Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Sufjan Stevens – Lumberjack Christmas/Christmases Past (Chords)

Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past by Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens – Lumberjack Christmas/No One Can Save You From Christmases Past (Chords) You can always rely on Sufjan Stevens to release a few Christmas songs each year. But he’s really outdone himself this year with a giant collection of Christmas […]

Christmas UkeTube

Last post of 2011 (except the usual one for the Christmas uke-getters and possibly a podcast). I’ll be back mid-January. Until then, happy holidays (if you’re into that kind of thing) whatever that may be and however you choose to spend it. I’ll be eating, drinking, gambling and letting my servants wear my clothes in […]

Christmas Time Is Here (Tab)

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here (Tab) Tis the season to be jazzy. And I’ve thrown some decidedly jazzy bits into this tune from A Charlie Brown Christmas. I’ve added an intro with a few licks (using the E minor pentatonic scale) and some discordant chords. It’s played very loosely so feel free […]

Away in a Manger (Tab)

Away in a Manger (Full Arrangement Tab) I thought I’d do a tab to give you an idea of what the stuff in the How to Play Christmas Ukulele ebook is like. Which, by the way, you can get $2 off if you use the code ‘armadillo’ by the 18th December. But I’m not sure […]

Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph (Chords)

Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph (Chords) An easy 3-chord Christmas song. And the benefit of being a twofer since Little Queenie (worth clicking for the video) is exactly the same. Suggested Strumming You can just stick with a simple down-up pattern with a bit of emphasis. Like this: d u D U d u […]

How to Play Christmas Ukulele

I’ve just put out the 2nd edition of How to Play Christmas Ukulele. The main points of feedback I got from the first edition were: – Make the arrangements easier. – Make the tabs bigger. – Do videos. So that’s what I’ve done. I’ve made the full arrangements simpler. There’s less fancy fingerpicking – they’re […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords

If you’re looking for some Christmas tunes to get your teeth into, have a go of these: Chords 12 Days of Christmas A Christmas Duel – The Hives and Cyndi Lauper All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver/Ballard C Boyd Cold Outside – Julia Nunes & […]

She & Him – Silver Bells (Chords)

She and Him – Silver Bells (Chords) Good to see Zooey Deschanel busting out the ukulele for this cover of Livingston and Evans’s Silver Bells on She and Him’s Christmas album. Also good to see that she’s handled being constantly referred to as ‘adorkable’ without having sprayed crowded streets with machine-gun fire. Suggested Strumming Zooey […]

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 thinest and restrung it. So, to save you from the social disgrace I experienced, I’ve put together a […]

Christmas UkeTube

That’s it from me for another year. I’ll be back on 21st January. Until then be sure to keep the true meaning of Christmas in your hearts with, “Drinking, noise and games and dice, appointing of kings and feasting of slaves, singing naked, clapping of frenzied hands, an occasional ducking of corked faces in icy […]

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