to the rhythm of a different ukulele. We’ve reviewed ukuleles made of plastic like the Flea and the BugsGear, and we’ve even shownRead More…

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Put your ukulele in a sling

on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, News

I’ve wanted to play guitar for years, but I just cannot seem to get the hang of it.  I finally decided to take a page from Julie’s ukulele book and thought I’d try one in the hopes that I could manage with four strings.  And just like with any gadget or gizmo I have, I’ve madeRead More…

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BugsGear Aqulele plastic ukulele review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Plastic ukuleles can be considered to be both retro and modern. They were really popular back in the 1950’s with plastic ukes from Maccaferri and other brands. Over 60 years later, plastic instruments are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Why would you even want a plastic ukulele? Because it’s an instrument that you won’t haveRead More…

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One size tunes all with the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner

on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

I’ve purchased several guitar tuners over the years, but the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner is the smallest clip on tuner that I’ve tried so far. It’s only 1.25 inches long and can clip on a wide variety of stringed instruments such as guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and more. Its adjustable ratchet clip andRead More…

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Korg Pitchclip guitar tuner review

on Friday, May 10th, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Guitar tuners, what can I say about them? They come in various shapes and sizes. They are digital and analogue. They have inline and audio versions. But what I can say about me and guitar tuners is, I can never find one when I need one. The Pitchclip from Korg helps solve that issue. KorgRead More…

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Learn to play The Beatles on ukulele with this iOS app

on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

If you play or are learning to play the ukulele, check out this iOS music app.  The Ukulele Songbook: The Beatles app is a universal iOS app that teaches you to play 19 of Beatles songs.  Each song is complete with lyrics and chords, and there’s even an enhanced chord library where “you can view largeRead More…

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Korg Headtune – Stringed instrument tuner for newbies

on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

The Korg Headtune tuner takes all the mystery out of tuning guitar, ukulele and basses, so new players can concentrate on learning to play music instead of figuring out how to keep their instrument in tune. Shaped like the headstock of a guitar, bass or ukulele, the tuner clips on and has an easy to understandRead More…

Futulele – Ukulele for iPad or iPhone

on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I’m not sure how big the market’s going to be for this product.  I mean what’s the criteria? A Gadgeteer Love your iPad or iPhone Love Ukelele Surely that’s a small market , what are the chances ? From Amidio comes the Futulele, an upcoming Ukulele synthesizer for iOS. With a special case that holds either anRead More…