Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

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 […]

The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel (Chords)

The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel (Chords) It could be the swearing that does it for me rather than the Swedishness. But that would make this my favourite Christmas song. Suggested Strumming All down strums for the first bit (and the odd other bit in the song). And this one should see […]

Christmas Karma

Does anyone use the word ‘spawny’ any more? For those of you not exactly my age and level of geekiness, ‘spawny’ was a word commonly used in early 90s computer magazines by people like Radion Automatic to describe inept gamers who managed to succeed in a game despite obvious lack of skill by, for example, […]

Hello Saferide – iPod X-mas (Chords)

Hello Saferide – iPod X-mas (Chords) I’m not sure why it should be, but my two favourite indie Christmas songs are both from Swedish bands. One, by the Hives, is coming up on Tuesday but today’s comes from Hello Saferide. I don’t think it’s available anymore (depending on what this page says) but you can […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Instrumental)(Tab)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Tab) With Christmas being just around the corner, I thought I’d drop the fancy picking and go with a simple thumb ‘n strum arrangement here. Everything is either picked with the thumb or a downstrum with the thumb. To make up for it, there are a few jazzy things […]

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