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I wanted to create this blog as a place where I can store and retrieve information for future reference. I chose the name Humble Uker Ramblings because I have started out strumming my father's 1950's painted Harmony ukulele. I think that the greatest appe



Updated: 2017-11-06T19:26:32.199-08:00

 



momonator123 || Dream a Little Dream of Me

2017-06-30T19:48:26.120-07:00

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Lil' Rev West Coast Tour

2017-06-30T04:46:51.806-07:00

Please help me spread the word for my good friend Lil' Rev.He is also trying to promote his San Francisco show and wondering who he ought to contact in the Berkeley, SF ukulele community.Hope to see you! Here's the tour: www.lilrev.comSumtur Amphitheater, Papillion, NE  7-6-17Swallow Hill Music Org Denver, CO  7-8, 7-9-17Uke U 6 Bend, OR  7-14, 7-15The Strum Shop, Roseville, CA  7-19-17(Strum Shop is a Large Shop I like to visit when I'm in the area. HU)Cool Hands House Concert, Grass Valley, CA  7-20-17Funstrummers, Modesto, CA  7-21-17Gryphon String Instruments, Palo Alto  7-22-17 (Gryphon = The String Instrument Candy Shop! HU)SLO Strummers San Luis Obispo, CA  7-24-17Magnolia Concert Series, Larkspur, CA  7-25-17KC Turner House Concert, San Francisco, CA  7-27-17: http://kcturnerpresents.com/?section=newsPlay Uke Concert Series, Minden, NV  7-29-17 KC Ukers, Mission, KS  8-5-17: Lil Revwww.lilrev.com[...]



Reneé Dominique || Island In The Sun

2017-06-09T17:49:50.771-07:00

Very high quality sound...

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Reneé Dominique || What A Wonderful World & Can't Help Falling In Love (mashup cover)

2017-06-09T17:44:59.420-07:00

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson || Ukulele - What A Wonderful World

2017-05-23T13:17:08.400-07:00

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Honoka & Azita || Disney Medley

2017-05-23T13:13:56.084-07:00

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Honoka & Azita || Misirlou (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)

2017-05-23T13:11:20.807-07:00

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Jim D'Ville || 26 Basic Ukulele Lessons: #6 Rhythm & Timing

2017-05-23T13:07:40.124-07:00

If you ever feel bogged down, Jim has a very direct style, see more at http://www.playukulelebyear.com/

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Jim D'Ville 3 Questions || Daniel Ward (Flamenco & More)

2017-05-19T22:22:05.149-07:00

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Sandy & Jeanne Weltman || The Tillybug Mambo (Ukulele & Recorder)

2017-05-19T12:22:08.549-07:00

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Rex Banner || I Wanna Be Like You (Ukulele & Clarinet) Theme=Duets

2017-05-09T21:39:08.616-07:00

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Angela Grace || Fever

2017-04-29T22:47:03.369-07:00

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Ukulele Around the World || City of Stars Shot on La La Land locations)

2017-02-24T15:21:48.236-08:00

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Harp Soup || I Need Some Sleep (The Eels Ukulele Cover from the Movie Shrek 2)

2017-02-24T15:14:36.839-08:00

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Lil' Rev || New CD: Claw & Hammer

2016-06-02T21:20:41.007-07:00

Lil' Rev 
Friend to many
Ukulele Player
Multi-Instrumentalist
Travelling Minstrel
Story Teller
Music Teacher
Master of the Double-Entendre
Promoter of Old-Time Music
Musician
Writer of Hal Leonard Music Books

This last year has been challenging for my friend.
Losing his love and his musical joy.
Darkness.

After the darkness
Time for healing
Friends
Musical Therapy
A spark, mojo found
A new album of the old & cherished
Old- Time 
with Clawhammer Uke
Lil' Rev & Friends
Stringband, Country, Folk, Pre-Bluegrass, Originals

New CD: CLAW & HAMMER
(have a listen)



Katinka og Sigrid || Riptide (Vance Joy Riptide X FACTOR 2016 | DR1)

2016-02-08T20:24:55.398-08:00

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Duo UF UF || Janův hrad (ukulele & Gemshorn

2015-09-12T13:47:20.882-07:00

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Maria Alejandra Plata // Palamino (VIAJERO Producciones)

2015-08-18T04:47:14.221-07:00

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Thanks to Ron Hale for waking up the Humble Uker with a nice production.



Smile Orchestra || Säkkijärven Polkka

2015-07-27T20:20:10.886-07:00

Here's a jewel from Ron Hale's research...

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Great name for a joyful band. For my Finnish step-father Carl Edwin Lindroos of Finnlayson, Minnesota in his younger days. Minä rakastan sinua!



Hula Hi-Fi || Head Over Heels

2015-03-02T18:42:51.913-08:00

A Ron Hale superior find!

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Aaron & Nicole Keim || A Ukulele Handbook

2015-02-09T22:10:48.038-08:00

I have been following and learning music from Aaron for several years. I first met him at Mike DaSilva's Ukulele workshop in Berkeley, California when he had a concert and class with his bandmates from the Boulder Acoustic Society. Aaron has a way of teaching music like a problem solver. If one way doesn't work, then he'll communicate it in another. I have one of his books from that early class in my ukulele library.

In recent year's I have made sure to see Aaron and Nicole as they play and teach either in Santa Cruz or Berkeley. I follow Aaron on his site called The Quiet American and enjoy the songs that Aaron and Nicole create in a beautiful handy-arsty fashion. There is something about a hand-drawn book that draws me in and feels like an old friend.

Now Aaron has let me know the they're about to release their next book "A Ukulele Handbook." The book aims to be indispensable to all ukulele players, with lessons on melodies, songs, strumming, tab, picking, chords, music theory, general ukulele info and more. All of it is hand copied and illustrated by Nicole, printed on recycled paper with covers by Stumptown Printers in Portland.

I have taken a look through the first 30 or so pages, and it comes at a good time, since I think it will be a great tool for teaching many aspects of the ukulele to my son Kyle and his girlfriend Elizabeth. There are also videos that go along with the book. Here is a playlist for the 24 videos that accompany the book: http://tinyurl.com/HandbookPlaylist

Aaron and Nicole play Americana or Old-Time Music which is simple, rich, beautiful, and really fun. Here's one of his video lessons as a sampler...

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...And here's a link, to beautiful merchandise site, where you may obtain a copy of "A Ukulele Handbook" or another musical treat.

http://quietamericanmusic.com/storestore/

Something I truly enjoy and value,

Jeff / Humble Uker / Humble Baritonics








Glen Rose || Jazzy Uke Upcoming Workshops

2015-01-25T19:06:47.762-08:00

Glen asked me to put out the word about his upcoming workshops...

Feb 1 -- Penang, Malaysia, Manuel Uke Shop

Feb 8 -- Singapore, Ukulele Movement

March 6 -- Seoul, Korea for GGUM Ukulele Co. (contact: uke@ggum2.com)

March 7 -- Seoul, Korea, Master Class (contact: uke@ggum2.com)

March 23-27 -- Ukulele Band Camp-Columbia Gorge, Oregon (contact:mabrogan@gmail.com)

April 4 -- Seattle, for Dusty Strings Music
April 5 -- Seattle, WA for Dusty Strings Music, Master Class

April ?? -- Whidbye Island, Washington