**This issue will receive bonus distribution at Summer NAMM, Palm Strings Ukulele Festival, and Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival**

Special Focus: “The Basics”

  • Start Playing Ukulele Now! From strumming and tuning to must-know chords, a section packed with essential information for anyone first learning the instrument
  • A guide to the different parts of the ukulele and members of the family

Features and Departments

  • More Music to Play!
  • A look at the people who arrived in Hawaii 140 years ago and invented the ukulele
  • Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan connects with Hawaii
  • Peter Luongo taking ukulele to the MAX!
  • Lessons from Daniel Ward, Jim D’Ville, Aaron Keim, and Marcy Marxer
  • Reviews of new ukes from Ohana and Farida
  • Hunt down weird buzzes, hums, and rattles in this issue’s Gear Guru
  • Events listings for September, October, November, and December 2019
  • Plus, reviews of the latest albums, books, and more

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by May 24, 2019
  • Advertising materials due by May 31, 2019
  • Issue on sale July 16, 2019
*subject to change