I’ve been a professional entertainer most of my working life. During this time I’ve found that the ukulele is the one instrument above all others that helps me express myself while bringing people together.
It’s brought me great joy over the years and I hope that my collection of DVDs, CDs and books help do the same for you.
“Very enjoyable…his performance reminded me of the music my family and I listened to when I was young.”Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Third Son of Queen Elizabeth II
The Art of Ukulele
The Art of Ukulele is more than a simple how-to book. In it I share my personal experience and provide a unique view into the development of playing styles, stagecraft and even inspiration.
Also included is wisdom gleaned from current and past musical stars such as Bill Tapia, the Beatles, J. Chalmers Doane, Tiny Tim and Paul Casper, a modern-day George Formby impersonator. All in one concise, handy-sized volume—ideal for quick reference.
Learn how to
- Make your strumming more varied and interesting
- Improve your ability to play by ear
- Play a song in any key
- Sing in tune with resonance and strong breath control
- Develop practice techniques that work for you
- Banish your stage fright
- Perform with passion and energy
- Jam with others or lead a successful singalong
The Ralph Shaw Micro MegaStore!
Unlike other “megastores”, this one only has stuff that you need.
- Incredibly popular and acclaimed instructional DVDs
- A highly praised catalogue of CDs
- Books filled with useful tips and ideas compiled from the internationally famous newsletter
The Multimedia Experience
“Funny, smart, and captivating…Ralph Shaw is the consummate performer.”Eileen Power, Producer, CBC Radio
“…positively lilting…the man is a ukulele god.”John P. McLaughlin, The Province Newspaper
Below are recent additions to my upcoming gigs.
Visit the Shows page for a complete list.
The Ukulele Entertainer: Powerful Pointers to Perk up your Playing
The Ukulele Entertainer is a free email newsletter to help musicians with their playing and performance skills. Designed to educate, inform and entertain. Learn tips on improving your ukulele abilities, vocal technique and stage craft. Easy to unsubscribe any time you wish.
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