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Donnie Bubbles

deach69 - Love You to Death

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Start your Halloween off right with this spooky video by Deach.

YouTube Channel: deach69
Lyrics: Type O Negative Love You to Death Lyrics

Michael provides his own rhythm section for this early start on Halloween.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/newamericanfolk

Kids, don`t try this at home....  

Website: http://www.myspace.com/victoriavox
YouTube Channel: victoriavox

Lesson - Fan Stroke

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Steven Sproat of UkeLounge demonstrates the fan stroke with Sweet Georgia Brown.

YouTube Channel: UKELOUNGE
Website: www.ukelounge.com

Dent May - Oh, Paris

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele signed a record deal last week with Paw Tracks, the Animal Collective's imprint.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/dentmay

Chords and Lyrics: Dent May Oh Paris! - Ukulele

Ukemike - Arnold Layne

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

I am a sucker for Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd.  Ukemike says he has another "old Pink" song coming soon with some extra-extra-special effects....

YouTube Channel: Ukemike1

Yodel + Ukulele = Yodelele.  James is making that lovely noise with two plastic knives and a chopstick. Ralph is channeling a demon of some sort...

Podcast Notice

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 6:59 AM

We are getting near our storage limit for podcast episodes. It looks like somewhere between 25 to 30 episodes we will have to delete the oldest to publish the newest. If you were holding off on an episode, now is the time.

Donnie Bubbles

Lesson - Reggae Strumming

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

EasyUkulele does it again - these clear and concise instructions are spot on. 


Ukebucket - Who Are We

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

This ditty is an original by Amber Nash, better know as Ukebucket.  Her husband gets my nod for best supporting actor in a uke video.
YouTube Channel: Ukebucket
Original Song: No Tabs, Chords or Lyrics


The RISA Uke Solid is the one I have my eye on for when I go electric.  Note - if you are into learning the blues, check out Woodshed's new book, How to Play Blues Ukulele.

Lesson - Triplet Strum

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

The Triplet Strum belongs in your "Ukulele Swiss Army Knife."  Now matter how many mistakes you make plodding though a song, you can always finish big with this strum.

YouTube Channel: tafkam1
Tab: Up Thumb, Down Ring, Down Index, Repeat as Needed!


So far, this is my favorite from this year`s Bushman Video Contest entries.   It is going to be a tough competition this year.

YouTube Channel: TinroofSunburn
Original Song - No Tabs, Chords or Lyrics

Stuart Crout, who professes to be crazy, set out to prove his point by building the Kazoo-Keylele - a hybrid mini-piano, ukulele and kazoo.  

YouTube Channel: Crouts0

Lovely song, but it makes my Fluke-Envy itch.  

YouTube Channel: sweetafton23 

Nice, understated performance by Nobu and Ben.  
YouTube Channel:  Nobu and Ben (benmealer)

Kittenmildew - Paper Planes

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Black and White films, M.I.A and sound effects - these are a few of my favorite things.  

YouTube Channel: Kittenmildew 
Chords (Video): Kittenmildew
Tab (Riff): M.I.A. Paper Planes Tab UkuleleHunt


How to Play Blues Ukulele

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 8:48 PM

Woodshed at UkuleleHunt has published another eBook - How to Play Blues Ukulele.  The quality is just as good as his other eBooks, with plenty of MP3 examples tied to the lessons.  I am already stumming a 12 bar blues and smiling from ear to ear.  Check it out.

In the interest of fairness, if a John McCain fan does a better original song on uke - I will (regretfully) post their video too.

Every performer could learn from this video.  Watch her expressions - it's like Whitney is singing this song just for you.  
YouTube Channel: theDesignmachine 

Like Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill pulls more sound out of the humble uke than shoud be humanly possible.
Band Website: James Hill

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are extremely entertaining.  This Tin Pan Alley version of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights is, in my opinion, even more fun than the original.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Kate Bush: Kate Bush
Band Website: UOGB

Woodshed kicks a swinging version of Baby Elephant Walk from his arrangement for one uke.  His UkuleleHunt website, where you can find the tab for this song, is the number one ukulele site on the web for good reason - he has the best uke news, interviews and tabs.  Be sure to check out his excellent How to Play Ukulele book series when you are there.

YouTube Channel: Woodshed1

The UkeToob.com Podcast

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 9:48 AM

The UkeToob.com Podcast is the easiest way to get the best ukulele videos auto-magically downloaded onto your ipod! Several times a week, the best of the best videos on UkeToob.com will be published on the podcast specially formatted for viewing on your ipod. This is a great way to practice and learn new ukulele skills on the road. Subscribe today - it's free!

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Other than iTunes, copy XML Link: http://www.switchpod.com/users/donniebubbles/feed.xml

Lesson - Wipeout

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 5:21 PM

EasyUkulele lives up to the name with Kainoa's quick walk though of Wipeout.  

Rod is a busker from the London underground.  Catchy tune and sock puppets too!  

Band Website: www.rodthomasmusic.com
YouTube Channel: rodthomas

Lesson - Advanced Strumming

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 6:02 PM

The Hawaii Music Supply Strumming Lesson is great for players looking to pick up some style in their stroke.

Lesson - Wonderful Tonight

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 4:27 PM

Nice little lesson with good instruction.  

GUGUG - Blitzkrieg Bop

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 9:27 AM

Gus and Fin have a lot of fun with this Ramones song, and it's infectious...

YouTube Channel:  GUGUG

Seeso - Crazy Train

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:30 AM

Always loved this song, and other than a massive amount of "chunking" the tab is pretty doable. 

YouTube Channel: Sesso

This song is from the movie, Once, which inspired me to pick an instrument and start playing.  This version by Wendy and Heather is absolutely charming, especially when Mom starts yelling in the background...

YouTube Channel: Soggycheerios

Julia Nunes - Survivor

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 9:16 PM

This video show what a unique and fun performer Julia can be.  

Band Website: JuNuMusic.com
YouTube Channel: Jaaaaaaa