Archive for 2012

The Ukes Down Under: Friday Links

The UOGB documentary The Ukes Down Under is now available on DVD. Here’s the funniest DVD extra: the Aquila String Harvest. And if that’s of interest to you then, parliamentary sketch writer, Simon Hoggart knows exactly what you’re like, “They like to watch Miranda on TV, and hold their office Christmas parties at Café Rouge. […]

Bacharach and David – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Instrumental Tab)

Bacharach and David – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Instrumental Tab) Continuing the Hal David tribute with Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. Not particularly a lyrical highlight of his but it did have a ukulele in. At least the original version did. It was replaced by a guitar in the rejiggered version. I’ve […]

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 […]

Bacharach and David – Anyone Who Had A Heart (Chords)

Dionne Warwick – Anyone Who Had A Heart (Chords) A tribute to Hal David with two Bacharach and David songs this week. Starting off with my favourite Anyone Who Had a Heart. The Americans got Dionne Warwick’s version and us Brits got the Cilla Black version. I’m not going to argue with anyone who thinks […]

Laura Marling, Glen Hansard: UkeTube

Incredibly Serious Warning: There are two songs here made famous by Maroon 5. For any of you brave enough to continue, this week has a great new song from Laura Marling (bet you can’t guess what make of ukulele she’s playing). Also, off of Once, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in separate videos. And two […]

Ukulele Window Shopping

Gibsons: Two unusual Gibson ukes: Gibson TU-3, spruce tenor Gibson. But the classic style is clearly the best 20s Gibson Style 3. Ziva painted ukuleles. Electric ukes: RISA-inspired electric ukulele, Tear-shaped Vox electric (Thanks to Fred). Ko’olau Archback Slimline Tenor. Tiny Tim signed ukulele. Cigar box uke with a “license plate resonator”. Photos: Bessie Love, […]

UOGB in C: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall prompted a flurry of press interest. No surprises that the only one that’s interesting and doesn’t drop the F-bomb was written by George himself. Here he is discussing adapting Terry Riley’s In C for ukulele. You can glimpse the results here and download […]

Final Fantasy – Lute of Noah (Tab)

Nobuo Uematsu – Lute of Noah (Tab) I was completely unaware of Lute of Noah from Final Fantasy III before I got a couple of requests for it. But as soon as I heard it I knew it’s make a great campanella ukulele piece. And it does work out really well. The tune is triplets […]

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 […]

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait (Chords)

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait (Chords) With Mumford and two of his sons toting Mya-Moe ukes I was hoping to find some ukulele action on their new album. No such luck though. If there’s any there, I missed it. Nonetheless, the lead single from the album is pretty great and – with the […]

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