December 25, 2015

Walking Bass Feature #4 

Got a gift voucher from your music store for christmas ?  Spend it on a capo.

- In the Mood (Guitar)

 

December 21, 2015

Kids, listen to your Dad. When asked for his opinion, Lloyd Webber's father said "Sounds like a million dollars".

- Memory (Ukulele Low G) 

 

December 14, 2015

Walking Bass Feature #3 

Not a standard jazz-type walking bass, but nonetheless very busy on the lower string section:

- The Needle and the Damage Done (Guitar)  

 

December 10, 2015

That comes from noodling around

- Axel F (Ukulele)

 

December 08, 2015

Walking Bass Feature #2 

A nicely swinging doo-wop classic, on the setlist of many fingerpickers

- Blue Moon (Guitar) 

 

December 04, 2015

Roddie's tearjerker 

- I don't want to talk about it (Ukulele)

 

December 01, 2015

Walking Bass Feature #1 

As you might have found out by now, I am a great fan of melodic fingerstyle. Concentrating on the main theme of a song is what comes first for me. However, in the low end, that same old alternating root note / fifth  gets a little boring now and then. That is why I thought of posting a little series of tunes with slightly more interesting bass figures over the coming weeks. Let's start with a simpler tune containing only a "homeopathic" dose of walking bass:

- Mellow Yellow   

 

Also nice on Ukulele:

- Mellow Yellow (Uke)

 

Coming up next are, among two ore three others:

- Blue Moon

- In the Mood

 

Also check out some older posts:

- Bare Necessities (in some parts) 

- Pigtown Fling

- Hit the Road Jack

- Bach’s Bourreé in E-Minor (to my taste the walking bass line of the millennium)

 

November 27, 2015

New Star Wars movie coming to the cinemas. Not that I would care much, but a nice occasion to post this one.

- Cantina Band Theme (Guitar)

 

November 22, 2015

Another request, 

- I Wanna be Like You (Guitar)

 

November 20, 2015

Was on my list for long. Requested by Phil from the Netherlands. 

- Lily of the Valley (Guitar) 

 

November 10, 2015

Requests take some time, but will be delivered. Speed up the process with a donation. Here's one for Robert. Thanks a lot. I hope you like it.

- Mother Nature's Son (Ukulele) 

 

November 01, 2015

Double feature of a tab requested long time ago.

- Watermelon Man (Guitar)

- Watermelon Man (Ukulele)

 

October 29, 2015

Some layout refurbishment of older tab sheets (incl. numerous corrections), all guitar stuff:

- As Time Goes By

- Caravan

- Crying in the Rain

- Dimming of the Day

- Hit the Road, Jack

- How Deep is your Love

- Take Five 

- Time after Time

- You are the Sunshine of my Life

 

Since Christmas is approaching rapidly, I will try to finalize some requests in the next days. 

 

 

October 13, 2015 

Here comes second and last series of the "Turnaround Tunes". Isn't it just amazing what you can do with four chords only ?

- Everyday (Ukulele)

- Guantanamera (Ukulele)

- Zombie (Ukulele)

- Hit the Road, Jack (Ukulele)

- The Passenger (Ukulele)

- Careless Whisper (Ukulele)

 

October 9, 2015

Saw "Grease" recently again and remembered that song, which I started tabbing a long time ago and then just forgot. Immediately took it up again. 

- You're the one that I want (Guitar)

 

October 5, 2015

This time I thought of starting a little sequel of songs which I call „Turnaround Tunes“. Those songs are based on a repeating chord progression (also called „vamp“ or -more sophisticated-„harmonic ostinato“) which is continued throughout a song. Maybe the most popular turnaround is I-VIm-IV-V.

In Fmajor, the key chosen for this series of songs, this would be F-Dm-Bb-C

I find it really interesting to see how many wonderful melodies are based on this simple pattern (or slight variations of it): 

- All I Have to do is Dream (Ukulele)

- Love is all around (Ukulele)

- Only You (Ukulele)

- Stay (Ukulele)

- Wonderful World (the other one, Ukulele)

 

September 27, 2015

I know, its only synth pop, but I like it.

