Area of Expertise : Pop Rocks
Arrangements of Pop and Rock tunes are huge on a number of ukulele tab sites. Earn your AE Pop Rocks patch by demonstrating three arrangements of pop and/or rock tunes for the ukulele (also indie, hip hop, blues, reggae, punk, soul, etc. work for this category). You may create your own tabs for these, or find tabs out there on the internet. Here are a few resources for this genre:
- The Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele by Fred Sokolow. Check out the ‘Look inside’ previews to get an idea of how cool this book is.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele : This is a really interesting book that approaches the songs in an accompanimental way (singing is involved). The accompaniments are notated out in tab, which is nice as it allows you to see what is going on in a lot of these songs beyond strumming.
- Al Wood provides many songs in a varienty of pop sub-categories for ukulele tab.
- Uke of Carl, Live Ukulele (low-G) and Dominator all have many selections in this category.