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Ukulele Video of the Year 2012: 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). […]

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

Christmas Ukulele 2: The Second Coming

Christmas is the one time of year when anyone who plays an instrument is expected to entertain friends and family at some point. Which can be quite daunting if you don’t have something easy and recognisable to play. Particularly if you’re full of the Christmas pudding. But it’s nice to be able to entertain the […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords

Time to start practicing a Christmas song or three for any occasion you might be called upon to bust one out. Here’s a selection of the Christmas tabs and chords on the site. There’s also my How to Play Christmas Ukulele ebook with easy arrangements of eleven carols. If you use the discount code “hamhand” […]

Songs With Chords You Know – Updated

Here’s an update of my list of songs with beginner level chords. So no matter how few chords you know you can still bash out a few songs. C, F and G If you prefer, you can use G7 in the place of G or vice versa for any of these songs. NeverShoutNever! – Your […]

Uke of Carl – Guest Post

I’m a big fan of Uke of Carl’s arrangements of various theme tunes for ukulele. A while back I had him write a guest post with a bunch of his tabs. Now’s he’s launched his own website and a series of ebooks so I asked him to write another guest post. And he was kind enough to […]

Ukulele Spotify Playlists

Judging by the amount of ‘I’m listening to’ stuff clogging up Facebook, Spotify has really caught on. And it’s now available in the countries the blog is most popular in (sorry Canada, Singapore and Brazil). Which is good because I’m a big Spotify fan and am forever fiddling with playlists. And I’ve put together a […]

Wilfried Welti: Classical and Folk Tabs

If you’ve been following the blog closely you’ll certainly know Wilfried Welti. I’ve been posting his videos since 2007 and put up his two free tab books: Solo Ukulele für Einsteiger and Weihnachten mit der Ukulele. If you were impressed by his arrangements you’ll want to get hold of the three ebooks he’s just released. […]

TV Themes Quiz

The movie theme tune quiz was popular so here’s a TV theme tune version. One problem: TV shows aren’t quite as international as films. So I’ve split them up into UK and US TV shows (sorry other 95% of the earth’s population). Tackle one, the other or both. If you’re reading via email or RSS […]

Movie Theme Tune Quiz

I decided to nick IanReentrant’s idea of a ukulele film theme quiz. Listen to each of the clips below (you might need to head over to the blog if you’re reading via email or RSS) and name the film it’s from (each is either the theme of a film or a tune from a film). […]

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