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pakhan
11-11-2013, 02:12 AM
Dear friends,

I've been working with a lot of talented folks to produce a Ukulele magazine. We've called it Ukulele Rhythms (http://www.ukulelerhythms.com/) and we've just published the preview issue- it is entirely free to read! For the preview issue, we are very lucky to have contributions from Kimo Hussey, Sarah Maisel, Kevin Carroll, Jose Bernardo and Jim Tranquada. We've also interviewed Chuck Moore and Larry Robinson to bring you as high quality content as we can get!

We would love your opinions on the magazine- and any feedback on how we can improve.

The issue can be viewed online here (http://issuu.com/ukulelerhythms/docs/ukulele_rhythms) Or

you may wish to download the entire PDF file, through a simple signup process here. (http://www.ukulelerhythms.com/sign-up-for-preview-issue-downloads/)

We hope you enjoy the preview issue.

Warmest regards,
Terence

ukemunga
11-11-2013, 02:37 AM
Very nicely done. Kudos.

Captain America
11-11-2013, 03:01 AM
Looks very nice; good contributors. I think the compelling thing you've got here are good photos. Hope you advance to a print version soon!

Jim Hanks
11-11-2013, 03:11 AM
Whoa! Just flipped through it as I have to get to work but I can tell i will be going back to read it all. BTW, I found the picture on page 17 to be particularly intereresting after an article on right hand technique. :p

vanflynn
11-11-2013, 05:05 AM
Super job. Look forward to the next issue

JulianUker
11-11-2013, 05:16 AM
Nicely done!

PhilUSAFRet
11-11-2013, 05:53 AM
Thanks for sharing. If that was a printed magazine, the cost would be very high as magazine subscriptions go. I think I'll subscribe.

Ukulele Eddie
11-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Looks great and very informative. I love the digital format so that I can keep them on my iPad for perusal at any time.

I have an idea for you. I have been enjoying so many great photos of gorgeous ukes I was thinking about contacting some of the noteworthy's to contribute photos to a uke calendar for 2014. I know it's late for such a project but with digital these days timelines are compressed. Might be a great project for you to help promote the new mag. I suspect a lot of people in this forum would enjoy a uke calendar with high quality photos.

alanjang
11-11-2013, 06:20 AM
Great look and feel along with a nice mix of content. Nice job!

flyingace
11-11-2013, 06:48 AM
I enjoyed your magazine as well! as a professional designer who does print and digital magazines, I can understand the savings of doing digital only. But, I have yet to really enjoy reading magazines full time on my laptop or desktop. An iPad may be a better medium for me, but I don't have one. It would be great if you could do a print version but I understand if for cost reasons if digital is the best option.

Your design, photography and articles are all GREAT! Keep up the good work, I'll be a subscriber for sure!

sukie
11-11-2013, 08:17 AM
My ukulele is in your magazine!!!!!

Very nice magazine.

Steveperrywriter
11-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Way cool. Got my subscription ...

Steve

pakhan
11-11-2013, 01:08 PM
Aloha guys,

Thanks for the feedback! We're really humbled by the response we've gotten today.

Jim's spotted our little easter egg, as part of the fun of putting together the magazine, we try to have something for the eagle eyed reader to spot- like a reversed image of Kimo... I guess that is what happens when you stare at the same articles for too long.

Phil & Patrick have it totally correct- a print magazine would be prohibitively expensive unless we have many thousands of readers. Actually it isn't the print costs which are high, but the distribution costs (which often cost more than the actual magazine!).

However, if we can get enough subscribers, it is certainly something we can explore.

Warmest regards,
Terence

Hippie Dribble
11-11-2013, 01:09 PM
Absolutely wonderful Terence! In every aspect. Yes, I'm an old-schooler who enjoys the tactile sensation of having a copy in my hands but until such time as that is viable for you, I will treasure this. You have another subscriber brother, many thanks to all who have mad this first edition a reality.

ukemunga
11-11-2013, 02:27 PM
My ukulele is in your magazine!!!!!

Very nice magazine.

I noticed that. How cool!

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
11-11-2013, 02:27 PM
Looks great Terence. Well done mate. We here are all looking forward to many more issues :)

yncs50
11-11-2013, 02:48 PM
Looks fantastic!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-11-2013, 02:53 PM
Nice job Terence. BTW, there's another eater egg in there. I think you're allowed a dozen anyway. :)

Steedy
11-11-2013, 02:53 PM
Great magazine, Terence! You obviously put a lot of work into it. Count me in as a subscriber.

By the way, I'm still loving my Maestro Mango Concert ukulele from www.dreamukes.com (http://www.dreamukes.com)

mm stan
11-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Amazing job Terrace...best of luck in your magazine venture....

steel rider
11-11-2013, 05:12 PM
Fantastic! I will subscribe!

KoaDependent
11-11-2013, 05:12 PM
$10/year? That was an easy decision. Lots of interesting information and well-conducted interviews.

flyingace
11-11-2013, 05:20 PM
I am also now a subscriber! Keep up the great work. I look forward to future issues.

