Archive for September, 2021

UkeTube: Willie Nelson and Jake, Mr B, Grupo Semente

Watch on YouTube Playlist Brian Teaches Music – Autumn Leaves Jake Shimabukuro and Willie Nelson – Stardust Grupo Semente – Palhaço On cavaquinho. Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer – Lessons Learned From Lockdowns One To Three Yuki Saito – Turbulence mxmtoon – in the darkness Jonathan Lewis – Morrison's Jig The Emerald Ruby – James Falls […]

Spice Up Your Playing with Modes

I’m sure I’m not the only one who often feels like they’re trotting out the same licks and scales all the time. When I feel like that, I like to dig out a new move (or an old move I’ve forgotten about) and experiment with. One place to find these ideas is in modes. There’s […]

David Bowie – Space Oddity (Tabs)

David Bowie – Space Oddity (Tab) I covered David Bowie’s Space Oddity in the first ever “band” I was in. So this version has been about a quarter of a century in the making. I’ve used some artificial harmonics in the intro because they’re the spaciest sound you can get on a ukulele. But you […]

Roy Orbison – Crying (Tabs)

Roy Orbison – Crying (Tab) A version of Roy Orbison’s Crying which Rolling Stone declared the 69th greatest song of all time. Nice. Roy Orbison’s unmistakeable falsetto is in full effect in this song. So the big challenge here is jumping up and now the neck accurately. In the second chorus, the melody goes all […]