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Play It Forward Ukulele Video Contest - Something - Video Tutorial

Julie Strietelmeier over at is hosting a Video Contest for ukulele. Entries need to be of the instructional type and submissions are being accepted from 2/16/08 (12am EST) to 3/31/08 (12pm EST). Official rules can be found on the website at the link above.

I’ve posted my entry which is a video tutorial of Something by George Harrison. The tutorial exceeded the maximum 10 minute length limit imposed by YouTube so I had to break the tutorial into 4 Parts.

Something Tutorial - PART 1

Something Tutorial - PART 2

Something Tutorial - PART 3 - The Solo

Something Tutorial - PART 4

Something MP3

Over the Rainbow - Bryan Tolentino

Tonight I’m posting Bryan Tolentino’s wonderful chord solo version of Over The Rainbow, Track 12, from his Ka `Ukulele Lele CD. There are many arrangements of this song and this instrumental version is tops on my list. For the most part the arrangement is fairly straight forward and should be accessible for most intermediate players. Bryan uses a low G on this one but the arrangement will sound just fine, with only minor modifications, when playing with a high G. This entire CD is excellent and if you don’t have it then I highly recommend purchasing it. You won’t be disappointed and I’ve also transcribed the title track along with track 3, Little Rock Getaway, which is another awesome arrangement that Bryan has put together. Files can be downloaded from the TABS page. Enjoy!

Ukulele Underground Lesson 1 - Lovesong

After the first ukulele lesson (Ukulele Lesson 1 – The Cure’s Lovesong) was posted at Ukulele Underground I got flooded with requests to have tabs to go along with this excellent tutorial video. Aldrine Guerrero does a wonderful job and seems to have a special gift for teaching.

Rather than just provide tabs for the lesson I decided to transcribe the performance in Aldrine’s YouTube video which is pretty amazing. The production is really quite professional even though Aldrine says it was a very low budget video topping out at $4, which was the cost of a $2 bus fare and an Arizona iced tea.

The files can be downloaded from the TABS page. Enjoy!

Ukulele Underground Lesson 2 - Summer Breeze

Aldrine Guerrero is providing video lessons on his new website Ukulele Underground. Lesson 2 - Summer Breeze, made famous by Seals and Crofts, was the topic for his most recent lesson. Some of the forum members have asked for tabs to go along with the video so I put them together this evening. Files can be dowloaded from the TABS page.

No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley

Here is a short but sweet little arrangement of No Woman No Cry that I found on YouTube through the Ukulele Underground Forum. Files can be downloaded from the TABS page.

Ukulele Underground - Ukulele Give Away

Hey everyone, the staff over at Ukulele Underground are giving away a new Kala soprano ukulele at the beginning of March. All you have to do to enter is register for the forum and then post a reply in the "Uke Talk" section in the giveaway thread. Entries are accepted through the end of February and the winner will be announced March 1st. Please mention that you were referred by Dominator Ukulele Tabs as that gives me additional opportunities to win as well. Mahalo.