Archive for September, 2018

UkeTube: Andy Eastwood, Chas and Dave, Tricity Vogue

Watch on YouTube Playlist Andy Eastwood – Korobeiniki (Tetris Theme) Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band – Don’t Bring Lulu Natasha Ghosh – Fake Love / I Need U The Croonaders – Blue Grass Chas & Dave- Wonder Where He Is Now? Julián Rodríguez – Tinta Roja (Via @ukeist Doctor Guapo – 12th St. Rag […]

Friday Links: UBass Lawsuit, T-Shirt Snafu, Tiny Heads

I screwed up the t-shirt launch earlier this week. I managed to launch the US campaign with only the women’s tee. I’ve got it fixed and you can pre-order the men’s/unisex tee from US here. And you can still get the shirt distributed from the US here. Kala has filed a UBass trademark lawsuit. Ukulele […]

ABBA – Mamma Mia (Group Tab)

I decided to write up this song after it cropped up in my post on augmented chords. And it quickly became obvious it would have to be a group arrangement. It’s impressively constructed. For most arrangements I can remove a few bits without losing too much. But all the parts here seem essential to the […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

It’s Uke Hunt t-shirt season again! Every year around this time I do a run of t-shirts. This year you can buy them from either the US or the UK: Pre-order now from US Pre-order now from the UK I’m using Teespring again this year. It is sort of a Kickstart for t-shirts. So you […]

Frank and Nancy Sinatra – Somethin’ Stupid (Chords and Tab)

Frank and Nancy Sinatra – Somethin’ Stupid (Chords) Last week’s Better Call Saul had an excellent ukulele version of Something Stupid by Lola Marsh. They discussed the track at length on the Insider Podcast and revealed it was commissioned for the show. Explaining why it fits so well. Down to the stereo split of the […]

Stefan Grossman – Mabel’s Dream (Tab)

David Beckingham – Mabel’s Dream A new arrangement by David Beckingham. This time a tune originally recorded by King Oliver’s Jazz Band in 1923. But David’s version leans more towards Stefan Grossman’s Links Buy Stefan Grossman’s version David Beckingham on YouTube More David Beckingham tabs

UkeTube: Aerosmith, Feng E, Victoria Vox

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Feng E – Silence in the Storm Victoria Vox – Sound of Silence João Tostes & Vinícius Vivas – Brasileirinho Molly Lewis – Pantsuit Sasquatch Aerosmith, The Roots & Jimmy Fallon – Walk This Way MARLOWE and MATTHEW – My Favorite Part Eden Kai – Imagination Herman Vandecauter – Valse nr.1 […]

Friday Links

On Video – I’m back doing seven second ukulele lessons on Instagram (that are rarely seven seconds long). Tabs so far include Sweet Child O’ Mine, Anyone Who Knows What Love Is and the new ones from You Me At Six and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. – George Formby Society president bungees off Tees Transporter Bridge. […]

Rodgers and Hammerstein – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Tab)

You’ll Never Walk Alone (Tab) This Rodgers and Hammerstein was originally from the musical Carousel. But I know it exclusively from the Gerry and the Pacemakers version that lead to it becoming the anthem of Liverpool FC (narrowly beating out the Anfield Rap). The already emotionally powerful song was given extra weight by the role […]

Tutorial: What’s the Deal with Augmented Chords?

Following on from the What’s the deal with sus chords? post, here’s a post demystifying another strange but highly effective chord type: augmented chords. The Basics On chord sheets you’ll usually see augmented chords represented by aug or +. So C augmented would be shortened to Caug or C+. Augmented chords are very similar to […]

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