Building Your Own Musical Community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the Ukulele Can Create a New Kind of Ensemble [new General Music Today column]

10 02 2011

I write the “Secondary Scene” column forĀ General Music Today. Just up, a column I co-wrote with undergraduate general music student Julianne Evoy, “Building Your Own Musical Community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the Ukulele Can Create a New Kind of Ensemble.” The article lives behind a pay wall (free to MENC members and through most university libraries). The piece includes sheet music, plenty of links, and a picture with my little buddy Elliot, andĀ is waiting for you right here.

You can also see the podcast that accompanies the article right now:





Ukulele as a cure for the recession

10 02 2011

Amidst the tongue-in-cheek answer, Warren Buffett articulates several of the reasons that the ukulele makes a great instrument for anyone: