Left Hand Finger Dexterity Exercise: Ukulele Mike

Scales can often seem a chore but Ukulele Mike demonstrates a relatively simple exercise that will strengthen and improve the flexibility of your left-hand fingers.  This looks like an exercise that will make a difference while being easy to learn for beginners and for those with less flexible hands.

Street Musicians Carl Scott and Eddie Thomas

Simple instruments yet complex rhythms from two street performers of the late 1920s.  Carl Scott and Eddie Thomas demonstrate that all you need is a ukulele and some household items to make exciting music.  Bit hard to do this with a modern coffee pot and washboards are not easy to find these days.  But with a bit of imagination you can make music using all kinds of ordinary items without lot’s of expensive technology.

Folk Uke: California Stars

The duo Folk Uke:  Arlo Guthrie’s daughter, Cathy on ukulele and Willie Nelson’s Daughter, Amy on folk guitar perform California Stars, a song with the lyrics of Woody Guthrie and the music of Jay Bennett and Jeff Tweedy (members of Wilco).  This beautiful version was from a live performance in 2016.  Folk Uke were recently in Victoria for The Port Fairy Folk Festival and a Melbourne concert.