Welcome!

Welcome to Fig & Pen!  My name is Elizabeth and I’m an unapologetic beauty junkie, ukulele enthusiast, gardener, and cat lover.  Fresh content every Monday, and sometimes sooner.

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Loop, Capo, & Chorus – Mmmbop

When playing an instrument, one must let go of all snobbery, because to become proficient, you’ll need to be able to play all types of music – even some you might not normally listen to.  For the record, I’m quite happy to listen to Mmmbop.  I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. 🙂 This song builds…

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Using a Capo & Get Lucky

A capo is one of the greatest tools assist with playing ukulele.  It allows you to play complicated chord by using easy chord shapes you already know.  If you’ve never fitted a capo to your instrument, there is a great little tutorial here.  It’s super-simple! To play this song, you’ll need to put a capo…

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