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Merry Christmas See You in 2024

Mele Kalikimaka, Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Feliz Natal and Happy Holidays! (If you can be arsed with it this year.) That’s it from me for another year. I’ll be back at the end of January 2024. If you can’t stand to be without a steady stream of uke, I’ll be posting on Instagram, on Twitter […]

Christmas UkeTube 2023

Watch on YouTube Tracklist The O’Pears – Bleak Midwinter / River The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Vinícius Vivas – White Christmas Memphis Ukulele Band – Holidays Ain’t the Same (Without You) Jon Yamasato, Herb Ohta Jr., Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee – Christmas Luau 4stringboy – Carol of the Bells Bad Mouse […]

The Pogues – Sally MacLennane (Tabs)

The Pogues – Sally MacLennane (Tab) Shane MacGowan was one of the greatest songwriters of all time. He’s most famous for Fairytale of New York but his back catalogue is full of incredible songs. Many of which I’ve covered in the past. To commemorate his passing, I’ve chosen the typically riotous Sally MacLennane to tab. […]

Greg Lake/ELP – I Believe in Father Christmas (Tabs)

Greg Lake/ELP – I Believe in Father Christmas (Tab) Just enough time before the big day to work up a version of Greg Lake’s I Believe in Father Christmas. Later recorded by the whole of Emerson, Lake and Palmer as well as U2, Mark Kozelek and many others. But it’s the original I worked from […]

UkeTube: Sweet Hollywiians, Roxane Arnal, Jim Beloff

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Sweet Hollywiians – Rocking the Uke Tomotaka Matsui – Take the A Train Roxane Arnal et Michel Ghuzel – Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright) Aline Kelly – Blackbird Jim Beloff ft. Conservatorio A. Vivaldi String Quartet – Uke Can’t Be Serious George Elmes – Funkulele! Phil & Romeo – Ukulele Funk […]

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Tabs)

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Tab) U2’s song against violence and occupation, Sunday Bloody Sunday, is depressingly relevant again. So time for a tab. Intro: The perfect example of how simple but effective The Edge’s riffs can be. It’s the easiest bit of the song and worth learning even if you’re not tackling the rest […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords 2023

If you’re looking to entertain over the festive season, it’s time to start polishing up your holiday tunes and learning a few new ones. Here’s a rundown of everything Christmassy and seasonal on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve written 3 collections of easy Christmas tabs: How to Play Christmas Ukulele, Christmas Ukulele 2 and Christmas […]

Stephen Sondheim – Send in the Clowns (Tabs)

Stephen Sondheim – Send in the Clowns (Tab) Here’s my take on Send in the Clowns in a belated tribute to Stephen Sondheim. The most well known versions are the song are by Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra and, of course, Krusty the Clown. Although my favourite is by, occasional ukers, The Tiger Lillies. Intro: I […]

Friday Links

The Uke Hunt Black Friday sale is up and running with up to 70% off tab ebooks. James Hill and Anne Janelle have a new Christmas record on the way: Midnight Clear. Madonna’s ukulele sells for $300K after she kissed and licked it. Ukulele magicians attempt to fool Penn and Teller. Window Shopping – The […]

Phil Phillips/Cat Power – Sea of Love (Tabs)

Phil Phillips/Cat Power – Sea of Love (Tab) I first heard Sea of Love by Phil Phillips The Twilights when Cat Power covered it. I worked from the Phil Phillips version for this arrangement, but I’m sure some of the Cat Power snuck in. Intro: I’ve shortened the intro and thrown in a few twiddles. […]

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