Archive for February, 2019

Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois (Tab)

Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois (Tab) A song from one of my favourite albums of all time: Swordfishtrombones. And I’ve gone for the grand weeper side of the grim reapers/the grand weepers split in his songs with Johnsburg, Illinois. My favourite aspect of this song is the dichotomy between the beautiful piano playing and Waits’s […]

Choan Galvez – Drama-in-the-box (Tab)

Choan Galvez – Drama-in-the-box (Tab) Today’s post is a guest post from Choan Galvez taken from his 50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele. Most of the piece is played on a banjo roll style arpeggio involving three fingers. Accentuate the first two notes in every bar to create a sense of ethereal melody. You can even […]

The Monkees – I’m a Believer (Chords and Tab)

The Monkees – I’m a Believer (Chords) There were two sad loses for the music world last week: Peter Tork of The Monkees and, overlooked soul singer and transgender pioneer, Jackie Shane. Particularly sad for Jackie Shane who had only just come to wider public attention (and my attention) through Numero Group’s recent rerelease of […]

UkeTube: Jono and the Uke Dealers, Diana Chittester

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Jono And The Uke Dealers – Zero Hours (Via @ukeist) BananaCactus – Bon Iver Medley Kaniela Nakashima – Pua Hone Diana Chittester – Paradox Brit Rodriguez – Maybe I’m Insane Paul Hemmings – I’m Beginning To See The Light Byrd & The Boys – Don’t Leave Me (With My Ding Dong […]

Friday Links: Grammy Win, Craft Musica

A ukulele victory at the Grammys with Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats picking up the award for Best Children’s Album. George Formby fan hid £19,000 ukuleles from wife. New Music – This years Ukulele Spotify playlist is up and running with Lisa Hannigan, Beirut, Brit Rodriguez and… – Crispy Jones’s new song Pet Sematary. […]

Billie Eilish – bury a friend (Tab)

Billie Eilish – bury a friend (Tab) I first stumbled across Billie Eilish with her ukulele song party favor. I enjoyed it enough to stick it on my Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist but wasn’t entirely blown away. Something must have happened since then because she’s released four outstandingly good songs in a row. The song […]

Joanna Newsom – On a Good Day (Tab)

Joanna Newsom – On a Good Day (Tab) I’ve decided to loosen up on my schedule of what gets posted on what days. Partly because I’m sure no one cares. And partly because I’ve been promising this tab and getting requests for it for a long time and it keeps getting bumped for something more […]

David Glen Eisley/SpongeBob – Sweet Victory (Chords and Tab)

David Glen Eisley – Sweet Victory (Chords) Among the many crimes of Maroon 5’s Super Bowl show was the teased but not delivered tribute to, SpongeBob SquarePants creator, Stephen Hillenburg in the form of Sweet Victory. But I refuse to suck as much as Maroon 5 do and will deliver. Suggested Strumming The strumming in […]

UkeTube: Bad Bunny, Lil Tjay, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Kalei Gamiao – Ukulele Fiddle Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – I’m Coming Home (Thanks to Colin) Katharina Heinrich – Bye Bye Dubai Lil Tjay x Einer Bankz – Brothers Bad Bunny – NI BIEN NI MAL Mike Holland – Bésame Mucho Jim Boggia – Born to Run Taimane – Phantom of […]

Friday Links: Cyril Pahinui RIP, Ukes at NAMM

Masterful Hawaiian slack key guitarist Cyril Pahinui has died. In his time at the forefront of Hawaiian music he played with ukulele greats like IZ and Peter Moon. Hawaiian uke duo, Honoka and Azita have split. Azita is pursuing her medical career and Honoka is going solo. Learning – Choan Galvez has just launched a […]