Archive for 2013

Christmas Tabs and Chords

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and tuning its ukulele. As am I. If you’d like to join us here’s all the Christmas stuff on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve done two ebooks of Christmas songs arranged very simply for the uke. Each song is done in two ways. One solo version combining […]

Charlie McDonnell – Big Bang 2 (Chords)

Charlie McDonnell/Chameleon Circuit – Big Bang 2 (Chords) It’s the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who next week so this week a couple of Who tunes to get you ready. First up is Charlie McDonnell’s solo uke version of Big Bang 2 by his trock band Chameleon Circuit. The song is based on Murray Gold’s I […]

Mike and Ruthy, Blind Pilot: UkeTube

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Friday Links

T-shirt update: You only have a few days left if you want to buy a Uke Hunt t-shirt. The standard black t-shirt has sold over 100 so that will definitely be made. As will the women’s black t-shirt which has just past its goal. Unfortunately the white t-shirts weren’t popular enough so those won’t be […]

Tune-Yards – FIYA

Tune-Yards – FIYA (Tab) I started a new hobby blog today about African guitar music. There’s not a whole lot of crossover between ukuleles and African music but the one obvious link is Tune-Yards. Merrill Garbus cropped up on a couple of tracks on the recent Red Hot + Fela album including the standout track […]

Ukulele Picking Patterns in 3/4 Time

In the comments of the fingerpicking patterns post post Gretchen requested picking patterns for 3/4. Which was an excellent idea. If you’re not familiar with it, there’s a guide to fingerpicking notation here. And there’s a beginner’s guide to fingerpicking here. What is 3/4 Time? Most pop songs are in 4/4 time. So you’d count […]

Velvet Underground & Nico – I’ll Be Your Mirror (Chords)

Velvet Underground and Nico – I’ll Be Your Mirror (Chords) I had to do a Lou Reed tribute post. And I decided on this less-famous song because it suits the ukulele well. The original was played with a capo on the fifth fret. Which means the chord shapes are the same for both versions. Suggested […]

Dustbowl Revival, Victoria Vox: UkeTube

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RIP MusicGuyMike: Friday Links

Sad news this week that Michael Aratani has died. Better know as MusicGuyMic, he was the internet’s most loved ukulele seller. His eBay store always had the newest and most interesting ukuleles. After illness and eBay fees forced him to shut that down he returned and had recently been working with Hawaii Music Supply. He’s […]

Marty Robbins – El Paso (Instrumental Tab)

Marty Robbins – El Paso (Instrumental Tab) Following on from Take My True Love… with another tune from the closing stages of Breaking Bad. This time an instrumental version of Marty Robbins’ El Paso from Felina. This piece – while not really bad – is a challenge. I’ve slowed it down slightly from the original […]

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