Archive for 2019

New to Ukulele? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together […]

Merry Christmas. See You in 2020

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia, Feliz Natal and Happy Holidays! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) That’s it from me for this year (other than the ebook for new ukers). I’ll be back at the end of January 2020 (year of the Hawaiian D7). If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as […]

Christmas UkeTube 2019

Watch on YouTube It’s here. With cheer. It’s the same every year. It’s the Christmas UkeTube. Tracklist Tripping Lily – Santa Will Find You The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots – All I Want For Christmas Is You Eliel Carvalho – Jingle Bells Vinícius Vivas […]

Santa Baby (Tab)

Santa Baby (Tab) I couldn’t let the festive season pass without another addition to my jazz odyssey. This time the Christmas classic written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer in 1953 and made popular by Eartha Kitt. I used the intro and turnarounds to stretch out a bit and throw in some fancy chords and […]

Ukulele Christmas Quiz 2019

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas quiz time-waster. The rules are as retro as ever. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – Check the answers here (no peeking). If you’re reading by email or feed reader you may need to click through to the post to see everything. Name the Chord […]

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (Chords)

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)(Chords) A dead simple Christmas song that’s easy to bash out any time. Like most Ramones songs, it’s mostly a three chord affair (you can replace the G with G7 if you want to make things even easier). Although they do get dangerously avant-garde in […]

UkeTube: Lola Marsh, Everly Pregnant Brothers

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Lola Marsh – What Am I Everly Pregnant Brothers – 69 to Rovvrum Corey & Kalei – Autumn Leaves Sandy Weltman – St.Louis Blues The Blue Dahlia – I See Trees Differently Wilfried Welti – Tedesca dita l’Austria Taimane – Directions Sho Humphries – Love You! Herman Vandecauter – Country Gardens […]

Friday Links: Fleabags, Frozen Ukes and the Original Bass Ukulele

Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge hooked up to cover Portishead’s Glory Box for Children in Need. The charity album also closes with a ukulele version of Madness’s It Must Be Love. Catch up on this year’s ukulele releases with my Ukulele 2019 Spotify Playlist. Window Shopping – Custom uke with wave art by Eddie Vedder. […]

Billie Eilish – idontwannabeyouanymore (Tab)

Billie Eilish – idontwannabeyouanymore (Tab) I don’t think any ukulele player has had a bigger year than Billie Eilish. She’s been all over the shop and her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? and 2017 EP don’t smile at me have both been selling by the bucket-hat load. I’ve already […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords 2019

We’re about a month out from Christmas so time to start polishing up the festive tunes and learning a few new ones. Here’s a rundown of everything Christmassy on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve written 3 collections of easy Christmas tabs: How to Play Christmas Ukulele, Christmas Ukulele 2 and Christmas Ukulele 3. You can […]

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