Category Archives: Ukuleles

LEGO Ukulele

After planning, gathering the parts, and designing this ukulele, I was finally able to start  build this LEGO ukulele.

Here is the ukulele before I glued the top on.  As you can see in the picture, I followed the traditional building method and installed bracing on the top and back.

This is the completed ukulele with Strings.

Any idea why I used these shirts for this picture?

I hired a new setup technician to help me adjust the string action.

 

Here is a video about the building of the LEGO ukulele.  Towards the end there is a playing demo.

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Utah Uke Fest – 2019

I had a great time at this year’s Utah Uke Fest.  I taught a workshop where we made fretboard keychains.  I then played two songs at the main evening concert.

Fretboard Keychain Workshop:

Concert songs:

https://www.utahukefest.org/

The Charm of Pismo Ukulele

I’m not exactly sure how it happened.  How I found the channel.  I mean, where is the start of a circle?  Where does the answer exist before the question is asked?

It’s as if I awoke from a slumber, struggled to see through blurry eyes, then everything finally  became clear.

I found Pismo Ukulele.

Pismo Ukulele claims to merely offer “easy and simple ukulele tips and trick for the pre-beginner”.  And it does do that…in spades.  But he also presents material that challenges paradigms of conventional ukulele groupthink.  Part time traveler, part ukulele sage, part Kaufman.

I subscribe to a lot of ukulele channels, but I always make time to partake of Pismo’s latest offerings.

Pismo Ukulele YouTube

Let’s get him to 200 subscribers!

Scott Huddleston Music and Avocado Trees

Scott has a great YouTube channel that features awesome songs. He asked for song suggestions, so I asked for Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Scuddleston YouTube

He made a great version, and even gave Circuits and Strings a shoutout.

Scott also started a channel where he is documenting his quest to grow an avocado tree. His accent, the subject matter, and the theme song all make it a winner. Go and subscribe.

SCOTT GROWS AN AVOCADO TREE