The RMUO Retail Shop:
Gary (our conductor and teacher) maintains our ultra-exclusive ukulele shop at World Headquarters where he stocks a nice selection of ukuleles, guitars, strings, and every accessory you could imagine to make your musical career more fun. He doesn’t keep regular office hours (since he’s supposedly out making new musicians — or he’s golfing), so call, text or email and he’ll talk rawk: 303-984-0777 or email him. He’s worked wholesale arrangements with a mess of music merchandisers like Ohana, Worth, Cort, Mahalo, and Snark (to help keep prices at or below internet prices) and he’s always interested in adding quality products and manufacturers to the inventory if you create great musical equipment at a price that makes sense. Here’s a link to the online store.
Now, onto the FREE stuff!
Yes, you can steal any of this. I know, we’re awesome.
Jumping Flea Arpeggiator
Okay, let’s chat. Well, not chat … let me squawk at you. Let’s pretend you ONLY have 30 days to become an expert on ukulele. Let’s pretend you can read tablature or sheet music, but you still need to be able to learn all the chords in every key by the end of the month, and you need to have your right hand in such great shape it can play any pattern you can imagine. If all that were true, you’d only need this one book: The Jumping Flea Arpeggiator. I wrote it. It’s good. It’s based on the ideas of the old master teachers like Bach, Carcassi, and dozens of others you haven’t heard of either. You can make mastery take longer by playing a lot of Taylor Swift, or John Lennon, or whatever cheeky tart is topping the charts, but if you want to get this over and done with and dominate this instrument, this is the only book you need. The first edition is here. It’s free. Download it, send it over to Kinko’s. Print it double sided. Add a cover and a spiral binding. Dedicate the next 30 days to playing every page and then send me an email. I know you’ll tell me you’re a much better player than you started out. Much better. The second edition is on its way and it will clear up a few typos and offer more instruction, but I haven’t decided if that one will be free, so get this edition downloaded and play it. Don’t just add it to the stack of things you’re going to work on some day … really really play it. In fact, once you’ve conquered this little book, you’ll be able to throw away all those chord-n-lyric charts you’re stacking up on your book shelf and a threatening to topple over and consume you. This book may in fact save your life. 🙂
Here’s a zip of the Sound Files:
I have other uploads coming … we had to take down the old page and I’ll get back here as soon as possible.