Showing posts from September, 2012

The Hal Leonard Baritone Ukulele Method Book #1

Announcing a new book from Lil Rev! The Hal Leonard Baritone Ukulele Method Book!

This summer saw the release of my 6th publication thru Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation titled: The Hal Leonard Baritone Ukulele Method Book #1. This book is geared towards the beginning baritone ukulele player who wants to learn the basics including: tab & note reading, right hand strokes, basic chords, licks, tricks, and a solid repertoire of blues, bluegrass, folk and rock oriented songs. This book fills a much needed void in the ukulele world by providing a well thought out methodology for the intro level student. It also makes a good starting point for kids or adults who aren't quite ready for the guitar, but whom, are looking for a place to begin with an instrument.

While i do push the beginner with certain chord forms (a little bit of hard work on chords goes a long ways for the intro level player who really longs to jam with others), this book provides a wealth of exercises for the stud…

The 4th Annual Milwaukee Ukulele Festival

The 4th annual Milwaukee Ukulele Festival will take place on Saturday October 20th in Elm Grove, WI from 9am to 10:30pm. Now in its 4th year, we are excited to play host to a fine array of both regional and national acts including: The Uke Crazy Kids Club of Longfellow Middle School, The Fabulous Heftones, Ukulele Bartt, Del Rey, Pops Bayless, Lil Rev, Jon Prown, The Cheez Land Uke Band (Joe Sexton and Mike B.), Dave Thornton, Will Branch, Peter Roller, Barry Sholder and many more!

Doors open at 9am and classes begin in earnest at 10am and continue off an on throughout most of the day. Then there is a dinner time Blues concert from 5pm to 6pm with Lil Rev and The Brew City Two (w/special guests The Milwaukee Ukulele Club) followed by our big evening concert with all of our featured acts.

The Ukulele Festival environment offers a ton of opportunity to learn, network, purchase, have fun and enjoy all things ukulele. No where, will you get more ukulele in one day than by attending a ukul…