Our free downloadable PLUC 2015 Calendar shows the movable major chord shapes for year-round reference, in a handy diagram from UkeGeeks.com. Thanks to Buz for kindly tweaking the layout for us! (He also runs PizzaByTheSlice, which contains many uke-related designs & is well worth a look.)
Here are this year’s WordPress statistics & a recap of last year’s ones. We’ve had around 53,000 hits this year (compared to 40,000 in 2013), with visitors from 123 countries. Apart from our regular subscribers, people are looking for free songbook resources, music theory articles & uke playing tips. Aside from finding us through search engines, places like the Mighty Ukulele advertise us so that people looking for a local group know we exist.
If you’ve only just got a uke, do check out our newbies’ guide or just browse the site, as we cover many free resources useful to beginners & intermediate players.
|Top Ten||Top Articles of 2014 (with link to page)||Views in 2014|
|1)||Home Page – main home page, with the latest articles||24,650|
|2)||Songs & Songbooks – from around the web||14,868|
|3)||Very, Very, Very Basic Understanding of Music for Absolute Beginners – Chris’ introductory guide to music theory||1,851|
|4)||Transposing Tool – PLUC’s Circle of Fifths||1,655|
|5)||About Us – info about our free weekly strumming sessions||811|
|6)||PLUCking Ukes – Striking A Chord (3) – ways to put chord charts on your songsheets||758|
|7)||Joe Brown – The Ukulele Album – details & play tracks from his official YouTube channel||619|
|8)||Find Us – where we play, directions & customised TfL Journey Planner||546|
|9)||PLUCking Ukes – Striking A Chord (1) – chord charts & circle of fifths||494|
|10)||PLUCking Ukes – Striking A Chord (4) – Uncle Rod’s chord self-assessment, ukulele boot camp & disposable song-learning method||435|
For those of you in or near London, we hold free weekly jamming sessions in Lewisham & welcome folk of all levels. We’re back at The Lewis Club on Tue 6 Jan 2015. Hope to see our regulars, past members & some new folk there!