On the Cover: Cynthia Lin

The popular performer and teacher Cynthia Lin talks about her booming career and the debut album by the uke “super group” U3: Cynthia, Ukulenny, and Abe Lagrimas Jr.!

Features and Departments

  • Learn about and learn to play the classic traditional anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and Jim Beloff’s wonderful “Blues on a Ukulele.”
  • Sandor Nagyszalancy shares strange and humorous pieces of Ukulele Ephemera from his giant collection, including hula girl bobbleheads and souvenir dishes.
  • James Tranquada explores the Literary Ukulele: appearances by the diminutive 4-string in works by such noted writers as Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Agatha Christie and others.
  • Jim D’Ville examines the career of Australian uke titan AJ Leonard and also switches into teaching mode for a lesson on the Chromatic Scale.
  • Daniel Ward gives a much-needed bass uke lesson.
  • Plus: Sylvie Simmons on her fantastic and moody new Blue on Blue album; Aaron Keim speaks with Oceana Ukulele’s Zac Steimle; reviews of new ukuleles from Flight, Fender, and Cordoba, and lots more!

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by August 28, 2020
  • Advertising materials due by September 4, 2020
  • Issue on sale October 20, 2020
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