Archive for March, 2021

UkeTube: Ryo Natoyama, Adrian Demain

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Ryo Natoyama – Absolute Zero Adrian Demain – Shadowplay Tune-Yards – Cannonball Sarah Moyer – Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life Izumi Pahepuaokalani – Lei Kiele Blue Dean Carcione – Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars Gwendolyn Fitz – Caught Up in My Mind KimaMusic – Breaking & Entering Bailey Rushlow […]

Friday Links: Lemon Nash, Eurovision and Ponzi Schemes

New Astraluna EP The Pass Of Storms On Video – 1960 interview with jazz and blues ukulelist Lemon Nash. – Germany’s ukulele-heavy Eurovision entry. Pictures – @ukeist has been posting some great pictures recently including Charles “Ponzi Scheme” Ponzi and Schoonmaker’s Drugstore 1931. – Ukulele Ike with Buster Keaton and Sally Eilers. Window Shopping – […]

Frightened Rabbit – I Wish I Was Sober (Tabs)

Frightened Rabbit – I Wish I Was Sober (Tab) I recorded this video last year for the anniversary of Scott Hutchison’s death. And I’ve been a little reluctant to get around to the tab as I’m still cut up about it. The trickiest part of the arrangement comes in the bridge. In this section, I’m […]

O du lieber Augustin/Hail to the Bus Driver (Tabs)

O du lieber Augustin (Tab) O du lieber Augustin is a short and sweet waltz from 17th Century Vienna. It’s a real earworm that’s been repurposed for everything from symphonies to children’s songs all over the world. My first encounter with it came in The Simpsons. But I was inspired to do a version after […]

The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (Tabs)

The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (Tabs) I went into this one expecting it to be tricky. But it all fell quite nicely once I transposed it into C. The riff works very well and is an absolute classic (even if I can’t shake the feeling it’s a bit 90s daytime TV theme). For my […]

UkeTube: Rita Payes, Krista Muir

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Anthony Kauka Stanley – Rocky Theme Rita Payés i Elisabeth Roma – Oración del remanso Krista Muir – Concrete Lovesong Jarmo Julkunen – Close To You / Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On Your Head 4stringboy – Street Spirit Ari Chi – Gang Over Luv James Hill – Eucalipstick Eliel Carvalho – Asa […]

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen (Tabs)

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen (Tabs) I’m still to entirely sure this one works but it is fun to play. There’s very little melody in the song. So this arrangement is heavily chord-based. But you can style it out, especially if the listener knows the song and is singing along in their head. […]

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Tab)

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Tab) This video has been knocking around for a while but I thought I’d put up the tab to give you enough time to get it under your belt before April Fools Day. The viral nature of this song has ensured it’s become Stock Aitkin Waterman’s most […]

Kerry’s Song from Cyberpunk 2077 (Tabs)

P.T. Adamczyk – Kerry’s Song from Cyberpunk 2077 (Tab) The hullabaloo around the game has stopped me from playing Cyberpunk 2077, but when Kerry’s Song from the game was requested by a Patron I was really taken with the chill tune. What isn’t so chill is trying to play it on the ukulele. There are […]