Category Archives: Ukulele Arrangements

Twenty One Pilots Ukulele cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

I was wondering why many of my young students were coming in and wanting to sing this classic song (originally from before I was born), but this helps explain it. This is a pretty easy one to learn using ‘level 3’ chords. Dr. Uke offers a song sheet here: http://www.doctoruke.com/canthelpfallinginlove.pdf

More new demos for The Haunted Ukulele

I recorded 5 more demos yesterday for my new book, The Haunted Ukulele:

Enjoy the entire Haunted Ukulele Playlist:

Chopsticks Tab for Ukulele

Chopsticks by Wally GobetzI was noodling around on my uke a few weeks ago when something started to sound familiar, “That’s Chopsticks.” So I took a few minutes and figured out the rest of the piece. The A-section is really easy and the B-section is a really great exercise for various double-stops (which I’ve included 2 different ways).

So here you go, the celebrated chopstick waltz:

Enjoy!

Truth Eternal

Truth Eternal

  • Truth Eternal (PDF download) by Parley P. Pratt and Alexander Schreiner, arranged by M. Ryan Taylor.

This simple arrangement provides a fingerpicking and strum pattern that can be used on alternating verses or combined with two to three ukuleles (with the melody picked).

 

 

 

Funiculi Funicula

One of the all-time most popular Neapolitan songs (an Italian dialect), performed by countless tenors across the globe, including the big three. A fabulous song, all about the funicular railway on mount Vesuvius and love, of course.

The Spirit of God – New Ukulele Tablature

SpiritofGodA new arrangement of one of my favorite hymns:

You can see and hear the original hymn at https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/the-spirit-of-god?lang=eng. The hymn has a long history, and was sung at the first LDS temple dedication in 1836. It is still sung today around the world in LDS congregations and at temple dedications.

Lyrics of the first verse and chorus:

The Spirit of God like a fire is burning!
The latter-day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning,
And angels are coming to visit the earth.
We’ll sing and we’ll shout with the armies of heaven,
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!

You can learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_God_Like_a_Fire_Is_Burning.

You’re a Grand Old Flag : Ukulele Duet

You're a Grand Old Flag


A classic piece of George M. Cohan Americana arranged for two or more ukuleles:

Enjoy!

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel

One of my favorite spirituals in a variety of different versions:

“He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den . . . then why not every man?”

Enjoy!

There is a Haunted House in Town

This parody of “There is a Tavern in the Town” is another of my Halloween favorites:

Enjoy!

Three Blind Mice

The classic children’s song in two versions, regular and a special 1-finger chord arrangement with some altered melodic notes.

Enjoy!