» Hawai'i Island 'Ukulele Retreat

Now that I've had a couple days to decompress from my week-long stay at Kalani, I thought maybe I'd highlight some things that I learned as one of the resident instructors at The Hawai'i Island 'Ukulele Retreat. The [...]

» Video

Here's another tune from my opening set at the Peace Day Concert back on September 21. This time it's an original instrumental piece called Send My Regards. The edges of hurricane Ana are making for [...]

» Gear

Here's a doozy of a link that showed up in my inbox yesterday. I just had to share because it's so absurd. [From their site:] "The Ukulele Chord Changer fits all standard ukuleles and allows [...]

» Chords, E-Book

I'm proud to announce the release of my e-book, 'Ukulele Chord Shapes! It's been in the works for a long time and the day has finally come to share it with the world. 'Ukulele Chord [...]

» Technology Know-How

Ever find a recording in the wrong key that you really want to play along with? Here's how to work around that with GarageBand for Mac

» Video

This past Sunday I opened for John Cruz at the Honoka'a People's Theater. Here's one of the songs I played. Originally done by State Radio. http://youtu.be/WhtmiRH_uSs

» Throwback

An updated, in-depth look at different types of 'ukulele pickups including explanations of under-saddle transducers, sound-board transducers, active and passive systems, and some of the most popular brands and models.

» Album Release

James Hill rolled out his new album for the world yesterday. "The Old Silo invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers. Produced [...]

» Song Chords

Here's a wordy song about musical stardom with one of the most well-known strumming intros of the era. Mr. Jones uses a clever minor progression in A minor that changes to C major for the [...]

» Throwback

Any ‘ukulele that you buy is an investment. Here are some updated tips to protect that investment.