Wii Ukulele

For everyone who’s been desperately awaiting Ukulele Hero, there’s a new ad for a ukulele Wii game (thanks Wes).

Mark Kailana Nelson has posted his tab for Moloka’i Waltz on Uker Tabs. You can buy a bunch more of his arrangements of Hawaiian tunes here (and there’s a free pdf of Hawaiian turnarounds there too) and, of course, his Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele (highly recommended).

The ukulele owned by Georges Formby and Harrison which sold for £45,000 has been donated to the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool. But the George Formby Society are suggesting that Formby never actually owned it.

In other George news, ilovefizzypop has the chords for When I’m Cleaning Windows. And I intend to steal this joke at the earliest opportunity (via Ukulazy.

If you’re ready to start having fun, Roy Sakuma is ready for you.

Coverville has a podcast of ukulele covers and das klienicum has tracks from the upcoming entertainmentforthebraindead record.

Ukulele Evangelist discusses how to get the most out of your strings.

New Snake Suspenderz “rehearsal tapes”

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12 Comments

  1. Howlin' Hobbit September 12th, 2008 3:49 pm

    Thanks, Woodshed!

  2. zymeck September 12th, 2008 4:23 pm

    jesus christ – Im shocked to discover that the Wii music game isnt a parody!

    It looks (and sounds) dreadful :(

  3. Cheerful One September 12th, 2008 5:22 pm

    It does look and sound dreadful.

    …so why do I WANT one?

  4. Cardboardfrog September 12th, 2008 5:32 pm

    that wii game looks AWFUL! and sounds like crap!
    with regards to george harrison/formby banjolele, does it really matter if it really belonged to george formby if it did belong to george harrison, i mean really as famous ukulele players go, he’s pretty high up there!
    i’m so going to the beatles museum when i go to uni now, JUST to see said banjolele

  5. brian September 12th, 2008 6:20 pm

    Apparently you can play something like 135 different instruments just by waving your hand around on that wii game.. I really can’t see it being too fun though. I’d probably try for 3 minutes before flailing around everywhere to see what sounds I can make.

  6. Isaac September 12th, 2008 6:51 pm

    With my computer plagued with viruses at the moment I quite enjoyed that anti-virus joke

  7. todd September 13th, 2008 5:21 am

    Thanks Woodshed,

    Although I’m about an inch from re-canting……while you get 2 for 1 when you buy the D’ Addarios…..

    I just may have to bite the bullet and make the Aquilas my “all-time” strings……I haven’t tried Worth’s yet, but the Aquilas blow everything else I’ve tried out of the water…..

    cheers,

    Todd

  8. Minamin September 13th, 2008 5:49 am

    If that game really does have over 100 instruments, one of them had better be a theremin.

  9. Isaac September 13th, 2008 4:58 pm

    Don’t play the theremin
    Ukuleles will suffice
    Don’t play the theremin
    Until every single ukes been tried

  10. Woodshed September 14th, 2008 10:57 am

    Hobbit: My pleasure.

    zym: It certainly does. Particularly compared to Guitar Hero.

    Emma: Probably because of the guy with the green afro playing maracas.

    cbf: There are plenty of people for whom Formby is way bigger deal than Harrison. Strange as it seems.

    brian: I know what you mean. I don’t really understand the fad for instrument games. But I’ve never tried it.

    Isaac: I didn’t realise we had a poet in our midst.

    Todd: You should try Worths sometime. They’re my favourites (the clear ones at least).

    Minamin: Let’s hope so. But there isn’t even a theramin hero t-shirt.

  11. Svenstication January 29th, 2011 11:58 am

    Not that anyone cares, ’cause this is so horrible and this post is rather old, but incase you were interested, the translation is something like:
    Today’s instrument: Ukulele (ukurere.. hehe, but srsly, it is).
    Ukulele: A lot like the guitar but it’s small and has 4 strings. It is a string instrument from Hawaii. ‘Ukulele’ in the Hawaiian language means ‘flying jumping flea’ (I think, my Jap isn’t perfect). An essential in Hawaiian music.

  12. Woodshed January 30th, 2011 3:22 pm

    Svenstication: Thanks very much. I still care.

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