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Blues Up Your Ukulele with Lil’ Rev’s Lessons from Lead Belly March 20 2018

Lead Belly’s life story has been told many times elsewhere, so instead, I’d like to share important tips that ukulele players can—and should—learn from the legendary folk-blues musician.

Learn to Play the Tremolo Technique on Ukulele November 20 2017

The tremolo technique, as it is played on nylon-stringed instruments like the classical guitar, flamenco guitar, and yes, the ukulele, is very special technique of single-string repetitions that is usually combined with a thumb arpeggio outlining the harmony. When played smoothly and with just enough speed, this pattern creates the illusion of a duet.


With 3 Movable Ukulele Chord Shapes, You Can Play Millions of Songs August 28 2017

Employing the movable nut system will not only open up the fingerboard to playing in all keys, it’s also the starting point for learning to play extended chords, chord inversions, scales, and more.


EXPIRED—Back Issue Blow-Out! January 01 2017

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It's a holiday sale-bration! In honor of this season of giving, we will be offering all of our magazine back issues for over 60% off! Flesh out that collection, delve into all of the fascinating histories and stories of unique ukers, makers, and culture shakers, or pile up all of the valuable tips and lessons from the pros; whatever the reason, now is the time to grab the magazines you keep meaning to and stock up for all of that hunkering down for winter. 

Use coupon code UKBIBO16 upon checkout to claim your discount!

Offer valid until 1/2/2017 at midnight PST, or while supplies last. Standard shipping & handling rates apply.

 

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EXPIRED—Fabulous Fall Flash Sale Extended! October 15 2016

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Fall is here, our store has been restocked with goodies, and it’s time to settle in for the upcoming months of a crazy holiday schedule. So, what better way to prepare than with a sale? Put yourself first this weekend and get in on the ukulele fun! For this weekend only, when you spend $25 on products in the Ukulele Store (shipping not included), you will get a package of complimentary tenor ukulele strings from GHS Strings. Because we want you to get rockin’ with your uke in tip top shape!

But, hurry! Because only the first 60 people will get a package of strings this weekend.

 

Offer valid until 10/16/2016 at midnight PST, or while supplies last. Standard shipping & handling rates apply.

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EXPIRED—A Smashing Summer Sale! August 13 2016

 

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Summer is in full swing: everyone is barbecuing, taking vacations, attending street festivals, and enjoying the warm weather and bright sun. We've been doing that, too, but we are also looking to the next big thing: fall. Our little store will be getting some brand new items in stock over the coming months so, in order to make room, we're throwing a huge blow out sale!

From now until August 15th, you can get anything listed in our Summer Sale collection for a sweet discounted price. We are offering slashed prices ranging from 42% to about 70% on a spectrum of items that will definitely add some charm to your summer adventures! Get that set of coasters for your next party, snazz up your outdoor seating with some tropical pillows, or toast the balmy evening with a tiki glass! Whatever it is that catches your eye, get it now while you can.

Offer valid until 8/15/2016 at midnight PST, or while supplies last. Standard shipping & handling rates apply.

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EXPIRED—Flash Sale! It's a 4th of July Sale-Bration! July 02 2016

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Join us this weekend as we celebrate the birth of our nation! And, since we're always up for a party, we've pulled together a list of items that we felt captured the feeling of the 4th. 

We recommend a Waterman ukulele to play all of the fun music that brings people together, wearing one of our red, white, or blue uke shirts for a flare of patriotism, slathering on the sunscreen (because we don't want your face as red as that flag), and grabbing a bag to lug all of your gear around. Plus, you probably need to bake some all-American chocolate chip cookies, so we tossed our cookie cutter in there, too.

Whatever item you decide suits your party, make sure to check out the rest of our Flash Sale picks in our July 4th Sale-Bration collection because, for this weekend only, every item in this collection is 15% off! Just use the code 4THFLASH upon checkout to redeem your discount.

Offer valid until 7/4/2016 at midnight PST, or while supplies last. Standard shipping & handling rates apply.

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A Little Slice of Heaven—The New Egg Slicer! June 22 2016

Imagine it: there you are, standing in the kitchen, making a big beautiful salad and you grab the hardboiled egg but, gasp! No way to cut it into beautiful even slices. What do you do? Instead of taking up precious time to carefully cut your egg with a knife (time that you could use for enjoying your meal), grab the new handy-dandy egg slicer! Because, not only is it useful, but it's totally shaped like a ukulele.

Measuring approximately 9" long and 3.5" wide, this little uke will help make your kitchen much more musically inclined. And, whenever you're in a slicing pinch, grab your ukulele and go! It's the best thing since sliced bread. As our editor so eloquently said, "I didn't even know I needed this, but now it's all I want!"

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The Watermans are Here June 01 2016

It's been a long time comin', but we made the plunge: the Ukulele store now has the soprano Waterman ukes in stock!

 

Available in three colors (pink, yellow, and glow-in-the-dark aqua) these cheerful little ukes are perfect for taking on your next road trip or beach day; lightweight, plastic, and full of retro charm you can make playing accessible any time! Make sure to read our review and watch our video about this little "take anywhere" uke.

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EXPIRED—Chord Cubes on Sale! May 23 2016

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Sometimes we all need an excuse to play like a kid again, so we created the perfect enticement for you: get a set of Chord Cubes for only $25 (reduced from $35) starting May 23rd and running until May 29th, 2016!

We recommend giving the blocks a toss to see what cubes land where and try playing what appears; it's a fun exercise that could lead to some awesome songwriting and some serious giggles. Or, get a set to encourage a younger uker to start playing more! However these blocks can help with the uking life, Chord Cubes are sure to please. And, now with a savings of almost 30%, your wallet will be happier, too!

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