Archive for 2018

Amy Winehouse – Rehab (Tab)

Amy Winehouse – Rehab (Tab) I considered posting this song back when Amy Winehouse died but it seemed like exceptionally bad taste at the time. But it’s far too great a song to ignore for long and I’m not going to hold her questionable uke skills against her. To keep the tab a manageable length […]

Best Videos of 2018 So Far

Full playlist We’re about at the halfway point in 2018 already. Time to take a look back at some of the great ukulele music to come out this year (and a couple from last December which I didn’t find until this year). If you’ve got suggestions for great stuff I’ve missed send me an email […]

Doc Watson – Little Sadie (Chords and Tab)

Doc Watson – Little Sadie (Chords) The Last of Us franchise has a habit of hitting my musical sweet-spot. I’ve already tabbed Gustavo Santaolalla’s theme for the first game and Through the Valley from the first trailer for TLOU 2. Now the latest footage from E3 included Crooked Still’s version of Little Sadie. The song […]

UkeTube: UOGB, Bud Sugar

Full Playlist Tracklist The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Highway to Hell Bud Sugar – Gambia Randy Gapasin – You’ve Got A Friend In Me The O’Pears – One Day Cera Impala – Magic (Thanks to @ukeist) Tremonti – Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Joanna Wallfisch – The Ship UkeShack – Kirby’s Victory Dance Theme

Friday Links: Jimi Hendrix, History of the Machete

There’s long been a story floating around that Jimi Hendrix started playing music on a one-string ukulele. Now Jimi’s brother has gone into a bit more detail. Herman Vandecauter has been collecting information on the machete and related instruments (the Madeiran forebears of the ukulele). Two books for community focused ukulelists: one for teaching and […]

Charli XCX – Boys (Tab)

Charli XCX – Boys (Tab) I don’t cover a lot of pop music on here but Charli XCX’s contribution to the long tradition of lusty songs about handsome boys was the song of last summer and one of my favourite songs of the year. The arrangement is a bit tricky with a few leaps up […]

Big Chord Quiz 4

Time for the Uke Hunt Annual Chord Quiz. Test your chord knowledge, theory knowledge and musical ear. The method is as low-tech as ever. – Grab a pen and paper. – Answer the questions (using a ukulele to help you is entirely allowed and encouraged). – Check the answers here (no peeking). If you’re reading […]

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (Chords and Tab)

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (Chords) I’ve been inspired by the King of Springsteen ukulele Jim Boggia and his show Bruce Off Broadway to do a Boss song. One of these days I’m going to tackle one of Jim’s amazing arrangements. But for today I’m taking on Born to Run. The song is in […]

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 […]

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