Archive for August, 2022

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 […]

UkeTube: Paul Hemmings, Taimane

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Paul Hemmings Trio – Caravan Taimane – Pipeline's Daughter Kala’i Kealoha – Maunaloa Amelia Coburn – When The Tide Rolls In Steven Warren – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 (J.S. Bach) Corina Lawrence ft. Miss Bolivia – LA DESCARRIÁ Will Wood – Tomcat Disposables Adrian Demain – Place To Be Edem […]

The Chordettes – Mr Sandman (Tabs)

The Chordettes – Mr Sandman (Tab) The release of the new Sandman TV show seems like a good excuse to finally get around to tabbing this classic. My arrangement is heavily based on the Chordettes version. Although not the original version, it’s by far the best known. Intro 1: I couldn’t resist rearranging Metallica’s Enter […]

Riffs and Intros: Four Tops, Linkin Park, Wet Leg

Another rag-tag selection of musical snippets that have caught my ear recently. Update: It looks like Instagram has been messing around again and some of the video are embedding in a janky fashion. You can find all the videos on Instagram. They’re currently the most recent six. Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme (Tabs)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme (Tab) Here’s an absolute banger from my childhood: the TMNT theme. The chorus is straightforward strumming. And it’s one of the rare occasions when the melody is all on the g-string. The verse is much more challenging. The melody is very fast so I’ve skipped a few notes to make […]