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No Hassle Chord Changes

With all the intricate and dexterous actions that evolution has equipped our hands for it’s left us woefully unprepared to play an Fmaj7 chord on the ukulele. It’s made plenty of chord changes a pain in the arse too. Laziness to the rescue! You can change the fingering of a chord or use a different […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

It’s Uke Hunt t-shirt season again! I’ve had a few requests for another run of the shirts. You can pre-order yours here. I’m using Teespring again this year. It is sort of a Kickstart for t-shirts. So you put in an order for your shirt, if there are enough orders by the end of the […]

Kimo Hussey’s Ukulele Masterclass

If you’re looking for someone to inspire your ukulele playing you couldn’t do much better than Kimo Hussey. He’s about the smoothest and classiest ukulelist around. Lucky for us he’s also a great teacher and he’s put up a series of masterclasses on his YouTube channel. I find them incredibly inspiring and highly recommend you […]

Intricate Strumming & Slash Notation

For simple strumming patterns the usual ‘du-‘ strumming notation works just fine. But for more intricate rhythms you need a more comprehensive system. And that’s where slash notation comes in. Slash notation looks a lot like standard musical notation. But it’s a lot simpler. It dispenses with all the notes because you only need it […]

Uke Hunt is Seven: Round up of the Year

Hang out the cunting, Uke Hunt is seven years old. Here’s a round up of the last year of the blog. May 2013 – Free ukulele mixtape. – Ukulele crossword In tabs: Mega Man 2: Flashman Theme In chords: Jonathan Coulton – RE: Your Brains June 2013 In tabs: Eddie Vedder – Tuolumne In chords: […]

Five Best Ukulele Chords

What Makes a Good Chord? When I’m analysing a chord progression I like to think of it in terms of a story. With each chord being a new mood and scene and pushing the story forward. For example, play a simple chord progression like C – F – G7 – C. The C chord is […]

Songs With Chords You Know – Updated

I like to keep a list of songs that use just the most common ukulele chords. Arranged by the order people usually learn them in. That way you can find some songs to play no matter how few chords you know. And here’s the updated list including some notable new additions like: – Lorde’s massive […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2013: Rob Pachol, Adrien Sala & Tesia Rhind – As the Living Do

After a hard fought battle and over 1,000 votes in the Ukulele Video of Year vote the winner is Rob Pachol (AKA Sanford and Song) with Adrien Sala and Tesia Rhind playing As the Living Do. The video is the first in Rob’s “Sanford and Songwriter” series where he hooks up with a local songwriter […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2013: Vote

The nominations are i, they’ve been fed through a highly complex algorithm and a final list of candidates has been spat out. Now it’s time to vote for you favourite. If you’re reading by email or feed reader and can’t see the voting doodle click here to be taken to be taken to the blog. […]

Video of the Year 2013: Nominations

Last year was another golden year for ukulele music. And it’s time again to spread the love for your favourites in this year’s vote. For the first stage, everyone gets to nominate up to 5 videos – leave them in the comments (click here for the comments section if you reading by email or RSS). […]

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