Archive for May, 2017

UkeTube: Vecina, James Clem

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Friday Links: Useless tips and Weird Ukes

Petey Forrest’s completely useless ukulele tips: play the same note on all strings, dead G string wah-wah and Zombie Slides. Window Shopping – Hoffman ML style cedar/cocobolo tenor. – 1930s heart-shaped Dayton. – Fanned-fret Kukamae i.e. the bridge, nut and all the frets are diagonal. I’m a bit suspicious of the supposed advantages of this […]

Chris Cornell Riffs

Soundgarden – Spoonman A post shared by @ukulelehunt on May 18, 2017 at 7:15am PDT A typically off-kilter Soundgarden riff. It’s seven beats long so I’ve split it into a bar of 4/4 and a bar of 3/4. I hope you’ve got a capo ready because a lot of these use a capo to get […]

Manchester Music

Manchester is the heart of the UK’s music scene. And it’s hosted some legendary moments in live music including Bob Dylan’s Judas moment at the Free Trade Hall, the Sex Pistols gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall (sparking the music careers of the Buzzcocks, Morrissey, Mark E Smith, Jay Division and Magazine), the epicentre […]

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun (Chords and Tab)

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun (Chords) Soundgarden were the most musically adventurous group to come out of the grunge scene. Their songs are peppered with unusual chords and strange time signatures. Both of which crop up in Black Hole Sun. The progression starts with the sweat G6 and Bb6 chords then lazily descends the neck […]

UkeTube: Imelda May, Lola Marsh

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The online portion of the Art on a Ukulele campaign has kicked off with proceeds going to The Hepatitis C Trust. There are various levels of reward. I’ve gone for the Art on a Plectrum and have my fingers crossed for a Pam Glew eye-pick that will go great with my collection of Illuminati memorabilia. […]

Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (Tab)

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)(Tab) It wasn’t until embarrassingly recently that I found out Bang Bang was written by Sonny Bono and first recorded by Cher. sparse and haunting Nancy Sinatra version. I don’t think any cover has eclipsed the original since Oasis’s version of Mike Flowers Pops’ Wonderwall For my version, I’ve […]

Ten Years of Uke Hunt

This week marks ten years since I decided the best use of my time was to start a ukulele blog and call it “Uke Hunt”. Since then the blog has had over 2,000 posts, over 27 million visits and more than 115 million page views. That’s equivalent to everyone in Australia visiting the site and […]

R.E.M. – Nightswimming (Chords)

REM – Nightswimming (Chords) This one has been on the requests list for an age. I don’t know what took me so long. This is one of my favourite REM songs. Nightstrumming Intro: On the G each time: d u d u – u – – – Then just down on the next chord. Everything […]