Matt Kresling – Year of the Dog (Tab)


Matt Kresling – Year of the Dog (Tab)

The travelogue of Matt Kresling and his ukulele’s circuitous trip to Madagascar is my favourite series on YouTube. Whenever a new episode crops up it’s a little treat. And there was a new one this week so it seems like the perfect time to put up my take on the show’s theme tune Year of the Dog.

The picking is all thumb and two finger style. I think Matt uses D-tuning for his version. But I’ve just gone with C-tuning.

If you’re looking for a travel doc to watch over the holidays I highly recommend it. Here’s the series trailer:


Madagascar Journals playlist
Matt Kresling on YouTube
Matt Kresling on Bandcamp

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  1. kian December 19th, 2014 2:21 am

    The link to the tab seems to be broken:/

    P.S. thanks for posting it, the song’s a favourite of mine

  2. Woodshed December 19th, 2014 8:09 am

    Thanks, kian. It should be working now.

  3. Kresling December 20th, 2014 4:32 am

    Personally, I think this is a terrific blogpost.

  4. kian December 20th, 2014 4:34 am

    Thank you. I’m well on my way to learning it now. Keep up the great work

  5. Woodshed December 20th, 2014 12:08 pm

    Kresling: Glad you approve!

    kian: Thanks! Will do.

  6. Kelly December 24th, 2014 5:39 pm

    Indebted to you for teaching me so many things!!! Learning of Matt kresling being one today. I just listened to “a beast that swallows its young” on YouTube. What a tune! Maybe at some point you could tab that out. Really enjoyed the melody.

    Thanks for all the cool stuff you post. Cheers and merry Christmas!

  7. Woodshed December 28th, 2014 10:15 pm

    Kelly: Thanks very much! Belated Merry Christmas to you too!

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