Archive for September, 2012

Laura Marling, Glen Hansard: UkeTube

Incredibly Serious Warning: There are two songs here made famous by Maroon 5. For any of you brave enough to continue, this week has a great new song from Laura Marling (bet you can’t guess what make of ukulele she’s playing). Also, off of Once, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in separate videos. And two […]

Ukulele Window Shopping

Gibsons: Two unusual Gibson ukes: Gibson TU-3, spruce tenor Gibson. But the classic style is clearly the best 20s Gibson Style 3. Ziva painted ukuleles. Electric ukes: RISA-inspired electric ukulele, Tear-shaped Vox electric (Thanks to Fred). Ko’olau Archback Slimline Tenor. Tiny Tim signed ukulele. Cigar box uke with a “license plate resonator”. Photos: Bessie Love, […]

UOGB in C: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall prompted a flurry of press interest. No surprises that the only one that’s interesting and doesn’t drop the F-bomb was written by George himself. Here he is discussing adapting Terry Riley’s In C for ukulele. You can glimpse the results here and download […]

Final Fantasy – Lute of Noah (Tab)

Nobuo Uematsu – Lute of Noah (Tab) I was completely unaware of Lute of Noah from Final Fantasy III before I got a couple of requests for it. But as soon as I heard it I knew it’s make a great campanella ukulele piece. And it does work out really well. The tune is triplets […]

Ukulele Spotify Playlists

Judging by the amount of ‘I’m listening to’ stuff clogging up Facebook, Spotify has really caught on. And it’s now available in the countries the blog is most popular in (sorry Canada, Singapore and Brazil). Which is good because I’m a big Spotify fan and am forever fiddling with playlists. And I’ve put together a […]

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait (Chords)

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait (Chords) With Mumford and two of his sons toting Mya-Moe ukes I was hoping to find some ukulele action on their new album. No such luck though. If there’s any there, I missed it. Nonetheless, the lead single from the album is pretty great and – with the […]

Jim Boggia, Awna Teixeira: UkeTube

Up this week: Jim Boggia’s tribute to Hal David, Awna “off of Po’ Girl” Teixeira, Michelle Blades and plenty more. Full Playlist

Robert Johnson Ukulele Tab Book: Friday Links

There’s a Robert Johnson ukulele tab book on the way. Pictures: Martin factory 1925, Melvin Goaté the ukulele goat, Death Meets Amanda Palmer, Don’t you DARE walk away from me, Nick Nolte on guitarlele, gig bag maker and his mule (thanks to Phredd). The pUKES have some sixty ukuleles between them and have started reviewing […]

Emeli Sandé – Next to Me (Instrumental Tab)

Emeli Sandé – Next to Me (Tab) The Olympics coinciding with Adele’s maternity leave certainly worked out well for Emeli Sandé. My mum requested this one. I wasn’t intending to tab it so it’s pretty messy and busked together. I’d recommend you using this as a basis rather than copying it exactly. Some pointers: Bars […]

Uke Leash Review

Ukulele straps are a bit of a vexed issue. Traditionalists dismiss ukulele straps as being unnecessary. While plenty of people find them essential – with problems varying from boob-interference to the need to play lightening fast licks. For my own playing, I’m mostly in the traditional camp. I don’t use a strap myself. But I’ve […]

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