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Scott S.
08-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Pardon me if this has been talked about before, but I came across what looks like some good instruction for uke newbys like myself. Kate Power and Steve Einhorn from Portland, OR have put together a two DVD set which teaches strumming, chords and fingerpicking for beginners. I just ordered this and saw that the DVD set is currently on sale at Homespun. I have no affilition with them, but thought other new uke players might want to take a look:

http://www.homespuntapes.com/Instructors/kate-power-and-steve-einhorn/you-can-play-the-uke-2-dvd-set

shrink9
08-20-2011, 04:51 PM
I agree that these are wonderful DVDs for beginner/early intermediate players. They do a great job--best instruction videos I found.

PhilUSAFRet
08-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks for sharing

Scott S.
08-20-2011, 07:51 PM
Thanks for sharing

You're welcome. There seems to be a fair amount of that going one around here.

Vladim
08-21-2011, 05:04 AM
I watched a preview and was amazed to see what a uke Kate Power plays. It has two G- and A-strings. What kind of uke is that?

Scott S.
08-21-2011, 08:14 AM
Vladim, I think the uke she is playing is this 6-string uke made by Mya-Moe: http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/model%206%20string.php

The web site describes the 6-string as " part 12-string guitar, part harp, part mandolin and part ukulele". I'm sure it sounds wonderful, but I think it would be a challenge to fingerpick. Strumming is probably where it excells.

kaizersoza
08-21-2011, 09:06 AM
both ukes in the preview are stunning but i would probably have to remortgage the house to buy one

ksiegel
08-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Vladim, I think the uke she is playing is this 6-string uke made by Mya-Moe: http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/model%206%20string.php

The web site describes the 6-string as " part 12-string guitar, part harp, part mandolin and part ukulele". I'm sure it sounds wonderful, but I think it would be a challenge to fingerpick. Strumming is probably where it excells.

Can't speak for the Mya-Moe, but Gillian on the forum has a Kamaka 6 string tenor, which she allowed me to play. It is a joy to finger pick, as well as strum. (But then, I used to finger pick the 12-string guitar, many many years ago....)

... -kurt

Scott S.
08-21-2011, 10:29 AM
Can't speak for the Mya-Moe, but Gillian on the forum has a Kamaka 6 string tenor, which she allowed me to play. It is a joy to finger pick, as well as strum. (But then, I used to finger pick the 12-string guitar, many many years ago....)

... -kurt

I'll bet they sound wonderful. Years ago I had a nice 12-string guitar, but never spent the time getting proficient at fingerpicking it. But I love the full sound of paired strings. Now I'm wondering however, why were the C and A courses picked for extra strings for ukulele?