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chrissie459
06-20-2009, 04:40 AM
I am really bad at locating chords and such for songs I want. Should i just keep searching???? Or is there an easier way to find songs i want?

Brad Bordessa
06-20-2009, 04:50 AM
Google is your best friend. A query like: "[song name] ukulele tab [or chords]" will usually pull something up if it even exists.

You can also check:

http://liveukulele.com/tabs/
http://chordie.com/
http://nwfolk.com/uketabs.html
http://www.tropicalstormhawaii.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?pid=music
http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml
http://ukulelehunt.com/tab-chords/

Many tabs haven't even been made yet. So, sometimes it's best just to try and figure the song out yourself.

Kanaka916
06-20-2009, 04:55 AM
One of my favorite sites is Ultimate Guitar (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/) . . . and there are numerous other sites that have chords/lyrics. Just depends what you're looking for.

seeso
06-20-2009, 04:58 AM
Here's a list that we have here. I think it needs updating though...

Kanaka916
06-20-2009, 05:04 AM
seeso, if you're referring to the resource list (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5446) - I was gonna start on updating it, but got sidetracked with some other stuff. I'll update and make it a sticky.

specialmike
06-20-2009, 05:12 AM
If you still can't find the song you are looking for in those links... then as Mick Jagger put it, "You can't always get what you want." But you could try and figure it out yourself, because you probably need to be a better ukulele player :)

Ukulele JJ
06-20-2009, 06:05 AM
Ukulele JJ's almost-sure-fire method for finding chords on the internets.


Type the following into Google:

"name of song" chords

Example: "Guava Jelly" chords (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22guava+jelly%22+chords)

Be sure to put the name of the song (or a significant portion of it) in quotes, which will tell Google that you want those exact words in that order, right next to each other (as opposed to those words sprinkled anywhere on the page).



For common song titles, you might want to add a part of the artist's name:

"name of song" chords artist

Example: "I Kissed a Girl" chords Sobule (http://www.google.com/search?&q=%22i+kissed+a+girl%22+chords+sobule)



On the other hand, if you're looking for tabs instead of chords (yes, they are different things) then alter that last part accordingly:

"name of song" ukulele tabs

Example: "Crazy G" ukulele tabs (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Crazy+G%22+ukulele+tabs)



JJ

seeso
06-20-2009, 09:35 AM
seeso, if you're referring to the resource list (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5446) - I was gonna start on updating it, but got sidetracked with some other stuff. I'll update and make it a sticky.

Whoops, I forgot the link. :o

I was referring to the Clickable List of Tabs (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8458) that I haven't updated...

Go Pack!
06-20-2009, 09:48 AM
Whoa!
My plate is officially full!

ichadwick
06-20-2009, 10:43 AM
...is there an easier way to find songs i want?
Be more specific. What sort of music are you looking for? Modern? Classical? Folk? 1920s-30s? Vintage rock? Punk? Xmas? Operetta? Ukrainian balaika songs transcribed for the ukulele?

There are dozens of sites with ukulele chord and tab sheets. Are you sure you want tabs - or do you want just chords? There IS a difference, and a big one. Do you want BOTH types or just one?

whetu
06-20-2009, 12:43 PM
I am really bad at locating chords and such for songs I want. Should i just keep searching???? Or is there an easier way to find songs i want?

On top of all the links already posted: http://ukulele-tabs.com/ has plenty to choose from.

I also get chords/tabs from alligatorboogaloo (http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html) and if all else fails, Chordie (already mentioned) is usually a good bet, it will also show you ukulele chord fingerings.

You really need to play a song through and see if it sounds right. Often you may find that whoever transcribed the tune has done it so that it sounds 'good enough' on their guitar and there may be compromises they've made that when played back on a uke sounds all wrong. There are also tabs that sound ok on my concert but brilliant on my soprano, or vice versa.

Take everything out there on the interwebs with a grain of salt, and be prepared to adjust things slightly. Chordie again comes through in this respect - it will transpose songs for you, which is great for when you come across songs full of Db#m>9000 type chords. Taking it up or down a few semitones may result in either an easier to play version, or a better sounding version, or both.

YMMV, and good luck.

Edit: Forgot the Big Muffin Serious link: http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Pdf_Tablature.html

ukulele2544
06-20-2009, 07:52 PM
I found these stuff on...

Ukulele Underground (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8458)
or
Live Ukulele Tabs (http://liveukulele.com/tabs/)

Kanaka916
06-21-2009, 04:46 AM
Whoops, I forgot the link. :o

I was referring to the Clickable List of Tabs (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8458) that I haven't updated...
I've been catching it here and there . . .

seeso
06-21-2009, 06:35 AM
I've been catching it here and there . . .

Yeah, I see you update the list... Thanks, man. I should be doing that instead of you.