Archive for 2014

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 […]

Jim Boggia, Spoon: UkeTube

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Friday Links

New Releases – Pineapple Shakes by Monika Cefis – 12 Songs by Sage Harrington Learning – Ukulele Bartt has made his Ukulele Workshop Booklet available for free. – Tablature is not cheating. Ukes – 1920’s Gibson ukulele owned by Bob Dylan. – There are a heap of Lanikai’s with factory defects on eBay. Most with […]

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. But the main reason I’m tabbing it is Tom Richter‘s excellent ukulele […]

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