Archive for March, 2018

UkeTube: My Sun and Stars, Claire Hastings, Tove Styrke

Full Playlist Tracklist My Sun and Stars – Married in Las Vegas Mathias CéVé – Them There Eyes Claire Hastings – Caledonia August Green – In Front Of You Tove Styrke – Say My Name The Helmsmen – Riverside Brit Rodriguez – What Gods Prevent The Sonder Bombs – Shitty Boyfriend Craig Chee & Sarah […]

Friday Links: Peter Moon, What Type of Ukulele Player are You?

Ukulelist and Hawaiian Music Hall of Famer Peter Moon has died. I highly recommend checking out his playing on Pua Lilia with his band The Sunday Manoa. Videos – What type of ukulele player are you? – Melania Trump ukes a lament on Colbert. – Rob Bourassa talks to luthier Gary Zimnicki about his Martin […]

Jonathan Lewis – Lonesome Fiddle Blues (Tab)

Lonesome Fiddle Blues (Tab) A guest tab today from Jonathan Lewis. This time a campanella arrangement of Vassar Clements‘s classic bluegrass tune Lonesome Fiddle Blues. Perhaps best known for the part it played in Devil Went Down to Georgia. If you enjoy Jonathan’s arrangements and are looking for something to play on St Patrick’s Day […]

Tab Reading FAQs: Xs, Brackets and Arches

I’ve written up a full guide to reading tab but there are few questions I get asked a lot. So here’s a little post clearing up any problems. What do the numbers in brackets mean? There are two ways brackets are used. The first is to indicate these are background notes that should be played […]

The Pogues – Waxies’ Dargle (Chords and Tabs)

The Pogues – Waxies’ Dargle Chords) It’s St Patrick’s Day this weekend so time for the annual Pogues post. Waxies’ Dargle is a good old, traditional three chord romp. The chords are dead easy but it’s played so fast it can be hard to keep up. I like to play it with a capo on […]

Vangelis – Chariots of Fire (Tab)

Vangelis – Chariots of Fire (Tab) A quick bonus tab. In tribute to Roger Bannister I knocked together a simple version of the Chariots of Fire theme tune. There were a bunch of requests for a tab so here it is. Links Buy it on iTunes More movie theme tabs and chords

UkeTube: Ukulele Death Squad, Dustbowl Revival, Daniel Ho

Full Playlist Tracklist Ukulele Death Squad – Not Afraid Dustbowl Revival – Call My Name Jerome Koko & Daniel Ho – Hi’ilawe Joao Frazao – Blue Bossa Tyrone and Lesley – Moth Song Black Gardenia – No Moon at All The Ladybugs – Tennessee Waltz Phredd – Son You’ve Got Problems Kyle Frazer – I’m […]

Friday Links: Stretching Exercises, Grateful Dead and Background Radiation

The documentary Street Punk! Banda Aceh is now free on YouTube. It follows Indonesian punk band Marjinal who are living under Sharia Law while protesting the system, sheltering young homeless kids and teaching them ukulele. Banjo wizard Clifton Hicks shares some hand stretching exercises he uses to prevent injury. And be sure to give his […]

Lumineers – Ho Hey (Tab)

The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Tab) I’m about five years late to this one. And three years late to anyone caring about it. But I still love this tune. And it works very well on ukulele. All beginner chords and you don’t even have to move past the third fret. The melody uses exclusively notes […]