I am very briefly emerging from my blog break to dedicate this post to my friend who succumbed to cancer a week ago. Thanks to everyone who sent a word of support, that meant a lot to me.
Here is a selection of fingerstyle ukulele videos I really like.
Pablo9000 is playing some Henry Purcell on the ukulele and it sounds great :
John King, forever inspiring, plays Gloria
Heftone is playing Blue Heaven on his Blue Heaven ukulele.
Rob MacKillop plays one of his blues pieces, Sea Blues
I will be back from my blog break on the first week of August when I am back from my holidays.
In the meantime, if you’d like to practise classical ukulele during your summer holidays (or winter holidays if you are on the Southern hemisphere) and are looking for an easier way to start, I recommend the blog TRI-TABS which has simplified tabs of various styles of music that can be played on 3 out of the 4 strings of your ukulele. It’s a nice way to learn.
For more challenging tabs, you should buy Al‘ s latest ebook, How to Play Classical Ukulele, consisting of tabs for 7 famous classical pieces along with tips on the techniques needed. Besides getting precious information to help you play the different tunes, Al‘s typical sense of humour through the ebook will not fail to make you smile.
Here is Al playing one of the tunes from his ebook, The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss.