Students are Learning the Blues

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Students are learning the blues! Because many lyrics are inappropriate for children, I have composed…

4 Chords Open the Door to Modern Songs for 5th graders

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My students are adept at four chords: C, F, G7 and A Minor. With these four chords, they can sight-read…

Jenny is on the Radio!

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Jenny will be on News Radio 780, WBBM, in Chicago, this Monday, March 31 at 6:50 AM and 9:50 AM. She…

Book Signing a Success!

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I had our first book signing at Cups Coffee on the USC campus. It was a great success. I gave many mini-lessons,…

California, Here I Come!

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California, Here I come! Right back where I started from. I'm going to USC to do a book signing at Cups…

Heart and Soul with ukulele tab

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Sometimes it's nice to play the melody of a song on your ukulele instead of strumming the chords and…

Changing Popular Music Styles

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Music styles have changed in the 21st century! Popular music seems to be more rhythmically complicated,…

Download New Backing Tracks for 21 Songs

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I have been spending a lot of time with new software: Band In A Box, Finale and GoChords. In the process,…

Song list for Book 2

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I've been busy learning new software to get ready to release our new ukulele book. We are thinking of…

21 Songs In 6 Days Helps Teachers

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In an era of educational budget cuts, many band and orchestra directors are asked to add sections of…