Archive for June, 2020

UkeTube: Claire Hastings, The Avett Brothers

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Claire Hastings and Grant Dinwoodie – Wild Mountain Thyme Sho Humphries – Tears in Heaven x Blue Roses Falling Desirée Dawson – Hey Brother Nicolas Fingerstyle Ukulele – Wave The Avett Brothers – Locked Up Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – The Lovecats Natasha Ghosh – Dust In The Wind Herman […]

Friday Links: Front Bottoms, Furry Flame and Ukulele Licenses

Listening – Matt Kresling has released the ukulele soundtrack to his outstanding Madagascar Journals travel documentary and you can download it free on Bandcamp. – A new release from The Front Bottoms Ukulele Versions. – The Staves performed a live show from home in aid of Tiny Changes (ukulele action starts at about the 42 […]

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (Tab)

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (Tab) About once a year a pop song manages to pierce my grumpiness and make me grin. This year it’s been Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now. There’s a lot to recommend the song: the jazzy chords, the funky bass, the cowbell. But my favourite aspect is the one-note chorus. […]

Songs from TikTok

I ventured into TikTok the other day to find out what the kids are into. Turns out they love hyper-literal dance moves, handing over their data to the CCP, syncopation and jazz chords. I’m entirely on board with those last two. So here’s a selection of songs that became popular on TikTok. Doja Cat – […]

CCR/Wilson Pickett – Proud Mary/Midnight Hour (Tab)

Proud Mary/Midnight Hour (Tab) One of the joys of lockdown has been watching rockers replace their bands with their kids. Best of all has been John Fogerty blasting out the hits with his family. So here’s a uke version of one of those hits paired with another sixties banger from Wilson Pickett (who covered Proud […]

UkeTube: Sarah Marie Young, Swingy, Polo G

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Sarah Marie Young – Have You Ever Seen the Rain Ukulele Death Squad – Drunken Lullabies Swingy – I Will Wait For You Zoë Bestel – Don’t Know Why Kenta Ebara – Heavenly Island via @ukeist Vanessa Ding – Might as well blackstem – Hard Times Polo G x Einer Bankz […]

Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street (Tab)

Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street (Tab) A particularly relevant Motown classic today to express my solidarity with my American friends fighting for justice. The arrangement is based primarily on the Martha Reeves version. But I do slip in the bass riff from the Bowie/Jagger version which first pops up in bar […]

The Big Chord Quiz 6

Time for the Uke Hunt Annual Chord Quiz. Test your chord knowledge, theory knowledge and musical ear. The method is as low-tech as ever. – Grab a pen and paper. – Answer the questions (using a ukulele to help you is entirely allowed and encouraged). – Check the answers here (no peeking). If you’re reading […]

Tiny Tim – Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Tab)

Tiny Tim – Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Tab) I was very snooty about Tiny Tim back in the day. But, now my brain has gone soft in old age, I’ve developed a fondness for him. The more the ukulele world has become populated with people with good hair and nice teeth the more I appreciate […]

Blind Willie Johnson – The Soul of a Man (Slide Uke Tab)

Blind Willie Johnson – The Soul of a Man (Tab) Today’s post was prompted by Douglas and Stephen who requested a bit of slide ukulele. I was trying to think of which song to do when I watched the new Assassin’s Creed trailer that features a cover of Blind Willie Johnson’s Soul of a Man […]

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