- Forever Young (Ukulele)   

 

September 24, 2015

And now, the weather forecast for the beginning of autumn:

- Windy and Warm (Guitar) 

 

September 16, 2015

And one more of that old stuff. Some people seem to like that, if my download statistics are correct ..

- Ich brech' die Herzen der stolzesten Frauen (Guitar)

 

September 14, 2015

Some almost forgotten tune 

- Ich hab das Fräulein Helen baden sehn (Ukulele) 

- Ich hab das Fräulein Helen baden sehn (Guitar Dropped CG)

 

September 06, 2015

Another double feature

- Mull of Kintyre (Guitar, Dropped D)

- Mull of Kintyre (Ukulele, Low G)

 

August 29, 2015

Some jazz for a change ? 

- Sunny (Guitar)

- Don't know why (Guitar)

 

August 28, 2015

No synths, no ukes !

- Bohemian Rhapsody (Guitar

abridged - hardrock-part not included

 

August 26, 2015

Some more melodramatic sobbing - but just beautiful.  

- Don't cry for me Argentina (Guitar)

 

August 24, 2015

Two pieces focusing on the bass strings 

- Rollin' in the Deep (Guitar)

- Come together (Guitar) 

 

August 12, 2015

Already in the ukulele section. In the weird key of Bb and avoiding open strings.

- Mister Sandman (Guitar)

 

August 08, 2015

As promised, some guitar tunes to follow. This mid-tempo ballad is perfect for fingerstyle 

- Bad Day by Daniel Powter (Guitar)

 

July 31, 2015

Will take a brief ukulele break over the next two weeks or so. I have really neglected "the other" instrument recently. And there are so many wonderful six string-tunes in the pipeline. 

 

July 30, 2015

Unbelievable but true. No fingerstyle version of this on the entire web. Requested by Edwin.

- House of the Rising Sun (Ukulele)

 

July 24, 2015

Here's one for Ken

- Gentle on my mind (Ukulele) 

 

July 21, 2015

Just lovely

- I Will (Ukulele)

 

July 11, 2015

It was about one year ago that I started this project (ok, it went online in September). Thanks to all of you for visiting. A good reason to raise your glass. Here are my three favourite ukulele drinking songs: 

- Whiskey in the Jar 

- Tequila

- Alabama Song

 

July 10, 2015

I was asked for this some time ago 

- All around my Hat (Ukulele)

 

July 02, 2015

This should have gone here much earlier. Guitar version to follow soon.

- King of the Road (Ukulele) 

 

June 21, 2015

Hookline alarm !!

- Candy (Ukulele Low G)

 

June 20, 2015

Another jazz classic, made famous by Ella and Frankieboy.

- All of Me (Ukulele)

 

June 06, 2015

Two completely different tunes. I really should develop a more specific musical taste. 

- Still Crazy after all these Years (Ukulele, Low G)

- Hanging Tree (Ukulele)

 

June 01, 2015

Long time no guitar tabs. To compensate, this one has three pages. 

- Somebody to Love (Guitar, Drop DG)

 

May 26, 2015

Track #2 of the Crowded House trilogy. One of the songs that make me really wish I could sing.  

- Better be Home Soon (Ukulele)

 

May 24, 2015

No post today, just want to express my gratitude. "Fingerstyle rules" has made it into the Top 50 Ukulele Sites. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.   

 

May 17, 2015

Here comes the only song that started a real revolution. And the only song I know of that has it's own monument.

- Grandola Vila Morena (Ukulele. Low G)

 

May 15, 2015

It is the season: Springtime and young girls in snug dresses. That is more or less what this song is about.

- Come on Eileen (Ukulele, Low G) 

 

May 11, 2015

I always found there should be more of John Hiatt's songs tabbed on the web. Here is my favourite:

- Crossing Muddy Waters (Ukulele) 

 

May 09, 2015

A not so well-known tune by Ryan Sheridan. Well, at least my neighbors know it. I strum it all day.

Yes, strum, for a change.

