Archive for 2008

Duke of Uke and Other Ukulele Links

The Duke of Uke website looks like it’s finally up and running. As well as the shop, there’s a bit of a blog thing going which is suitably Smeck heavy. If anyone’s looking for a birthday/xmas present for me, I’ll have one of these. Julia Nunes will be appearing on the first ever YouTube Live […]

Buddy Holly/Hellogoodbye – Everyday

Hellogoodbye – Everyday (PDF)(Chords) Mentions of a ‘Ukulele Recordings’ EP from Hellogoodbye have been cropping up around the net recently, but I couldn’t find any mention of it from an official source. It seems to have leaked onto the blogs, but I assume it’s headed for official release. The EP contains The Thoughts That Give […]

Harmonizing Melodies – Beginner’s Guide

Listening to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s CD, inspired me to do a little post on harmonizing on the ukulele. When you’re soloing on the uke, playing just one note can sound a bit wimpy. A great way to beef it up is to harmonize the notes. For an example, I’ll use the simplest […]

Ian Dury – Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

I really should have included this one in one of my Guitar Riffs for Ukulele seasons, but it took hearing it on the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s album to make me get round to tabbing it. If you’re playing along with the Dury version, this tab is for D-tuning. For the UOGB version, use […]

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Live In London #1

With the ever increasing number of ukulele groups scattered around the globe, it’s difficult to remember that once upon a time the idea of a whole bunch of people playing only ukuleles seemed absolutely ridiculous. Despite all the ukulele orchestras and ensembles that have started up since their inception, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain […]

Jon Brion – Knock Yourself Out

Jon Brion – Knock Yourself Out (Chords)(PDF) I must have watched I Heart Huckabees ten times and I still don’t get it. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoyable film, not least because of Jon Brion’s contributions to the soundtrack. And he cropped up on the Late Late Show playing Knock Yourself Out on an 8-string uke. Requested […]

The Saturday UkeTube

Jake Wildwood – Orion’s Belt

Applause on sale, Shaun Keaveny Uke

If you’re thinking of giving yourself an Applause ukulele for Christmas, Guitar Center are having a sale on the Applause UAE20. You can pick one up for $140, or $125 if you use the code ‘TENOFF’ (that code works for a lot of their other uke stuff as well, but not the Martin 5K). BBC […]

New Ukulele Orchestra CDs and more Ukulele Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have got two new CDs coming out this month: Live in London #1 and Christmas with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. You can listen to extracts and pre-order them on their website. The Jumping Flea Market is open for business and I’ve already bought myself some uke goodies. […]

The Little Ones – Tangerine Visions (Ukulele Version)

The Little Ones – Tangerine Visions Writing up arrangements of songs has really shown me which songs are strong enough to stand up even when stripped down to four strings and which are just resting on gimmicks and production. I think all bands should be forced to do ukulele versions of their songs as The […]

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