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April 2014

Ukulele Chords, Ukulele Photography, Ukulele Song Books

Halifax Ukulele Gang Songbook

April 29, 2014
Ukulele Chords Songbook

This Halifax Ukulele Gang Songbook is a collection of songs used by the Halifax Ukulele Gang (HUG) Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The goal in assembling this songbook was to pull together the bits and pieces of music used at the monthly gatherings of the Halifax Ukulele Gang (HUG). All of the songs contained within this ukulele song book are for research and personal use only. Many of the songs have been simplified for playing at their club meetings. Here are a sampling of the ukulele songs and ukulele chords included:

  • Across the Universe (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Ain’t She Sweet Ukulele Chords
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers) Ukulele Chords
  • All of Me (Seymour Simons / Gerald Marks) Ukulele Chords
  • All My Loving (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Monty Python) Ukulele Chords
  • Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Big Rock Candy Mountain Ukulele Chords
  • Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) Ukulele Chords
  • Build Me Up, Buttercup (The Foundations) Ukulele Chords
  • Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers) Ukulele Chords
  • California Sun (The Rivieras) Ukulele Chords
  • The Charleston Ukulele Chords
  • Centerfold (J Geils Band) Ukulele Chords
  • City Of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie) Ukulele Chords
  • Come Dancing (The Kinks) Ukulele Chords
  • Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) Ukulele Chords
  • Cover of the Rolling Stone (Dr. Hook) Ukulele Chords
  • Crazy G (HUG Style) Ukulele Chords
  • Creep (Radiohead) Ukulele Chords
  • Crocodile Rock (Elton John) Ukulele Chords
  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Culture Club) Ukulele Chords
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey) Ukulele Chords
  • Doo Wah Diddy (Manfred Mann) Ukulele Chords
  • East Bound and Down (Jerry Reed) Ukulele Chords
  • Eight Days A Week (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • End of the Line (Traveling Wilburys) Ukulele Chords
  • Every Breath You Take (Police) Ukulele Chords
  • Every Day (Buddy Holly) Ukulele Chords
  • Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen) Ukulele Chords
  • Feelin’ Groovy – 59th Street Bridge Song (Simon & Garfunkel) Ukulele Chords
  • 500 Miles (Proclaimers) Ukulele Chords
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) Ukulele Chords
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green) Ukulele Chords
  • The Gambler (Kenny Rogers) Ukulele Chords
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) Ukulele Chords
  • Handle With Care (Travelling Wilburys) Ukulele Chords
  • Heart of Gold (Neil Young) Ukulele Chords
  • Help Me Rhonda (The Beach Boys) Ukulele Chords
  • Henry the Eighth (Herman’s Hermits) Ukulele Chords
  • Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Hey, Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams) Ukulele Chords
  • Hey Soul Sister – G (Train) Ukulele Chords
  • Hey Soul Sister – F (Train) Ukulele Chords
  • Honey Pie (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Hooked on a Feeling (BJ Thomas) Ukulele Chords
  • Hotel California (The Eagles) Ukulele Chords
  • House of the Rising Sun (The Animals) Ukulele Chords
  • I Don’t Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats) Ukulele Chords
  • I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • I’ll Tell My Ma (Traditional) Ukulele Chords
  • I’m a Believer (The Monkees) Ukulele Chords
  • I’m Looking Through You (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • I’ve Been Everywhere – single key (Hank Snow) Ukulele Chords
  •  I’ve Been Everywhere – key changes (Hank Snow) Ukulele Chords
  •  I Walk the Line (Johhny Cash) Ukulele Chords
  • I Wanna Be Like You (Sherman & Sherman) Ukulele Chords
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand (The Beatles) Ukulele Chords
  • Iko Iko (Dixie Cups) Ukulele Chords
  • In the Jail House Now (Jimmie Rodgers) Ukulele Chords
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Ukulele Chords
  • Joy to the World (Three Dog Night) Ukulele Chords
  • Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) Ukulele Chords

Photo courtesy of Chris Yarzab

Ukulele Video Tutorials

Leonard Cohen Hallelujah Ukulele Tutorial

April 28, 2014

Brett from got a lot of questions about a song he covered, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and made popular recently by Jeff Buckley.  Jeff Buckley’s recording of it on his album Grace that debuted in 1994. Rufus Wainright also recorded a version of this song for the movie Shrek in 2001. This ukulele tutorial is specifically focused on the fingerpicking. The instructions are very detailed and provide an excellent lesson if you are new to ukulele fingerpicking.

Ukulele Video Tutorials

Hallelujah Ukulele Tutorial

April 21, 2014

This is a super easy ukulele tutorial. Todd demonstrates his way to play Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen/Todd Downing. Included is a detailed instruction on the strum pattern, which is a bit more on the complex side. But as he said, the strum pattern just takes a bit of practice and adds a lot to the song. Enjoy!

Ukulele Photography

Ukulele Art Photography

April 21, 2014

I love this photo. The Ukulele Site by Hawaii Music Supply at offers a Ukulele photo contest in 2014 and this was one of the winning entries. The name of the photo is ‘‘Strumming Water’ by Michael Patacsil and the judges commented that ‘there were many clever entries we enjoyed. But first consideration for the Photo Contest is the quality of the photo. This is just super amazing photography.’

Ukulele Video Tutorials

Easy Hey There Delilah Ukulele Lesson

April 14, 2014

This is an easy way to play Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T’s on the ukulele while incorporating some basic fingerpicking. A great way to get started with fingerpicking on the ukulele if you haven’t given it a try yet.  This is a great ukulele tutorial in that the fingerpicking diagrams and chords are shown on the screen while the instructor is playing. Make sure to note that the ukulele instructor does have a low note g chord on his ukulele.Enjoy!