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Ukuleles Are One Of 13 Random Things Guys Can Hold That Make Them Look Hotter

Ukuleles:

Why: Due to a decade-long viral marketing campaign called “Zooey Deschanel,” we associate the ukulele with quirkiness, off-beat interests, and sensitivity.

What You Think: “He’s sensitive! He’s expressive! We could form a band and tour the world, like that extremely twee two-person band from the Hyundai commercials!”

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Ukulele = Hotness. Lesson learned. 

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Ukulele Besties Photo Contest!

Ukulele Besties Photo Contest! | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Are ready to win a sweet ukulele? How about all THREE of my software products? Okay, I'll throw in a case, a tuner, Aquila strings (the best!) and some other bonuses... NOW are you ready? It's easy...
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Contest has STARTED!!!

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91-year-old Ottawa woman takes up the ukulele (with video)

91-year-old Ottawa woman takes up the ukulele (with video) | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
She proudly calls herself an "old folkie" and, with her late husband, Gil, hosted countless hootenannies — singalongs — over the decades in the living room of their Ottawa home. But Helen Levine wa...
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Ukuleles Are One Of 13 Random Things Guys Can Hold That Make Them Look Hotter

Ukuleles:

Why: Due to a decade-long viral marketing campaign called “Zooey Deschanel,” we associate the ukulele with quirkiness, off-beat interests, and sensitivity.

What You Think: “He’s sensitive! He’s expressive! We could form a band and tour the world, like that extremely twee two-person band from the Hyundai commercials!”

Nick Night's insight:

Ukulele = Hotness. Lesson learned. 

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‘Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Talks About Bruce Lee, TED Talks and the Future of the ‘Ukulele

‘Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Talks About Bruce Lee, TED Talks and the Future of the ‘Ukulele | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Since becoming a father two years ago, lightning-fingered ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro doesn’t spend quite as much time on the road as he used to. Now he travels just seven months out of the year, with a quick trip home every three weeks or so. HONOLULU Magazine caught up with him during a brief recent visit.
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Would ukulele believe it?! World record bid sees musicians play for 30 hours

Would ukulele believe it?! World record bid sees musicians play for 30 hours | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
UKULELE players got together in a bid to break a noisy world record – for the longest time a group of people have played the instrument.
The music enthusiasts smashed the original record, which...
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Put your ukulele in a sling

Put your ukulele in a sling | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
I've wanted to play guitar for years, but I just cannot seem to get the hang of it.  I finally decided to take a page from Julie's ukulele book and thought I'd try one in the hopes that I could man...
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Love the Mobius concept!

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Antebellum Instruments: c.1930/2014 Candy Tin Soprano Ukulele

Antebellum Instruments: c.1930/2014 Candy Tin Soprano Ukulele | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it

...it's a square candy tin and I've got an old "been around" soprano uke neck (late 30s Regal) bolted to a banjo-style dowel internally and then secured to the body.

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I'd love to do a project like this! Listen to the audio clip - what a great sound!

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Ukulele U-Space

Ukulele U-Space | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it

U-Space will feature a coffee shop, a music school (with a heavy emphasis on ukulele), and a retail ukulele store, all in one space.

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Expect to see BeatNik hanging out here! Coffee AND ukulele? In L.A.? I am SO in!

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Video: ‘Billie Jean’ Performed By A One Man Ukulele Band - James Hill Busts It Out!

Video: ‘Billie Jean’ Performed By A One Man Ukulele Band - James Hill Busts It Out! | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
This is a pretty impressive feat.One man James Hill, manages to perform every instrument in Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' all on one little Ukulele.That's right he manages to get drums, bass, and lead guitar all out by himself.Don't believe us?
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Damn, he's good.

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The booming business of ukuleles

The booming business of ukuleles | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Between 2010 and 2012, ukulele sales nearly doubled, and they're helping some small music stores keep the lights on.
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Ukulele + Adventure Time = Super Bacon Pancakes Song

Ukulele + Adventure Time = Super Bacon Pancakes Song | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Just a little something I stumbled across online. This song will forever stick in your head and you'll love it.
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Four things I love! Ukulele, cartoons, pancakes and bacon!

What more can I want???

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3 Questions Interview:Mike Upton/Kala Ukulele - Play Ukulele By Ear

3 Questions Interview:Mike Upton/Kala Ukulele - Play Ukulele By Ear | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it

Mike Upton, President of Kala Brand Music Company, talks about what’s new at Kala for 2014 in this 3 Questions Interview.

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Johnny Depp honing his ukulele skills for next film role!

Johnny Depp honing his ukulele skills for next film role! | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
He is rummaging around his dressing-up box in preparation to play 1930s Lancashire comedian George Formby.
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Is there no limits to this man's coolness?

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Here’s The Best Ukulele-Playing Pro Wrestler You’ll See Today

Here’s The Best Ukulele-Playing Pro Wrestler You’ll See Today | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Here's a hidden talent from one of the biggest guys on the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster. WARNING: This footage is extremely soothing.
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You can take the wrestler out of the island, but you can't take the island out of the wrestler!

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival.
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Great in-depth article on the history of ukulele, with some of the classic, must-see videos!

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Kelly Clarkson rocks out ukulele at Musicians on Call event in NYC

Kelly Clarkson rocks out ukulele at Musicians on Call event in NYC | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
The 32-year-old welcomed daughter River five months ago
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"It turns out the tiny guitars were actually MOC award statuettes granted to Kelly and EVP of Republic Records Charlie Walk."

-More fun than a statuette, too!

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Recording music is easier with the UkeSB from Lanikai

Recording music is easier with the UkeSB from Lanikai | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
My husband, Butch, helped me review the Squire by Fender USB guitar a few years ago, and he found that it made recording music in GarageBand much simpler because he didn't have to have some sort of...
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The Pukes – bringing mayhem to Hull

The Pukes – bringing mayhem to Hull | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
It all started at a meeting three years ago at a pub down south. Clara Wiseman and her mates decided to combine their love of punk with their more recent love of the ukulele. "We would have a...
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Punk + Uke = (you guessed it)

Gabba Gabba Hey!

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Loveable Rogues premiere video for new single 'Honest' - WATCH | Sugarscape

Loveable Rogues premiere video for new single 'Honest' - WATCH | Sugarscape | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Can we just marry Té's voice now please?
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This track makes me feel like I'm in a British Pub located on a tropical isle! Like!

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LP - Into The Wild [Official Music Video] - YouTube

LP - Into The Wild [Official Music Video] - YouTube | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
"Into The Wild" by LP. Available now on iTunes. The music video was shot at the Four Aces in Palmdale, CA over the summer of 2012. Video directed by Shane Dr...
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Such a great song. Such a great artist.

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Sales Of Ukuleles Double In 2 Years - CBS Philly

Sales Of Ukuleles Double In 2 Years - CBS Philly | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Ukuleles are affordable, portable, and they have a unique sound because unlike guitars, the strings are positioned high to low.
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Islander Collection | revizzit

Islander Collection | revizzit | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it

All three of BeatNik's bestsellers now accessible on Mac PC and iPad!

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Practice everywhere! Have fun! Learn songs!

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Johnny Depp Preps for George Formby Role by Learning the Ukulele Banjo

Yes, in order to fully perfect his portrayal of iconic British comedian George Formby, Johnny Depp is learning how to play the ukulele-banjo.

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The resemblance between Depp and Formby is uncanny!

 

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Ukulele Olympic Athlete! Go, Kate, Go! - YouTube

http://bartt.net/ Olympic athlete Kate Hansen is an ukulele player! Join Bartt in cheering for her by leaving her a comment below! Here's Ukulele Bartt Warbu...
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Share your support for Kate! USA & Ukulele - it's a win/win!

Thanks to Ukulele Bartt :-)

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WATCH: This Ukulele Cover Of Coldplay's 'Fix You' Will Touch You

WATCH: This Ukulele Cover Of Coldplay's 'Fix You' Will Touch You | Ukulele Love by BeatNik | Scoop.it
Whether you heard it first on the day of its 2005 release or if it has been a slightly more recent Spotify discovery, YouTube musician Austin Criswell's beautiful cover of Coldplay's "Fix You" will remind you of everything it's meant to you since.
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Great voice!

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