Sunday, May 30, 2010


From Scotland, Gus & Fin bring the best of early punk to the ukulele. Here's just a recent sampling.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sunshine & Ukuleles

It's going to be a very warm weekend here in Cleveland. Lots of sunshine which made me think of the song by the Great Lake Swimmers called "Imaginary Bars."

Here is a live video version of the song performed solo by the lead singer of the band.

The first line of the song is:
"When the sun fell down and fell asleep, drunk from drinking all the heat"

So perfect for the end of a hot humid day. Here are the lyrics and chords for the song.

I think it's a pretty easy song to play on the ukulele. Only 3 chords. Give it a go!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ya missed it!

Last night was the monthly Cleveland Jumping Flea meetup .

About a dozen people showed up with about a dozen different kinds of ukuleles!

A few folks brought along some new music to add to our ever expanding song book and Sam brought a great strum chart to help all of us get the feel of some new “up downs.”

Sad you missed out on all of this?! Well we meet again at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 29th. We’ll see ya then!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good Chefs Eat Alot

That's right, GCEA. Get tuned up for TODAY!

Cleveland Jumping Flea meets this evening. Grab a ukulele and come on down to the Coventry Library in Cleveland Heights. The fun starts at 7:30 and goes for about an hour.

If you think you are not good enough or just too darn talented, don't worry, the group includes beginners, moderates AND rock stars.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Don't forget! Tomorrow is the monthly Cleveland Jumping Flea uke jam.

You and your ukulele should be there by 7:30 pm!

Coventry Library in Cleveland Heights

Sunday, May 16, 2010

In case you were wondering why..

The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawai‘i where the name roughly translates as "jumping flea",[3] due to the action of one's fingers playing the ukulele resembling a "jumping flea". According to Queen Lili'uokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, the name means “the gift that came here”, from the Hawaiian words uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Skipping and a Jumping

Last month, one of the songs we attempted was Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl"