• James: The Ukulele Way for "distance education"

    Started by Wendy Schaefer: Last year at this time I started a community uke orchestra in my village. In March 20 musicians performed in a debut performance. (Some had been my...

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  • I am the new girl

    Started by Ideru Macknight: Hey, awesome site. I came across this on Yahoo, and I am really happy that I did. I will definately be revisiting here more regularly. Wish I could...

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  • Looking for good repertoire to learn by ear

    Started by egoldberg: Hi everyone I'm looking for some advice. I do a lot of ukulele teaching at music camps and festivals, and my classes will usually have people with a...

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  • Harmonization a cool tool

    Started by UkePelle: Hi Friends- I just want to share some cool stuff. In the book Ukulele In the Classroom no 2 there is a topic about “Harmonization” in the beginning...

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  • Error noticed - JHUI Book 2

    Started by Stef: Hello! I just noticed an error in Book 2, Lesson 13 (Intervals in F) : the solfege syllables do not match the scale (in fact, they are those of the C...

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  • Capital Blues

    Started by Chantal: This question is for James from my students...My level 2 kids are going to be doing Capital Blues for their upcoming recital and they noticed it was...

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  • Pentatonic scale in a waltz

    Started by UkePelle: Hi Folks - just want to share some stuff. I didn't have any students since October last year - but now I started a new group of level 1 (adults)...

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  • Learning Solos on the CD (Book 1)

    Started by Barrie: Is there any discussion online to help me learn the solos (I like the 'Shortnin Bread' one) on the CD's.  I am struggling along with Book 1 but...

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  • Video lessons forUkulele in the Classroom

    Started by DWUke: Does anyone know if there are video lessons to accompany Ukulele in the Classroom? (e.g. for home schooling)

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  • Era Una Vez on Classroom CD

    Started by monet: Listening again to James play Era Una Vez (not the solo), I cannot tell how he does it.  The Uke 1 & 2 sound like they're plucked simultaneously, or...

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  • Elenke using pinch technique

    Started by Wendy Schaefer: For James, or others in the know:  When using the "pinch technique", I wonder if the thumb picks the 4th and the 3rd strings while index...

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  • Lyrics for Jeu, Jeu! Book 3, leson 35

    Started by Wendy Schaefer: When you reach this lesson, there is an invitation at the bottom:  "Write lyrics for this melody." I considered it an assignment. Here's...

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  • Lavender's Blue

    Started by Trish OReilly-Brennan (TorON): I'm finding myself really challenged by the solo arrangement of "Lavender's Blue" that is this month's first year enrichment assignment. ...

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  • Bk 1, Lesson 2 Open String Melodies

    Started by mike mitchell: In Bk 1, Lesson 2: Open String Melodies we are asked to sing as we play some melodies, but the cadence (not sure if right word) written doesn't seem...

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  • Singing

    Started by Caroline.Knickle: When my students performed this week at our local music festival, one of the areas that the adjudicator commented on was their singing. They...

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  • Carnival of Venice as a work shop song

    Started by UkePelle: Hi Folks - I'm working on my first public work shop that I will have in December. I'll give it for adults that just strum and sing. Since they are...

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  • Era Una Vez 16th notes - Red Book

    Started by brogan: GCEA tuning: My students cannot play the 16th notes in Era Una Vez with any speed without using a pic (which they are not allowed to use). I play the...

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  • Summer Camp ideas

    Started by Chantal: Hi everyone! I just got word that I will be teaching some ukulele classes at a summer music day camp week for Suzuki students in July. The students...

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  • Abdelazer: a question on harmony

    Started by Wendy Schaefer: I love this piece!  But I have a question regarding the harmony written in measure 15, specifically the Bb chord with the melody note A. I want to...

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  • Lessons on Intervals

    Started by egoldberg: Hi all, A little while back there was a thread on intervals, and how many of us had difficulty making that lesson seem "relevant." I wrote...

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  • Capital Blues - sharp (#) or flat (b)

    Started by UkePelle: Hi Folks - In the UICR level 2 there is a song "Capital Blues" (very nice) were you training on chromatic notes. The song goes in the key...

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  • Latin Time -

    Started by Gail Mac: Latin Time - What a great piece! This seems like the reward for plodding through Spring, Rondeau and new chord shapes. I add percussion, especially...

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  • wavin flag

    Started by debeye: I thought there was a previous discussion about an arrangement of "wavin flag" by K'naan, but it didn't come up in my search.  Does anyone...

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  • Pentatonic Scale

    Started by YukeFan: I have started a pilot ukulele program at a local elementary school and am using James Hill's Book 1.  I don't have much background in music theory...

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  • Strumming

    Started by Caroline.Knickle: I have some beginner adults in my ukulele club. I have introduced basic strumming to the group however one of them is having difficulty with figuring...

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