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Tab for Maelström, ukulele original

18 2011

I was at the same time pleased and embarrassed when I was asked for the tab for my original tune Maelström. Pleased in the sense that it felt great to hear that a piece of music I had written was appreciated and embarrassed because I had never thought of ever tabbing Maelström, having but very little knowledge of music theory.

I have written Maelström completely ‘by ear’, relying only on how pleasant it sounded to my ears. So I never gave any thought as to how it would fit in with music theory. After much procrastination on my part, I finally decided to try and discover how my piece was constructed. I focused on trying to learn how to use Powertab and after a difficult start, I found this excellent post which helped me set up the program for the ukulele.

So I am now glad to oblige with my attempt at tabbing Maelström for anyone who feels like playing it. A big thank you to those who asked for the tabs, I learnt a great deal from working on it. Many thanks to Guillaume for his help and to Al for reviewing the tab.

Download Tab for Maelström (for standard GCEA ukes, I might do the baritone tab later if anyone asks for it).

Here is my video of Maelström for all that is not mentioned in the tab (ie. strumming pattern for the strumming part)

Any suggestions on how to improve the tab are welcome.


  1. Misty on the 25th of June 2014 @ 15:24

    Thank you so kindly for this web page. Just want to tell you how helpful and enjoyable it is.
    have a wonderful day.. Ken

  2. Armelle Europe on the 28th of June 2014 @ 16:30

    @Misty : thanks very much for your feedback, Ken. I am glad you enjoyed this page.
    Have a great weekend.

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