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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). […]

Name the Ukulelist Quiz

Can you guess these ten ukulele players/acts from the clues given? Once you have your guesses, check your answers here. Then leave your score in the comments along with your darns, waahooooos and ‘how the hell was I supposed to guess that?’s. If you hover over the photos you might get an extra clue. 1 […]

Podcast #15: Manitoba Hal Interview

Podcast Powered By Podbean Download the MP3 Podcast #15 in your face. And it’s the last one (or at least the last one in a good while). But it’s going out with a bang with an interview from Manitoba Hal and a bunch of great tracks. A huge thanks to everyone who has let us […]

Creative Commons: Making the Internet Less of a Pain in the Arse

I love making things and I love the things that people make so the internet has been a huge boon for me. But the collision of copyright and the internet has thrown a few problems in the way. Things that used to be no big deal – like covering a song on your ukulele – […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2011: A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade – Oracao

Votes have been cast, hanging chads have been assessed, last year’s winner has been dethroned and cast to the wolves, and the winner of Ukulele Video of the Year 2011 is A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade’s Oração. With more views than all the others on the list put together, a joyous video and a […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2011: Vote

The nominees are in and here’s the final list of contenders: Poll Closed You can only vote once and polling closes at midnight Hawaii time on 13th February. I’d encourage you to watch any you’re not familiar with but other than that, go wild. Vote for whoever you like for whatever reason you like (who […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2011: Nominations

The real purpose of the vote: to get people watching excellent musicians. So if there’s a video you think has been cruelly overlooked, be sure to give it a nomination because I’ll be watching anything I missed first time round. For the first stage, everyone gets to nominate up to 5 videos – leave them […]

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 […]

How to Play Christmas Ukulele 2nd Edition

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 […]

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