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Uke Hunt is Nine: Review of the Year

It’s Uke Hunt’s ninth birthday tomorrow. According to WebMD 9 year olds, “recognize basic social norms and appropriate behavior”. So this might be your last chance to read puerile, offensive posts like these (although I wouldn’t bet on it): May 2015 – Easy alternatives to chnking. In tabs: Celebrating Eurovision with France Gall’s Poupee de […]

Prince’s Favourite Chord Trick

Prince wrote some of the greatest chord progressions in all pop music. He had all sorts of tricks up his sleeve. But he really loved to use 9 and add9 chords. They’re peppered all over his songs and it’s well worth adding them to your own bag of tricks. Prince’s most iconic use of the […]

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. Songs added to the list: Happy Birthday to You The Libertines – Don’t Look […]

Ukulele for Dummies Second Edition

I’ve been blown away by how well Ukulele for Dummies has done. It’s sold over 100,000 copies now which is way beyond what I ever imagined. It’s also had good review. There are 151 5 star reviews on Amazon UK (with an average of 4.4 stars) and 185 5-star reviews on Amazon US (4.2 average). […]

Ukulele Festivals 2016

Here’s the preliminary list of 2016 ukulele festivals. If you know a festival that needs adding send me a message or leave a comment on this post with the details. USA and Canada Alabama Uke Fest Location: Riverview Campground, Lake Guntersville, Alabama Date: September 10, 2016 Performers: Ukulele Band of Alabama Website: http://alabamaukefest.weebly.com Allegheny Ukulele […]

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. But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together […]

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 […]

Halloween Ukulele Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your immoral zomboni costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night: Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains Dance Macabre The Fall – Mansion The Gothic Archies – Freakshow Halloween Theme Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme […]

Five Most Iconic Strumming Patterns

My usual advice about strumming patterns is to not worry too much about it and try a few to see what suits you. But some songs have strumming patterns so perfect they become its central feature. The good news is that you can’t copyright a strumming pattern (if you could Metallica would have done it […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

It’s Uke Hunt t-shirt season again! I’ve had a few requests for another run of the shirts. Excellent news this year: Teespring dispatches from the UK now as well as the US. So shipping is way lower for people in the UK and the rest of the EU now. (Just make sure you order from […]

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