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Author Archives: BeatNik

About BeatNik

BeatNik is a 21st century bohemian: animator, game developer, artist, and super ukulele geek! He also is a new dad, and owns and operates http://UkeCanPlay.com!

Here’s The Best Ukulele-Playing Pro Wrestler You’ll See Today

Here’s a hidden talent from one of the biggest guys on the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster. WARNING: This footage is extremely soothing. Source: uproxx.com You can take the wrestler out of the island, but you can’t take the island out of the wrestler! See on Scoop.it – Ukulele Love by BeatNik

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91-year-old Ottawa woman takes up the ukulele (with video)

She proudly calls herself an “old folkie” and, with her late husband, Gil, hosted countless hootenannies — singalongs — over the decades in the living room of their Ottawa home. But Helen Levine wa… Source: ottawacitizen.com See on Scoop.it – Ukulele Love by BeatNik

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele

The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival. Source: www.theatlantic.com Great in-depth article on the history of ukulele, with some of the classic, must-see videos! See on Scoop.it – Ukulele Love by BeatNik

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Ukuleles Are One Of 13 Random Things Guys Can Hold That Make Them Look Hotter

Ukuleles: Why: Due to a decade-long viral marketing campaign called “Zooey Deschanel,” we associate the ukulele with quirkiness, off-beat interests, and sensitivity. What You Think: “He’s sensitive! He’s expressive! We could form a band and tour the world, like that extremely twee two-person band from the Hyundai commercials!” Source: www.bustle.com Ukulele = Hotness. Lesson learned.  See … Continue reading »

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Ukulele Besties: And the winner is…

Congratulations to Robert Porembski! Robert collected a total of 569 votes in the Ukulele Besties contest on our UkeCanPlay Facebook Page, and won himself a SWEEEEET Kala ukulele package that includes all three of the best-selling BeatNik uke products! Here is that winning photo of Robert: Once Robert received the prize, he immediately set out … Continue reading »

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Kelly Clarkson rocks out ukulele at Musicians on Call event in NYC

The 32-year-old welcomed daughter River five months ago Source: www.dailymail.co.uk "It turns out the tiny guitars were actually MOC award statuettes granted to Kelly and EVP of Republic Records Charlie Walk." -More fun than a statuette, too! See on Scoop.it – Ukulele Love by BeatNik

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‘Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Talks About Bruce Lee, TED Talks and the Future of the ‘Ukulele

Since becoming a father two years ago, lightning-fingered ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro doesn’t spend quite as much time on the road as he used to. Now he travels just seven months out of the year, with a quick trip home every three weeks or so. HONOLULU Magazine caught up with him during a brief recent … Continue reading »

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Ukulele Besties Photo Contest!

Are ready to win a sweet ukulele? How about all THREE of my software products? Okay, I’ll throw in a case, a tuner, Aquila strings (the best!) and some other bonuses… NOW are you ready? It’s easy to enter – just take a cool picture of you and your significant other (your ukulele, I mean). … Continue reading »

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Recording music is easier with the UkeSB from Lanikai

My husband, Butch, helped me review the Squire by Fender USB guitar a few years ago, and he found that it made recording music in GarageBand much simpler because he didn’t have to have some sort of…

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Put your ukulele in a sling

See on Scoop.it – Ukulele Love by BeatNik I’ve wanted to play guitar for years, but I just cannot seem to get the hang of it.  I finally decided to take a page from Julie’s ukulele book and thought I’d try one in the hopes that I could man… Nick Night‘s insight: Love the Mobius concept! … Continue reading »

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