Archive for July, 2018

Summer Break

Time for my summer blog break. I’m going to make like an African lungfish and aestervate until the heat dies down. In the meantime you can catch bits and pieces from me on Twitter and Instagram. Have a good one.

UkeTube: Neil Young, Ukebox

Full Playlist Tracklist Vinícius Vivas – A taca do mundo e nossa Ukebox – Distraction Calvin Joe and Rod Salaysay – What a Beautiful Name Neil Young – Tumbleweed (Thanks to Phredd) A Boogie wit da Hoodie x Einer Bankz – Check Paul Mansell – Adagio (Concierto de Aranjuez) MARLOWE – Sorry Not Sorry Polkadot […]

Friday Links: North Pole Ukulele

Window Shopping – Martin have reproduced the Konter ukulele. The famous ukulele that travelled to the North Pole on Byrd’s 1926 expedition and was signed by Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, and Calvin Coolidge among many others. – Summer NAMM 2018 (the music gear shindig) didn’t have much exciting uke action. Makala have eight-string ukes and […]

João Tostes – Dança devenir (Tab)

João Tostes – Dança devenir (Tab) The third and final guest tab from the trio of exceptional ukers comes from Brazilian ukulelist João Tostes’s album naturæ which you can download mp3s and tabs for free on his website. The album is a collection of richly textured and pristinely delivered ukulele instrumentals backed by bass and […]

Choan Gálvez – Jiga de los buenos días (Tab)

10 minutos by Choan Gálvez Choan C. Gálvez – Jiga de los Buenos Días (Tab) Excellent barcelonés ukulelist and friend of the blog, Choan Gálvez has a new album out 10 minutos para ukelele solo. As well as being packed with fantastic playing and catchy tunes, he also includes tab for every song. Well worth […]

Leonard Cohen – Winter Lady (Tab)

David Beckingham – Winter Lady (Tab) Today I’m very pleased to be able to post a trio of guest tabs from three exceptional ukers. Starting with this arrangement by David Beckingham. David’s selection this time comes from Leonard Cohen. I’ve been very obvious with my Cohen choices having done Suzanne and Hallelujah. But Dave’s been […]

Classical Music on a Ukulele

Today’s post come courtesy of Paul Mansell. Paul’s a a professional ukulele player and author who specialises in classical music. He’s just released a new book Classical Uke and was kind enough to share his thoughts on the uke being used for classical music. As we all know, the ukulele was for many years seen […]

Lou Reed – Perfect Day (Chords and Tab)

Lou Reed – Perfect Day (Chords) Usually I’ll use a capo to avoid including an E chord in a song. But this one has a capo (on the first fret) which creates the need for a E chord. But Perfect Day takes a few unusual chord turns and this turned out to be the best […]