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Prelude
Riding the Ukulele Wave... Almost. | The current "wave" of ukulele enthusiasm is not a wave at all. It's a swell. You can't ride a swell.
Ideas & Letters
Sound Board | Ukulele Yes! readers write.
Ukulele Reports
In the Uke Loop | Gaby Thomasz on Thursday Island; Linda Moyer in Haines, Alsask, U. S. A.; Angela Dwyer-James in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Interview: Melanie Doane
Back to the Future | A Juno-award, a gold record and four top-40 singles later, Melanie Doane returns to her ukulele roots. Find out why the singer/songwriter is playing – and teaching – so much ukulele these days.
Ukulele Big Band: A How-To Guide
By James Hill
A Fresh Approach to Ensemble Playing | I often hear the following comment from ukulele enthusiasts: "I play in a ukulele jam – which I enjoy – but I'm looking for fun arrangements that have multiple parts." Well, here's something new for your ukulele jam and/or ensemble: Ukulele Big Band.
Free Arrangement!
This Little Light of Mine: Shout Chorus | A beginner / intermediate-level "shout chorus" for ukulele big band. Combine with the arrangement from last issue to get a full big band arrangement for free! Free score and audio!
Pedagogy Corner
Slurring Your Syncopations | Use simple exercises to teach your students how to do left-hand pulloffs. Then apply the technique in the shout chorus to This Little Light of Mine.
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In This Issue: PRELUDE IDEAS & LETTERS UKULELE REPORTS INTERVIEW FEATURE ARTICLE FREE ARRANGEMENT PEDAGOGY CORNER