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Ukulele Lately Ep. 15: Artist Highlight (Trench, 3T2H, DATS, Ukulele Teacher) & Audio Software

This week’s episode seeks to make up for the long delay since last post by doing four artist highlights: Trench, 3T2H, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, and the Ukulele Teacher; along with part two of audio software.

Shout-outs were given to Malc (for part two of his audio recording software question) and Walter (who will hopefully be available as a “field reporter” for the Reno Uke Festival happening 4/24 – 4/27).

Links referenced during the show:
6th Annual Reno Uke Festival
Trench: Vine Profile
3T2H: L’Autostop and Djangology au ukulele manouche
Danielle Ate the Sandwich: Dream A Little Dream Of Me and Website
Ukulele Teacher: YouTube Channel and Postcards from Italy
Adobe Audition
Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid (Full Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate, so if you purchase a Blue microphone via this link, I will get a commission.)

So this is Boy...creative name, eh?
So this is Boy…creative name, eh?

Don’t forget to rate/review the podcast at iTunesStitcher or Podbay. After you listen, leave a comment or any suggestions you have below in the comments section. You can also email me at lweldy@ukulelelately.com or follow me on Twitter @UkeLately.

Thanks for tuning in and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!


Ukulele Lately Ep. 11: Artist Highlight (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Elissa Bruce) & Strap Happy

This week’s episode is a couple of days late, but here nonetheless! We focused on two artists (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Elissa Bruce), along with the option of using a strap for your ukulele. Part of the strap discussion referenced another ukulele podcast called OokTown Ukulele Podcast.

Shout-Out was given to Dylan Stanley. Thanks for the encouragement Dylan!

Links referenced on the show:
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Website and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Elissa Bruce: Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Hix Brothers Music: Ukulele Straps
OokTown Ukulele Podcast

After listening to the episode, be sure to leave any comments, suggestions, or just your own personal uke story, in the comments section below. If you could, please rate/review the podcast at iTunes and/or Stitcher. Follow me on Twitter: @UkeLately for updates or just to stay connected.

Thanks for tuning in, and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

Ukulele Lately Ep. 10: Artist Highlight (Lisa Hannigan; Me?) & Ukulele Tricks

This week’s episode focused on one artist Lisa Hannigan and one pseudo-artist, myself! There was also a spotlight given to Brett McQueen and his help with the uke community through his website Ukulele Tricks.

Shout-out was given to my oldest niece, Lauren who suggested way back in the beginning that I play my own original song on one of the episodes. I hope you all enjoy this creepy-funny song, The Stalker Song. If not, well we’ll blame Lauren. 😉 Sorry for the poor quality in the recording!

Links referenced during the show:
Lisa Hannigan: Website and I Don’t Know and Blue Moon Cover
Brett McQueen: Ukulele Tricks and YouTube Channel

I celebrated this tenth episode with ten sound clips focused on that number or words beginning with “ten”.  Here’s the list in case you didn’t recognize them:
1) Ten Commandments (Movie)
2) The Tennessee Waltz
3) Kid Snippets Math Class
4) Speaker Boehner
5) 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
6) Rin Tin TIn
7) Tenacious D Tribute
8) The Adventures of Tintin
9) 10 Things I Hate About You
10) Mama and Daddy (singing in church…dear to my heart as my dad was near death two summers ago, in need of a liver transplant)

Be sure to leave artist suggestions or your own uke tips in the comments below. You can go to iTunes or Stitcher and subscribe to the podcast. If you would also rate/review it, that would be greatly appreciated. Follow me on twitter @UkeLately or send me an email at lweldy@ukulelelately.com.

Thanks so much for tuning in and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

Ukulele Lately Ep. 9: Artist Highlight (Sophie Madeleine, Kalei Gamiao) & Strumming in Time

This week’s episode focused on two artists: Sophie Madeleine and Kalei Gamiao, plus the difficulty I have in strumming with in time.

Shout-out given to “Sones” as he/she has begun taking uke lessons. Uke on! 😉

Links referenced during the show:

Sophie Madeleine: Bei Mir Bist Du Schon and 30 Covers in 30 Days
Kalei Gamiao: Royals Cover and Mach 4**
Hawaii Music Supply: YouTube Channel and Website

Two extras since in honor of the Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Dean Martin Show

Thanks so much for stopping by. After you’ve listened to the episode, feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion below. Don’t forget to subscribe for updates/episodes either here or through iTunes and/or Stitcher. You can also follow me on Twitter: @UkeLately or send me an email: lweldy@ukulelelately.com

Thanks for tuning in, and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

**Correction** I mistakenly called it Mach 5 in the episode

Ukulele Lately Ep. 8: Artist Highlight (James Hill; Agathe and Fine) & Baritone Tuning

This week’s episode included two artist highlights: James Hill, Agathe and Fine) along with a tuning reminder for Baritone ukuleles.

