Archive for 2016

Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together […]

Merry Christmas! See you in 2017

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia and Happy Holidays! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. Or if you’re sick of Christmas music my playlist of ukulele selections from 2016. That’s it from me for this year (other than […]

Christmas UkeTube 2016

Full Playlist It’s here. With cheer. It’s the same every year. It’s the Christmas UkeTube.

Uke Hunt’s Best of 2016

It’s been another golden year for the ukulele. Time to wrap it up with some of my favourites. Let me know yours in the comments. Particularly if it’s something I’ve missed. Ukulele Record of 2016: Bud Sugar – VIBE Bud Sugar’s “Cod Head Skank” mix of ska, beats, ukulele shenanigans and infectious pop melodies on […]

David Beckingham – Blue Danube (Tab)

The Blue Danube (Tab) A new tab from David Beckingham and a change from his usual jazzy tunes. This time it’s Johann Strauss II’s Blue Danube. Famous for being performed at Vienna’s New Year’s Eve concert. Which gives you about a week to master the tune, get to Austria and join the Vienna Philharmonic. Links […]

Everly Pregnant Brothers, Marina and Iñaki: UkeTube

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Ukulele Guild of Hawaii 2016, Early UOGB: Friday Links

Pictures from the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii’s 2016 event. If you’re looking for something to get me for Christmas, is selling a few of the ukes that were on show including: – Beau Hannam cedar/rosewood – John Kinnard sycamore/spruce – Little River koa “Aloha” – Rebel Elysium Wilfried Welti has a new ebook of […]

The Last of Us: Part II – Through the Valley (Tab)

Through the Valley (Tab) The trailer for The Last of Us: Part II has me very excited. Not least at the prospect of another outstanding score by the genius Gustavo Santaolalla. He plays the ronrocco which, like the ukulele, is petite and has a reentrant tuning making them very suitable for ukeing. I tabbed up […]

Ukulele Quiz 2016

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas time-waster. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – There might be spoilers in the comments. – Check the answers here (no peeking). – Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments. If you’re reading by email or feed reader you may […]

Elvis Costello – Good Year for the Roses (Chords)

Elvis Costello – Good Year for the Roses (Chords) When I was thinking of a song to sum up 2016 the title of this one immediately popped into my head. It was first a hit for George Jones but I’ve written up is Elvis Costello’s cover. The version above uses a capo at the second […]

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