Archive for May, 2019

Uke Hunt is Twelve

Uke Hunt turned 12 this month. According to WebMD a 12 year old’s, “brain is able to handle more complex thinking now. This goes hand in hand with his expanding vocabulary. He’s better at putting what he’s feeling into words.” It’s about damn time. Here’s a round-up of the goings-on of the last year. May […]

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me (Chords and Tab)

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me (Chords) More than fifty years after its release and Lesley Gore’s impassioned demand for female self-ownership is still depressingly relevant. You Don’t Own Me is a masterclass is using music to convey the meaning of the song. The depressed verses are played in a minor key while the […]

UkeTube: Sonder Bombs, Robin Evans, Charming Disaster

Watch on YouTube Tracklist The Sonder Bombs – I don't have one anymore Robin Evans – Come On In My Kitchen Charming Disaster – Blacksnake George Elmes – Roadrunner Jósean Log – Canción Sin Nombre Julián Rodríguez – Lorenzo EatMyUke – Abbey Road The Burney Sisters – I Wanna Be Real Zoë Bestel – Moment […]

Friday Links: Pronunciation, Dumbo and Train-Track Uke

Brad at Live ‘Ukulele has an incredibly thorough discussion of how to pronounce ‘ukulele taking in Hawaiian history, overpopulation and punctuation. The live action remake of Dumbo has some uke action on the soundtrack. 3D printed wooden ukulele. On Video – Sol Hoopii in Down To Their Last Yacht (1934). – Building a solid body […]

Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards – Ja-Da (Tab)

Cliff Edwards – Ja-Da (Tab) I first came across the song Ja-Da in Herb Ohta’s Sophisticated Ukulele tab book and had a lot of fun playing his version. I recently had my interest in the tune reawakened when Aline Kelly poster her tab of it. My version is heavily based on Aline’s version. It’s in […]

K-Pop Riffs and Intros

As much as I’m a fan of dreary and depressing music, I like pop music to be at least a little joyful. And K-pop has been injecting some much needed fun into pop music recently. And I’m a fan of the way they tend to cram as many styles of music into a single song […]

Queen – Somebody to Love (Chords and Tab)

Queen – Somebody to Love (Chords) It’s been very gratifying to see the revival of interest in Queen the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic has produced. Their songs so often have interesting twists and turns, memorable guitar solos and amazing harmonies. Plus Brian May started out on ukulele and picked it up again for Good Company. Suggested […]