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Ukulele News

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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Ukulele Jump Start Goes #1 On Kindle!

If you’re looking for a fun way to practice and improve your ukulele chord knowledge, check out BeatNik’s Ukulele Jump Start – an interactive quizbook for Amazon Kindle. So what’s an “interactive quizbook”, exactly? Well, this unique ebook acts more like an app than a book, allowing you to test your uke-chordsmanship with, or without, … Continue reading »

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BeatNik’s Store Is Now Open!

I’m happy to announce that there is now a central place to find all of BeatNik’s Ukulele products, bundles and now – gift certificates! Just click the “Store” link in the top menu, or CLICK HERE!   And don’t forget to share the store link with your uke-axe wielding friends!

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Get Some Ukulele Love

Okay, so I try to stay pretty up-to-date on what’s happening in the internets, outernets and even the undernets. But somehow, the awesomeness that is escaped my all-seeing eye until this week. So, I’m building a cool new ukulele ‘zine there – it’s called Ukulele Love. I hope you’ll all check it out and … Continue reading »

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Ian Whitcomb – Ukulele Hero

Ian Whitcomb is a ukulele legend. I recently saw him performing at the Coffee Gallery here in L.A., and he was funny, charming and very entertaining. There is a great article about him in this week’s (cover story!) Pasadena Weekly. You can read it HERE. He also has a new book out called Ukulele Heroes, … Continue reading »

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Ukulele of the Future – Futulele?

This just in… There’s a new ukulele coming, one that can surf the web, check your email and even take your calls. It’s called the [sociallocker]Futulele from Amidio, Inc., and it’s an app for your iPad. Or is it? Utilizing both an iPad and an iPhone in a custom case, the Fututlele is actually an … Continue reading »

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Ukulele Still Going Strong

Here is a nice article about the popularity of ukulele from the U.K.’s The National:

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Ukulele Train Keeps-a-Rollin

More ukulele from Train on new album! According to Billboard, at least one song on the new album will be blessed by ukulele: (Pat) Monahan adds, after the success of “Hey, Soul Sister,” the new batch of material already includes a ukulele part in the track “The Least I Can Do,” though he acknowledges a … Continue reading »

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Happy National Ukulele Day!!!

Today, May 2nd, is National Ukulele Day! In honor of our beloved instrument, please join Mike Upton, President of Kala Ukulele, as he discusses the history of the Ukulele. Enjoy!!!

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Ukulele: Hip and Getting Hipper!

Check out this great article from the NYTimes, featuring information about ukulele hipsters such as Amanda Palmer, Train, and of course, Eddie Vedder: Ukulele Crazy  

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