Archive for July, 2014

Lana Del Rey – Shades of Cool (Instrumental Tab)

Lana Del Rey – Shades of Cool (Instrumental Tab) I love Lana Del Rey’s first couple of singles. But after Paradise and the baby seal beatings I’d given up on her. But I absolutely love her new album, Ultraviolence,. With some help from Dan ‘Black Keys’ Auerbach she’s gone full on Bond. So I felt […]

Intricate Strumming & Slash Notation

For simple strumming patterns the usual ‘du-‘ strumming notation works just fine. But for more intricate rhythms you need a more comprehensive system. And that’s where slash notation comes in. Slash notation looks a lot like standard musical notation. But it’s a lot simpler. It dispenses with all the notes because you only need it […]

Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime (Chords)

Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime (Chords) I can relate to this song’s take on summer. Not so much the drinking, driving and leching. More the writing half a line of a song, running out of brain power and just lapsing into dee-dee-dees. This song has some seriously awful lyrics. But the main reason I’m […]

Purple Ferdinand, Br’er Rabbit: UkeTube

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Friday Links

Learning – James Hill has a new membership site: The Ukulele Way. – The Glory of Love by Ukulelezaza. I haven’t worked through this yet but if you liked his last book you’ll like this one too. Videos – The documentary Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is on US Netflix. – Three questions for […]

Led Zeppelin – The Rain Song (Tab)

Led Zeppelin – Rain Song (Tab) I just love Zeppelin so this song has been on my to-do pile for a long time. It had stayed there because I was a bit intimidated by how much there is going on. But once I got stuck into it the tune transferred to the ukulele surprisingly smoothly. […]

Bonus Tabs and Chords

It seems I just can’t stop myself tabbing. Despite being on a blog break the last few weeks, I put up a few time-sensitive tabs and chords in other places. Here’s a catch-up on them: O’Neill – Nun Song (From Orange is the New Black)(Chords) O’Neill- Nun Song (Chords) As I mentioned yesterday I loved […]

Tom Waits – Come On Up to the House (Chords)

Tom Waits – Come On Up to the House (Chords) Scatter the nuns! I spent most of my aestivation watching the second series of Orange is the New Black. And I was inspired by O’Neill’s delightful banjoleling to write up the chords for my favourite song of the series. No, not Hey There De-bloody-lilah. But […]