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Donnie Bubbles

If you were looking for a good reason why you should learn music theory and study your instrument, you just found it.  Ken`s nine minute riff is chocked full of fun and engaging ideas that seem to just roll off his fingertips....

YouTube Channel: KenMiddletonUkulele

bizabellax - Flume

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Beautiful setting for this haunting song...

Bon Iver: Bon Iver
YouTube Channel: bizabellax
Chords and Lyrics: Bon Iver Flume - Ukulele

Come on, you know you're singing the chorus already, ready, ready, ready....

Rihanna: Rihanna
YouTube Channel: yourphoenix
Chords and Lyrics: Rihanna Umbrella - Ukulele

His choice of old time film clips is only outdone by his playing and whistling....


Billy Holiday: Billie Holiday
YouTube Channel: EarlyguardMusic

One of those songs that gets stuck in your ear...in a good way....

The Zombies: The Zombies
OK Go: Ok Go
YouTube Channel: theicetray

Krouk - Hone A Ka Wai

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Krouk`s tribute to the dearly departed John King on a 1920`s 1K Martin Ukulele....

John King: John King
YouTube Channel: krouk
John King Web Site: http://www.nalu-music.com/

Ukulele, Glockenspiel & Melodica version of the Del Shannon classic....

Del Shannon: Del Shannon
YouTube Channel: logophile

Excellent playing to celebrate his 200th subscriber....

Billy Holiday: Billie Holiday - Gold - It Had to Be You
YouTube Channel: Lstrachey
Tab with Chords and Lyrics: Isham Jones It Had to be You - Ukulele

Another sweet original by the Jackalope....

YouTube Channel: MisanthropeJackalope

Jeff's story about the name of the song: "I'd been working on this tune but had no title. One day I remarked on the weather to my wife's sister who said, "it's a blackberry winter, a cold snap that makes the blackberries come out."  I don't know much, but I know a good song title when I hear it."

Jeff graciously agreed to tab the song for us in GCFG as played in the video, and in GCEA for people who don't like weird tunings.

YouTube Channel: unclejeff64



Blackberry Winter GCFG
by Jeff Haun (UncleJeff64)

Strumming Notes: Play T with the thumb, and all other notes with a downward stroke of the index finger.

G||-----------------------------------------------|
F||---------------0-0h2-2-------------------------|
C||/4-0-0-0---0h2-----------4-0-0-0---2p0---------|
G||---------0-------------0---------0-----3-3-3-0-|
            T             T         T           T

G|-------------------------3-3---2----------------|
F|---------------0-0h2-2-----------0-2p0----------|
C|-4-0-0-0---0h2--------------------------3---0---|
G|---------0-------------0-----0------------------|
           T             T     T

G|------------------------2-0-----------------------|
F|-0h2-2---2-2---0h2--2-------0h2-2---2-2---2p0---0-|
C|----------------------------------------------3---|
G|-------0-----0--------0-----------0-----0---------|
         T     T        T           T     T

G|------------------------2-0-3-3---2--------------||
F|-0h2-2---2-2---0h2--2---------------0-2p0--------||
C|-------------------------------------------3---0-||
G|-------0-----0--------0---------0----------------||
         T     T        T         T

Outro:
G|-3-3---2-------------|
F|---------0-2p0-----0-|
C|---------------3p0---|
G|-----0---------------|
       T

© 2009 Jeff Haun

***************************************************************

Blackberry Winter GCEA
by Jeff Haun (UncleJeff64)

Strumming Notes: Play T with the thumb, and all other notes with a downward stroke of the index finger.

A||-----------------------------------------------|
E||---------------1-1h3-3-------------------------|
C||/4-0-0-0---0h2-----------4-0-0-0---2p0---------|
G||---------0-------------0---------0-----3-3-3-0-|
            T             T         T           T

A|-------------------------1-1---0----------------|

E|---------------1-1h3-3-----------1-3p1----------|

C|-4-0-0-0---0h2--------------------------3---0---|

G|---------0-------------0-----0------------------|

           T             T     T

 

A|------------------------0-------------------------|

E|-1h3-3---3-3---1h3--3-----3-1h3-3---3-3---3p1---1-|

C|----------------------------------------------3---|

G|-------0-----0--------0-----------0-----0---------|

         T     T        T          T     T

 

A|------------------------0---1-1---0--------------||

E|-1h3-3---3-3---1h3--3-----3---------1-3p1--------||

C|-------------------------------------------3---0-||

G|-------0-----0--------0---------0----------------||

         T     T        T        T

 

A|-1-1---0-------------|

E|---------1-3p1-----1-|

C|---------------3p0---|

G|-----0---------------|

       T


© 2009 Jeff Haun

KDUS - Nuages

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

KDUS's short version of Django Reinhardt song "Nuages" on a lovely ohana vita replica soprano....

Django Reinhardt:
YouTube Channel: KDUS

Check out Woodshed's new "How to Play Slide Ukulele" book and you can be a Dirty Johnson too - or at least sound like one....

Ash Grunwald: Ash Grunwald
YouTube Channel: tHeDirTyJoHnSon



Note from tHeDirTyJoHnSon: "If you get a chance, if you have'nt already, check out some of his Blooooz'n, got some great sound'n stuff, he's a local boy from here in Oz just start'n to crack it internationally..."

