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Songs with Chords You Know (2017 Update)

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. C, F and G (or G7) If you prefer, you can use G7 in […]

Ukulele Festivals 2017

Here’s the preliminary list of 2017 ukulele festivals. If you know a festival that needs adding send me a message or leave a comment on this post with the details and I’ll get it added. USA and Canada Alabama Uke Fest Location: Riverview Campground, Lake Guntersville, Alabama Date: September 9, 2017 Performers: TBA Website: […]

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 Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your depraved nose-hair trimmer costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Including a band new version of Danse Macabre so you can compare version and judge whether I’ve improved or degraded in the nine years between arrangements. Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

It’s Uke Hunt t-shirt season again! Every year around this time I do a run of t-shirts. This year you can buy them from either the US or the UK: Pre-order now from US Pre-order now from the UK I’m using Teespring again this year. It is sort of a Kickstart for t-shirts. So you […]

Songs of the States Tab eBook

What’s in it? Tab for: Aura Lee (AKA Love Me Tender) Battle Hymn of the Republic Hail to the Chief The Liberty Bell (AKA Monty Python Theme) Reveille Taps Yankee Doodle How Do I Buy It? Buy it on Gumroad for $9 until the end of August when the price goes up to $12. If […]

Top Eight Chord Progressions of All Time

I’ve covered a lot of incredible chord progressions over the years. And I wanted to pick through them to find the tricks they used. And how those tricks added to the story the song was telling. Let me know your favourite progressions in the comments. 8. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black The Chords Full […]

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 […]

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