Ukulele Instrumentals: UkeTube

Instrumentals don’t usually get much attention in these posts but, screw it, this week I’m sticking up for my instrumentalist brethren and going heavy on the tunes. But, don’t panic, I’ve bookended it with cute ukulele girls to keep you happy.

UPDATE: An extra instrumental added, Wilfried Welti doing an incredible version of Bach’s Bourre in E Minor on a Makapili.

Ukulele Safari Oz – In the Pines

Shelley O’Brien – Valse à la Pluie

Wilfried Welti – Bourre in E Minor

Peter Moon – Papalina Lahilahi

gawasiman – Carmen Interlude

banjojug – Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

Matthew Cohen – Little Buddha

Gordon Mayer – Falling Slowly

Little Microscopic Clouds – Sprout and the Bean

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  1. Howlin' Hobbit April 3rd, 2010 7:06 pm

    Great batch of tunes! And several in waltz time! Gotta love that.

    I’ve written a couple in 3/4 and am currently writing another.

    One of these days I’m going to get brave and try to write one in 5/4.

  2. Tony Boland April 3rd, 2010 8:33 pm

    Love “Falling Slowly” on the Myna Moe Reso.

  3. JCMcGee April 3rd, 2010 8:43 pm

    Lovely….some great stuff there.

    Any Django?

    There’s this guy from Derby Al’ something who does ace uke instrumentals ;-)

  4. Tony April 4th, 2010 7:36 pm

    Al ,
    this has got to right up there with them!

  5. PaulC April 4th, 2010 11:42 pm

    That version of In The Pines is the happiest little version of such a dark and depressing song I’ve ever heard. I guess dropping the really grotesque verse helps…

  6. Shelley April 5th, 2010 12:27 am

    Merci Merci!!

  7. Matthew Cohen April 5th, 2010 11:30 am

    Hey, just noticed that I’m one of the featured videos and I’d just like to say thank you very much! Quite a pleasant surprise to see that the first song I wrote on my ukulele is good enough to be featured alongside such good ukulele players.

  8. Woodshed April 5th, 2010 12:59 pm

    Hobbit: Good luck with the 5/4.

    Jimmy: I’ve been getting back into Django recently thanks to the Rosenburg Trio. I’m working on my version of Nuages.

    Tony: That video was a strong contender in the video of the year vote.

    Paul: And having Honey play it helps.

    Shelley: You’re welcome.

    Matthew: Thanks very much for your contribution. Excellent tune.

  9. JoshS May 31st, 2010 1:07 am

    i have figured out the first part of this version of falling slowly and would like to know how to play the rest. Do you know any good tabs?

  10. Woodshed May 31st, 2010 9:38 am

    JoshS: I might have a go at tabbing it some time.

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