Archive for the ‘Beginners’ Category

Herman Dune – I Wish That I Could See You Soon

Herman Dune – I Wish That I Could See You Soon (Chords) Slap my ass and call me Sally, I should have done this song a looooong time ago. David Ivar Herman Dune (or Herman Düne for fans of unnecessary umlauts) is a ukulele hero and his Ya Ya album is an indie ukulele classic […]

Ayano Tsuji – Kaze Ni Naru (The Cat Returns Theme)

Ayano Tsuji – Kaze Ni Naru (The Cat Returns Theme) (Chords) Japanese singer, Ayano Tsuji (or Tsuji-Ayano as she seems to put it herself) has set herself up as the anti J-pop (the slick, fashionable pop music often sung in English) and playing the uke certainly sets her apart from the J-pop scene. Going against […]

Kate Nash – Foundations

Kate Nash – Foundations (Chords) There’s no doubt about the highlight of last night’s Brit Awards; “You remember Kenzie? His little face beaming?” The Brit School love-in was getting a bit much. And it’s great to see one band willing to goad the powers that be into cutting their speech short. Having said that, I […]

Antsy Pants/Bear Creek – Vampire

Antsy Pants – Vampire (Chords) I’m off to see Juno this week and even if it doesn’t live up to the hype it’ll be worth sticking with it to the end to hear Antsy Pant’s ukulele tune Vampire. Antsy Pants started life as a collaboration between anti-folker and Moldy Peach Kimya Dawson and twelve year […]

The Troggs/Jimi Hendrix – Wild Thing

Wild Thing (Chords) You wouldn’t believe how many people turn up at this blog after searching for ‘wild thing ukulele tabs‘ and leave disappointed. Well, no more. The song was written by Chip Taylor, later recorded by The Troggs but probably most famous in the guitar-burning Hendrix version. All three of those versions are in […]

Colbie Caillat – Tied Down

Colbie Caillat – Tied Down (Chords) With its laid back island vibes, it no surprise that Colbie Caillat‘s summer hit Bubbly inspired plenty of ukulele covers, despite using the term ‘bubbly face’ as a compliment. Her album also features a similarly laid back catchy tune played on uke: Tied Down. It’s also very simple to […]

Lightspeed Champion – Tell Me What It’s Worth

Lightspeed Champion – Tell Me What It’s Worth (Chords) There are plenty of pictures of Lightspeed Champion with a ukulele but it’s not often you see him playing the ukulele. I was hoping there’d be a little uke on his new album, but no such luck. So, I’ve written up his latest single Tell Me […]

Camera Obscura – Cock Up Your Beaver

Camera Obscura – Cock Up Your Beaver (Chords) I’m going to get so much comment spam on this post. Since I tabbed out Scotland the Brave for Burns Night (I’ve updated that post with a longer tab), I thought I’d also do an actual Burns song. Cock Up Your Beaver is, apparently, a call to […]

Noah and the Whale – Five Years Time

Noah and the Whale – Five Years Time (Chords) Sometimes you choose a job, and sometimes a job chooses you. I’m guessing when it came time for the BBC to get a correspondent to follow Greenpeace’s attempts to stop Japanese whale hunting – Jonah found himself in the latter position. Whether or not their name […]

Ukulele 101: How To Read Ukulele Tab Part 1

Happy 2008 everyone. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and got plenty of ukulele practice in. Over the hols I’ve been busy writing a guide to reading ukulele tab. A few people have asked me about it and I’ve had to direct them elsewhere which isn’t ideal as I don’t think there’s a really […]

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