Archive for 2011

Friday Links

Videos: Jake plays and answers questions on livestream (thanks to Phredd). Incredible clip of Laura Dukes on iPlayer (after a minute of Alexis Korner) (thanks to Bossarocker). Live ‘Ukulele interview James Hill. I’ve been over exited about the release of John King and Jim Tranquada‘s The ‘Ukulele: A History for what seems like years. And […]

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Chords/Tab)

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks I think it’s about time I did a song people actually want to play. I’ve had a few requests for a uke version of the riff so I thought I’d knock up the chords as well. Uke Friendly Chords Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (Capo) The […]

Uke Hunt Podcast #11: Emily Scott

Podcast Powered By Podbean Download Podcast #11 Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe via RSS Uke Hunt Podcast #11 in your face. After a bit of break, the podcast is back in style this month. It features an incredible session from Emily Scott. I don’t want to play favourites with all the people who’ve taken the time […]

Keston Cobblers’ Club – Pett Level (Chords)

Keston Cobblers’ Club – Pett Level (Chords) I’m enjoying everything the Cobblers are putting out at the moment. And, judging by the number of requests for this one, it looks like I’m not the only one. They’re being massive teases and releasing their new album three tracks at a time. Pett Level crops up on […]

George Hinchliffe, We Were Evergreen: UkeTube

A very bluesy week this week with Adam Franklin bemoaning his lack of clothes, George ‘off of UOGB’ Hinchliffe complaining of unruly youths and Chelsea and Jordan don’t want their diaper changed. This week’s uke adjacent instrument is the mandoliny from Madagascar in a clip that’s criminally cut short.

National #001: Ukulele Window Shopping

National Style 1 ukulele prototype. It’s the first of the new line of National ukes, numbered 001 given to the guy who provided his triolion for examination. In the war of the guiatar lookalikes I think the cutest are the Tomo Strat and Les Paul. In a similarly guitar-like vein is this electric Tiki Idol […]

Friday Links

Daddystovepipe has released his follow-up to Fingerpicking Blues ebook. You can pick up a copy on his website. I’ve been working my way through it and, just like volume one, there’s a tone of stuff to cut your teeth on. An interesting article looking at ukulele sales. It includes chats with Mike ‘Kala’ Upton and […]

Minecraft – Wet Hands (Tab)

C418 – Wet Hands (Tab) I had to play Minecraft for hours on end to tab this one out. You get a random piece of music four times a day. So I just had to keep playing and grab my ukulele quickly when Wet Hands came on. There was no other way of doing it. […]

Reasons Not to Play George Formby Songs

A couple of weeks ago the BBC aired Frank Skinner’s documentary about George Formby. You watch the full documentary on YouTube and it’s well worth it. I enjoyed it and learned a fair bit too. In the clip at the top, Frank visits Karauke in London to find out why modern ukers don’t play Formby […]

Amanda Palmer – Ukulele Anthem (Chords)

Amanda Palmer – Ukulele Anthem Quick tip: When a chord diagram has a number in the top right that means it starts at that fret. So in this song the Bb6 is played at the fifth fret: 0565. I’ve had a bunch of requests for this song which Amanda Palmer has been playing on her […]

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