Archive for 2013

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 […]

Wilfried Welti Free eBook: Musikalisches Naschwerk für Solo Ukulele

Wilfried Welti – Musikalisches Naschwerk für Solo Ukulele (PDF) Hot off the press! Here’s a new, free tab book from Wilfried Welti (one of my favourite ukulele arrangers). As the name would suggest, it’s a mixture of delights including folk, traditional and classical tunes. I’ve only just got my hands on it myself but the […]

Merry Christmas! See you in 2014

That’s it from me for 2013 (year of the F chord). Just about. There’ll be the mini-ebook for Christmas uke-getters and possibly a super-special surprise post (or possibly not). After that, I’ll be back in late January. Until then, happy holidays (if you’re into that kind of thing) however you choose to spend it. I’ll […]

Christmas UkeTube

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Friday Links

New Projects – New ukulele online magazine: Ukulele Rhythms Magazine with contributions from Uke Hunt favourites Sarah Maisel, Kimo Hussey and Jim Tranquada. – Mr. Hewitt’s Middle School Ukulele Orchestra are Kickstarting their uke club (with the slightly unexpected support of Queen Latifah). – New ukulele podcast: Ukulele Lately. New Releases – Gaspar Pozzi – […]

Jonathan Coulton – Chiron Beta Prime (Chords)

Jonathan Coulton – Chiron Beta Prime (Chords) A more challenging Christmas song this time. There are a lot of chords to keep track of. But many of the changes are just one note being raised or lowered by a fret so it’s not as tricky as it first seems. I based this version on the […]

iPad App FAQs

The Uke Hunt iPad app launched on Monday. And it’s been doing well. Over 500 downloads by the end of Wednesday. I’ve been getting plenty of feedback on it (a big thanks to all those people). Here are the main questions I’ve been getting. I’ll keep this updated with any other FAQs I get. There’s […]

2013 Ukulele Quiz

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas time-waster. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – Check the answers here (no peeking). – Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments. Name That Chord What chord are these on a standard gCEA tuned ukulele? (E.g. C, Em, G7 – […]

Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Chords)

Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)(Chords) I’m a sucker for a depressing Christmas song. And this is one of the best. The original version was in the uke-tricky key of Eb. So I’ve written up the version she’s been singing in recent years which is in the easy key of C. Suggested Strumming […]

Ukulele Hunt iPad App

Uke Hunt has an iPad app! It’s free so you can go to iTunes and download it right now. Or just search for “Ukulele Hunt” in the iTunes Store. So long as you don’t mind a bit of, “Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor”. What’s it for? For a long time it’s been a frustrating experience […]

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