Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • August Happenings at the Southern Ukulele Store

    So here we are again; about to dive head first into August and all that comes with the 8th month of the year. July has been a great month for us at SUS as we finally had long awaited deliveries from Pono, Risa, Goldtone, Anuenue and Kala. The CITES restrictions...
  • Rock ukulele tabs and chords

  • SUS in July 2017..

    Happenings in July In the 22nd July it's Uke Fest Essex. This is a free event (though workshops are £15), featuring Ben Rouse, Opera-lele, Phillipa Leigh, The D'Ukes, and me and Ian  Emmerson. http://ukefest-essex.co.uk Shameless plug! I'll be playing with Ian Emmerson in London and Shrewsbury in July. Fri 21st July:  Chat's Palace, Hackney http://chatspalace.com/events/phil-doleman-ian-emmerson/ Sun 23rd July: Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/music/phil-doleman-ian-emmerson Around the World In July you'll also find; July 7th 9th: Rocky Mountain Uke Fest, Colorado, with Kevin Carroll.  http://rockymountainukefest.com July 14th 16th Uke U, Bend Oregon, with Lil' Rev, Jim D'Ville, Aaron and Nicole Keim,  Danielle Ate The Sandwich and lots more. http://ukeu.info July 16th The 47th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii, with Ohta San, Herb Ohta Jr. and  lots more, including Roy Sakuma's 700 piece Ukulele Band! http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org July's playing tip Be aware. This might sound obvious, but it's very easy when you're reading a sheet,  trying to remember the next chord or are just generally bogged down in the  technicalities of operating your instrument to forget to listen to the music you and  those you are playing with are making. Ask yourself; am I feeling the  beat?  Am I 'in sync' with everyone else? Am I aware of where I am in the song? When is the  ending coming, and how am I going to finish? We've all been in a session where  someone is playing very loud and out of time, or is late with every chord change,  or where someone carries on after the final chord has been hit.  Don't let it be you! Chord of the month A nice easy easy one to play this month, but one that's very effective. C augmented  crops up in the chorus of The Beatles' “All My Loving”, in between an Am and a C,  creating lovely descending line. It's a pattern the Fab Four were very fond of.  You can use it as an ascending pattern too, which happens in John Lennon's  “Just Like Starting Over” (if youplay it in C!) and even in Food, Glorious Food  from Oliver (on the 'Is it worth the waiting for, if we live 'til eighty four?' line)!  Given the oft-mentioned Beatles influence on the band Oasis,  it's hardly surprising then that we find this chord in their songs, too.  “Let There Be Love” uses a C to Caug change several timesat the very beginning.   All the best, Phil www.phildoleman.co.uk

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Kala Ukuleles In-Depth
Everyone has heard of Kala Ukuleles but what do they sound like? Join us in a new series of comparison videos where we compare as many different Kala Ukuleles as possible.
What Concert strings do you like?
If you like to dabble with different Ukulele strings check out our recent Concert Ukulele string comparison video covering Martin, Ernie Ball, DR, Fremont and Worth browns.
Kanile'a Custom SUS models
After more than two years of development - we quietly launched our Custom model Kanile'a Ukulele last week. We honestly are in love with them and we hope you do too. Alex and Phil took them for a test ride, check it out...
Takumi
Several absolutely stunning Japanese made Takumi Koa Ukuleles arrived recently - check them out on our youtube channel...


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