- All and More (Ukulele)

 

And the famous theme from "The Third Man"

- Harry Lime Theme (Guitar, Drop DG)

 

April 26, 2015

Here comes # 1 of the Crowded House Ukulele Trilogy

- Weather With You (Ukulele) 

 

April 23, 2015

You will appreciate that this is not in the original key:

- For No One (Guitar, Dropped D)

 

April 16, 2015

The love declaration of the century

- Be My Number Two (Ukulele, Low G)

 

April 12, 2015

Finally spring has arrived, soon it will be time for some strawberry picking

- Strawberry Fields Forever (Guitar)

- Strawberry Fields Forever (Ukulele)

 

April 07, 2015

7/4, perfect occasion to post something in a real odd measure.

- Solsbury Hill (Ukulele, Low G)

- Solsbury Hill (Guitar)

 

April 04, 2015

Two classic non-12-bar-blues:

- St. Louis Blues (Guitar)

- Keep Your Hands Off Her (Guitar, Drop D)

 

April 03, 2015

Today is April 3 (or 3/4), so guess what measure this is in. And look forward to April 7.

- Valsinha das Medalhas (Ukulele Low G)

 

March 27, 2015

If you wonder about some files with the extension "v2": I just reworked some sheets, either correcting some minor mistakes or harmonization of tab layout. Particularly some of the earlier guitar tabs need refurbishing. Ongoing. 

 

March 25, 2015

Just heartwarming beautiful

- Angels (Ukulele)

 

March 20, 2015

Meanest Hookline ever

- Don't Worry Be Happy (Ukulele)

 

March 19, 2015

Two short pieces in Open G tuning

- Penny for your Thoughts (Guitar, Open G)

- House Carpenter (Guitar, Open G) 

 

March 17, 2015

Everybody ready for a challenge ? Feed your printer, this one is a lot of paper.  

- Thunder Road (Ukulele)  

 

March 10, 2015

One of my all-time Ukulele favorites

- I Wanna Be Like You (Ukulele)

 

March 06, 2015

After reading a book on a similar issue, this came into my mind

- One of Us (Guitar, Dropped D)

 

March 02, 2015

Rainy lazy Sunday yesterday:

- Look what they done to my Song, Ma (Ukulele, Low G)

- Misirlou (Ukulele)  

 

February 24, 2015

Maybe the most popular piece ever written.

- La Paloma (Ukulele)

 and Steve Hackett's wonderful

- Horizons (Guitar) 

 

February 18, 2015

From the Ink Spots, requested by Ben Cain - I hope you find it o.k.

- We Three [my echo, my shadow and me]  (Ukulele) 

 

February 16, 2015

Another double-feature of a very under-rated song. Makes me happy every time I hear it.  

- Something in the Water (Ukulele)

- Something in the Water (Guitar, Drop DG)

 

And a very sad one:

- Only a Hobo (Ukulele) 

 

January 29, 2015

Here is one of Randy Newman's signature tunes, for guitar and uke. I believe my dog would sing this to me if he could :

- You've got a Friend in Me (Ukulele)

- You've got a Friend in Me (Guitar)

 

January 28, 2015

Abba's song for UNICEF

- Chiquitita (Ukulele)

 

January 23, 2015

Open Tunings are a fine thing, but it is so laborious for one tune only. So here are two:

- Little Martha (Guitar, open D)

- Das Loch in der Banane (Guitar, open D)

 

I do not expect much from the new year. Particularly I don't expect Keith and Mick to retire.

- No Expectations (Ukulele)

 

January 12, 2015

A little poem: Just can't stop humming ......

- All the Roadrunning (Ukulele, low G)

 and also added another classic ...

- St. James Infirmary (Ukulele)

 

January 09, 2015

Finally made it to provide a tune requested long ago, Agnes took me ages. These catholic girls are sometimes a bit difficult. Sorry for letting you wait and sorry for the low G.

- St. Agnes and the Burning Train (Ukulele, low G)

 

January 05, 2015

Happy new year to everyone. New Year, new Uke, new tabsheets:

- Stories we could tell (Ukulele)

- Golden Brown (Ukulele, low G)

- Bourreé in E-minor (Guitar)

- Michelle (Guitar)

 

 

Enjoy the stuff. Requests are not forgotten, but will take a while.