My Take on TAB!
TAB, short for tablature - Wikipedia states: "An alternate usage of the word "tab" is common on the internet, where it can also refer to conventional chord symbols (for harmony), or note names (for melody)."
(Curt Sheller) This a departure from what has been traditionally known as TAB. There a lot of sites on the internet, especially ukulele sites popping up that claim to be TAB sites. These are mostly sites with the chords and lyrics to songs, with or without chord diagrams. Not really "TAB", but I guess we're stuck with an expansion of the definition of TAB.
A GREAT collection of ukulele TABS from "Dominator" aka Dominic Pieranunzio are available on his site.
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(from Dominator's site ) A little about me: Primarily a self taught guitarist, pursuing the ukulele for approximately six years, I have spent the last couple of years concentrating on the ukulele. Not being able to find tablature for the ukulele in the same quality and format as was (and still is) available for the guitar is the motivation behind this site. Since books containing ukulele tab were not available, I decided I would try to transcribe the songs myself and make them available for others to learn from as well.
- Dominator Ukulele Tabs - link
Dominic "Dominator" Pieranunzio has some of the best ukulele TABs available online. And, a great player as well.
The Dominator uses Power Tab Editor. The only issue I have is the standard music notation part. For musicians used to reading standard music notation the rhythmic notation is very hard to read at times. In common, 4/4 time there are a lot of cases where a note is sustained over the mid bar with out using a tie. This is not standard and is rarely used, with the exception of latin music. Making it very hard to read for a player used to reading professionally prepared charts.
- The Big Muffin Serious Band - link
Ukulele TABs in PDF and PowerTAB format.
- Chord Melody Ukulele Solos by Geoff Davis - link
Blue Stone Folk School - Each download contains a chord and lyric sheet, a chord melody arrangement, a performance tempo video and an instruction tempo video.
- Classical Ukulele Arrangements - link
Classical and early music for the Ukulele
- daddystovepipe tabs - link
- ezFolk - link
- Richard Gillmann's Free Ukulele Tab Links - link
Richard has a big list of links to ukulele TABs around the web.
- Ken Middleton - link
New book - 12 Tunes for Bluegrass Ukulele. And, a great collection of FREE TABs with video links.
- NALU music - link
This is the ukulele great, John King's site. John is a master classical guitarists and ukulele player. Also a very knowledgeable historian of all things ukulele.
- Tab-U-Learn - Tab-U-Learn
Tabs for Baritone Ukulele,Tenor Ukulele, and Harmonica
- Joseph Todaro Todaro's Music - link
- TRI-TABS - link
The Easy Way To Learn Fingerstyle On Any Ukulele.
- UkeLand - www.UkeLand.com - UkeCast is your source for new ukulele music, news, reviews, interviews and more!
- UkeTalk - UkeTalk Ukulele Music
The UkeTalk site and discussion board is administrated by Kevin Crossett of Montpelier, VT. Owner of Guitar Sam music in Montpelier and a builder of the Kespa ukuleles.
- Ukulele Zoo - www.ukulelezoo.com
- Ukulele Tabs - link
Tablatures for ukulele
Other TAB & Transcription Resources
Don't forget to checkout other instruments for sources of great transcriptions.
- Steve Khan
Steve Khan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Steve has a wealth of great information and transcription on his site.