Ukulele Tabs (and Chords)
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Adoration Excerpt – Florence Price
This reduction of Price’s beautiful composition was arranged as an exercise in reading tablature for ukulele students.
Arranged for Low G tuning.
Danse (in F, original key: G)
From “L’Amonte Anonyme” by Joseph Boulogne
Gremlin Rag by Jerry Goldsmith
Chords, tablature, and lyrics in the key of F for all your birthday needs.
Hawaiian Boy from the Kamiki Ukulele Method
I’ve been having fun digging through old ukulele methods from the early 1900’s. The Kamiki Method was one of the first I found and it contains some interesting tunes and arrangements. I don’t know if “Hawaiian Boy” was an exercise written for the method book but I can’t seem to find any record of it elsewhere.
The Highlandman Kiss’d His Mother F Scottish Reel
Arranged in the key of F for re-entrant tuning.
Composed by Joe Harnell for the Incredible Hulk TV series. This duet has a re-entrant uke taking the melody and a low G uke assigned to harmony. Someone in a Facebook group asked about an arrangement or tutorial on “The Lonely Man” for ukulele, and I was very happy to make one!
Menuette III by Robert de Visée, arranged by Ross Malcolm Boyd
Originally written for lute in the key of Em, I transposed this piece to Cm to better fit the range of a soprano ukulele with reentrant tuning.
Scottish reel arranged for reentrant ukulele.
Rolling Hills by Ross Malcolm Boyd
A duet for two ukuleles.
Spanish Fandango – Kaai – arranged by Ernest K. Ka’ai
This arrangement was published in Ka’ai’s 1910 instructional book The Ukulele: A Hawaiian Guitar and How To Play It.
This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Chords and lyrics for the classic Woody Guthrie tune.
From The Top Notes to the Isley Brothers to the Beatles, this song is a blast to play on the ukulele.
This lovely song is popular among Hawaiian performers. My first introduction to the song was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s recording. “White Sandy Beach” was written by Vietnamese composer Duc Huy, who cited a walk on the beach in Waikiki with his wife as the inspiration for the song.
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