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09-24-2014
The new Aquila LAVA SERIES ukulele strings are here!
Yes, you are the first to know!

We are proud to be the first dealer to have the new Aquila LAVA SERIES ukulele strings for sale.

LAVA SERIES -- Aquila Strings proudly presents the new LAVA SERIES ukulele strings.

A Grey-Black string colored with a touch of mother-of-pearl, inspired by Volcanic Rocks.

Our new LAVA SERIES, naturally inspired by Volcano, an Hawaiian symbol of new life, is our respectful homage to the Hawaiian people who made the Ukulele worldwide famous and share their happiness with thousands of people around the world.

The LAVA SERIES strings maintain the same identical mechanical, and sound properties of our famous White-Pearl Super-nylgut Ukulele strings.

Enjoy it!

08-11-2014
Musical Training Helps Learning in School
<strong>.... from the BBC<p>

Children having regular music lessons improves the brain's ability to read and respond to sounds, the study suggests
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Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.<p>

After a year of music lessons, the reading scores of nine and 10-year-olds held steady compared to a dip seen in those who were not taught any music.<p>

Another group of musically-trained children were found to be better at processing sounds and language.<p>

The research is being presented to the American Psychological Association.<p>



We are finding that musical training can alter the nervous system to create a better learner... ”

<p> Dr Nina Kraus Northwestern University<p>

The research was led by Dr Nina Kraus at Northwestern University and involved hundreds of children at high schools in impoverished areas of Chicago and Los Angeles.<p>

Her research had previously highlighted that learning music could improve the concentration, memory and focus of children in the classroom by improving their neural functions.<p>

But much of the research had focused on the impact of music lessons on relatively affluent children.<p>

In this study, Dr Kraus found that giving children regular group music lessons for five or more hours a week prevented any decline in reading skills, which would normally be expected in poorer areas.<p>
Positive impact<p>

Another group of teenage schoolchildren, from a poor area of Chicago, took part in band practice or choir practice every day at school as part of a music project.<p>

Researchers recorded their brainwaves to assess how they responded to speech sounds.
A boy reading Reading skills levels are often lower in poorer areas, creating an academic gap<p>

After two years of musical training, the results showed the musical group was faster and more accurate at distinguishing one sound from another, particularly when there was background noise, compared to a group that did not participate in any musical activity.<p>

Dr Kraus said this showed music could have a positive impact on the brain, which could also help learning, but it was not a quick fix.<p>

"Research has shown that there are differences in the brains of children raised in impoverished environments that affect their ability to learn," he explained.<p>

"While more affluent students do better in school than children from lower income backgrounds, we are finding that musical training can alter the nervous system to create a better learner and help offset this academic gap."<p>

All the children had similar IQs and reading ability at the start of the study.<p>

Dr Kraus said music appeared to remodel the brain to improve the connections between sounds and meaning, the process by which babies learn to speak.<p>

Children growing up in poorer areas with poorly-educated mothers are more likely to have 'noisier brains', she said.<p>

This is because they are less likely to know and recognise a wide range of words and are therefore less able to respond to sounds and language.<p>

"Music automatically sharpens the nervous system's response to sounds," Dr Kraus explained.<p>

The children participating in the study were part of the Harmony Project, which provides instruments and free music tuition for American schoolchildren in certain deprived urban areas.<p></strong>
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08-01-2014
25% Discount on Special Ukueles - Limited Time
Good News..... 25% OFF SUMMER UKULELE SALE!

Now, save 25% off selected ukuleles... in time for your summer fun.....

These savings are 25% OFF of our discounted prices.....

These sale instruments are shown in the "ON SALE UKES".... that is the top category on the left side of UkuleleWorld.Com.web site.

Use Coupon "25OFF" to receive these specials on your order.

Coupon savings are located just before CHECK OUT on the bottom of your computer's screen.

Thank you for shopping with UkuleleWorld.Com

Please e-mail me if I can help with any other ukulele needs.

It is nice people, like you, that make this ukulele hobby so much fun.

Keep Strumming... Keep Smiling.....

Roy T.

06-26-2014
Super Summer Sale for Moku Ukuleles -- Use Coupon Moku for an additional 9% off
We have a Special Summer Sale of ready-to-ship Moku Ukuleles.

