Hi, my name is Dave and I like to play the ukulele. I’ve been playing guitar off and on for years now and I bought a ukulele (read my thoughts on my Peavey Jack Daniel’s ukulele here) around a year ago now. I started blogging about some of the things I’d learned and techniques that I’d picked on the ukulele but it started to take over my personal blog. That’s why I created this website.

That’s me below, the menacing looking one. By day I’m a freelance digital designer working in and around Leeds, I even wrote a book about going freelance.

Dave Ellis, Ukulele Go!

I should point out that I’m by no means an expert, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t help you. Anything I learn or that I think might be useful to you, I’ll post it here. I really like figuring alternative songs out on the uke (basically anything that hasn’t been done to death so don’t ask me me for Somewhere Over The Rainbow!) and recording tutorials/lessons (have a look at some lessons I’ve already made here) so I will try and do that as much as possible.

If you have any requests or a product that you’d like me to review, or maybe just want to say hello then go for it!

My Ukuleles

Ukulele Go Collection

Currently I have 6 ukuleles – an Octopus Soprano, Peavey Jack Daniels Concert, iUke Sopranino, Bruko No 5, Outdoor Ukulele Tenor and an Ohana SK-25. You can click on the names to read the individual reviews and see what I think in more detail. None are particularly expensive and they’re all pretty playable. I like them all for their own reasons – at the moment I’m playing the Ohana quite a lot (you’ll probably notice from my videos).

It’s pretty easy to get carried away with ukuleles, you find yourself buying more than you need. Whilst I’m pretty content at the moment I have got my eye on a Risa Stick or a Bugsgear Eleuke (cheaper, maybe not as good) at some point as I’d like to start recording a few bits straight into my mac.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Dave, found your website after getting an ohana ck90 off my wife for christmas, not having the faintest idea how to play i stumbled on your site and finding it a great source of information, the good work you do is appreciated so thanks very much.

    1. Hi James, thanks for the comment – I’m really please that you’re finding the site useful. A CK90 is a great uke to be starting out on, good luck with it!

  2. Thanks for the fingerpicking techniques you shared. That was a great lesson for me! I am just learning chords and notes. I think I am hooked.

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