Archive for July, 2019

6 Easy Blues Outros in C

This post is adapted from my How to Play Blues Ukulele ebook. So if you like these there’s a whole lot more to learn in there. As always, I highly recommend using this as a jumping off point. Play around with these shapes and ideas and see what you can come up with. Outro #1 […]

Steve Maglio – Danny DeVito’s Limoncello (Chords and Tab)

Danny DeVito’s Limoncello (Chords) A slightly unusual choice this week chorded at the behest of, America’s radio sweetheart, Jesse Thorn and done with some help of the man, the legend Jim Boggia. The song is a Sinatra pastiche with some nice jazzy moves. A few of the chords might be unfamiliar to you but they’re […]

UkeTube: Bob’s Your Uncle, Megan Thee Stallion

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Bob’s Your Uncle – Making Sure That Mountain Don’t Move Via @ukeist The Hedge Inspectors – Hayride Ted Wulfers – Find Some Peace Via @ukeist Christopher Davis-Shannon – I’ll See You in My Dreams Vanessa Ding – Can You Feel The Love Tonight Eliel Carvalho – Homenagem – Wave (T. Jobim) […]

Friday Links: Ukulele Tea, Uke vs. Waterjet

Further proof Japan is ahead of the rest of the world: ukulele tea. Ukulele Support System for upper limb disabilities. Excellent new album from Nicholas Abersold: Eponymous. On Video – The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz’s documentary Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story is now available on Amazon. – Got A Ukulele rants about […]

BLACKPINK – Kill This Love (Tab)

BLACKPINK – Kill This Love (Tab) I love Blackpink’s willingness to hurl every idea and genre into one song. Kill This Love starts with blaring brass, goes through rapping, diva crooning and girl-power yelling before switching from swing-time to march-time for a militaristic outro. Keeping up with all that on a ukulele takes a variety […]

Fretspace (Chord and Scale Maker) App Review

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed that yesterday’s chord chart had different style chord diagrams to usual. With Apple ditching support for 32 bit apps in the next version of macOS, my chord making app of choice, Sibelius 6, is rapidly heading for obsolescence. So I’ve been hunting around for new ways of making […]

Twenty One Pilots – Cut My Lip (Location Session)(Chords and Tab)

Twenty One Pilots – Cut My Lip (Chords) Cut My Lip first turned up on album Trench where it glided past me without much of a diversion. But Twenty One Pilots recently put out a heavily reworked version for their upcoming Location Session record (under the title Cut My Lip (40.6782°N, 73.9442° W)) and I […]

UkeTube: Luna Silva, Cliff Edwards

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Luna Silva – Billy Boy Brenda Lee – Till There Was You via @ukeist MARLOWE – Blessed Choan Gálvez – Left Hand Reel Cliff Edwards & Joe Tarto – He’s the Hottest Man in Town thanks to @hermanvdc Uklectic Fred – Do Nothing till You Hear from Me Randy Gapasin – […]

Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Tab)

Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Tab) I’ve already covered a lot from this album. But Billie Eilish seems to be dominating this year and When We All Fall Asleep is one of my favourite records of the year so far (along with Julia Jacklin, Lizzo and Fontaines DC). So having […]

The Big Chord Quiz 5

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 […]

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