Our prices are the best.... To make this offer even more attractive, Please use coupon "Moku" as you check out for an additional 9% savings.

Moku ukuleles are very special because quality-wise they are far better than the BIG BOX STORE'S brands.

And with the additional 9% discount "Moku" coupon at check-out, our prices are below other dealers.

Why do we have a coupon? Using the "Moku" coupon, our prices are below standard authorized prices that can be displayed.

The Moku Summer sale is located at......
Moku Special Summer Sale

Please check it out.....

Thank you for shopping UkuleleWorld.Com. It will be our pleasure to help you if we can do so!

02-10-2014
SUZUKI Q Chord just arrived
Coupon QC-1 saves you $50 on the new SUZUKI Q Chord Digital SongCard Guitar.

I was a bit stand-offish when I first received the SUZUKI Q CHORD... and just playing it for a few minutes.... it has become pretty much irresistible.

This baby is a dynamite instrument.... fun, easy and sounds great!

If you love music, now you can become a member of the band quickly and easily with the Suzuki QChord, an exciting digital audio instrument that strums like a guitar, plays melody like a keyboard, plays chords like a piano, and has over 100 MIDI voices and rhythms on-board.

Anyone..... musician or not can sound like a pro at the touch of a button.

Do not forget ---- Coupon QC-1

Come check this fun instrument out!

01-20-2014
ARRIVED TODAY - Aquila Super Nylgut strings for Soprano, Concert & Tenor Ukes
Today, we received the new AQUILA Super Nylgut strings for both Regular Tuning and LOW G Tuning string sets for Soprano, Concert, and Tenor Ukuleles.

At this time, Aquila has not announced Super Nylgut strings for baritone ukuleles.

The greatest news about AQUILA Super Nylgut ukulele strings is that SUPER NYLGUT strings achieve the required pitch and stability IN A FEW SECONDS with an acoustic output even more focused and penetrating. No waiting around two weeks for strings to settle down and stop going flat! Boy, this is outstanding, and a really, really, really welcome improvement.

Be sure to use coupon UWNEWS for a 8.88% discount when you try these new products... and anything else on your orders over $50.00.

We sincerely appreciate your shopping UkuleleWorld.Com

Keeo Strumming.... Keep Smiling....

Roy T.

03-31-2013
Mimmo of Aquila is coming to see me! We go back many years...
Just off of my facebook page. 4 minutes ago.<p>
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How about this..... just got a note that Mimmo of Aquila is coming from Italy to Texas to see me!<p>
Mimmo wrote...<p>

The April 20 will fulfill an old dream: go find the elder Roy, Texas.
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Who is Roy?<p>
Roy is a dear Lord of 86 years that I consider my second father and great prompter who sees into the future: he was the first to launch the Aquila chord strings for ukulele in USA and hence the exponential spread everywhere.
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The story? Behold: in December 2001 we sent a parcel with white for lute strings 4 asking him if he could please try them on a ukulele. He, like the saw, was terrified. White ropes Schifose instead of the traditional black. But not cornered... Roy felt if the these strings were sent me to test out...... he would test them.... just as any good Texan would do (Chuch Norris where are you?) and so called his boy and literally told him: ' take this crap of white plasticaccia and mount them on any low-quality Chinese ukulele so then I can answer this I'm Italian moron '.
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But when the boy returned Roy found himself with great amazement because in his hands this cheap instrument now sounded like his top line ukulele.
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Roy then wrote an email touching the January 1, 2002 (which I keep super-closely) wanting a lot (a lot!) of those ukulele strings .... IM-ME-DIA-TA-ME-NT-E (sic!).
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I replied that I had only those that I sent and that I had neither knowledge nor packaging envelopes used about the ukulele strings.
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He wrote to me straight back that I had drunk the brain and we thought him. A week later I got a big box with dozens and dozens of bags of different brands of ukulele strings to see and a ticket in which was written between the lines: EL 3ALAM and MOVE YOUR DAMN ASS!
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I started to draw the packaging envelope ... that we all know. Roy, on his web site immediately opened a large number of pages dedicated to Nylgut and comments of people happy .... started the revolution for us too: and who was there more behind it?<p>

For many months Roy's site was the only one in the USA and so on Thanksgiving day ... thanked Roy that his web site existed! <p>

Current Plan of Action:..... Arrival in Houston, a car rental Bill, through galveston, through a brief desert area avoiding rattlesnakes and go after him. Waiting for me! The appearance!<p>

What is Roy's gift?.... The first die plate for nylgut strings now consumed is that I used then to realize the first ukulele strings. wait for me Roy!<p>
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Talk about good news.... I can't wait to tell the friends of Ukulele World how excited I am....<p> Roy T. Cone
02-25-2013
The new AQUILA RED SERIES UKULELE SETS just arrived... and for sale now!

