Archive for March, 2018

UkeTube: Zoe Bestel, Disney Songs, Garfunkel and Oates

Full Playlist Tracklist Zoë Bestel – Eye For An Eye Honoka and Azita – Disney Medley quenantropo – Someday My Prince Will Come Garfunkel and Oates – Both Sides Can Laugh camsuke – Kemp’s Jig via @ukeist. Jonathan Lewis – Packington's Pound Abigail Flowers – Spring Never Felt So Wrong Délinquante – Conne comme une […]

Friday Links: Effective Practicing, Banjo Tunes, Vintage Strings

Manitoba Hal has some great advice on effective practicing. Jonathan Lewis has a new tab ebook of minstrel banjo tunes arranged for ukulele. It’s 17 tabs for $7. Check out his recent guest tab for a flavour of it. Friends of Mike Hind are raising funds to help with medical bills after a collapsed lung. […]

Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz (Tab)

Janis Joplin – Mercedes-Benz (Tab) Time for a song of great social and political import. And, more importantly, an easy to play song. I’ve kept the simplicity of the accapella original. Just adding a few chords in for support. I’m using fingerpicking in my version. But it’s arranged so you can play the whole thing […]

G7th UltraLight Ukulele Capo Review

After I put up my round-up of capo alternatives someone suggested I check out the G7th UltraLight capo. I bought one recently and it was a good suggestion. How it Works The G7th is a screw-capo. You wrap the capo around the neck, put the screw in a notch in the capo and tighten it […]

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart (Chords)

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart (Chords) INXS’s Kick is one of my favourite albums of the 80s. But today’s post was prompted by Courtney Barnett’s cover for an Apple ad in celebration of gay marriage in Australia (she’s covered the whole of Kick in the past). It’s a fantastic mix of pop, blues and […]

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) UPDATE: Jonathan has released an ebook of minstrel banjo tunes arranged for ukulele. So if this tab is your thing give it a look. 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 […]

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 […]

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