Archive for April, 2012

Back on 18th May

I’m taking a break and I’ll be back on the 18th May. An actual ‘venturing out of Woodshed Towers and going somewhere’ type of break for once. Although I will be spending most of the time lounging around watching snooker. See you then.

The Folk, UOGB: UkeTube

A bit of sad news: Boulder Acoustic Society have gone their separate ways. But you’ll still be able to get your fill of old-timey ukulele because Aaron is continuing with his solo project The Quiet American. One video from them today along with two traditional Irish tunes (I’m currently the under the influence of Charlie […]

Ukulele for Dummies Bonus Tabs: Friday Links

I’ve had a few people ask me about tabs for the melody lines I play in the chord examples in Ukulele for Dummies. So I’ve put a few bits together. This isn’t anything official or perfect – it’s just a cleaned up version of the tabs I made when I recorded them. But I wanted […]

Uke of Carl – The Most of…

Being a fan of playing theme tunes on the ukulele, I very much enjoy the Uke of Carl blog. Carl’s done some great tabs of movie, TV and game themes. It was the first birthday of his blog yesterday so I asked him to guest blog a few of his arrangements and he was kind […]

Podcast #15: Manitoba Hal Interview

Podcast Powered By Podbean Download the MP3 Podcast #15 in your face. And it’s the last one (or at least the last one in a good while). But it’s going out with a bang with an interview from Manitoba Hal and a bunch of great tracks. A huge thanks to everyone who has let us […]

Walk off the Earth – Little Boxes (Chords)

Walk off the Earth/Malvina Reynolds – Little Boxes Now that Netflix has made its way to the UK, I’ve been binging on episodes of the middle-class meth-dealer show Breaking Bad. I’m slightly concerned about what I’m going to do when I’ve watched them all. The plan is to take the edge off by watching the […]

Aireene Espiritu, Danna Richards: UkeTube

I was in a very spring mood earlier this week – helped by springy tunes from Herman VDC and Danna Richards – and then it went and bloody snowed. So this posted has ended up as blossoms and summer dresses mixed with furry collars and duck-sweaters.

Left Handed Chord Charts: Friday Links

Left-handed ukulele chord chart for beginners. Kate Micucci romances Conan O’Brien ( alt. link thanks to @ukegnome). I celebrated my 100th video with a cover of Napalm Death. Google’s Project Glasses clearly has a glitch. It doesn’t set off a giant alarm when the wearer buys a ukulele book other than Ukulele for Dummies (thanks […]

Dango Daikazoku (Tab)

Jun Maeda – Dango Daikazoku (Tab) I had never heard this tune from the visual novel Clannad until I got a request for it. Even though I found it pretty damn irritating I couldn’t get it out of my head and had to work up a version. It’s been a while since I made it […]

Creative Commons: Making the Internet Less of a Pain in the Arse

I love making things and I love the things that people make so the internet has been a huge boon for me. But the collision of copyright and the internet has thrown a few problems in the way. Things that used to be no big deal – like covering a song on your ukulele – […]

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