Archive for October, 2020

UkeTube: Norwegian Uke, Inni-K, The Kid LAROI

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Norwegian Uke – Snappin' Walk off the Earth – Thunderstruck Inni-K – Sweet Geranium Edem Soul – Leave All Your Burdens Markus Rantanen – Valdemar The Kid LAROI – So Done Arko Mukhaerjee – Without You Aabha Hanjura – Hukus Bukus

Friday Links: New Music, Cory Wong

Two excellent new instrumental albums: from Finland Markus Rantanen’s debut Ukulele and from Israel, composer and producer, Ziv Grinberg’s Ukulele Fantasies. Vulfpeck‘s Cory Wong chats with Jake Shimabukuro about technique, gear and touring with Bela Fleck. A big step above the standard Shimabukuro interview. (Thanks to Dan for the tip-off.) CPR Classical ask James Hill […]

Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Tab)

Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Tab) For this arrangement I’ve mashed-up elements of the Andy Williams version and the original Frankie Valli version. Like the Williams version, mine is in the uke-friendly key of C all the way through. Whereas the Valli version starts in E and modulates to G. The […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

It’s Uke Hunt t-shirt season again! Most years around this time I do a run of t-shirts. This year you can buy them from either the US or the UK: Pre-order now from US Pre-order now from the UK I’m using Teespring again this year. If you want one of the shirts they’ll only be […]

Sylvan Esso – Rooftop Dancing (Tab)

Sylvan Esso – Rooftop Dancing (Tab) There’s been a healthy crop of great albums this year. My current favourite is Sylvan Esso’s Free Love. So I grabbed my uke and put together a cover of Rooftop Dancing. The song fits nicely on uke. The chords are simple and the melody is contained in the first […]

UkeTube: Kamakakehau Fernandez, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, Ziv Grinberg

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Kamakakehau Fernandez – He Mele No Hina Elisabeth Pfeiffer – Galliarde Ziv Grinberg – Ukulele Fantasie no.2 Winchester 7 & the Runners – My Super 8 Maia & TJ Mayeshiro – Nada Sou Sou Natasha Ghosh – ily. Ukulele Death Squad – Insano Birch Pereira – I'll Come Running Back To […]

The Communards/Harold Melvin – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Tab)

Harold Melvin – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Tab) Don’t Leave Me This Way was originally recorded by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. But by far the most well known version in the UK is by the The Communards. It’s also been covered by Thelma Houston and briefly popped up in Moulin Rouge. This […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your suggestive zither costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Addams Family Theme Tune Black Sabbath – Paranoid Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains Dance Macabre The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers The Doors – People Are Strange The […]

Black Sabbath – Paranoid (Tab)

Black Sabbath – Paranoid (Tab) I put a call out for Halloween-suitable songs on this month’s Patreon request thread ad Sam requested Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album in celebration of the 50th Anniversary. Which was a great and also ridiculous idea. It is, of course, entirely unsuited to ukulele. Which makes it all the more fun […]

UkeTube: Gilberto Gil, tenspd, Bob Guz

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Gilberto Gil & Eliel Carvalho – Parabolicamara? U Can Uke & Vinícius Vivas – The Reason tenspd – G O N E SeattleUke – Airmail Special Thomas Zwijsen – You Give Love A Bad Name EmiSunshine – Hibiscus Bob Guz – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Aline Kelly – Killing Me […]

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