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Two Years Later...
By James Hill

Welcome to the Spring 2011 issue of Ukulele Yes!. This issue has plenty of springtime goodies for all, starting with a feature article by Gordon and Char Mayer of Mya-Moe Ukuleles about how to take care of your ukulele and how to repair minor damage (great tips for any teacher who has ever heard "my tuners keep slipping" or "my strings are buzzing!"). We also have an interview with ukulelist/teacher/bassist Steve Boisen and a free arrangement of the Peter, Paul and Mary hit The Cruel War.

Video: Peter, Paul and Mary perform The Cruel War.

There's also a pedagogy corner article by yours truly that carries on where this column left off. Two years later, what began as a short list of popular hits that also happen to be traditional songs has blossomed into a new book called Great Popular Songs, a collection of traditional songs that have been recorded by some of the greatest popular artists of all time. It's the best way to teach songs that are "cool" and that have stood the test of time. A great way to have your cake and eat it too!

Finally, Ukulele Yes! is co-sponsoring two upcoming ukulele events: The JHUI Ukulele Teacher Certification Program in August, 2011 and The Langley Ukulele Workshop in October, 2011. Click here for more about these events. Hope to see you there!

Uke on!

James Hill
Editor, Ukulele Yes!

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