Archive for 2020

UkeTube: Abe Lagrimas Jr, Arya Dhayal

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Abe Lagrimas Jr. – Jitterbug Waltz Adrien Janiak – Aux Lacs d'Ambin Arya Dhayal – King of My Kind The Prettiots – Sunday Vinícius Vivas – Eureka Johnny Nash and Arthur Godfrey – Swing Low Sweet Chariot Via @ukeist Xiao Case ft. Feng E – Pride and Joy Donald Bousted – […]

Friday Links: Warren Buffett, Adam Savage, Cassette Player Ukulele

– The Black Friday sale on my tab ebooks is running. With up to 70% off until 2nd December. – Tyrone & Lesley are crowdfunding their new record Have No Words. – Lil Rev is doing ukulele Zoom lessons. Next up on Monday is 1950s Chicago blues style playing. – Warren Buffett tells Goldman Sachs, […]

Joni Mitchell – A Case of You (Tabs)

Joni Mitchell – A Case of You (Tab) A tab to celebrate the recent release of long-lost demos of a young Joni Mitchell apparently playing ukulele. I think this is the first time I’ve transferred a song from dulcimer to ukulele. And it works nicely. I just transposed the original down half a step and […]

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (Tab)

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (Tab) I was inspired to knock this one up after hearing Phoebe Bridgers’ recent cover. Which partly explains why it’s in the same key as that version (i.e. F). It’s a very simple arrangement. It’s all played in the first position. The picking is one-finger-per-string everywhere but the solo section […]

UkeTube: BS Roberts, Vivian Kim

Watch on YouTube Tracklist B.S Roberts – Fairytale Vivian Kim – Sibelius Etude op.76 No.2 Aline Kelly – My Favorite Things Jack Tracy – A Change is Gonna Come Harry Jans And Harold Whalen – Soft Shoe Routine From 1929 Via @ukeist Laura Anglade and Virginia MacDonald – Weaver Of Dreams Ukulele Nick – Moonlight […]

Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter (Tab)

Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter (Tab) While I was tabbing the Frankie Valli track the line, “Can’t take my eyes off you,” kept reminding me of this track. And it’s not the only familiar part of this song. The bridge is a dead-ringer for No Surprises. The arrangement uses a mixture of picking and […]

Christmas Tabs and Chords 2020

If you’re looking to entertain over the festive season, it’s time to start polishing up your holiday tunes and learning a few new ones. Here’s a rundown of everything Christmassy and seasonal on the site. Christmas eBooks I’ve written 3 collections of easy Christmas tabs: How to Play Christmas Ukulele, Christmas Ukulele 2 and Christmas […]

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (Tab)

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (Tab) I hastily put together this version of the Hoagy Carmichael classic last week while it was still relevant. But it turns out this song is going to be relevant for a while yet. My version is heavily based on Ray Charles. But I’ve made a few adjustments. […]

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 […]

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