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Friday Links: Terror in the Sky

Someone decided it would be a good idea to hand out ukuleles on flight to Hawaii and give everyone a ukulele lesson leading to headlines like “Terror In the Sky!” and “Why the Hague Exists”. Although, with the amount of cheap publicity this got, the furore might have been the goal from the start. Choan […]

The Beatles – Oh! Darling (Tabs)

The Beatles – Oh! Darling (Tab) It was a nice surprise to see Paul McCartney playing Oh! Darling live for the first time at the Taylor Hawkins memorial. It’s a nice blend of early-era R&B Beatles in the verses and the harder-edged, bluesier later Beatles in the chorus. Links Buy the original More 60s tabs […]

Petula Clark – Downtown (Tabs)

Petula Clark – Downtown (Tabs) I was surprised to learn this song was written by Tony Hatch. Who is best known to me for writing the theme tunes to Neighbours, Emmerdale Farm and Crossroads. I was inspired to tab this one when it cropped up in Girl, Interrupted and I immediately lost interest in the […]

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? (Tabs)

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? (Tab) I recorded the video for this ages ago and never got around to posting it. But International Talk Like a Pirate Day seems like a good occasion to get it up at last. This arrangement of Drunken Sailor includes one of my favourite tricks: playing the […]

UkeTube: Tune-Yards, Paula Fuga, Moon Berries

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Tune-Yards – nowhere man Irie Love, Paula Fuga, Mike Love & More – Your House Moon Berries – Same Mistakes Duo Travessia – Danca da solidão KimaMusic – Silence Is Also An Answer domands – Just Once tinyumbrellas – Please Don’t Make This Weird dodie – Hot Mess

Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (Tabs)

Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (Tab) I first heard Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ Bad Reputation as the Freaks and Geeks theme.It’s a very straightforward punk song that’s ideal for just bashing out. I’m using strumming the whole way through this. Including using strum blocking to strum the individual notes. You can pick these notes […]

Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle (Tabs)

Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle (Tab) Jim Croce is an artist that past me by. He never get much attention in the UK. But after Time in a Bottle was a popular request on Patreon and it’s given me an appreciation of the song. Intro: With this song, the more impressive sounding parts […]

Friday Links

Beau Hannam adds an understated whammy bar to a uke. Debut album from the ukulele duo Moon Berries aka Charlotte Pelgen and Sage Harrington. Returning a ukulele to the shop 100 years after it was bought there. (Plus a tour of Leeds and a quick history of Kumalae.) Belfast ukulele flash mob. Window Shopping – […]

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Tabs)

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Tab) Here’s a tab for one of the catchiest songs of the last few years: The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights It’s not a song you’d immediately associate with the ukulele, but it works out pretty well. The big challenge is the speed. For my version, I slowed it down slightly from […]

Radiohead – Creep (Tabs)

Radiohead – Creep (Tab) Even though Radiohead have disavowed Creep, it’s still a classic song with ubiquitous 90s quiet-loud-quiet-loud dynamics. Intro: Starting off with a fingerpicking played with one-finger-per-string picking. Verse: Mixing together the melody with the fingerpicked chords before switching to strums for the ck-ck bits leading into the chorus. Bridge: Easily the funnest […]

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