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Gone For Weekend

Posted by Ian on February 21, 2008

Sorry about the wy things have been going slowly, lately… I’ve been really busy up at school, and haven’t had much time to put into this. However, my internet is back up, now, so that’s good.

And I”m letting you all know in advance that there won’t be an update this weekend until possibly late Sunday; I’m going camping (bringing a uke with me), and it’s a tad hard to blog in the middle of nowhere…

And, just a little thing to think about: we always say ‘a ukulele’, but wouldn’t it be grammatically correct to say ‘an ukulele’?

…just sounds horrible, doesn’t it?

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No Tab Today…

Posted by Ian on February 18, 2008

Did have time to tab anything out today… sorry to disappoint y’all.

And just to let you know…. my intenet is dead, and I’m having to mooch off of a neighbor’s. Daily updates are a tad harder to make, so hang with me for a while… I’m trying, but some days it just might not be possible to get a post up.

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David Bowie – Space Oddity

Posted by Ian on February 17, 2008

Some of Bowie’s music has absolutely great guitar parts, and one of my favorite is the little progression midway through ‘Space Oddity’, which also happens to be one of my favorite Bowie songs.

Anyways, you can’t get the riff to work out on a normal GCEA tuned Uke exactly, but you can get close using four rather simple chords: C, F, G, and A.


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The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black

Posted by Ian on February 16, 2008

The Stones are possibly one of the best classic rock outfits still around today… though they have, in my opinion, somewhat lost their touch recently… not saying that they’re bad… just saying that they’re a bit…. past their prime.

Anyways, one of their most memorable guitar parts is the intro to ‘Paint It Black’, which is somewhat ukeable. Here’s the result of my efforts.

The open C is not the correct note for the lower part of the riff, though it works as filler. If you want only the proper melody, just leave out the open C’s.


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ZZ Top – La Grange

Posted by Ian on February 15, 2008

ZZ Top’s “La Grange” is full of great variations of its main riff that are, sadly, not all able to be played on the uke.

However, bu sortof meshing a couple of the riffs together, you get a ukeable riff that is definitely recognizable as La Grange: pure Bluesy, Beard Swingin’, Texan noise (and that’s good noise, too, I might add).

You might want to watch this video to gain a better understanding of the ‘Beard Swingin” part.


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Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

Posted by Ian on February 14, 2008

The intro riff to ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ by Elton John is, in my opinion, among the best rock guitar riffs of all time.

I have managed to work it out on the uke… almost. It isn’t perfect, but it does a good job of trying to be.



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The Beatles – Day Tripper (Intro)

Posted by Ian on February 13, 2008

Today’s riff is the intro to ‘Day Tripper’ by the Beatles.


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Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman

Posted by Ian on February 12, 2008

Today’s riff is from Roy Orbison’s classic, Oh, Pretty Woman.

Have fun!

There are many variations that you can use when playing. One main variation is replacing the open E string notes with an E on the c string, which is on the fouth fret. This allows you to stay in one position for much of the riff.


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Survivor – Eye of The Tiger

Posted by Ian on February 11, 2008

Following suit of yesterday’s Crazy Train tab, I’ve worked out the intro chords to ‘eye of the tiger’ by Survivor.


…and while you’re at it, be amazed by this video I came across….


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Crazy Train

Posted by Ian on February 10, 2008

I’ve tabbed out the main riff of crazy train for y’all.



(sorry… I couldn’t resist saying y’all…. )

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