Archive for 2020

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 […]

Friday Links: Joni Mitchell Lost Tapes, President Carter and a Magpie

– Lost tapes of a young Joni Mitchell playing ukulele found. – Eddie Vedder played a song for Jimmy Carter on a ukulele made of wood from Carter’s estate. Close-ups of the uke on luthier Beau Hannam’s Facebook. – Jake Shimabukuro discusses how he’s been handling the hellscape of 2020. – Magpie joins the THUG’s […]

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Tab)

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Tab) There’s so much going on in this song: the complex chords, subtle key changes, that weird thing at the start of the bridge. If you want a breakdown of the theory, I recommend 8 Bit Music Theory’s discussion of the song. But I do want to call […]

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