Here is a file containing all the songs on this site for newcomers.
It contains everything added up to the 16th November 2017.
I’ll try to keep it up to date!
Here is a fun little ditty about breaking up at Christmastime. It’s by a band called the Nudie Suits, and I can’t find a clip online, so I’ve put one up here.
Parting is such sweet sorrow and so is this song. A jazz standard, it can be played many ways and has been recorded by many.
A number of the song sheets here include tablature (tabs). This is a helpful way of showing how to play fingerpicked sections, riffs and licks on stringed instruments. Each of the four lines represent a string and the numbers show which frets to hold down on the fingerboard.
Here is a video tutorial explaining how to read and play along to tab notation on your uke.
One with a country and western them that group is just going to love! Grab all the four-stringed instruments you can find for this one!
Here’s a song full of national feeling and cultural references. Among other songs, this one has been considered by some as a suitable alternative anthem. What do you think?
Supercharge a ukulele performance with a cover of this hit by supergroup Travelling Wilburys.
Here is an Iron Maiden classic from the Somewhere in Time album. Here’s hoping we can bring a special something to the tune when we play it on the uke!
Have you ever wasted a whole year?
Here is an Irish traditional song about a Rapparee who is hard done by after robbing an official on the road.
September 21 (today) is international peace day. Which seems like a good thing to promote. (peace be with you, and also with you, etc…)
The Conversation ran a piece about peace today that put a lie to the idea that music is a universal language of peace. They presented a bunch of valid examples of music being used to support those agents of division and war that all right thinking people despise. While it is true that some scumbags have hijacked the noisiest artform in the name of evil, most of us earthlings recognise it as a language that crosses borders and political lines.
Of course, a great way to counter all that nasty hatred and division is to get out yer uke and sing some songs of peace love and understanding (what’s so funny ’bout that?). So with that in mind, here’s four songs that might be fun to run through tonight.
Here is a great anti war pop song from 1980, a time when it seemed that our leaders were thoughtlessly and childishly driving us towards a nuclear oblivion. Isn’t it wonderful to live in a time when all that is relegated to the past…
Is it playing the ostrich to want to take a walk and forget about it all for a while. This song celebrates the power of positive thinking, and we could sure use some of that, eh?
As Brian Cox tells us, things can only get better. As Bill Gates tells us, things are getting better and despite what you may have heard about entropy being a measurement of disorder, that’s just another word for diversity, which is a great thing. The opposite of entropy is homogeneousness, one state thinking and all that conformist nonsense. Eventually, of course, all that old gobbledygook gets washed away…
I’ll get off my soap box now. back to your ukes.