Written by Holly Rudin-Braschi

Ukulele virtuoso, Jeff Peterson
“talks story” with Holly about his life and career in Music.
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First Uke Lesson
Everything you need to know about how to start playing your new uke!
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Syncopated Rhythms
When most people hear syncopation, they don’t know exactly why they’re hooked, but they love the catchy, hypnotic beat. Learn the basics in Holly’s tutorial video and article.
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A Spirit of Sharing and Giving
Ukulele Guild of Hawaii founder Mike Chock talks about the vital group’s more than two-decade history.
By Holly Rudin-Braschi
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Big Island HUG
an Interview with Ukulele and Guitar luthier, Robert Yates – Learn why Robert Yates, owner of HUG believes “quality doesn’t have to be expensive”.
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George Kahumoku Jr., Renaissance Man and Slack Key Virtuoso!
Holly’s interview and slack key tutorial features the first ever transcription of “Meleana e”.
Click this link for a video of Uncle George playing the transcription.
Click this link for the accompanying article.

Tip Sheet
Top musicians at George Kahumoku’s
Maui Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop offer
advice for players at every level.
Story by Holly Rudin-Brasch! Photos by Scott Hillman

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