Archive for February, 2014

Friday Links

I’ve started on the 2014 Ukulele Spotify Playlist. It’s short at the moment so if you want more here’s the 2013 list. Kickstarting – Ukes and Music to Pasajquim – a project to provide ukuleles for a remote Mayan community in Guatemala. Wallet Looseners – Caravan Gogh’s The 3 Faces of Steve featuring the ukulele […]

Gustavo Santaolalla – The Last of Us Theme (Tab)

Gustavo Santaolalla – The Last of Us (Tab) Gustavo Santaolalla is my absolute favourite film composer. He first came to prominence with the films Amores Perros and The Motorcycle Diaries. Then went on to win Academy Awards for Brokeback Mountain and Babel. No doubt part of the reason I love his music is his extensive […]

Ukulele Festivals 2014

View Ukulele Festivals 2014 in a larger map Here’s a preliminary list of the ukulele festivals scheduled for 2014. If you have details on any others leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll get it added to the list. USA and Canada Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2014 Location: St James Hall, Vancouver, Canada […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2013: Rob Pachol, Adrien Sala & Tesia Rhind – As the Living Do

After a hard fought battle and over 1,000 votes in the Ukulele Video of Year vote the winner is Rob Pachol (AKA Sanford and Song) with Adrien Sala and Tesia Rhind playing As the Living Do. The video is the first in Rob’s “Sanford and Songwriter” series where he hooks up with a local songwriter […]

Man Man – Deep Cover (Chords)

Man Man – Deep Cover (Simple Chords) With the range of instruments Man Man used it was only a matter of time before a ukulele showed up. And sure enough this ukulele ditty cropped up on their latest album On Oni Pond prompting quite a few chord requests. The chord chart shows the basic chords […]

Anne Janelle, Breaks Co-op: UkeTube

Full Playlist Early contender for next year’s Ukulele Video of the Year from Anne Janelle with some beardo on ukulele. Still plenty of time to cast your vote for the 2013 video of the year.

Friday Links

Don’t forget to cast your vote for Ukulele Video of the Year. Currently Jontom is in the lead with Walk off the Earth second. It’s not often you see an interesting, well written piece about ukuleles in the mainstream media so Vulture’s article In Defense of the Ukulele is very welcome. It’s a follow up […]

Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome (Instrumental Tab)

We Shall Overcome (Instrumental Tab) I couldn’t let Pete Seeger week pass without writing up this song in some form. In the spirit of the song I’ve kept the arrangement super simple. I go through the verse three times. Getting more strident each time. First Time Through I’m just playing the melody. Picking it out […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2013: Vote

The nominations are i, they’ve been fed through a highly complex algorithm and a final list of candidates has been spat out. Now it’s time to vote for you favourite. If you’re reading by email or feed reader and can’t see the voting doodle click here to be taken to be taken to the blog. […]

Pete Seeger Roundup

When I heard about the death of Pete Seeger I knew I’d have to dedicate a week to him. He was a massively important figure in music and important in a way you don’t see very often. As a musical middleman. None of the Seeger pieces I’m featuring are entirely his own work (even Turn, […]

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