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.
- Ukulele Festivals Around the World page has been updated.
- Sheet Music And Music Collections page has been updated.
- All videos for the Triads and Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking workshops have been posted.
- Week One video added for: Triads — You Know More Than You Think has been uploaded.
- Videos added for: Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard & Bass for Ukulele Players workshops. The Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard is FREE to view.
- NEW Section: Workshops Schedule & Going' Live Schedule for 2022.
- Getting ready for 2022 and a great new stuff coming to LearningUkulele.com.
- Search Pages Updated • The Lessons , Songs , Books , etc search pages have bee tweaked a bit ti reveal some of the features that an not that obvious. Such, as sorting by Updated items.
- Open Position Chords & Their Movable Forms • Updated a few of the lessons in this series and going over the series for more updates.
- 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.
- UPDATED: Jammin' Pages have been updates. This is the section where you can learn all about Jamulus , Latency , and Open Mic and Jam Etiquette .
- Added: Berkshire County Uke Fest - Oct 17, 2021 to Ukulele Festivals. Fest is held at: HiLo North Adams, 55 Union St., North Adams, MA 01247 USA
- Search Pages Updated: The Lessons , Lesson Series , Songs , Playalongs , Books , and, Videos search pages have been update to use the latest version of the Open-Source search engine, MeiliSearch, an open source, blazing fast and hyper relevant search-engine that I use to enhance your LearningUkulele experience.
- Updated: Setting Up Your Ukulele: Action, Intonation — A description of the terms you'll most likely encounter regarding the setup and maintenance of your ukulele. And, you can learn to do a lot more yourself than you would think.
- UPDATED Series: Triads - Traditional and Contemporary Triads and Introduction to Soloing on `Ukulele Using Scales and Triads Plus One lessons series has been updated.
- NEW: lesson series added on Piano for Ukulele Players . Have you ever been walking by a piano and just wanted to play something?
- Updated Ukulele Festivals: Several up-coming ukulele festivals scheduled for the remainder of 2021 have gone virtual, implemented COVID protocols, or canceled. Your own Funky Frets Uke Fest that our family music store runs in Boyertown, PA USA had to cancel for 2021. Checkout the Ukulele Festivals Around the World listings and calendar to get the latest information regarding the any particular festival and be sure to check the festivals website for he latest and most update information of that festival.
- 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 LearningUkulele.com, Learning Ukulele with Curt. One more to go for 700.
- NEW: Added
barreto 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.
- Added Amy Kucharik , a Massachusetts based Singer-Songwriter to the Ukulele Musicians and Ukulele Teachers pages.
- The Monthly Site Access Plan is back.
- The Monthly Site Access Plan is back.
- Types of Chords Available on `Ukulele updated with some new information. Chords are what we do the most of on ukulele.
- One-on-One Private Lessons with Curt. • Book a private lessons or series of lessons with Curt.
- Updated Ukulele Festivals pages. • Updated festival listings for 2021 and beyond.
- 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 LearningUkulele.com where my original guitarresources.com and jazzguitarresources.com.
Up To March 2021
There have been a lot of changes, tweaks and new information added to LearningUkulele.com. So take a look around and see what you can find.