The answer is, not much, but if you are serious about playing, an extra $980 is probably worth it. In this video George Elmes compares his super cheap yellow starter uke with his most recent uke purchase, a $1000 beauty. Listen to him play the same song on each uke. The expensive uke has a brighter sound, but the $20 uke sounds pretty good. Elmes says the expensive uke holds a tune better, has better action and intonation, and feels better to play, "however, you can still play a tune on this $20 yellow ukulele."
For me, it’s often the little things at Burning Man that touch me the most. It’s the understated art quietly sitting all alone on the playa that can really wow me. Like this piece I stumbled upon on one of my early morning bike rides. It immediately made me think of one of those emergency […]
Jeremy Messersmith writes, “I have a new record coming out on Friday and I’ve released it early as a songbook over at my website (free with an email). It’s called ’11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond.’ It has songs about kittens, unicorns, wealth redistribution, critical thinking, […]
Taimane, backed by Jonathan and Jazzy, perform at a benefit on Hawai’i’s north shore for Music in Elementary Schools — Tamaine performs her signature flamenco uke style, which goes well beyond gimmick and into a badass, shredding marvel that is as fantastic to watch as it is to listen to.
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There’s overwhelming support for clean energy, and the planet is giving us more reasons to invest in renewable power sources with every passing year. Even in the most inhospitable areas, wind and solar can provide a good chunk of our power, if not all of it. So why aren’t we all taking advantage of it? […]