Piece about HUU in UIUC Postmarks

6 03 2012

Great new piece on the HUU (previous coverage here). Here’s a nice quote:

Erin Egan, a senior from Skokie, Ill., majoring in choral music education, makes the ukulele sound like the Goldilocks of musical instruments – not too hard, not too easy, just right. “It’s not so easy that it’s boring, but it’s not so difficult that it’s frustrating,” she said. “You still have to learn the chords, and you still have to practice. I think it’s a really good stepping stone to other instruments.”

http://news.illinois.edu/postmarks/spring_2012/ukulele.html

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Futulele, the iPhone/iPod+iPad uke

6 03 2012

Engaget has a story, but you can just plain old watch it here:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wdPRhBtO4IA]

Thanks to Dave Allen for sending this!





Jam session in Normal

5 03 2012

Just FYI for HUU alums and friends (with thanks to Al Legutki for sharing this), there’s a jam session in Normal, Illinois, which is covered in this story: http://m.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_f6191e80-657c-11e1-ad4f-0019bb2963f4.html

It’s always great to get together to play songs, and I hope to go sometime soon!