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Jan D
05-10-2019, 07:34 PM
UAS was bad enough, but now I seem to be afflicted with TAS -- Tab Acquisition Syndrome. I've only been playing finger style for about 10 months, but I have already collected more than 7 binders full of music, in either tab format or music notation, or both. Thanks to the generosity of many dedicated ukulele players, there is a wealth of free music/tabs available on the internet. Every time I find yet another source, I can't resist playing and printing up all of the tunes that are more or less within my current skill level. Please, someone tell me that I'm not the only music junkie on the Forum...
Jan D

robinboyd
05-10-2019, 07:52 PM
I have a large folder on my computer of tabs that I'll get around to playing some day.

gochugogi
05-10-2019, 09:31 PM
I have a couple filing cabinets and several bookshelves full of music scores. Plus, thousands of pieces on my computer. And it doesn't stop there. Still have over 3000 vinyl LPs. Only three aloha shirts tho'...

Croaky Keith
05-10-2019, 10:43 PM
I seem to be a 'collector' by nature, lots of ukes, harmonicas, flutes, fifes, whistles, so why should music (books) not be included too. :)

Jerryc41
05-11-2019, 12:07 AM
A good solution for that is to put all your music on an iPad or a Kindle. I have both 8" and 10" Kindles, and they easily hold thousands of songs, listed alphabetically. I used to wheel a 25-pound suitcase with all my music to weekly meetings. Now it's all on a 10" Kindle.

As for collecting, I have at least two dozen instructional books for the uke. Imagine how great I would be playing if I actually worked at them. : )

Lacole
05-11-2019, 04:54 AM
Oh yes. My collection is relatively small right now, but I go on regular google hunts to find more. I also look for ABC notation or music notation or staff and tabs and chord diagram. Now that I have a working printer and software to create more, my collection will grow.

John boy
05-11-2019, 05:35 AM
Jan D -- I think 7 binders after 10 months of playing is about right. You're well on your way. I've still got some of my first music books from the mid-1960s that I sometimes look through and play from, plus countless books gathered over the years. And I haven't stopped acquiring new charts. It's great having all that music to choose from.

prb035
05-11-2019, 10:09 AM
I think I might also be showing early signs of TAS, I already have a huge collection of tabs & chord charts :D

Sharpshin
05-11-2019, 01:41 PM
I too, have TAS. Just yesterday, I told myself I would not download another tab off the net with out first picking 3 new songs and sticking with those 3 songs until I have learned them to some "decent" level which depends on difficulty.... I have so many lovely songs to work on...Ok to jump around a bit, as that is fun, but I need to organize my practices a bit more to feel that I am making better progress.
Warm up, scales, perfecting my strum styles, Work on a fiddle or classical tune in finger style or campanella, then another I feel is further along, then end with one I know well, then perhaps work on a blues with riffs, and end with some theory that will forward the action tomorrow etc.
I would truly like to thank all the enablers of TAS for their work of which I am the beneficiary. I do so appreciate you, your skill and your labors.

glennerd
05-11-2019, 05:08 PM
I too, have TAS. Just yesterday, I told myself I would not download another tab off the net with out first picking 3 new songs and sticking with those 3 songs until I have learned them to some "decent" level

Hmm, that might be a good strategy. I tend to download way more than I learn to play too. Although I seem to download a lot of tabs that I find out I can't get the hang of or don't like the arrangement. I've slowed down a bit, having learned my lesson in the past with free Kindle books.

CommonCurt
05-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Where would you guys say some of the best places to get Ukulele tab from?

Jan D
05-11-2019, 08:25 PM
7 Folders is not a lot of space in most office/music rooms.

Bill,
In addition to the 7 binders of uke tab/notation music, I have numerous books and binders of uke songs (lyrics and chords), 4 shelves of piano music, 3 binders of hammered dulcimer music, and 47 binders of harp music. Plus the instruments to play them on, and an entire wall of ordinary books. My music room is the smallest room in our house, so it's a bit crowded. But it's cosy, and my absolutely favorite place to be. :-)
Jan D

Andreas Fischer
05-12-2019, 09:32 AM
Dont worry, You are not alone ;-)
same as my folders full with tabs are not alone, there seem to be hundrets of them on my Computer

But i have the same Problems with Books and DVD`s ... should i say that i just bought another book 5 minutes ago? ;-)

keenonuke
05-12-2019, 09:54 AM
UAS was bad enough, but now I seem to be afflicted with TAS -- Tab Acquisition Syndrome. I've only been playing finger style for about 10 months, but I have already collected more than 7 binders full of music, in either tab format or music notation, or both. Thanks to the generosity of many dedicated ukulele players, there is a wealth of free music/tabs available on the internet. Every time I find yet another source, I can't resist playing and printing up all of the tunes that are more or less within my current skill level. Please, someone tell me that I'm not the only music junkie on the Forum...
Jan D

Oh that sounds good. I'll need to start a collection. Thanks for the suggestion :-)

prb035
05-12-2019, 10:10 AM
I would greatly appreciate recommendations for finger style tabs that would suit a beginner :D I have been busy amassing a nice little collection of tabs, but most are still a bit beyond my basic skill set :D

Andreas Fischer
05-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Where would you guys say some of the best places to get Ukulele tab from?
Depends on what you are looking for

Jan D
05-12-2019, 07:56 PM
I would greatly appreciate recommendations for finger style tabs that would suit a beginner :D I have been busy amassing a nice little collection of tabs, but most are still a bit beyond my basic skill set :D

Penny,

One good source of easy tabs is:

https://www.capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm

Also try the tabs in Jurg Hochweber's book of ukulele solos linked below. They are a mixture of single notes and strummed chords. He has tons of music on his website. Even though much of it is identified as guitar music, I found that many of the tunes work on ukulele as well. Some of his music is more advanced, but there is a great deal of stuff that is reasonably accessible to those of us with just the basic skills.

https://www.hochweber.ch/ukulele/ukulele.pdf

Good luck!
Jan D

prb035
05-12-2019, 09:18 PM
Penny,

One good source of easy tabs is:

https://www.capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm

Also try the tabs in Jurg Hochweber's book of ukulele solos linked below. They are a mixture of single notes and strummed chords. He has tons of music on his website. Even though much of it is identified as guitar music, I found that many of the tunes work on ukulele as well. Some of his music is more advanced, but there is a great deal of stuff that is reasonably accessible to those of us with just the basic skills.

https://www.hochweber.ch/ukulele/ukulele.pdf

Good luck!
Jan D

Thank you Jan, these are perfect for me, much appreciated :D

Andreas Fischer
05-13-2019, 01:03 AM
Here you can find some Beginnerfriendly Fingerstyle Tabs but also some for advanced Players.
Some are free and some are for a very nice price.
All are great
https://www.ukulele-arts.com/tabs-and-e-books/?lang=en

Than there would be all the Chord melody Books from, Ukulele Mike, his family still sells them
http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com/

from those 2 resources i got my most used tabs

Jerryc41
05-13-2019, 02:16 AM
Where would you guys say some of the best places to get Ukulele tab from?

If you want tablature, this isn't it, but you can find hundreds of songs.

https://ozbcoz.com/Songs/index.php?instr=soprano

EDIT: Okay, a better link -
https://liveukulele.com/tabs/


Cool riffs -
https://takelessons.com/blog/cool-ukulele-riffs-tabs-z10

Lots of sites claim to offer tabs, but all they show are chord charts.

Ziret
05-13-2019, 07:19 AM
https://www.hochweber.ch/ukulele/ukulele.pdf

Good luck!
Jan D

That's exactly how my hair looks when I'm playing the ukulele. And anyone who doesn't play in Daisy Mae shorts does not know what they're missing. :D

But seriously, it looks like a good book, thanks.

Jerryc41
05-13-2019, 07:55 AM
That's exactly how my hair looks when I'm playing the ukulele. And anyone who doesn't play in Daisy Mae shorts does not know what they're missing. :D

But seriously, it looks like a good book, thanks.

I tried wearing my hair like that, but it got to be a nuisance in crowds. :D

prb035
05-13-2019, 10:32 AM
Here you can find some Beginnerfriendly Fingerstyle Tabs but also some for advanced Players.
Some are free and some are for a very nice price.
All are great
https://www.ukulele-arts.com/tabs-and-e-books/?lang=en


Than there would be all the Chord melody Books from, Ukulele Mike, his family still sells them
http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com/

from those 2 resources i got my most used tabs


If you want tablature, this isn't it, but you can find hundreds of songs.

https://ozbcoz.com/Songs/index.php?instr=soprano

EDIT: Okay, a better link -
https://liveukulele.com/tabs/


Cool riffs -
https://takelessons.com/blog/cool-ukulele-riffs-tabs-z10

Lots of sites claim to offer tabs, but all they show are chord charts.

