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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

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.

    Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel from San Diego

    Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel from San Diego

    Craig and Sarah in San Diego

    I caught up with Craig and Sarah after their busy year.


    This episode is really dense with ukulele advice, so buckle up.


    They just released a holiday album. Check it out at http://www.cheemaisel.com/store/christmas-island


    Craig and Sarah teach online here https://artistworks.com/ukulele-lessons-craig-sarah


    At the time of posting, there's a 50% off sale on 1 year memberships.


    There's a lot of related links today 😁


    Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway


    Port Townsend Ukulele Festival


    Tunes in the Dunes


    Berliner Ukulele Festival


    GNUF


    Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival


    Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is in NYC


    Christmas in LA


    Lyle Ritz's How Bout Uke


    Abe Lagrimas' New Album


    One of Bryan Tolentino's albums


    Ben Folds


    Ekolu


    A performance by Hapa


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    • 56 min
    Mini Boss of KoAloha Ukulele

    Mini Boss of KoAloha Ukulele

    Paul Okami of KoAloha

    Paul Okami is the Mini Boss, or Vice President of KoAloha Ukulele.


    I got to sit and chat with him back in July when I visited Oahu.


    https://www.koaloha.com


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    Or use the Buy Me A Coffee page


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    • 38 min
    Brad Bordessa on the Big Island

    Brad Bordessa on the Big Island

    Brad Bordessa from the Big Island

    In my first semi-high-tech remote interview, my guest was Brad Bordessa, an ukulele teacher and player located on the Big Island of Hawaii.


    We talked about strings, baritones, performing, and more.


    We also talked about how to pronounce ukulele. 😱🤔🧐🤙


    Here's a great article Brad wrote about it.


    Brad's website can be found here


    His baritone ukulele site is here.


    You can hear/buy Brad's music here.


    For those curious about the situation regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope, check out this page.
    And this Facebook page


    The two sites mentioned for strings were Strings by Mail and Just Strings


    Ukulele Review Video Podcast with Brad Bordessa


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    • 33 min
    Jenny Peters and Ukulele for All

    Jenny Peters and Ukulele for All

    Jenny Peters

    Back in July I got to chat with Jenny Peters, teacher and author of many great ukulele books.


    We talked about classroom teaching, teaching challenges, pedagogy, and more.


    You can find more about Jenny at her site here


    Gift for listeners of the show


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    • 44 min
    James Hill in Ashokan

    James Hill in Ashokan

    James Hill at Ashokan

    In May of 2019, I got to catch up with James Hill at the Ashokan Ukulele Festival in New York. We talked about his new album, technology, throat singing, playing without monitors, and plenty of other interesting things.


    James Hill's website


    James and Anne's new album


    Inuit throat singing


    not to be confused with


    Mongolian throat singing


    Radiolab episode on bit flipping


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    Link to this show on RadioPublic


    Check out Uketropolis if you're looking for more uke learning resources.


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    • 38 min
    Casey MacGill in Ashokan

    Casey MacGill in Ashokan

    Casey MacGill in Ashokan

    My guest today is Casey MacGill. Casey is from Southern California and I caught up with him at the Ashokan Uke Fest. This is the second episode from my Ashokan series.


    Ashokan Uke Fest


    Casey's website


    Watch Casey play a song with his uke in his [Ukulele Magazine article (https://www.ukulelemag.com/stories/for-casey-macgill-the-swing-is-the-thing).


    Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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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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