Archive for May, 2018

UkeTube: Vessna Scheff, Ninebarrow, Princess Nokia

Full Playlist Tracklist BananaCactus – AC/DC Medley Vessna Scheff – Echoes Le Temps d’une Étincelle – Le Temps d’une Étincelle Princess Nokia x Einer Bankz – For the Night StarWish – Good Morning Takao Ninebarrow – The Sea The Jive Aces – Rock 'n' Roll Movie Star EmiSunshine – Ragged Dreams Jonathan Lewis – Minute […]

Friday Links: A String Quartet, Space Robot and Cthulhu

Lovely new album from British folkies and occasional ukers Ninebarrow: The Waters and the Wild. Videos – Mass Appeal’s short documentary on Einer Bankz and how he collaborated with your favourite rapper. – Premiere of Andy Eastwood’s piece for ukulele and string quartet. – Helen Arney sings about the space robot Philae. Helen is also […]

Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile (Tab)

Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile (Tab) I first tried to do a uke arrangement of The Woodpile back when it came out in 2013. But it quickly joined the massive pile of tabs I’ve started but wasn’t satisfied with. But with the death of Scott Hutchison I had to dig it out and get it […]

Five Blues Licks from the Masters

Here are five licks adapted from blues gods to inspire your own solos. Play them as they are, change the rhythm, move them around, use the same shapes. There’s no end to the ways to make them your own. All the licks are in the key of C. So you can move them around to […]

Father John Misty – Mr Tillman (Chords)

Father John Misty – Mr Tillman (Chords) The new Father John Misty record is out next week. And the lead single, Mr Tillman, suggests it’s going to be a good one. He does that skeezy lounge singer schtick with much more wit and tunefulness than the Arctic Monkeys managed on their latest album. Firstly, the […]

UkeTube: Frightened Rabbit, Rabbit Muse

Full Playlist Tracklist Frightened Rabbit & Rainn Wilson – Swim Until You Can’t See Land Veronica & the Red Wine Serenaders- Cryin’ Time Lewis “Rabbit” Muse – Darkness On The Delta Vinícius Vivas com Karina Neves – Pachelbel’s Canon FADO LELÉ – Não sei porque te foste embora Herman Vandecauter – Siciliano / Quinta de […]

Friday Links

Tobias Elof breaks down James Hill’s strumming technique in Song for Cheri. NBC takes to the streets with The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain. Two new rajão tracks from Herman Vandecauter: La Do Monte Ricardo Porfyrio da Fonseca and La Julia. Mermaid boy and his sad sea song. Columbus, Georgia, Social Club circa 1950.

John Williams – The Imperial March (Tab)

John Williams – The Imperial March (Tab) This year’s Star Wars Day inspired me to work up a version of John Williams’s ultimate bad-guy theme tune The Imperial March. If you’re interested in the theory behind how this tune conjures up the dark, powerful, militaristic images I highly recommend watching 12tone’s video on the tune. […]

Uke Hunt is Eleven

It’s Uke Hunt’s eleventh birthday this week. According to WebMD 11 year olds, “will likely be eating and sleeping more. He may complain of muscle cramps and growing pains. Some boys also start to get oily skin, peach fuzz on their upper lip”. Devastatingly accurate once again. Here’s a round-up of the goings-on of the […]

Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again (Tab)

David Beckingham – We’ll Meet Again (Tab) A new tab from David Beckingham. This time Vera Lynn’s WWII tune We’ll Meet Again written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles and notably covered by Johnny Cash. David’s arrangement is nice and simple. And I particularly enjoy the descending turnaround in bars 31 and 32 which I […]