Thanks for posting these recommendations gentlemen, much appreciated :D

Andreas Fischer
05-13-2019, 11:04 AM
Here is another Resource for cool Fingerstyle/Fingerpicking Tabulature (wich i want to recomend):
The Great Cynthia Lin (has not only Fingerstyle Tabs, also much more cool Stuff)
But here is a Fingerstyle (only) Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxWLCu2_pMk&list=PLODvOB1QB53V1g1TSnr53qxy7rDqmQOF2
Tabs you get on her website (link below the videos) and you can decide yourself how much you want to give for it, if you are poor you even can get them for free but they are worth a lot of Dollars I´d say

Nickie
05-13-2019, 04:19 PM
OH, yes, I am highly addicted to tablature!
That's 90% of my learning.
And yes, I think wearing my Daisy Dukes makes it sound better. At least the guys don't notice my mistakes as much....

Ziret
05-14-2019, 05:14 AM
OH, yes, I am highly addicted to tablature!
That's 90% of my learning.
And yes, I think wearing my Daisy Dukes makes it sound better. At least the guys don't notice my mistakes as much....

;) LOL. Especially when your hair is also blowing around like a wind sock.

Joyful Uke
05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Hmm, that might be a good strategy. I tend to download way more than I learn to play too. Although I seem to download a lot of tabs that I find out I can't get the hang of or don't like the arrangement. I've slowed down a bit, having learned my lesson in the past with free Kindle books.

I've often said that many of the free Kindle books were way overpriced. :-)

I download way more tabs than I can tackle at any given time. But, I always figure that if I don't grab them now, they might be gone or I'll forget where they were later.
And, as you said, sometimes it's a song you think you want to learn, but in the end don't like the arrangement or it just doesn't work for you.
Better to have too many tabs than not enough.

Joyful Uke
05-14-2019, 09:35 AM
Chief Noda's tabs are still available.


http://www.chiefnoda.com/ukulele/index.html

Andreas Fischer
05-18-2019, 04:24 AM
Here is my favorite Tab Resource for Guitar AND Ukulele
Helmut Bickel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Txtm2W5uNE&list=PL3XUrL8hsOpecVpDZZfoLFFo-ecP5tgPo
you have to write down the tabs yourself but they are great
Videos are in German but you see the Tabs and you hear the Sound, no need to understand the rest

rainbow21
05-18-2019, 01:53 PM
Here is my favorite Tab Resource for Guitar AND Ukulele
Helmut Bickel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Txtm2W5uNE&list=PL3XUrL8hsOpecVpDZZfoLFFo-ecP5tgPo
you have to write down the tabs yourself but they are great
Videos are in German but you see the Tabs and you hear the Sound, no need to understand the rest

Sure is prolific with 265 youtube videos for 265 songs.

Addition: Needs 100 more and can call it "The Daily Ukulele"

Andreas Fischer
05-18-2019, 02:28 PM
Sure is prolific with 265 youtube videos for 265 songs.
Thats only the Ukulele Videos
There are also many for Guitar and Cover and ...

prb035
05-19-2019, 10:33 AM
Here is my favorite Tab Resource for Guitar AND Ukulele
Helmut Bickel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Txtm2W5uNE&list=PL3XUrL8hsOpecVpDZZfoLFFo-ecP5tgPo
you have to write down the tabs yourself but they are great
Videos are in German but you see the Tabs and you hear the Sound, no need to understand the rest

Thanks for sharing this link Andreas :D

Jan D
05-19-2019, 06:04 PM
If anyone is in the mood to fall into a musical rabbit hole and have large chunks of their time disappear, here's a list of some of the websites where I have found ukulele tabs, with and without music notation. (Sometimes the tabs are masquerading as guitar music, but many of them fit quite well on a uke.). Some of the links contain additional links to more music. Have fun!
Jan D

https://www.capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm
https://www.fingerstyle-rules.de/ukulele-tabs/
https://www.hochweber.ch/guitar.htm
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch1.pdf
https://www.ukulele-arts.com/tabs-and-e-books/?lang=en
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58de964f197aea4cfd35337a/t/5a08caf024a6942e84f6e06b/1510525697098/Chord+Melody+Songbook+11+12+17.pdf
https://sites.google.com/site/tabs4ukes/home-1
https://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/
https://www.ukeeducation.org
https://liveukulele.com/tabs/
http://snip.ly/lb8fz#https://ukucafe.wordpress.com/about/
http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/free-tabs/
http://www.chiefnoda.com/ukulele/index.html
https://ukenut.com/fingerstyle-ukulele-resources/

