If you don’t know Amahi ukuleles, please give me the pleasure to introduce you. Amahi has been making fine violins for years under the name Amati (with a ‘t’). They recently started making intentionally inexpensive ukuleles and I believe that they are a great contender! They now have a broad range of ukes from $50ish student ukuleles which are similar to Makala to $500ish models. I really like the quality of their intermediates ($150-$300ish). They also offer more expensive brands under separate brand names. They are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit their Website and ‘like’ them on Facebook to learn more about them.
They also offer less expensive AND more expensive brands under separate brand names.
Amahi is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit their Website and ‘like’ them on Facebook to learn more about them.
Children love the ukulele (photo source: PSMag.com)
You don’t have to be a pro or expert ukulele player to bring joy to children (or adults, for that matters) with simple songs using simple chords. Just have fun!
Check out Storytime Ukulele: Simple chords for Simple songs. Lots of good stuff!
While you at it, check out the article, The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes.
UkeBuddy.com is a great online (Desktop OR Mobile) source for ukulele chords, ukulele scales, arpeggios, an ukulele tuner & a chord namer.
- Chords – Look up chords by letters including sharps. If you are looking for a flat use the previous letter sharp – for example, B flat would be A sharp. E flat would be D sharp.
- Alternate Chords – click on the ‘< # / # >’ on the headstock to look for alternative chords that may be easier to play for you or might add fuller sound.
- Chord Namer – click on the fretboard the chord you are exploring and the namer will tell you what chord it is.