Archive for 2017

Flea Bitten Dawgs, The O’Pears: UkeTube

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Friday Links: New Ukes, Humidity and Pasties

The Ukulele Site has an extensive post on ukuleles and humidity. Ukulele rapper has a pasty named after him. Ukes – Lichty document making a steel-string baritone for Richie Williams of the UOGB. – Newfangled uke by Murray Kuun. – G-string Custom Sun Inlay. – Hive ukulele and amp. Images – Playing ukulele for the […]

Beach Boys – Sloop John B (Tab)

Sloop John B (Tab) Edit: Dangit! I published this a day early Following on from Good Vibrations, another Pet Sound with bass from Lyle Ritz. Sloop John B is a traditional Bahamian song. The earliest version was recorded in Nassau in 1935 under the title Histe Up the John B Sails. There are many lyrical […]

Irish Ukulele Tabs and Chords

It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. Plenty of time to work up a Irish tune or two. If you want to go all out there’s also Jonathan Lewis’s ebook Irish Tunes for Campanella Ukulele that has 35 fantastic, challenging arrangements of Irish tunes. Chords The Dubliners and The Pogues – The Irish Rover Imelda May/Blondie […]

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Chords)

Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Chords) Very sad news last week that Lyle Ritz died at the age of 87. Ritz was a pioneer of jazz ukulele in the 50s, a member of the Ukulele Hall of Fame and, perhaps most famously, played the ukulele part for Tonight You Belong to Me in The Jerk. […]

UkeTube: Zoe Bestel, Krasnogorsk

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Friday Links: Looping Ukulele, Dogs and Rihanna

Videos – Manitoba Hal has some tips for using a looping pedal with your ukulele. – Rachel Manke tests out Ohana’s Martin Style 3 copies. – Lorraine Bow of Learn to Uke chats with James Hill and Anne Janelle. And her group recently Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. – Ukulelia spots some ukuleles at the South Pole. […]

Bon Iver – 00000 Million (Tab)

Bon Iver – 00000 Million (Tab) A new Bon Iver album means a new Bon Iver post. It’s another great record. This time with very strange song titles. 00000 Million immediately struck me as being great for ukeing with its strong melody and simple chords. And it does transfer well. It even works out nicely […]

Luthiers for a Cause

Luthiers for a Cause is a new project bringing together six incredible luthiers (Steve Grimes, Beau Hannam, John S Kinnard, Jay Lichty, Jake Maclay and Joji Yoshida) and two trees nicknamed The Tree and Lucky Strike. These luthiers will each build a ukulele and sell it to benefit The Ukulele Kids Club. If you can’t […]

Ryan Adams – To Be Without You (Chords)

Ryan Adams – To Be Without You (Chords) This is my song of the year so far. Absolutely heartbreaking. Who knew it was possible to be this sad about Mandy Moore? There’s an interesting little songwriter trick in this song. Each verse ends with the refrain, “Nothing really matters any more.” On every verse but […]

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