Archive for April, 2014

krabbers, Duncan Sisters: UkeTube

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Friday Links

Videos – British Pathé have added their amazing collection of videos to YouTube. Uke-related highlights include Felix Mendelssohn’s Hawaiian Serenaders, the insane Max and Harry Nesbitt and George Formby salvage collecting. – Play on two ukulele simultaneously Pictures – Young girl with banjolele, 1920’s (via Sara Wagner). – Who invited the bear? – Cats are […]

David Beckingham – Let Us Get Together

David Beckingham – Let Us Get Together (Tab) Hot on the heels of Cincinnati Flow Rag, here’s another Reverend Gary Davis tune from David Beckingham. David retains Rev’s alternated picking with lots of thumb and two finger picking in his arrangement. Links Buy the Rev. Blind Gary Davis version David Beckingham on YouTube More tabs […]

Five Best Ukulele Chords

What Makes a Good Chord? When I’m analysing a chord progression I like to think of it in terms of a story. With each chord being a new mood and scene and pushing the story forward. For example, play a simple chord progression like C – F – G7 – C. The C chord is […]

She & Him – Turn to White

She and Him – Turn to White (Chords) I’m still enjoying She & Him Volume 3. Definitely their best so far. I did I Could’ve Been Your Girl when it came out. And since then I’ve had a few requests for Turn to White. The album’s ukulele track. Which I’m more than happy to do. […]

Love Charley, Look Yonder: UkeTube

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Bitcoin: Friday Links

I’ve started accepting Bitcoin as payment for my ebooks. I made my first sale the other day and I’m excited to get into it. Right now the ebooks are 50% off when you buy with bitcoins. Partly because transaction fees are lower, partly because I’m interested in the possibilities and partly because I haven’t got […]

Mr Moustafa from Grand Budapest Hotel (Tab)

Alexandre Desplat – Mr Moustafa (Tab) I got a request from Justin saying that Alexandre Desplat’s music from the new Wes Anderson movie Grand Budapest Hotel would be perfect for ukeing. And he was absolutely right. As soon as I heard this tune I knew it would suit a campanella-style ukulele arrangement. And it turned […]

Tools of the Trade

I regularly get people asking what I use in my playing and in putting together the site. To answer those I did a post back in 2010. Things have changed a bit since then (most notably it makes no mention of apps). So here’s what I’m using these days. I’d be interested to know what […]

Amanda Palmer – Bigger on the Inside (Chords)

Amanda Palmer – Bigger on the Inside (Chords) I know from experience that just having Amanda Palmer in the title is going to put off vast swathes of people who read the blog. But all the people who complain when I swear are amongst them so fuck ‘em. But she did win many people over […]