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    Default who is your ukulele idol at the moment?

    I started playing uke about 10 years ago when the magnetic fields "I" album came out. I never gave ukulele much attention until i heard that album. In a weeks time I had purchased a ukulele to learn the songs from that album, and i quickly picked up playing those songs just fine (which now knowing how to play their all very basic chords and playing style). Now Lately ive been watching kimo hussy trying to learn to play like him, i set a personal goal every month to learn a new jazzy uke technique and I'm learning a lot and progressing in this stye but im still very much a novice in this kind of music, and have a long way to go but my ultimate goal down the line (maybe in another 10 years or 20) is to play like Kimo.
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

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    Currently, it's Ukeval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Currently, it's Ukeval.
    never heard of him/her/or them.
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

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    Troy Fernandez.

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    Brittni Paiva.

    Her Kawika is amazing...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmo_1uvQty0

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    Corey Fujimoto, very tasty. Beautiful new cd. Works at Hawaii Music Supply.

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    My ukulele heroes will always be John King, Ohta-San, and Tomotaka Matsui. And a more recent (to me) discovery is Steven Strauss. But I don't ever expect to play *like* any of them.

    The most amazing all-around musician I know is my uke instructor (who plays a lot of other instruments as well) - he doesn't play like anybody but himself, at least not that I can discern. And someday this is what I hope to achieve - to play like I know what I'm doing without being compared to anybody else.

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    James Hill and Troy Fernandez. Slightly less heroic but equally influential eugeneukulele.

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    Ukulelezaza for sure.

    Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave are pretty awesome as well.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/wetigersukesongs
    http://www.facebook.com/wetigersukesongs


    Kiwaya KS-1 (Soprano)
    Brüko (soprano)
    Covered Bridge mahogany and curly koa pineapple (concert)
    Kanile'a K1 deluxe (concert)
    Rob Collins / Tin Guitar walnut five string (tenor)
    Brüko no.16 (baritone)
    Pono Nui BN-10D (pro classic "big baritone")
    Kala Ubass

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    IZ and Dennis Kamakahi
    Kamaka HF3, Tenor
    Martin S1, Soprano
    Ko'olau C1, Concert
    Flight TUS-35

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