Updated Site Pages

Beyond the Lessons, Songs, Books, Lessons, and Related Assets that are a big part part of theLearning Ukulele with Curt site, there are a lot of pages and reference material related to the ukulele regarding the musicians, teachers, festivals, clubs, gear, strings and on and one that I have collected and posted to

This is new for 2021 and beyond, where I'll – (Curt) will hopefully keep you "updated" on the pages that have changed, been added or edited. For Lessons , Songs , and Books , checkout their respective updates pages.



  • Ukulele Festivals pages has been updated with 2022 dates and NEW festivals. As, festivals are getting back to live, in-person festivals. I've slowly been updating and adding new festivals.


  • Ukulele Strings page has been updated. Fellow ukulele players are always asking Can I get the strings you use?. Yes, you can — I'm packaging up my custom set that I've been using, for years and making them available thru our family music store, Funky Frets. Look for these over the next couple of weeks.


WOW!, I actually keep this up for a year — might actually keep it going.






  • Added my Moanin, Premium play-along Track , Moan', the Bobby Timmons, first recorded by Art Blakey's band on the 1958 album of the same title. The play-along is available to ALL Gold members.
  • Reading Songs & Leadsheets • Playing music, especially the ukulele is all about getting together with others and playing songs. Reading music opens you to a world of music beyond the ukulele. And, It's not as hard as you might think to read chord charts, leadsheets, fake books, and learning your way through a song's roadmap.
  • The Lessons , Series , Books , Songs , Songs , and Songs , search pages have been update with more sorting.




  • NEW: lesson added on Voice Leading . Voice Leading is the smooth connection of one chord to another. The concept is pretty simple and only has two (2) principles. This makes the 699 lesson on, Learning Ukulele with Curt. One more to go for 700.
  • NEW: Added barre to the Glossary of Music Terms .
  • Updated: The History of the `Ukulele page. There several great books available on the history, the instruments, and the adventures of the ukulele available and worth checking out. Added the book: The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant. I have this book it is a really good history of Martin GUitar and the Ukulele.
  • Updated: The Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering book. A bunch of the examples have been fixed - especially the Contraction examples. Download the new updated book if you this book and you should have this book t you really want to learn how t=oe navigate the ukulele fingerboard and take advantage of all the possible pathways possible.




  • New Page:Open Mic Etiquette page. • Here are few tips to joining in on an Open Mic, Jam Session, Kanakapila — virtual or in-person.


  • Updated:Amplifying Your Ukulele: Pickups page. • "Passive, Active, Electric" – Just what does all that have to do with getting my ukulele louder? This page goes a long way in helping you understand just what is involved in getting your ukulele louder.
  • New Page:Jazz Ukulele: Additional Links page. • The Jazz Guitar community has a wealth of knowledge and resources that we can draw from. This new page will highlights a few of the better resources that I have come across. My original two web sites that I created that ultimately morphed in where my original and


Up To March 2021

There have been a lot of changes, tweaks and new information added to So take a look around and see what you can find.

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The price for Unlimited Forever access is right around the cost of a few months of private lessons. I can guarantee there is more than enough material on-line to keep you busy for a long, long time. And, you get all of my books for FREE. That alone is more than the cost of this plan.

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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too.Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent.fatveg — Portland

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