Ukuleles for Peace 2011 – 20 Tabs

About three years ago I put together a tab ebook to benefit Ukuleles for Peace with the help of some friends. Since then it’s raised over $3,500 for them. It’s done so well that Ken Middleton has put together a follow-up featuring tabs from me, Colin Tribe, Michael ‘Ukulele Mike’ Lynch, Herman Vandercauter and Ken himself. It also features a foreword from James Hill.

It’s priced at $15 (that’s 75c per tab, that’s about 50p in the UK and 50 Euro cents). You can pick up a copy on Ken’s site for $15. Or just click this button:

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What is Ukuleles for Peace?

Ukuleles for Peace brings together Arab kids from Tira and Jewish kids from Hod HaSharon in Israel. They learn ukulele, sing songs (in Arabic, Hebrew and English), gig and have get-togethers. The aim is to create ties between the Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.

Take Siwar Mansour. In 2007 she was the strumming hand in this pair. Now she’s the only Muslim in a Jewish high school and has rocked up a storm with Ukulollo.

Find out more on their website.

What’s in the ebook?

20 tabs (all shown for both C and D tuning – two designed for low-G/A) in an ebook with a foreword by James Hill and an introduction by Paul Moore.

The tabs are for:

Al Wood
Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (traditional)
Bean Setters (traditional)
Hard Times by Stephen Foster

Colin R Tribe
Malaguena (traditional)
Misirlou (traditional)
Morning by Edvard Grieg (this is the one I’ve been practicing since getting my hands on it)
The Flea Bites Back by Colin R Tribe

Michael Lynch
Cherry Blossoms by Michael Lynch
Finlandia by Jean Sibelius
Keyport Rag by Michael Lynch
The Rose Garden Serenade by Michael Lynch

Herman Vandecauter
– Andante Vivace by Francesco Molino
– Anglais (anon)
– Chacarera (anon)
– Savillana (traditional)

Ken Middleton
– Willson’s Wilde by John Dowland
– The Sky-Divers’ Waltz by Ken Middleton
– Blackberry Blossom (traditional)
– Worried Man Blues (traditional)
– The Water Is Wide (traditional)

How do I get it?

The ebook costs $15 and it’s delivered by download. You can buy it on Ken’s site or by clicking here:

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Once you’ve paid via PayPal or credit card, you’ll go to a page with the download link (the money goes directly to Ukuleles for Peace’s PayPal account). You’ll also get a email with the download link in it.

Quick warning if you’re on iPad/iPhone etc: You won’t be able to download the file directly. You’ll have to download to a computer, unzip the file, and transfer it.

If you’ve got any questions, ask in the comments or contact Ken Middleton.

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  1. Krabbers August 17th, 2011 6:42 pm

    Superb stuff

  2. Woodshed August 18th, 2011 7:12 am

    Krabbers: Thanks! Hearing This Message at the end of Ukulollo’s video always makes me blubber.

  3. Lorenzo August 18th, 2011 10:39 am

    I know Paul Moore and all the children of the orchestra. They are just the most lovely bunch of uke player I’ve ever met. We don’t see each other since more than a year, and still we write each other every day! Thank you Ken and thank you Al for your great work in such a good cause!

  4. tony boland August 18th, 2011 10:43 am

    Excellent book, Great Cause!

  5. Lorenzo August 18th, 2011 10:43 am

    @Woodshed about This Message: I was crying like a baby all the time while editing it! (and still happens every time i see it again!)

  6. Paul Moore August 18th, 2011 12:59 pm

    Greetings and once again a big Thank you to you all for contributing , this will really help in getting the New Galilee Branch up and running soon.I am on the road in Finland having played At the Uke Fest here and Folk Fest In Estonia and Gigs over finland for the clown Doctors and to Libraries , I always include a short lecture ( when asked ) about UFP and the wonderful support it gets from many of the International Ukulele Players around the world. Thanks Ken and the team for all the work and to Al who has been behind this project for many years. Hope to see some of you in Ireland at the Weekend at thye Dublin Uke bash, and in Rome in Sept .. Aloha and Thanks from us all at UFP> Paul

  7. Woodshed August 20th, 2011 7:20 am

    Lorenzo: Thanks for the film you made for them. Love it!

    tony: Thanks very much!

    Paul: And a big thank you for your work. You’re making a big difference.

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