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Archives: 2012 February

Archive for February, 2012

The Staves, David’s Lyre: UkeTube

I don’t usually put up album cover videos but I had to make an exception for the uke track on David’s Lyre’s new album. You can get it on Bandcamp on a ‘pay what you like’ basis. It’s well worth throwing in a few quid – it’s an excellent album. Also up folkiness from The […]

Friday Links

Classical and traditional tab site PDF Minstrel now has a sister site with modern tunes PDF Uker. New Releases: Jacob Borschard has completed the Beach Boy’s album SMiLE with vocals and ukulele of his own and you can download it on his website, Garfunkel and Oates are Slippery When Moist. If you’re ever thinking of […]

The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun Riff (Tab)

Here Comes the Sun (Harp Ukulele Version) Since I put up two videos played on my aNueNue harp ukulele I’ve had a steady stream of tab requests. Strange since most people requesting them don’t even own one. My arrangement of Albatross wouldn’t work on a standard ukulele. But my version of Here Comes the Sun […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2011: A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade – Oracao

Votes have been cast, hanging chads have been assessed, last year’s winner has been dethroned and cast to the wolves, and the winner of Ukulele Video of the Year 2011 is A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade’s Oração. With more views than all the others on the list put together, a joyous video and a […]

Zooey Deschanel – You Forgot About Valentine’s Day (Chords)

Zooey Deschanel – You Forgot About Valentine’s Day (Chords) It’s not hard to work out the musical inspiration for Zooey Deschanel’s Saturday Night Live song. The intro and verse chords are almost identical to her version of What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?. But after that the swirly, hotel-lobby piano makes it tricky to […]

OK Go, Sharon Van Etten: UkeTube

Some famous types picking up the ukulele this week: OK Go (continuing their journey into every more insane videos), Sharon Van Etten and Frank Turner. Alongside them people who are famous to all good uke-loving people like Patsy Monteleone, Kimo Hussey and Herman Vandecauter. If you haven’t yet, you’ve still got time to vote for […]

Lanikai Tuna Uke: Ukulele Window Shopping

Lanikai have come up with Tuna Ukes as a way of improving the intonation of ukuleles. They have little slidey-doos on the bridge you can adjust. Take a look at Music Guy Mike showing one off at NAMM. I can see them causing more problems than they solve though. One of these days I’m going […]

Friday Links

If you bought the Kindle version of Ukulele for Dummies you can now download the MP3s to go along with it by going here and searching for ukulele in the title. And learn that my middle initial is apparently M (the M stands for David). Valentines ukulele papercraft. The UOGB answer fans’ questions. Most popular […]

Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Tab)

Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Tab) Dubstep is the point where I finally left my youthful musical hipness behind and set up residence in old man, “this isn’t music, it’s just noise,” territory. But even I can appreciate Skrillex wubbing it up and jumping around the octaves without any regard for how people […]

Ukulele Festivals 2012

UPDATE: Ukulele Festivals 2013 Here’s a preliminary list of the ukulele festivals scheduled for 2012. If you have details on any others leave a comment or send me a message. USA and Canada The Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2012 Location: Vancouver, Canada Date: February 25th & 26th 2012 Performers: Ralph Shaw, The Ukesters, Guido & Daphne. […]

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