Archive for 2020

New to Ukulele? 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 […]

Merry Christmas See You in 2021

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia, Feliz Natal and Happy Holidays! (If you can be arsed with it this year.) That’s it from me for this year (other than the ebook for new ukers). I’ll be back at the end of January 2021 (year of the Daug7 chord, nice). If you’re after some Christmas music […]

Christmas UkeTube 2020

Watch on YouTube It’s here. With cheer. It’s the same every year. It’s the Christmas UkeTube. Tracklist Tripping Lily – Santa Will Find You The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Eliel Carvalho – Jingle Bells The O’Pears – Bleak Midwinter / River Vinícius Vivas – White Christmas Memphis Ukulele Band – Holidays […]

Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger (Tab)

Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger (Tab) I was a massive Oasis fan around the time of Definitely Maybe. So it’s a surprise it’s taken me this long to get around to doing one of their songs. Don’t Look Back in Anger took on a new significance after the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 […]

Ukulele Christmas Quiz 2020

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas quiz time-waster. The rules are perennial as the winter and ancient as the bison. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – Check the answers here (no peeking). If you’re reading by email or feed reader you may need to click through to the post to […]

John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys (Tabs)

John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys (Tabs) Probably my favourite Christmas song without swears in. And a fitting song for a Christmas where so many people are separated from their loved ones. The first time I heard this song was a ukulele cover by Ballard C Boyd (who is now a director and producer for […]

UkeTube: Le Temps d’une étincelle, Arya Dhayal

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Le Temps d’une étincelle – L’ Endroit d’ou? l’on Vient Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Greener Sage Harrington – What'll I Do Arya Dhayal – Margazhi poove to Hindolam Olga Kochetova and Evgen Kurenko – Romance Via @hermanvdc Victor Kozlovsky – Sweet Dolores Annier Trio – Coquette Lil Rev – […]

XTC – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages (Duet Tab)

XTC – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages (Melody Tab) I wasn’t familiar with XTC’s Love on a Farmboy’s Wages until it requested on Patreon. I immediately loved the acoustic riffs. They are challenging to play on uke, though. So I’ve split it into a duet with one uke covering the melody (tab above) and one […]

Uke Hunt’s 2020 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Ukulele Record of 2020: Hula Hi-Fi – The Isle of Forgotten Dreams I love the mix of sounds on this “Hawaiian noir” album. Ukuleles and steal guitars are masterfully blended with dark electronica, moody vocals and lush orchestration from […]

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)(Tab)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Happy Xmas (War is Over)(Tabs) This is my favourite of the post-Beatle Christmas songs. Easily beating out Ding Dong, Ding Dong and Wonderful Christmastime (which has the worst guitar solo ever committed to vinyl). My favourite aspect of War is Over is the usual way it uses key changes. […]

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