Heartfelt performance captured in the patented "La Blogotheque' style....

Tender Forever: Tender Forever
YouTube Channel: tenderforever


Another well played original by Wade....

YouTube Channel: wadejohnston

Tom Harker joins the S.O.U.P. Ukulele Club in North London for this Louis Armstrong classic.... 

Louis Armstrong: Louis Armstrong
YouTube Channel: UkuleleSOUP
Tom Harker Web Site: www.ukuleleman.net

What an incredible variety of sound James pulls out of the uke....


Seeso - Hurricane Annie

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

Sweet original song from the amazing Seeso....

YouTube Channel: Seeso

Part 2 of CurtainGuy's excellent Guns N' Roses tutorial.

Guns and Roses: Guns N' Roses
YouTube Channel: CurtainGuy
Chords and Lyrics: Guns and Roses Sweet Child 'o Mine - Ukulele (does not match lesson chords)



Verse:
C (0003)
Bb (3211)
F (2010)

Chorus:
Bb (3211)
F (2010)
C (0001)
If you're trying to play with the melody, end the chorus with a Dm (2210)

Solo: (same chords as verse)

Part 1 of CurtainGuy's excellent Guns N' Roses tutorial.  In Part 2, coming tomorrow, he goes into more detail on the strum.  I have tried to tab out his instructions below the video - comments and corrections are gratefully accepted....

Guns and Roses: Guns N' Roses
YouTube Channel: CurtainGuy
Chords and Lyrics: Guns and Roses Sweet Child 'o Mine - Ukulele (does not match lesson chords)






A|---3-----8---7-----3-----8---7---|
E|-------1---------------1---------|
C|-0---------------0---------------|
G|-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-|

 |---3-----8---7-----3-----8---7---|
 |-------0---------------0---------|
 |-2---------------2---------------|
 |-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-|

 |---3-----8---7-----3-----8---7---|
 |-1-----1---------1-----1---------|
 |-----------------0---------------|
 |-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-|

 |-5---3---5---7---8---7---5---3---|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|

Chords used:
C - 0003
Bb- 3211
F - 2010

Verse:
C, Bb, F, C

Chorus:
Bb, F, C, C

First solo-
C, Bb, F, C



Short but sweet ditty by the always impressive Neal....

YouTube Channel: Nealpaisley

Rippin' ragtime number from the Winin' Boys....

Louis Armstrong 12th Street Rag: Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
Web Site: www.wininboys.tk

I think a Polish accent may be the secret to making everything better....

Life of Brian: Monty Python's Life of Brian
Monty Python: Monty Python
YouTube Channel: paulinasinaga

The Baron enjoying the spring sunshine with Jimi....

Jimi Hendrix: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
YouTube Channel: BaronK69

Moonkoen's 2nd take on the video posted on ukehunt this weekend.  Will be posting the video lesson with tabs soon.

Guns and Roses: Guns N' Roses
YouTube Channel: moonkoen

Excellent picking and strumming in Kainoa's cover of the classic Procol Harum song....
 
Procol Harum: Procol Harum
YouTube Channel: easyukulele

Lesson - Float On

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

If you have any "Guitar Heroes" in your home then this song is already stuck in your head, so you might as well learn to play it.  I took a pass at writing out cougarman8's arrangement below the video.  If you spot mistakes, or can make it better, I welcome your assistance....

Modest Mouse: Modest Mouse
YouTube Channel: cougarman8
Chords and Lyrics: Modest Mouse Float On - Ukulele (not same chords as the lesson)



Chords:
       G C E A 
   F - 2 0 1 0
  Am - 2 0 0 0
F6/9 - 0 2 1 0
   C - 0 0 0 3

Verse:
   F - d-d-d-dudud
  Am - d-d-d-dudud
F6/9 - d-d-d-dudud
   F - d-d-d-
   C - dudud

Riff Part 1:
A|---0-3-0--0000-|
E|-1-------3-000-| x 3
C|---------------|
G|---------------|

Riff Part 2:
A|-1-1-1-1-11111-|
E|-0-0-0-0-00000-| x 1
C|---------------|
G|---------------|

Chorus:
A|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
E|---1---1---1---1---0---0---0---0---1---1---1---1-|
C|-0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|

Cali Rose sure can charm that uke....

Etta James: Etta Jones
YouTube Channel: calirosesings

Usually I don't pick the same song twice, but Amber's slightly reggae version is so different it is practically a whole 'nother song....

Ukebucket: ukebucket
Iron & Wine: Iron & Wine
The Postal Service: The Postal Service
YouTube Channel: ukebucket
Chords, Lyrics and Solo Tab: Postal Service Such Great Heights - Ukulele (UkeHunt)

Ken Middleton - Sunny

Posted by Donnie Bubbles | 7:00 AM

I quote Ken, who always says it best, "This turned out a lot better than I expected. Lots and lots of gorgeous wrong notes. The ending is particularly awful."

Bobby Hebb: Bobby Hebb
YouTube Channel: kenmiddletonukulele
Chords and Lyrics: Bobby Hebb Sunny - Ukulele

Victoria out of her car and playing the uke on stage for a change....

Victoria Vox: Victoria Vox
YouTube Channel: victoriavox