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Ten Tips to Write Better Songs (Part 2 of 2)
By Ralph Shaw Last time I gave you the first five of ten things you can do to improve your songwriting. Here are the final five tips to help you master melody manipulation and wonderful word weaving: 6) Write From a Place of Emotion. A good place to start is by writing your song from […]
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Ten Tips to Write Better Songs (Part 1 of 2)
By Ralph Shaw Today I offer five songwriting tips to help lift your lyrics and make new and mesmerizing melodies. When a fan of my albums Love and Laughter wrote to tell me that he appreciates my “clever songwriting and wordplay that reward close and repeated listenings” he endeared himself to me in two ways: […]
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How To Lead A Great Ukulele Jam
By Jim D’Ville As the popularity of the ukulele grows, so does the number of ukulele groups and jam sessions. How to make yours better than average? In this article Jim D’Ville shares practical tips that EVERY jammer and jam leader should know! This article is in C6 tuning (g, c, e, a). Introduction Join […]
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Lot’s of exciting new things coming in 2014!!!
Welcome to the LOVE MY UKULELE Website.
2014 is getting off to a great start with lots of new and exciting things planned for our ukulele playing members.
Here is a glimpse at what you can expect to see this year:
- Exciting new Exclusive Limited Edition T-Shirt Designs with the first one due in a few days! What will it be?
- A fundraiser screening of the ukulele documentary "Under The Boardwalk - A Ukulele Love Story" at the LightHouse Cinema in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
- A Ukulele Directory and Classified Section for you to list anything uke-related such as:
Ukulele Teachers & Classes
Ukulele Manufacturers & Distributors
Ukuleles - Buy/Sell
Advertising Slots for Ukulele Related Businesses
That's a good start don't you think?
This community would not be so vibrant and strong if it were not for you, our members, so thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of this fast-growing online club.
Keep On Uke-In!
Jamie Houston - Founder
- One Less Tear – The BarnkickersShared by Jamie Houston [Founder - Love My Ukulele] | This is absolutely one of my most favourite ukulele songs! It is so happy and so catchy. I can’t get enough of listening to it. I hope you enjoy it too. Please rate it using the stars and leave a comment for The Barnkickers to [More]
- Blue UmbrellaShared and performed by Jim Johnson | Blue Umbrella by John Prine.
- That’s Why They Call Me ShinePerformed by John Bianchi | Written in 1910, lyrics by Cecil Mack and Lew Brown and music by Ford Dabney, “That’s Why They Call Me Shine” became a jazz standard. Nowadays, it may be hard to sing these lyrics, which are seemingly rooted in the ‘coon song’ tradition, but for 1910, “Shine’s” theme was a [More]
- A Good LoverJames Hill and Anne Janelle play this beautiful song live in an empty penthouse suite in Toronto, Canada.
- The best ukulele lessonShared By Keith Lightfoot | Easy to follow and learn ukulele training video … teaches how to play “A little help from my friends” made famous by The Beatles and Joe Cocker … includes singing and strumming ideas … plus other useful tips.
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Local Screening of Ukulele Film in Wellington, New Zealand
We have just secured screening rights to the ukulele documentary "Under the Boardwalk - A Ukulele Love Story". A film starring the ukulele club of Santa Cruz (California) the largest ukulele club in the world!
ONE SCREENING ONLY - Tuesday March 4th @ 8pm
CLICK HERE for all the details and to buy your tickets. Seats are limited so get in quickly. Why not get together with your uke club and all come along.
There will be prizes to win and heaps of other uke enthusiasts to meet!
HOT TIP! - come early (from 7.15pm) to check out the display of ukuleles and accessories for sale.
Leather Ukulele Straps
Limited Edition Calligraphy Tee
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