Archive for August, 2023

Brandi Carlile – You and Me on the Rock (Tabs)

Brandi Carlile – You and Me on the Rock (Tab) Here’s my take on Brandi Carlile’s Joni Mitchell influenced and very catchy You and Me on the Rock. Intro: The Mitchell influence kicks in right away with a Big Yellow Taxi-esque strumming riff. Verse: And continues with a wordy verse. It’s tricky to hit every […]

Riffs: Eminem, Franz Ferdinand, Bee Gees and More

Eminem – The Real Slim Shady Franz Ferdinand – Michael Janelle Monae – Champagne Shit The Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive Average White Band – Pick Up the Pieces BLACKPINK – The Girls

Willie Nelson – Stardust (Tabs)

Willie Nelson – Stardust (Tabs) A tab of Willie Nelson’s version of Stardust (written by Hoagy Carmichael) for everyone who likes a bit of Willie. In thanks for his contributions to ukeing as father of Amy Nelson of Folk Uke and grandfather of Raelyn Nelson. There are loads of less common chords in the song. […]

UkeTube: SeattleUke, Dot Allison and Zoe Bestel, BoyWithUke

Watch on YouTube Tracklist SeattleUke – How High The Moon Norwegian Uke – Hone A Ka Wai Dot Allison and Zoë Bestel – Bleached By The Sun BoyWithUke – Trauma Adrian Demain – By The Time I Get To Phoenix Benny Chong and Byron Yasui – Just The Way You Are Reneé Dominique – everybody […]

The Band – The Weight (Tabs)

The Band – The Weight (Tab) A version of The Weight in tribute to Robbie Robertson. Robertson appeared on the Playing for Change version alongside some uke from Taimane. Intro: Usually, you’re free to play around with the intro. Not in this case. Robertson’s intro is iconic and doing anything other than playing it as […]

Placebo – Pure Morning (Tabs)

Placebo – Pure Morning (Tab) Placebo’s Pure Morning is hilariously unsuited the ukulele. But it’s always fun to have a go at those. You can decide for yourself whether it actually works because I’m not sure. There’s no chord progression at all in the song. It’s just an E drone the whole way through (Eb […]

Friday Links: RIP Fred Kamaka, State Archives and Scots

Fred Kamaka Sr has has died at the age of 98. Fred and his brother, Sam Kamaka Jr, took over running Kamaka Ukuleles from their father in the 1950s and have made Kamaka one of the most respected names in the ukulele world. He and his brother became he most recent inductees in the Ukulele […]

Rod Stewart – Maggie May (Tabs)

Rod Stewart – Maggie May (Tab) A tab of Rod Stewart’s 70s smash Maggie May. Intro 1: The album version of the track starts with Martin Quittenton’s (completely out of place) little contrapuntal piece in 3/4 time. I almost skipped it but it’s a fun tune that’s worth learning by itself. Intro 2: The second […]

Nirvana – All Apologies (Tabs)

Nirvana – All Apologies (Tab) Sinead O’Connor’s cover prompted me to knock up a quick version of Nirvana’s All Apologies. Intro: It’s a fun riff to noodle away on. I recommend learning this bit even if you don’t learn the whole song. (Put a capo on the first fret to play along with the original.) […]