Archive for 2007

Christmas Gifts for Ukulele Players: Patterned Ukes

When you’re giving someone a gift, you do want it to be that little bit more special. Ukuleles with an added design give that extra ‘wow factor’. You could commission yourself a painted uke. Or, if you’re a bit more strapped for cash and time, buy off-the-shelf. Fluke Ukuleles Flukes seem to be almost universally […]

Christmas Gifts for Ukulele Players: Electric Ukuleles

If you can’t stand the sound of your loved one strumming incessantly, it might seem a little counter-intuitive to buy them an electric ukulele. Were it not for one word: headphones. Ovation Applause With their round backs and distinctive sound-holes, Ovation Applause tenor ukuleles are heavily based on their guitar big brother. In my opinion, […]

Friday Links

Aldrine Guerrero and his team are in the process of setting up a new site Ukulele Underground. Until it’s up and running, join up to the forum. Speaking of Aldrine, his track Bandito Tyler is one of Dominator’s new tabs. Wilfried Welti’s Christmas ukulele tab book (with explanations in German). More German ukulele tab on […]

Christmas Ukulele: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Tab)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Tab) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (mp3) As promised yesterday, here’s a solo version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It’s a fairly simple arrangement. For the most part, the melody is fingerpicked and chords are strummed in between the melody notes. Apart from a couple of notes at the […]

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Chords)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Chords) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is the simplest Christmas song and ideal for kids. I’ve tried to simplify the chords even further for this arrangement. For a fair chunk of the song, a C6 chord is being played (all strings open). I’ve written C6 every time but using a […]

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

White Christmas (Tab) White Christmas (mp3) I couldn’t let Christmas pass without working up a version of this tune. It’s a classic. This arrangement keeps it fairly simple. It’s mostly just strummed chords. When you’re playing a chord based solo like this one, it’s important that you emphasise the melody notes. There are a couple […]

Bob Brozman’s Ukulele Tunes & Techniques Review

Bob Brozman’s Ukulele Tunes & Techniques (DVD) Bob Brozman is one of my musical heroes. A quick check on YouTube will show you why. It’s not just his playing, it’s his musical philosophizing too. He’s always interesting and often highly quotable (the quote of him on my About page is from this DVD). All that […]

Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody

Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody (Chords) I couldn’t imagine Christmas without this song. When I picture the nativity, I imagine Joseph screeching, “It’s KRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSS-MAAAAS.” But, I’m guessing, most people outside the UK will be completely baffled by it. The song starts out with a series of ‘slash chords’ which need a little reworking on the […]

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday (Tab) Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to me. I turned thirty today which makes me officially over the hill. If we were in a Logan’s Run-style future my palm-light would be blinking and I’d be running for my life – pausing only to make […]

Yes – To Be Over

To Be Over midi I was intending to post this during the second round of riff tabs, and it completely slipped my mind. Which was a shame as this is a rather lovely little intro and makes a good contrast to the heavy, crunching riffs. This tab was put together by IanB.

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