Jerryc41
05-20-2019, 12:52 AM
If anyone is in the mood to fall into a musical rabbit hole and have large chunks of their time disappear, here's a list of some of the websites where I have found ukulele tabs, with and without music notation. (Sometimes the tabs are masquerading as guitar music, but many of them fit quite well on a uke.). Some of the links contain additional links to more music. Have fun!
Jan D

Thanks for that. I sometimes have trouble finding things to keep me busy, and I have to get up and clean the house, or something. This will be a good excuse to stay at the computer. : )

kkimura
05-20-2019, 02:49 AM
TAS? Nah, I don't have TAS. Then I look at the bookshelf and see seven song books I've purchased over time, a three inch binder and three one inch binders of downloaded tabs. Nah, I don't have TAS.

ghostrdr
05-20-2019, 03:52 AM
This thread should be a sticky...

Andreas Fischer
05-20-2019, 04:05 AM
Thanks for sharing this link Andreas :D
You are welcome.
My best regards to Helmut

bunnyf
05-20-2019, 04:40 AM
I was intrigued by tab after playing uke for a while and started searching out and collecting tab. But I really got into it when I started playing mandolin, where playing the melody line was more the emphasis than strumming. It can be a bit of a rabbit hole, but now I only fiddle with tab hunting and tab writing when my hands are too tired to play anymore. I also found that I’m liking standard notation, as it is good for both instruments.
Tab/s.n. writing is the biggest time sucker but its fun and useful. I love Tefpad. You can write your own tab, copy tab, convert s.n. to tab, or view both, and include rhythm and melody (multiple instrument lines) but the coolest part is that when you are done, you can save as pdf or you can hit “play along” with your tab and practice. Like karaoke, you can mute or lower volume on whatever parts you want to and slow it down to the speed you need to learn. It’s addictive. I try to limit how much I use it for writing and balance it with more TEF practice.

Jerryc41
05-20-2019, 05:17 AM
TAS? Nah, I don't have TAS. Then I look at the bookshelf and see seven song books I've purchased over time, a three inch binder and three one inch binders of downloaded tabs. Nah, I don't have TAS.

I have 25 lb of music in a small suitcase. I used to haul it to each Wednesday night meeting until I put everything on my Kindle. What a relief.

As for books, I have over two dozen instructional books sitting on a shelf. They are in like-new condition. I figure buying the book is the first step, right? :D

Snargle
05-20-2019, 05:24 AM
I've got a milkcrate-sized file box full of tab printouts and books and a good start on a second box. I also have a great number of those tabs as PDFs stored on my iPad in the ForScore app. Sometimes I prefer working from paper vs. staring at a screen, so there's a lot of duplication.

prb035
05-20-2019, 10:24 AM
This thread should be a sticky...

Yes, I agree :D Thanks to all for sharing! :)

Jan D
05-20-2019, 06:53 PM
Thanks for that. I sometimes have trouble finding things to keep me busy, and I have to get up and clean the house, or something. This will be a good excuse to stay at the computer. : )

Any day you don't have to clean the house is a good day. :-)
Jan D

zztush
05-24-2019, 08:51 PM
Hi, prb035!


I would greatly appreciate recommendations for finger style tabs that would suit a beginner :D I have been busy amassing a nice little collection of tabs, but most are still a bit beyond my basic skill set :D

Guitar pro tabs and Power tabs are very easy to play for beginners. It is like illumination guitar. We can see where we fret and sound at once.

https://i.ibb.co/tXX8htJ/2.png (https://ibb.co/7442z51)

There are many shared guitar pro tabs and power tabs of guitar in the internet. I haven't see it yet about ukulele but worth to search. It is much easier than pdf or youtube lessons, because we don't need to read or we don't need to count rhythm.

prb035
05-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Thanks zztush, I'll check your recommendations :D

zztush
05-24-2019, 09:36 PM
Hi, prb035!


Thanks zztush, I'll check your recommendations :D

I've found finger style tab of ukulele. You can play it with Taxguitar on Win, Mac, Linux and Android. I think this kind of tab is easiest for beginners.

http://gtptabs.com/tabs/16/post-malone/rockstar-ukulele-fingerstyle-cover.html

This site has many nice ukulele tabs. Even it doesn't say finger style. They may be finger style. I am practicing no woman no cry now.

prb035
05-25-2019, 11:08 AM
Many thanks :D