Archive for 2017

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 2018

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 2017. That’s it from me for this year (other than […]

Christmas UkeTube 2017

Full Playlist Tracklist Kalei Gamiao- Silent Night/ White Christmas Tripping Lily – Santa Will Find You The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots – All I Want For Christmas Is You The Jive Aces – Christmas Is Where You Are Eliel Carvalho – Jingle Bells Craig […]

Friday Links

New Releases – I’ve been collecting all the ukulele stuff I’ve come across on Spotify in the Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist. If there’s something I’ve missed, do let me know. – WS64 is one of the original YouTube ukers having covered every Beatles song on ukulele. Now he’s one half of La Wolf and they’ve […]

The Beatles – Across the Universe (Tab)

The Beatles – Across the Universe (Tab) Since it’s Christmas, I’m breaking my no Beatles rule to do this one I’ve had a fair few requests for over the years. I’ve kept the arrangement as simple as possible. After the fingerpicking in the first bar it’s all strumming and lots of familiar chord shapes. And […]

Ukulele Christmas Quiz 2017

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 […]

SNL/Julian Casablancas – I Wish it Was Christmas Today (Chords)

Julian Casablancas – I Wish it Was Christmas Today (Chords) Christmas songs are often so stupid they’re beyond parody. A point that was proved when Julian Casablancas turned SNL’s I Wish It Was Christmas Today into one of the best Christmas songs in the last decade. I’ve arranged this with a capo on the third […]

UkeTube: Nick Offerman, Raelyn Nelson

Full Playlist Tracklist Sara Veras – A Rita Via @ukeist Trio Mandili – Dililme On panduri. Thanks to Liz. Raelyn Nelson Band – Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) Iris Wagner – Isolation Reformed Whores – Keep it in Your Pants Nick Offerman – The Ukulele Song Wild Child – The One Ukeba Squad Unplugged […]

Friday Links

New Releases – Herman Vandecauter has released a selection of pieces played on the rajão (the Madeiran precursor to the ukulele). They’re fantastically played. Highly recommended. – Jolly new Christmas song from Phredd: Bob the Snowman. – A jazzy Christmas record from the Ladybugs. – Macy Warner’s Apologies to Myself. Window Shopping – Lichty’s U127 […]

Camila Cabello – Havana (Tab)

Camila Cabello – Havana (Tab) It’s been a pretty good year for pop music. There were great songs from Charli XCX, Selina Gomez and Lorde. Even the Cash Me Ousside girl released a banger. But Camila Cabello’s Havana immediately struck me as prime for a ukeing. There’s nothing massively challenging in this arrangement but there […]

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