Learning songs and cool techniques are a great and necessary part of playing ‘ukulele, but you need to know what’s going on with your gear as well. Your knowledge can be pretty simple if you are only a bedroom strummer, but as soon as you step up behind a mic or plug in, it really helps to know about the gear you are playing through.
There’s lots of information here. Unlike lessons that require practice to implement well, these readings are mainly knowledge (a little practice helps, of course). So go to town and learn as much as you can!
I’ve compiled all of my favorite pieces of gear on one page for easy browsing. Everything there is top-notch stuff that I personally recommend.
Essential Gear and Resources
Apps for iPad
‘Ukulele related programs to help facilitate your ideas and music.
How to use them to change keys while playing familiar shapes.
Cases, humidifiers, polishing, and storing your ‘ukulele.
Step-by-step instructions of how to put new strings on your ‘ukulele.
Different pick types and their uses.
Soprano, concert, tenor, baritone, plus the oddball shapes!
Programs (mostly free) that can be helpful.
Info on the three main types of ‘ukulele straps and the Uke Leash.
Types, different materials, and brands.