Archive for February, 2017

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 […]

Na Hoa, Keston Cobblers: UkeTube

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Friday Links: New Books, Records and Ukes

New Releases The Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist is up and running with early contributions from Keston Cobblers Club, The Bookshop Band, Ukulele Sunnyboy and plenty more. Plus plenty of other Spotify playlists here. – Manitoba Hal double album Live in Ghent. – Craig Robertson’s Jungle Logic. – Brit Rodriguez’s The Little Song. Ukes – Chinese […]

Fawlty Towers and Steptoe and Son (Tab)

Fawlty Towers (Lead Tab) A double bill of classic British comedy themes today. Starting with the Fawlty Towers them by Dennis Wison. Not the Manson loving Beach Boy. The composer of music for many British sitcoms including Till Death Us Do Part and Rising Damp. My arrangement has two parts: the lead part in standard […]

Songs with Chords You Know (2017 Update)

I like to keep a list of songs that use just the most common ukulele chords. Arranged by the order people usually learn them in. That way you can find some songs to play no matter how few chords you know. C, F and G (or G7) If you prefer, you can use G7 in […]

Everly Brothers – Bowling Green (Chords and Tab)

Everly Brothers – Bowling Green (Chords) Bowling Green was the Everly Brothers’ last big hit. They were certainly taking cues from Simon and Garfunkel and The Turtles at this stage to stay relevant. But it works fantastically on this track. I first heard it when Neko Case covered it in a Peel session. Her version […]

Willie K, James Hill: UkeTube

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Ukuleles at NAMM 2017: Kala, Martin, Ohana, RISA

The music instrument industry had its big shindig recently and there were plenty of new ukuleles being shown off. – Kala have gone all out on visual impact with the parquet flooring ukulele and the Kala Salt & Pepper Dog Hair Mahogany. They’ve also taken their bass ukes to the next stage with a one […]

Max and Chloe Theme (Life is Strange)(Tab)

Max & Chloe Lead (Tab) I think I’m getting soft in my old age. Over the winter break I played two games that ended with me in floods of tears: Valiant Hearts and Life is Strange. Now I can’t even get through the Valiant Hearts trailer or Spanish Sahara without misting up. I’m a sucker […]

Ukulele Festivals 2017

Here’s the preliminary list of 2017 ukulele festivals. If you know a festival that needs adding send me a message or leave a comment on this post with the details and I’ll get it added. USA and Canada Alabama Uke Fest Location: Riverview Campground, Lake Guntersville, Alabama Date: September 9, 2017 Performers: TBA Website: […]