Luke El U
11-11-2013, 05:26 PM
Well it certainly is filled with images of beautiful ukuleles. The luthier info is interesting to me, since I know almost nothing about that. However, the music tips are mostly for beginners only. How about articles on advanced techniques and chops; tabs and notes for fingerstyle tunes or strumming patterns from the virtuosos; how to set up your uke for optimal intonation and action; string analyses, etc.
Maybe it's a Great Firewall issue since I'm in China, but I cannot get access to the free PDF site. Thanks for making such a beautiful magazine, I don't mean to complain, only offer up my concerns.

coolcow
11-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Great work! I subscribed....

teruterubouzu
11-12-2013, 01:44 AM
That was a great read. I subscribed too.

bhart
11-12-2013, 03:12 AM
Great magazine! Beautiful images. I can't wait to spend some time with it. Subscribed!

Captain America
11-12-2013, 03:52 AM
One above comment is something I would second: the buyers of your magazine clearly are not going to be (for the most part) people just doing uke for funnsies or beginners. It's more likely to be people who would actively seek out and benefit from the advanced instructional bits. Perhaps it would be easy enough to add digital files to the thing as well; recording tech is cheap.

I like the calendar idea. . . or perhaps there's a place for a Uke Porn project.

flailingfingers
11-12-2013, 03:57 AM
$10/year? That was an easy decision. Lots of interesting information and well-conducted interviews.
Agreed. I'm subscribed.

mailman
11-12-2013, 04:58 AM
Subscribed! I'm looking forward to the new read....

Brian W
11-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Beautifully done!! I am going to have to sign up for the subscription service. I don't mind the electronic format either, especially if it keeps your costs down.

Steveperrywriter
11-12-2013, 11:44 AM
So … the question is, me being a fast reader and already signed up and all, is … when is the next issue coming out … ? And quarterly is too long. Monthly. Weekly, maybe ...

Steve

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-12-2013, 03:21 PM
The Chuck Moore interview was a reprint from an industry publication but I didn't notice the credit for the other magazine. However, at least you seemed to have corrected all the typos from the original article.

Same publisher. I gave 'em rights to publish in both magazines.

pakhan
11-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Mahalo for the comments guys! We're really speechless and humbled by the awesome, positive responses we've received. Thank you.

Maybe I can answer the most common question first- what is the schedule for next year? We publish quarterly (although we'd love a monthly mag, I think we would go quite mad!!) so provisionally, end Jan, may, august, november.

Chuck (as usual) beat me to the punch, we publish the guitarbench magazine where the article was first published, as the interviewer was the same and Chuck very graciously gave us permission to publish in both mags, we didn't cross credit. We do try to be as sensitive to the copyrights as we can and although we have been okay so far, we will likely trip up in the future- do forgive us in advance!

There are a few Easter eggs- Kimo playing left handed when the article was on right hand technique was one- there are 3 more actually.... can you spot them?

We try to keep the magazine grounded in a board base as much as possible- so even though it is a high end, high quality presentation, we think that even entry level ukes deserve the same treatment, beginners articles too- we want to respect all facets and aspects of ukulele as much as we can, as equally as we can.

Warmest regards,
Terence

Masonguitars
11-13-2013, 01:59 PM
We'll done, Terence. I just subscribed, and I look forward to more issues next year.

Kevin Mason
masonguitars.net

ejhuang
11-13-2013, 09:27 PM
Simply outstanding! Many thanks and I've subscribed as well.

Eric

Mrukulelecraig
11-14-2013, 01:50 AM
Nicely done!

pakhan
11-15-2013, 05:48 AM
Thank you for all the support guys... in case you hadn't seen the preview issue yet, this is what you've been missing!

You can view the magazine online here: http://issuu.com/ukulelerhythms/docs/ukulele_rhythms

or through a simple sign up process download it for free here:
http://www.ukulelerhythms.com/sign-up-for-preview-issue-downloads/

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coolforcats99
10-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Just subscribed to Terence Tan's Ukulele Rhythms magazine and am reading the latest 2015 issue #6. The FB page and website don't show a lot of traffic of late but this is a fine on-line publication which is as good as the first issue and I can't recommend it enough. And it's a very reasonable price.

Futurethink
12-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Thinking about giving this a try, but the Website looks just like it did two years ago. Is Ukulele Rhythms still in business? Have any newer issues been created in the last year?

photoshooter
12-01-2016, 04:51 PM
The last issue I received was Issue #6 a year ago.
Honestly I had forgotten I subscribed until I read this post.

Futurethink
12-01-2016, 05:15 PM
Thank you for the reply. I'm sorry to hear they have stopped publishing. I gathered that it was a nice magazine.

SoloRule
12-02-2016, 01:28 AM
Looks great and very informative. I love the digital format so that I can keep them on my iPad for perusal at any time.

I have an idea for you. I have been enjoying so many great photos of gorgeous ukes I was thinking about contacting some of the noteworthy's to contribute photos to a uke calendar for 2014. I know it's late for such a project but with digital these days timelines are compressed. Might be a great project for you to help promote the new mag. I suspect a lot of people in this forum would enjoy a uke calendar with high quality photos.

That's a great idea!
I am in the field of publishing and definitely understand time restrictions but digital is the best way to go with this suggestion!
Nice magazine. Very informative