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dirtiestkidever
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
The majority of what I play is from Ukulelezaza's books, Aaron Keim's books, or Eugene's videos. All great sources for great songs. But they all tend to be on the jangly end of ukulele songs. I kind of prefer the jangly stuff but I want some balance so I am looking for some more pretty songs to play.

I am looking for tab for some 'pretty' and 'pleasant' fingerpicking songs (for lack of a better word). The problem is most of the 'pretty' songs are for low G and I only have reentrant ukes these days and I don't want to mess with the nuts to accommodate a wider string.

This is one of my favorite 'pretty' songs to play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSdcpFdMO-Y). Got any recommendations for pretty songs with tabs? I looked though the dominator tabs a bit. But I was hoping some people could recommend some songs that they really enjoy playing.

Thanks everybody. Have a great weekend.

ukemunga
05-09-2015, 12:11 PM
I can't offer you tabs but 2 I enjoy are "I Will" and "Till There Was You" by the Beatles.

dirtiestkidever
05-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Great! Thanks. I will look into these.

deschutestrout
05-09-2015, 12:54 PM
I'm in the final mastering / packaging stages of a CD of original songs ... 5 are guitar based, but there are 2 uke-oriented songs, one of which is quite "pretty", lyrics and music ... it's a strummer, but cool chords. $15 will get you the CD when it's ready (hopefully 2-3 weeks) and I'll even send you the lyrics w/ chords :-). PM me if you're interested.

actadh
05-09-2015, 02:32 PM
You would like the Dr. Uke and the Scorpex sites. They have several of the same genre as Georgia On My Mind. I like All of Me, Are You Lonesome Tonight, As Time Goes By, Smile etc. They give the chords, and I end up adding the fingerpicking.

Also look here in the forums for Links and Videos, and Ukulele Tabs and Chords. Putter and others have some nice fingerpicking songs with tabs.

connor013
05-09-2015, 03:03 PM
http://ukeofcarl.com/tabs/

Hidden between the wacky and the weird there are some pretty songs (eg Weezer's Butterfly), and the arrangements are excellent.

deschutestrout
05-09-2015, 03:08 PM
One of my favs is Here Comes the Sun ... the tab by Ukulele Mike (I think) .... challenging tab to figure out at first, but the video helps a ton. Great sounding tab.

Ukejenny
05-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Not really a finger picking tune, but I play with hammer on and offs. Sarah McLachlan, Angel. Hauntingly beautiful.

bonesigh
05-09-2015, 05:31 PM
My go to "pretty" song that's not one of my own would be Ukulele Mike's "Paris Nocturne".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibU0p3KQh4k

Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2015, 06:40 PM
The arrangement Seeso did of "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce is a nice fingerstyle tab and would be very easy for you. Here (https://app.box.com/shared/ath9dgqgj4) is a link to the tab: https://app.box.com/shared/ath9dgqgj4 .

Also, you might consider Fred Sokolow's new Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele book (there is an optional CD, too). Some great songs in there: Yesterday, Here Comes the Sun, Something in the Way She Moves, etc.

RonT
05-10-2015, 03:20 AM
'Today', by Randy Sparks (chordie.com), 'Four Strong Winds' (scorpex), 'Nights in White Satin (Ukulele Mike).
Cheers,
R

rappsy
05-10-2015, 03:39 AM
Spanish Melody is one of the first finger picking songs I learned. It's actually a 3/4 waltz tune, but I slowed it down and made up a very easy finger picking arrangement and I love playing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxxE1-6Bi6Q

sukie
05-10-2015, 04:43 AM
If you like Hawaiian flavour -- Sand Castles by Herb Ohta, Jr. is nice. Also Hawaiian Soul is lovely. I know there are tabs out there for Sand Castles.

GinnyT11
05-10-2015, 05:17 AM
I can't offer you tabs but 2 I enjoy are "I Will" and "Till There Was You" by the Beatles.


Till There Was You is the main love song from the musical The Music Man. Meredith Willson composed it.

My marvelous fingerpicking husband Craig enchants me with arrangements from Herb Ohta and Lyle Ritz. He's been practicing Someone to Watch Over Me for a while, and he does several Nat King Cole songs that are so lovely he can keep playing after I've gone to bed.

photoshooter
05-10-2015, 06:18 AM
Wave by Jobim.
One of my faves but I haven't learned it yet.

HBolte
05-10-2015, 06:20 AM
http://ukulelehunt.com/2010/10/07/glen-hansard-and-marketa-irglova-falling-slowly-instrumental-tab/

I think it sounds nicer played a bit slower than in the video.

deschutestrout
05-10-2015, 09:58 AM
http://ukulelehunt.com/2010/10/07/glen-hansard-and-marketa-irglova-falling-slowly-instrumental-tab/

I think it sounds nicer played a bit slower than in the video.

Love it! Thanks for posting ... tab printed ... I'll begin learning this one!

Hippie Dribble
05-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Hey Doug, just had a thought.... (I know :p). Something I have done in the past when I get to a similar place as what it sounds like you're in, is to flick through some old books of folk songs, especially the ones that move at slower tempos in the more "ballad" style. Try tabbing out the notes from some of that sheet music and you can make some really gorgeous discoveries. I remember I did it for 'The Water Is Wide', 'O My Love is Like A Red Red Rose' and a number of others and just fell in love with many old songs over again. Some of those olde-tyme melodies are as sweet as music gets, to me anyway. And yeah, pretty to the max. Cheers mate and thanks for the shout-out.

Ukejenny
05-10-2015, 04:37 PM
I'm finding some nice things here. https://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/low-g-ukulele-tabs-3/

dirtiestkidever
05-10-2015, 06:48 PM
If you like Hawaiian flavour -- Sand Castles by Herb Ohta, Jr. is nice. Also Hawaiian Soul is lovely. I know there are tabs out there for Sand Castles.

Great. Yeah, I found some tab. I think I'll work on this first. I do like HOJ's songs and already know a couple. This is great. Thanks.

dirtiestkidever
05-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Hey Doug, just had a thought.... (I know :p). Something I have done in the past when I get to a similar place as what it sounds like you're in, is to flick through some old books of folk songs, especially the ones that move at slower tempos in the more "ballad" style. Try tabbing out the notes from some of that sheet music and you can make some really gorgeous discoveries. I remember I did it for 'The Water Is Wide', 'O My Love is Like A Red Red Rose' and a number of others and just fell in love with many old songs over again. Some of those olde-tyme melodies are as sweet as music gets, to me anyway. And yeah, pretty to the max. Cheers mate and thanks for the shout-out.

This is great advice. I think maybe it's time to buy a new book or two anyway. I am far from capable of site reading but given enough (a lot) of time I can work out songs from actual music notation. Where does one by old folk song books such as these? I have also thought about looking into buying some old sheet music that I see that some people around here collect. But I really wouldn't know where to start.

good_uke_boy
05-11-2015, 01:22 AM
Love it! Thanks for posting ... tab printed ... I'll begin learning this one!

Seeso's version:
http://app.box.com/shared/nnc3huopzo
from:
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?27886-Falling-Slowly-ONCE