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Schedule | 2017

West Coast Ukulele Retreat
Asilomar, California May 17-21
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Monterey Uke Club
Monterey, California May 21
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Ashokan Uke Festival
Olivebridge, NY May 26-29
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Ukulele Festival of Scotland
Dumfries, Scotland June 9-11
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Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 16-18
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Uke U VI
Bend, Oregon July 14-16
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Tunes In The Dunes
Lincoln City, Oregon Sept. 14-17
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Caravan Gogh + Oregon Mandolin Orchestra
Hillsboro, Oregon December 9
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Ukulele Magazine:
Emotional Value of Chords

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by dville

BY JIM D’VILLE / FROM THE WINTER 2016 ISSUE OF UKULELE When I started on the ukulele, I could not identify the chord changes in a song simply by listening. I learned the changes from written materials. A more apt description of my learning process would be to say I memorized the chords to songs […]

3 Questions Interview:
Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Posted on: April 18th, 2017 by dville

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. talks about comping, improvisation and his Ukulele Jazz book in this 3 Questions Interview. Recorded April 2017 at the Reno Ukulele Festival in Sparks, Nevada.

Deering Banjo Artist Endorsement

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by dville

Lucky me! I’m the newest Deering Banjo Artist! I’m endorsing their wonderful new Goodtime Tenor Banjo Ukulele. As a former 5-string banjo player, I love to put banjo and fiddle tunes on the ukulele. The tuning of the ukulele with it’s re-entrant 4th string aids in this endeavor, but I still missed that old tyme, open-back […]

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