We are the first dealer in the world to receive a shipment of Aquila's new RED SERIES UKULELE STRING SETS.  A small order arrived this morning.

RED SERIES UKULELE SETS The RED SERIES sets: a unique look and a strong, consistent sound.

Until now, it was necessary to increase a string’s gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled:

The thicker the string, the duller the sound.

Aquila's revolutionary new approach —never introduced before us— changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge unchanged.

The result is amazing—the instrument sounds brighter, more powerful and more responsive through the entire range of the fret board.

The strings also maintain their intonation better (because thicker strings need to be fretted harder, pulling them farther out of tune). Until now, this result was reached only with harps where the scale of the strings is continuously varied.

RED SERIES sets provide superior performance over traditional strings for musicians who love clear, sharp sounds and powerful voicing across the full scale of the instrument.

You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.

As the first order we received was small....  Please don't wait too long to order the new AQUILA RED SERIES Ukulele strings.

Thank you for shopping at UkuleleWorld.Com!

01-18-2013
GroundHog Day Ukulele Sale is going full blast through February 3rd.

Everyone knows that Punxsutawney Phil, and some of his cousins are great weather experts.... and making our weather lady on the TV station look pretty bad with only 7 day weather forecasts.

Right now... is a great time for a GroundHog Day Ukulele Sale!

You ask why?

Should our GroundHog Weather Expert see his shadow and we have six more weeks of winter..... that will be just right for becoming friends with your new ukulele, and getting ready for outdoor fun.

But if Spring is near, you will be all set for the camp fires, hot dogs, ukuleles and singing as the day closes.

Oh, I must say that there is a nice assortment of ukuleles included in the GroundHog Sales category on

 

Check us out

And you will find the savings attractive also.... You can see the discounted price when the uke you need is placed in you shopping cart.

Let me be the first to wish you.... Happy GroundHog's Day!

10-26-2012
November Special - Free USA Shipping on orders over $100 in merchandise.
Your early shopping in November helps everyone, and we thank you for doing so...

We want to help our November shoppers with FREE parcel post mail shipping to USA destinations on orders greater than $100 in merchandise.

Even though everything on our web site is discounted and shipping by mail is much less expensive than driving your car down to the local music store, no one really likes Shipping and Handling Charges.

This FREE SHIPPING of your ukulele gifts will help keep you out of the Santa Clause rush.... plus giving you the opportunity to select your products when the selection is the greatest.

This FREE USA SHIPPING of your $100 orders is our Gift and Thank You for being a Ukulele World, LLC customer.

Keep Strumming.... Keep Smiling....

Roy T. Cone
UKULELE WORLD, LLC

09-22-2012
Announcing Children's Pre & Primary Ukulele Poster Contest
Children's Pre & Primary Ukulele Poster Contest

We invite your child, ages 12 years and below to enter UkuleleWorld.Com's UKULELE POSTER CONTEST.

Entry in this Ukulele Poster Contest is simple and fun!

Every winner will get a free soprano ukulele. Images of individial Winning Posters may be showcased on UkuleleWorld,Com's web site, Facebook, or PinInterest Pages.

There are two divisions of competition.... PreSchool and Primary School

There are three Winners in each division. Not all entry posters will win..

Each Winner will receive a TALINA Model ESU-SO4 GV Decorated Soprano Ukulele and chord pocketbook

Subject of Posters... music, ukuleles. ukulele players. singing, etc.

Posters must contain only the child's work. (Use of Copyrighted characters, such as Superman or clip art cannot be accepted.)

Poster size.... minimum 8-1/2" x 11", maximum 11" x 17". If made with 2 sheets, tape together on back side for folding for easy mailing..

Pencil, crayon, paint or readily available poster colors may be used. Bright, none-smear colors are best...(No glue-ons, like macaroni are acceptable.)

