Archive for July, 2021

Friday Links: Congressional Medals and Ukulele Clothes

Sam and Fred Kamaka have received Congressional gold medals. (Via Ukulelia.) James Hill has launched a ukulele clothing brand. So far, no oversized Hawaiian shirts or Formby false teeth. The fantastic Paula Fuga has a new album out including features from Jack Johnson and Ben Harper: Rain on Sunday. I backed this on Kickstarter way […]

Travis – Why Does It Always Rain on Me? (Tabs)

Travis – Why Does It Always Rain on Me? (Tab) It’s always fascinating to see how bands deal with the death of musical fads and Travis are a prime example of it. Their debut album Good Feeling was full of Oasis-y rockers about good times and picking up girls. Which would have flown off the […]

The Big Chord Quiz 7

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 […]

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (Tabs)

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (Tab) The opening riff for REM’s Losing My Religion is a blast to play and fits nicely on the uke. I particularly like the riff on the G chord leading into the verse which I play campanella style. At first, I was playing the chords with strums. But I switched […]

UkeTube: Paula Fuga, Sufjan Stevens

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Vinícius Vivas – Spain Paula Fuga – Rain On Sunday Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine – Reach Out Mathias Cévé – Vivaldi's Summer Garam JEON – Für Elise Lou Barlow – PAWS Art Levine – Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me Conrad Cayman – Oh, Lady be Good williwaw […]

Uke Hunt is 14

Uke Hunt turned 14 in May (I would have mentioned it then but time has become a flat circle and I still think it’s March). According to WebMD a 14 year olds will experience, “mood swings.. and may be embarrassed by you.” Here’s a round-up of my favourite tabs and the goings-on of the last […]

Louis Armstrong/Sam Cooke – What a Wonderful World/Wonderful World (Tab)

Louis Armstrong/Sam Cooke – What a Wonderful World/Wonderful World (Tab) A pairing of two almost identically titled songs: Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World and Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. One because of a Patreon request and the other in tribute to Maple the guitar dog. The arrangement starts with the beautiful melody of What a […]

Beyonce – Halo (Tabs)

Beyonce – Halo (Tab) I’ve been negligent not doing a Beyonce song before this. But with some pushing from Patreon I’ve rectified the situation. My favourite part to play is the intro. It fits so nicely on the uke I decided to use it as the outro too. Things stay fairly straightforward to play in […]

Friday Links: Biden Appointment, Dhani Harrison

Joe Biden has nominated Jake Shimabukuro for the National Council on the Arts. Fender have released a ukulele with Dhani Harrison. On Video – Documentary on the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band. – The George Formby Society celebrate their Diamond Anniversary. – Helen Arney teaches you how to use a toilet. New Releases – The UOGB’s […]

Favourite Uke Videos of 2021 So Far

Watch on YouTube It’s the halfway point of the year and it’s already a golden year for the ukulele. There’s even been a ukulele song at number 1 for the first time since Hey, Soul Sister. Here’s a round-up of my favourites of the year so far. In other video news, I’m switching to doing […]