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Summer Holiday

Time for my summer blog break. I’m going to make like a western swamp turtle and aestervate until the heat dies down. If you’re looking for some ukeing, check out my latest ebook Songs of the States tab ebook (on sale until the end of August). Or I’ve just released a new $3 coupon for […]

Neko Atsume Theme (Tab)

A primer for the uninitiated: Neko Atsume it a mobile game where you lure increasingly fancy cartoon cats to your yard. Until recently it was only in Japanese and inscrutable to non-Japanese speakers. In short, it has all the ingredients to make it an inevitable massive hit. Including the most important: a smooth, lounge-jazz soundtrack […]

Irish Ukulele Tabs and Chords

It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Thursday) still plenty of time to work up a Irish tune or two. Chords The Dubliners and The Pogues – The Irish Rover Imelda May/Blondie – Dreaming The Pogues – Fairytale of New York The Pogues – Fiesta The Pogues – Irish Rover The Pogues – Sally MacLennane The Pogues […]

Merry Christmas! See you in 2016

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Happy Holidays, Io Saturnalia and Happy Holidays! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. Or if you’re sick of Christmas music my playlist of ukulele selections from 2014. Don’t forget my chord theory ebook How […]

Summer Break

Time for a blog break. I’m off to aestivate for a few weeks. If you want to keep up with me I’ll still be posting on UkeToob, Tumblr and Twitter. Have a good one!

eBook Changes and 50% Discount

2015 started off with a fair amount of upheaval over here. A new batch of EU VAT rules (over here VAT means sales tax, troosers means pants, collywobbles is a three legged dog and peaky blinders are the things horses wear on their eyes) came into effect for digital products. And governments didn’t bother telling […]

2014 Ukulele Quiz

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas time-waster. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – There might be spoilers in the comments. – Check the answers here (no peeking). – Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments. If you’re reading by email or feed reader you may […]

Best Bits of Get Plucky with the Ukulele

Get Plucky with the Ukulele is the new book by Will Grove-White off of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and his own group Will Grove-White & the Others. As you would expect of someone who started playing the ukulele when it was ignored and deeply unfashionable in the 80s, Will has an obvious deep […]

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 […]

Tabs and Chords in a Minor Key

A while back I got a comment by Michael asked me for suggestions of songs in a minor key. Which struck me as an excellent idea of a post because I’m always looking for an excuse to stick it to the ‘it’s impossible to play the ukulele without smiling’ brigade. If you’ve got a favourite […]

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