Thursday, September 19, 2002

Friday, September 13, 2002

An elementary schoolteacher "swears ukuleles are key to improving student achievement."
For 15 consecutive years, she says she has witnessed an unmistakable connection between her second-graders' ability to master the instrument and their ability to master their schoolwork. "When I start doing my ukulele unit in January, my [students'] math and reading scores start jumping up -- every doggone time," she said. "It's like clockwork. That's why I know it works."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Here's a nice review of the debut issue of The Ukulele Occasional in the San Francisco Examiner.

Uke fans will eat it up. During the past decade or so, the small four-string guitar has attracted a large number of serious musicians but also a lot of people who like the instrument because it seems less daunting (and more portable) than the six-string guitar. Like most musical-instrument fans, uke players seem to love arcana. And they relish the novelty aspects of ukedom, although some say they could do without the kitsch. Whatever. The Occasional feeds these passions.

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Thursday, September 05, 2002

A uke extravaganze called Ukelooza will be at the Re-Bar in Seattle at 1114 Howell St. on Monday, September 9th. Doors open at 7 pm. Link (Thanks, Gary!)
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