Shout-outs were given to Patrik from Sweden (for his heads up about artist James Hill) and Mylinda (for her first ukulele purchase).

Links referenced during the show:
James Hill Websites: Personal and Ukulele in the Classroom
James Hill YouTube: Billie JeanChopsticks
Agathe Peyrat YouTube: Channel and Postcards from Italy
Josephine Stephenson’s Website
Ukulele Hunt: Ukulele Tuning
My YouTube Channel videos with Mylinda: Tonight You Belong To MeWhat Are You Doing New Year’s EveFalling Slowly

Forgot to mention this in the show, but I also uploaded another video for the Bushman Ukulele Contest: Love Me Tender. Check it out and please vote! 😉

After you listen to the show, feel free to leave a comment or suggestion below; rate the show on iTunes or Stitcher; or follow me on Twitter (@UkeLately).

Thanks for tuning in and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

Ukulele Lately Ep. 7: My WOTE Experience, Stitcher, & Just Keep Strumming

This week’s episode includes a recap of my experience in Milwaukee last weekend seeing Walk Off The Earth in concert at the Pabst Theater. I also discussed another avenue for podcast subscription (especially via cars) through Stitcher. A final encouragement was given to ukulele beginners to just keep strumming.

Shout-outs came in triplicate this week to my mama, my brother, and a college friend!

Links mention during this podcast:
P&G Thank You Commercials for Olympics
Safe House Restaurant
Walk Off The EarthLittle Boxes YouTube Video

WOTE in concert at the Pabst Theater
WOTE in concert at the Pabst Theater

After you’ve listened to this week’s episode, feel free to leave any feedback in the comments below or go to iTunes and rate/review the podcast there.

Thanks for tuning in and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

Ukulele Lately Ep. 4: Strumming Options & My First Guest!

As I was home with family for Christmas/New Year’s, this week’s episode involved a quick discussion about strumming options (using your hand or a pick).

Shout-out given to Julie, who commented on the blog that she had discovered the ukulele in a similar way to my own discovery. She now owns seven! If you haven’t seen the video we both saw, then you need to stop what you’re doing right now and watch it. I’m serious. It’s the first link listed below…

Links referenced in the show:
Jake Shimabukuro: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Jake Shimabukuro: Strumming & Plucking Technique (This link is mainly to give you a visual of what I discussed about using a wrist “flick” motion while strumming. This guy is a pro, so don’t get too discouraged if unable to mimic his strumming styles…we all start somewhere, eh?)
Myself and a Friend: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (Cover) (This is a cute song I learned a few months ago; it may add a little humor to your day too.)

Welcomed my first guest on the show…my brother, Chad! If you noticed better quality to this week’s episode it’s because I was using his company’s podcast equipment. He wanted to give it a test run, and I was pleased to be his guinea pig. Thanks Chad! Actually, this whole episode seemed to be a family affair as my mother provided audio for my episode intro. Thanks Mama!

My oldest brother, Chad, on the left and third oldest brother, Scott, working the sound board.
My brothers: Chad (on the left) and Scott (working the sound board).

I also tested out a new tag-line for the podcast! Thanks to the suggestions from a few listeners, I was able to combine a few ideas. Tell me what you think of the new tag-line (and any other thoughts you may have) by leaving a comment below.

Hope you have a Happy New Year. Thanks so much for tuning in, and here’s hoping that you…stay in tune!

Ukulele Lately Ep. 3: Fruity Ukuladies & Strumming or Plucking

The topics for this week’s episode focused on highlighting the musical group Fruity Ukuladies and an overview of strumming and plucking technique.

Shout-out given to, Janie, who commented on the blog and asked a question on how to subscribe to the blog and/or podcast. Check out the sidebar menus to subscribe by email, or you can also go to iTunes to subscribe to the podcast.

Still on the look out for help with a tagline for the podcast…help!

Helpful links referenced during this episode:
Fruity Ukuladies YouTube Channel and YouTube Channel for Kids
Ukulele-Tabs Strumming Patterns
Silent Night Video with Strumming & Plucking

Thanks for listening to Ukulele Lately!

Me finalizing Ukulele Lately Ep. 3 while the rest of the clan plays the awesome game Set!
Me finalizing Ukulele Lately Ep. 3 while the rest of the clan plays the awesome game Set!