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This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'll just be sharing insights and tips that can help you become a better musician.

Abe's Ukulele Podcast Abe Deshotel

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'll just be sharing insights and tips that can help you become a better musician.

    Mika Kane at Kamaka

    Mika Kane at Kamaka

    Mika Kane
    Mika is an exceptional player from Maui.

    UkeLogic strings

    Those strings in action.

    Mika and Corey play an incredible arrangement of One Summer's Day and talk about tons of other stuff

    Find Mika's site and music here.

    The Ukulele Magazine article with Mika.

    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions

    You can support the podcast through the tip jar

    Or by Buying Me A Coffee

    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/f23d854d-ad93-4d88-9ce1-a2b94808fe8c

    • 34 min
    Chris Kamaka at Kamaka

    Chris Kamaka at Kamaka

    Chris Kamaka at Kamaka
    Chris is currently the Production Manager at Kamaka Ukulele.

    Kamaka Ukulele

    Craig and Sarah's Mini Uke Fest

    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions

    You can support the podcast through the tip jar

    Or by Buying Me A Coffee

    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/9b67ba9a-17b7-48af-970f-ae03a1c4edf5

    • 23 min
    Joe Souza in Hawaii

    Joe Souza in Hawaii

    Joe Souza

    I sat down with Joe at one of the busiest events of the year, Ukulele Festival Hawaii. This was from July, 2019.


    He's a great player and teacher, but he also makes a great ukulele. We talked about all sorts of things from the beginning of Kanile'a to the different ways ukuleles react to different strings.


    Kanile'a Ukulele


    The Mini Ukulele Festival on April 11


    Me on Twitter


    Me on Facebook


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


    Support the podcast through the tip jar


    Or Buy Me A Coffee


    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/036ac8f8-75cf-43ba-9182-ff0bf9c69918

    • 29 min
    Cynthia Kinnunen in Toronto

    Cynthia Kinnunen in Toronto

    Cynthia Kinnunen

    It was great to finally sit down and chat with Cynthia. She does a lot in the ukulele world.


    Cynthia's website


    The Mini Ukulele Festival on April 11


    In case you are new here, JHUI


    Some of the music Cynthia mentioned


    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain


    James Hill and Anne Janelle


    Vampire Weekend


    Sufjan Stevens


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


    Support the podcast through the tip jar


    Or Buy Me A Coffee


    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/abes-ukulele-podcast/575c0e29-af80-45eb-aed5-eda40bf88afb

    • 31 min
    COVID 19 and the ukulele world

    COVID 19 and the ukulele world

    COVID 19 and the ukulele world

    In this episode I talk with some people in the ukulele world about the impact COVID 19 has had on them.


    I hope everyone's staying safe and healthy.


    Here are some relevant links.


    http://ukulelesoiree.com


    https://gaithersburgukefest.com


    https://www.kevincarroll.net


    https://www.mimsukes.com/pages/onlinelessons


    https://www.thetinman.co


    Here's the Mini Uke Fest that Craig and Sarah are putting together.


    It's gonna be awesome!


    http://www.cheemaisel.com/minifest


    Let's do what we can to support our friends in need. Mim's page is a great place to start, but don't forget those closest to you.


    Support the podcast through the tip jar


    Or Buy Me A Coffee


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    • 52 min
    Dr. Byron Yasui

    Dr. Byron Yasui

    Dr. Byron Yasui

    In July of 2019, I sat down with an uke master to talk about all the things he's been building in the ukulele world. We talk about repertoire and the future of the ukulele.


    Here's the article I mention in the episode.


    Here is another written by Dr. Yasui about chords, transitions, and notation.


    You can reach him at byasui@hawaii.edu


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

1happyukulele ,

Love the Show!

Great interviews! Always a good listen!

FamVestor ,

Love this

Just discovered this podcast, can't wait to hear more!

Ukejen ,

Fun and informative

I enjoy Abe’s podcast about ukulele. He has a human touch and makes the listener feel right at home with his guests. I love the focus on teaching.

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