Archive for August, 2014

Ukelites, Peter Moss: UkeTube

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Friday Links

New Releases – Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band Live at Earl Haig Hall – John Nash’s Moment Pictures – Asilomar 1918 – Bass ukuleles how they should be done. Video – Preview of the new Pixar short featuring Uku. A singing volcano voiced by Kuana Torres. – You might have seen the movie Frank […]

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Instrumental Tab)

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Tab) To counteract yesterday’s gloomfest I decided to do a version of the most cheerful song of the summer. Plus I was feeling like a room without a roof so this is the smiliest I have looked in any video ever. Technique Notes For the most part I’m playing the verses […]

Tabs and Chords in a Minor Key

A while back I got a comment by Michael asked me for suggestions of songs in a minor key. Which struck me as an excellent idea of a post because I’m always looking for an excuse to stick it to the ‘it’s impossible to play the ukulele without smiling’ brigade. If you’ve got a favourite […]

Blind Melon – No Rain (Tabs and Chords)

Blind Melon – No Rain (Chords) I originally had this one planned for the Acoustic Intros post. But in a fit of nostalgia I blundered into writing up the entire thing. The chords are a bit tricky. There’s a fast switch between G and the dreaded E chord. You can make the transition a little […]

Meghan Trainor, Saintseneca: UkeTube

Ukulele Grades: Friday Links

Learning – I haven’t heard much about Victoria College of Music ukulele grades since they launched. But the Registry of Guitar Tutors are offering ukulele grades as well. Read about it here and here. Pre-Order – Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’s new album. – Keston Cobblers’ Club new EP A Pocket Guide to Escaping. Pictures – […]

David Beckingham – Stardust (Tab)

David Beckingham – Startdust (Tab) Another excellent contribution from David Beckingham. This time an arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust. This one isn’t as tricky to play as most of his arrangements. So there’s plenty of room there for expressive playing. Links Buy the Nat King Cole version David Beckingham on YouTube More of David’s tabs

Best Ukulele Videos of 2014 So Far

Full Playlist It’s looking like another golden year for ukulele music. Worryingly, more than half the year has already gone. So time for retrospective of the best ukulele videos of the year so far. Based on ratings on UkeToob, reaction on the blog and my personal tingles. I’ll warn you now, it is 21 videos […]

Garfunkel and Oates – The Fade Away (Chords)

Garfunkel and Oates – The Fade Away (Chords) It’s been a long wait but at last Garfunkel and Oates finally have a TV show. And it’s fantastic. You can watch an episode on YouTube if you’re in the US (or can convince the internet you are) (you used to be able to). I couldn’t find […]

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