I have a birthday coming up, and I’ve been dreaming up a list of songs for my ukulele group to play at my party. Playing the music that I love, with people I love, is especially sweet for me. It’s sheer joy.
There are hundreds of ukulele chords. But you don’t have to learn all of them. Find out my 14 essential ukulele chords in this post. And I also share some of my favourite chords, that aren’t on the beginner list.
I saw a film today, oh boy… Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday gave me a sense of déjà vu. Because I can remember living in a world where The Beatles didn’t exist. It was the 1970s.
Tips to help you get on the fast track to the incredible fun of music making.
My ukulele group, The Strumbles, is playing space-themed songs this week.
Fifty years ago, some guys went for a walk on the moon. A couple of my friends were born around that time, and they’re having a combined birthday celebration.
This post is about how music is healing, in the widest sense of the word.
It’s a subject that’s close to my heart. It underpins the reasons why I teach ukulele and make music in the way I do.
This post is about how to find time to practice the ukulele, in your already busy life.
In order to play ukulele regularly you’ll need to form a new habit. Some people find this very easy and others may have to work at it.
This post is about Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi, one of New Zealand’s beloved waiata (or song). It’s such a great song. It has beautiful, inspiring lyrics. And it’s easy to play on ukulele.
I’m a ukulele teacher, not a singing teacher. But singing is central to the way I teach and play ukulele.
For me, the whole purpose of playing the ukulele is to sing songs.
Singing is one of the great routes to joy.
This blog post is about how to practice a song. Because playing songs is where the fun really kicks in.
When you learn a new song, don’t just start at the beginning and bash it out without thinking.