Archive for 2011

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Chords)

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Chords) This video went up yesterday and I’ve already had a deluge of requests. Including three from one person. So I’ve set aside my holiday shenanigans (and my irrationally intense dislike of JGL) and put it up in time for New […]

Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. So, to save you from the social disgrace I experienced, I’ve put together a […]

Uke Hunt Podcast #12 Christmas Edition

Podcast Powered By Podbean Download Podcast #12 Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe via RSS Uke Hunt Christmas Podcast 2011 in your face. Packed with Christmassy tracks from acts including former session guests Uke’s Not Dead and Helen Arney. As with any Christmas, it contains swearing and adult themes. 1. Alfred Williams – The Queen’s Rap 2. […]

Christmas UkeTube

Last post of 2011 (except the usual one for the Christmas uke-getters and possibly a podcast). I’ll be back mid-January. Until then, happy holidays (if you’re into that kind of thing) whatever that may be and however you choose to spend it. I’ll be eating, drinking, gambling and letting my servants wear my clothes in […]

Christmas Time Is Here (Tab)

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here (Tab) Tis the season to be jazzy. And I’ve thrown some decidedly jazzy bits into this tune from A Charlie Brown Christmas. I’ve added an intro with a few licks (using the E minor pentatonic scale) and some discordant chords. It’s played very loosely so feel free […]

LP, James Hill: UkeTube

Revelation of the week is LP. I wasn’t hopeful when I clicked on the video but I was blown away. Also this week, Kate and Janelle sing to save their schoool and break the shit out of Neko Case’s heart in the process. And the uke-adjacent clip of the week is Tamburica 5 sing the […]

Best Things from 2011 to Spend Money On

I’ve only bought one ukulele this year (my aNueNue harp ukulele) and I haven’t entirely formed my opinion on that yet. But there’s other stuff I’ve bought this year (or wangled for free) that has been well worth the money. Music The ukulele albums I’ve listened to most this year are: Givers – In Light […]

Friday Links

That crack when Steve Martin stands up after singing Tonight, You Belong to Me? It’s the sound of a foot going through a Martin ukulele. I wrote a bit about ukulele songs and cultural appropriation. The short version: the mock-Hawaiian songs from the early years of the ukulele-boom are really horrid. Amazon US are offering […]

Away in a Manger (Tab)

Away in a Manger (Full Arrangement Tab) I thought I’d do a tab to give you an idea of what the stuff in the How to Play Christmas Ukulele ebook is like. Which, by the way, you can get $2 off if you use the code ‘armadillo’ by the 18th December. But I’m not sure […]

Ukulele Christmas Quiz 2011

Instructions: – Grab a piece of paper – Display your uke knowledge – Check the answers here (no peeking) – Leave your score in the comments along with your dangs/woohoos. Name That Chord What chords are these on a standard C-tuned (gCEA) ukulele? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Name That Celeb Which famous person is […]

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