Friday Links: Tabs, Canada Hates Ukulele Anthem

Uke Hunt’s annual t-shirt release started this week. Pre-orders run until 26th October and you can get them in the US or in the UK. UPDATE: Both the UK and US t-shirt campaigns have hit their goal. So if you pre-ordered one you will be getting it. A massive thanks to everyone who has ordered already for supporting the site with both your wallet and your torso.

Learning
– Jake Shimabukuro has released a tab book of his album Nashville Sessions.
– Craig Robertson has released free chord songbooks for his albums That Dress and Practical Hypnotist. Lots of great, jazzy chord progressions to steal. I’ve already added Cm6 (2333) – G7 (from The Hypnotist) and Fm – Cm+4 (0313) (from Missing) to my repertoire. (Alternative links: Practical Hypnotism and That Dress).
BariFever has a bunch of tabs for baritone ukulele.

Ukes
1940s Favilla soprano.
3D printable plans for a travel ukulele.

Walk Off the Earth’s performance of O Canada got a furious backlash from ukulele haters and women haters alike.

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6 Comments

  1. Mark October 7th, 2016 9:33 pm

    Have the Craig Robertson links been removed already? Shame if so.

  2. Woodshed October 7th, 2016 9:55 pm

    Mark: That’s strange. The links are still working for me. I’ve added alternative links. Do those work for you?

  3. Glenn October 8th, 2016 2:56 am

    As a Canadian, I get that some people aren’t happy about changing the lyrics, but what’s with the uke hate?

  4. Mark October 8th, 2016 10:55 am

    Thanks. It didn’t work on my android tablet yesterday, but is fine on PC today. I wouldn’t want to miss anything Craig Robertson makes available.

  5. Woodshed October 9th, 2016 3:47 pm

    Glenn: I’m the other way round. I can understand people having different tastes in music.

    Mark: Glad you managed to get it.

  6. Glenn October 10th, 2016 11:25 pm

    Fair enough, but pretty much any Canadian has been subjected to bagpipes a few times in their lives, so a uke seems inoffensive in comparison. But perhaps I’m a little biased. 8-o

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