Archive for 2021

Merry Christmas See You in 2022

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 another year. I’ll be back sometime in January 2022 (year of the D7add13 chord, wonderful). If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele […]

Christmas UkeTube 2021

Watch on YouTube It’s here. With cheer. It’s the same every year. It’s the Christmas UkeTube. Tracklist The O’Pears – Bleak Midwinter / River The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Eliel Carvalho – Jingle Bells Vinícius Vivas – White Christmas Memphis Ukulele Band – Holidays Ain’t the Same (Without You) Taimane – […]

UkeTube: Andrew Molina, Duo Travessia and Jeremy Choi

Watch on YouTube If you want even more uke action, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s bust one out in their Tiny Desk. The uke starts at 7:30 but it’s all worth a listen. Playlist Andrew Molina – Nutcracker Russian Dance Trepak Duo Travessia – Feeling Good Jeremy Choi – 3 Gymnopedies: No. 1, Lent et […]

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Tabs)

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Tab) There’s a terrible version of Time After Time doing the rounds this Christmas. And, of course, Jake did a uke version back in the day. But this arrangement is based on Cyndi Lauper’s original version. The little instrumental break in the original song sounds great on the uke. […]

Uke Hunt’s 2021 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Ukulele Record of 2021: Tyrone and Lesley – Have No Words I don’t think there’s a better instrument pairing than ukulele and double bass. They’re made for each other. And that pairing is shown off on Tyrone and Lesley’s […]

Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire (Tabs)

Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire (Tab) Springsteen’s steamy I’m On Fire has to be the only seduction song that goes into detail about how wet the protagonist’s bed is. The intro is my favourite part to play. It’s just and F chord and Dm7 both with the g-string open. But it’s very effective. I […]

Friday Links: Top Ukes of 2021, Personal Revelations

Last chance to pick up my tab ebooks at up 70% off in the Black Friday sale. Southern Ukulele Stores runs down its top 10 ukes of 2021. I was interview by Lil’ Rev. There were in-depth questions and he did a great write-up. Including some very kind quotes from people who I thought had […]

The Temptations – My Girl (Tabs)

The Temptations – My Girl (Tab) My Girl is a Motown classic written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. And first performed by The Temptations. A bit of the Otis Redding version might have slipped into this arrangement, too. The riff in My Girl (first played in bar 3) shows how effective a very simple […]

Giuseppe Verdi – Triumphal March from Aida (Tabs)

Triumphal March (Aida) Guiseppe Verdi by Herman Vandecauter Giuseppe Verdi – Triumphal March (Tab) Today’s post is a guest tab from Herman Vandecauter. Verdi’s Triumphal March is one of those ubiquitous tunes you’ll know even if you don’t think you do. And Herman’s minimal and highly effective arrangement draws out those elements. You can listen […]

Bernstein and Sondheim – Somewhere from West Side Story (Tabs)

Bernstein & Sondheim – Somewhere (Tab) A little tribute Stephen Sondheim who passed away last week. Like the original, the arrangement is sparse. Which lets the melody shine all the more. It also makes it fairly simple to play. There’s a stretch with the pinkie finger in bars 13 and 29. But otherwise not much […]

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