Friday, April 20, 2007

Confirmed summer book offerings from YMI

Pong at Yellow Mountain Imports sent me an email confirming the summer availability of at least these five titles/collections.
His email seemed to suggested that other books may be added to this list.

For those who can't wait until summer, goplayer2006 sometimes offers these books on eBay. Take note of the shipping charges as his books ship from China.


In Other News: SUPs know that the ukulele is not a toy
SUP is an acronym for Serious Ukulele Player(s); but I'm still a beginner and a chording strummer with this fun instrument.

If you'd like to see what it's capable of in the right hands, watch the video below (may not appear through the RSS feed of PlanetGo.org) of Tyler Gilman (left side) performing at Ukulele Puapua in the Pacific Beach Hotel of Hawaii.



These days, a lot of ukuleles are manufactured in China but the quality has been going up well beyond the typical tourist-trash models that one usually finds.


For example, Hamano ukuleles, made of solid mahogany and not laminates, have distinguished themselves as quality copies of the early top-caliber Martin ukuleles. Not surprisingly, they command prices of $250 to $300 (which is considered to be inexpensive for a solid mahogany ukulele).

3 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, April 20, 2007, Anonymous Codexus said...

Wow, those two guys in the video TOTALLY ROCK!

 
At 2:16 PM, April 22, 2007, Blogger ChiyoDad said...

Yes. It's amazing how many of the young guns, including Jake Shimabukuro, have been radically shaking-up the ukulele world.

 
At 12:48 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are those books going from YMI going to be translated or will they be Chinese language??

 

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