NAMM is the biggest music merchant trade show in the US, and the ukulele presence there has become a honeypot for Ukulele Underground owner Aldrine Guerrero. This year we can sit back and enjoy a huge playlist of 38 videos he produced from the event, featuring all the major ukulele companies and some you’ve probably never… Read More »
My kid learned this song as a single note tune on the piano, so I looked it up. Wikipedia has an interesting article on it, and an even more interesting one on the woman credited with writing the tune. This is a simple chord-melody arrangement following the tune. Download Tab (PDF)
I posted a video of Blue Highway performing this tune a while back, and finally got around to working out an arrangement for ukulele. I kept the arrangement very simple (it could even be called plodding), so it leaves plenty of room to add your own flourishes as skill allows. Download Tablature (PDF) Here’s the version with a… Read More »
Here is an original tune written for solo ukulele. Tabs are below. This is played on a Pono MCD (mahogany concert deluxe). I’ve changed up how I play this a bit since doing these tabs, but the fingering is the same. I used to finger pick the whole thing, but I started strumming that bit… Read More »
From Wikipedia: Jan Johansson (16 September 1931 – 9 November 1968) was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.… Read More »
Here’s my performance of Roy Smeck’s Magic Ukulele Waltz. This is one of my favorite songs to play. Tabs can be downloaded from Ukulele Dav.
Here’s my performance of Down Among the Sheltering Pines. The arrangement is from the great Dr. Uke.
Here’s an arrangement I whipped up over the weekend. We had the remnants of a tropical storm pass through on Friday, and Saturday morning was one of those glorious, sunny, breezy, clean air days after a day of wind and rain. This song popped in my head. I thought it would work well for the uke,… Read More »
Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs, is amazing. Many of her songs prominently feature ukulele as the main instrument, as does this one. She also does her own percussion and a lot of vocal looping. Lots of great videos on YouTube, not all as avant-garde as this one. Catch them live, if you can.
Found this on the Hardcore Ukulele subreddit. Really simple and beautiful. Man, I wish I could sing like that.