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Christmas Tabs and Chords

If you’re looking for something festive to learn here’s a complete rundown of everything Christmassy on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve written 3 collections of easy Christmas tabs: How to Play Christmas Ukulele, Christmas Ukulele 2 and Christmas Ukulele 3. You can pick up all three for the price of 2 by buying the whole […]

Tripping Lily/Mindy Smith – Santa Will Find You (Chords)

Tripping Lily – Santa Will Find You Tripping Lily’s ukulele cover of Mindy Smith’s Santa Will Find You has been the video to kick off every Christmas UkeTube since 2009. The song has the perfect mix of melancholy and jazziness for a Christmas song. And Tripping Lily played it so well. So it’s well past […]

Little Drummer Boy (Tab)

To give you an idea of the tabs in the Christmas Ukulele III ebook, here’s an arrangement in the same styles and with a similar difficulty. The Little Drummer Boy is (supposed to be) based on an old Czech folk melody. But it only became well known when rearranged and given lyrics in the 1950s […]

Christmas Ukulele III: Return of the Magi

It’s the third and final ebook of the Christmas Ukulele Trilogy. I promise not to make any shitty prequels. Ten more Christmas tunes arranged as easily as possible so you’ll be able to play them if you’re called on to provide a festive performance at any point. This collection is the most varied so far. […]

Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. So, to save you from the social disgrace I experienced, I’ve put together a […]

Christmas UkeTube

The traditional Christmas line-up with a few additions. Including the UOGB and Mariah Carey. If you’re not sick of Christmas music after this there’s a Ukulele Christmas Spotify playlist here. And some excellent free/pay-what-you-like stuff from Fox and the Hound and Ballard C Boyd. If you are sick of Christmas music I don’t blame you […]

Allo Darlin’ – Space Christmas (Chords)

S P A C E Christmas by Allo Darlin’ Allo Darlin’ – Space Christmas (Chords) There’s an awful lot to recommend this song. It’s a very sweet Christmas song. It references Stephin Merritt (I think). It was on the same Cherryade Christmas album as that Christmas song I sort of wrote the music for that […]

Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick – Christmas in July (Tab and Chords)

Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick – Christmas in July (Chords) John “King God” Roderick and Jonathan “Jonathan Coulton” Coulton got together this year to make a wunnerful Christmas album with this standout ukulele track. I couldn’t find the album version streaming on the web anywhere. But here it is on Spotify: The chord shapes in […]

We Three Kings (Christmas Tab)

We Three Kings (Tab) If you’re on the fence about whether to buy the Christmas Ukulele 2 ebook, here’s one of the tabs. And this is one of my favourites in the book. I love a good morose Christmas song like Christmas for Cowboys and Blue Christmas (I haven’t written that one up yet?). That’s […]

Christmas Ukulele 2: The Second Coming

Christmas is the one time of year when anyone who plays an instrument is expected to entertain friends and family at some point. Which can be quite daunting if you don’t have something easy and recognisable to play. Particularly if you’re full of the Christmas pudding. But it’s nice to be able to entertain the […]

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