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  • Bill Tapia – Ukulele Legend Passes at 103

    Posted by on December 3rd, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    [caption id="attachment_147" align="alignleft" width="188" caption="__Bill @ '07 SoCal Ukulele Showcase__"][/caption] Widely believed to be the oldest performing musician ever to take the stage, jazz ukulele legend Bill Tapia is dead. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Westminster,California on December 2nd at the age of 103.  With a career that spanned over 90 years, he was the last living link to the earliest days of both jazz and the ukulele as a popular instrument.  B...
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  • Improv Tools

    Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Here is all the material that  I use in my "Jazz & Blues Improv for Ukulele" workshops.… Besides the documentation there are backing tracks for you to improvise over. Have fun and feel free to send any questions you may have. Instructional Documents: Introduction To Melodic Improvisation For Ukulele C Basic and C Jazz Blues Rhythm Changes in C Backing Tracks for Improvisation: C Basic Blues 'Breezin' Practice Track C 'Muddy Waters' Style Blues Bac...
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  • 2010 Tahoe Ukulele Fest

    Posted by on March 30th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    Dominator and Me performing at the 2010 Tahoe Ukulele Festival Doug and Rick, Organizers of the Festival James Hill teaching a well attended clinic at the festival ...
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