Review: Mesa Boogie AmpliTube Expansion

Ed. note: This article was written by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ. You can read more of his contributions here, and you can follow him on Twitter here. Aloha! Usually I talk about the ukulele, but today I wanted to talk about the 1990s. It was a great decade that featured a roller coaster of popular music ranging from glam rock up and down through the rise of … [Read more...]

iRig Mic Studio and iRig Acoustic

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Ed. note: This review was written by Guitar Lifestyle contributor and ukulele enthusiast Russ. You can read more of his contributions here, and you can follow him on Twitter here. Aloha! I thought I would take a break from instructional reviews to give you some gear reviews instead. So it should come as no shock to anyone that I have an ukulele. I actually have two: a … [Read more...]

Jazzin’ Up the Uke

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Ed. note: This is the fifth in a series of posts by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ about the ukulele and its growing popularity among musicians and educators. Read the other posts in this series here.  Aloha! Now that we've talked a bit about country music, I figured it might be worth it to balance the scales with something a little more difficult and a whole lot more … [Read more...]

Country Songs for Ukulele

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Ed. note: This is the fourth in a series of posts by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ about the ukulele and its growing popularity among musicians and educators. Read the other posts in this series here.  Aloha! Today we'll be reviewing the book Country Songs for Ukulele, published by Hal Leonard. One of the things that makes the uke such a great instrument is that it … [Read more...]

Ukulele Courseware

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Ed. note: This is the third in a series of posts by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ about the ukulele and its growing popularity among musicians and educators. See the first post, The Ukulele as an Educational Tool, and the second post, Review: The Ukulele Site. Aloha! Today we'll be talking about homeschooling and the courseware I chose to teach my kids music and the … [Read more...]