Archive for December, 2011

Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph (Chords)

Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph (Chords) An easy 3-chord Christmas song. And the benefit of being a twofer since Little Queenie (worth clicking for the video) is exactly the same. Suggested Strumming You can just stick with a simple down-up pattern with a bit of emphasis. Like this: d u D U d u […]

Raymond Penfield: UkeTube

This week’s selection contains the most popular video I’ve ever featured on Raymond Penfield’s Addicted to Love. Universal 5 star votes and it’s not hard to see why. Also up this week: The Jive Aces, Imelda May, Injured Birds using a banjolele in a new way and plenty more besides. You can blame YouTube […]

aNueNue Harp Uke: Ukulele Window Shopping

I’ve got my hands on a new ukulele! It’s an aNueNue harp ukulele. I’m still getting to grips with it but I’ve done a couple of videos with it: Here Comes the Sun and Albatross. I’ll be doing a review of it next year but you can read Tim’s thoughts right now. Two sweet looking […]

Bill Tapia: Friday Links

Ukulele Hall of Famer and world’s oldest performing professional musician, Bill Tapia has died at the age of 103. Ukulelists paying their respects include Ralph Shaw, Lil Rev and Bartt. You can read an interview with him on Fretboard Journal and watch a clip from his documentary. Kimo Hussey present a TV show dedicated to […]

How to Play Christmas Ukulele

I’ve just put out the 2nd edition of How to Play Christmas Ukulele. The main points of feedback I got from the first edition were: – Make the arrangements easier. – Make the tabs bigger. – Do videos. So that’s what I’ve done. I’ve made the full arrangements simpler. There’s less fancy fingerpicking – they’re […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords

If you’re looking for some Christmas tunes to get your teeth into, have a go of these: Chords 12 Days of Christmas A Christmas Duel – The Hives and Cyndi Lauper All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver/Ballard C Boyd Cold Outside – Julia Nunes & […]

She & Him – Silver Bells (Chords)

She and Him – Silver Bells (Chords) Good to see Zooey Deschanel busting out the ukulele for this cover of Livingston and Evans’s Silver Bells on She and Him’s Christmas album. Also good to see that she’s handled being constantly referred to as ‘adorkable’ without having sprayed crowded streets with machine-gun fire. Suggested Strumming Zooey […]

Benny Wenda

The guy playing ukulele in this clip is Benny Wenda. He’s also a leader of the movement to free West Papua from Indonesia. He’s been living in the UK since 2003 when he was granted asylum after escaping arrest and torture in Indonesia. He now faces arrest and deportation after the issuing of an Interpol […]

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