Archive for 2016

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (Chords and Tab)

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (Chords) 2016 sure has been a ride. (The first draft had hopes of no more musicians dying here but between writing the post and it going up Leon Russell died.) Being in the key of E, the chords for Suzanne are a bit tricky. You can make it easier by doing […]

Jim Boggia, Bookshop Band: UkeTube

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Friday Links

Robin Evans is attempting to break the world record for the longest time playing a ukulele by playing for 30 hours. If you’re in the London area on 26th – 27th November head to the Duke of Uke and give him some encouragement. Ukulele Go’s top 5 ukulele books. Martin ukulele sales 1915 – 1935. […]

Blues and Rock Slide Ukulele

Carrying on from The Joker, more of my favourite slide moments. I wrote an ebook about playing slide ukulele. But the number one tip is: mute everything. Slide playing is noisey (which is part of its charm) so you need to mute the strings behind the string with your index and middle fingers. And use […]

Polychords: Making Jazz Chords from Easy Chords

There’s a neat little trick at the end of the solo in Steve Miller’s The Joker. While the backing guitar plays a C chord, the lead guitar slides into an F chord. The two chords blend together to make a much more interesting sound than they do individually. Stacked chords like these are known as […]

Steve Miller Band – The Joker (Chords)

Steve Miller Band – The Joker (Chords) I’ve felt in a bit of a rut recently. And I’ve found the best way to bust it is to changing things up a bit. So I slipped a slide on my finger and tried out some of my favourite slide guitar bits on uke. Including The Joker‘s […]


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Last Chance T-Shirts: Friday Links

It’s your last chance to get a Uke Hunt t-shirt. You can buy them in the US and the UK. Both campaigns have hit their goals so you’re guaranteed one when you order. Learning – Robin Walter’s tab book for groups. – Ukulele Go! has 34 ways to become a better ukulele player. Kickstarting – […]

The Walking Dead Theme (Tab)

Bear McCreary – The Walking Dead (Tab) The Walking Dead theme uses a technique I should have included in my spooky ukulele sounds post: unusual timings. Each bar has a pattern that rises and falls twice but then cuts off half way through the third time. The bars themselves are played an odd number of […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your depraved nose-hair trimmer costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Including a band new version of Danse Macabre so you can compare version and judge whether I’ve improved or degraded in the nine years between arrangements. Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin […]

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