Poster needs by signed with child's name and age. Also on back, please print the complete address & phone number where we ship winner's ukulele, if their poster is selected a winner.

All posters should be submitted to us no later than October 31, 2012.

Ship Posters to


Roy T. Cone

UkuleleWorld.Com

815 Chadbury Ln.

Seabrook, Texas, 77586

(phone 281 474-3847)

All posters submitted become our property and will not be returned.

We reserve the right to close the Ukulele Poster Contest at any time if necessary.

Our wish is for the CHILDREN/S UKULELE POSTER CONTEST to be a fun experience for both you and your children.

07-14-2012
HOORAY! The need for WOUND ukulele strings is over! Aquila Red Series has arrived.
In past years, we have discussed ukuleles with many, many Ukulele Enthusiasts. No one has ever said "I like the wound ukulele strings!"

Yes, and we also have strongly disliked wound strings on the ukulele.

Aquila has made it possible to totally replace any wound string on any ukulele... even the two wound strings on baritone ukes

AQUILA RED SERIES are a High Tech replacement for every uke wound string.

From now on you will finally be able to tune your ukulele in Low G ensuring the right balance sustain and power and intonation on frets fully integrated with that of the upper treble strings.

The Red Series is basically a high tech product made with an elastic Nylgut's version added with heavy copper powder in order to increase the specific gravity of the string.

The secret of the best bass strings is always high elasticity and high density of the material.

Aquila Red Series strings will not wear-out the frets on your instrument... will not "hiss" as you move up the fretboard playing.... will not be rough on your finger tips.

THESE ARE A WONDERFUL NEW BREAK-THRU AND THE BEST PART IS THEY OUTLAST ANY KIND OF WOUND STRINGS WHILE SAVINGS THE WEAR ON THE FRETS OF YOUR TREASURED UKULELE.

We continue to be the first dealer in the USA to have these new Aquila products. We have a limited supply, so place your order now.

Thank you for your business!

06-20-2012
New Puka Products arrived and Travis Ukulele Cases are back!
PukanaLa is a new supplier, and we really like the Puka Rosette Series of soprano ukuleles. These are moderate priced soprano size ukuleles that are built well, nicely finished, bright sound and have a carefully finished factory Puka gig bags included. Aquila strings are supplied on these instruments.

Talk about colorful, the PukanaLa gig bags and surf sacks have it all. The surf sacks are a new idea for me.... but are just right for taking your uke and some extra essentials to the beach, the mountains, or wherever you go for outdoor fun with your ukulele

Oh.... after waiting for months. the premium Travis Ukulele Cases arrived yesterday. There are two series.... the ABS series cases are outstanding in construction, have delightful internal cushions and come with low prices.... and the deluxe PC series cases are world-class and are dynamite! Really dynamite! If you need a case, you gotta see 'em.... This is the place for your ukulele to snooze when you are not strumming and smiling.

Your new money saver coupon is UW88. This coupon gives you a nice savings and valid until July 4, 2012

04-10-2012
THE MOKU UKULELES ARE ARRIVING.....
THE MOKU UKULELES ARE ARRIVING..... AND WE GOT SOME OF THE VERY FIRST INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE.

What are these Moku Ukuleles?

The Hawaiian word “Moku” means Island, which was the original inspiration for these beautiful Ukuleles. There is just something so simple and beautiful about the Ukulele –just like the Polynesian Islands they originated from. Play one yourself and bring your self back to the Islands.

Moku Ukuleles are amazing sounding instruments that have the craftsmanship of higher-grade instruments but with an affordable price tag. All Instruments are designed and spec’d here in San Francisco then manufactured with Top Notch Workshops overseas. When you play our Ukuleles you can’t put one down, it’s quite contagious! The Tone, the higher-grade wood used, the attention to detail, and the overall playability of these fine Ukes is what makes these instruments stand out.

Moku Ukuleles — Follow your passion!!!

Ole Roy here... Lemme say we have been looking for these MOKU UKULELES for more than a year. They are arriving... and what a wonderful instrument they are.... perfectly built, perfectly finished, with beautiful sounds... bringing back wonderful memories of all the beauty of the islands.

Spring is here..... keep strumming.... keep smiling.... coupon SPRING is active now



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