We've watched ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro deliver some amazing performances live in the Acoustic Nation studio. We've had a wonderful chat with him about his latest album, his gear, touring, recording and so much more. Now things get hands on. Here Shimabukuro sits down with Acoustic Nation editor Laura B. Whitmore and shares some ukulele basics that are sure to get you strumming.
In this recently posted (November 23) and brief video, Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert can be seen jamming on some upbeat blues with ukulele great Jake Shimabukuro. In case you're wondering, Gilbert's guitar solo starts at the 1:09 point.
I’ve always fantasized about playing the ukulele. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because it’s such a small and delightful instrument. Perhaps because when I watch someone like Jake Shimabukuro play one, it’s just so stunningly musical and inspiring. See what he has to say about ukulele and more!
You might think that ukulele is just a simple instrument perfect for strumming little ditties. I did. But Jake Shimabukuro proved me wrong! Perhaps best known for his renditions of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukulele, Shimabukuro can be described as no less than a master musician.
Here is the exclusive premiere of "Missing Three," a new track by Jake Shimabukuro, who has been called "the Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele." The song is from Shimabukuro's upcoming album, Grand Ukulele, which will be released October 2 through Mailboat Records.