Editorial Focus: Uke-ecology & Sustainability

Features and Departments:

  • On the Cover: Uke Ecology and Sustainability. A Heidi Swedberg article on how ukulele makers are increasingly conscious of their environmental footprint. Mentions several makers, including Breedlove, Martin, Cordoba, Kanile’a, Blackbird, Mya-Moe, and others.
  • First Uke in Space! A lively interview with astronaut Chris Sembroski, who took a custom Martin on a recent SpaceX flight.
  • LP and the Ukulele: Popular singer-songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) talks about how the ukulele has helped her writing and recording through the years.
  • Ohio Uke Scene: Jim D’Ville talks about the very active uke scene in this Midwestern state.
  • Sione Aleki. A “Gods of Uke” article discussing this Tongan player who dazzled audiences with showmanship worthy of Jimi Hendrix!
  • Uke Self-Teaching Methods. A fun, photo-heavy historical feature from Sandor Nagyszalanczy on the sometimes crazy methods that have been advertised for learning the ukulele.
  • Lesson: Right-Hand Syncopation. Three techniques for beginners, from Holly Rudin-Braschi. Includes the old folk tune “The Fox.”
  • Lesson: An Introduction to Chord-Melody. Intermediate lesson from Daniel Ward.
  • Song to Play: “Sitting in Limbo,” Jimmy Cliff’s classic from The Harder They Come.
  • Review: Kanile’a DK-Tenor Premium

Key Dates:

  • Advertising reservations due November 19, 2021
  • Advertising materials due by November 24, 2021
  • Issue on sale January 18, 2022
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