'Ukulele Chord Shapes

“If you have questions about ukulele chords, ‘Ukulele Chord Shapes has the answers.” ~ James Hill

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“Redeemed” By Lou Barlow


Lou was brought to my attention a couple weeks ago and I was thrilled to discover upon a quick search that he's offering something quite different to the 'ukulele world! Perhaps because he's a crossover uke player (originally the bassist from Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh) he has a unique spin on music and the possibilities [...]

‘Ukulele Chord Shapes: Print Edition

Ukulele Chord Shapes

After many months of work reformatting, editing, proofing, and re-proofing, 'Ukulele Chord Shapes is now available as a physical book through Amazon.com! The eBook version of 'Ukulele Chord Shapes has been very well-received over the years and will remain available, but the number one remark I got from users was "I'd rather have it in [...]


I don't always respond to the tab requests I get. Usually because they aren't nearly as fun, charming, and easy as Laz's from the other day: Hello Brad. Love the jump video. I can do the first 9 notes in the video. The last 2 in that first part are just not sounding right as [...]


I've been out of the Jake loop for a couple years now. Around the time that Live came out I saw several of his shows and was thoroughly blown away like most people. But then starting with Peace, Love, Ukulele it started to seem like he'd found a formula and was riding it as his [...]

Remembering Ernie Cruz Jr.


I learned tonight that the guitarist half of the Ka'au Crater Boys passed earlier in the day. He was found unresponsive in the water off of Sandy beach on O'ahu. In the 'ukulele world Ernie, no doubt, lived in the shadow of Troy Fernandez. By way of the beast Troy tended to outshine the subtle [...]

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