Pandanus ‘Ukulele Tab by The Peter Moon Band

cane fire album coverI’ve seen several requests around for ʻukulele tabs of Pandanus. It is a phenomenal song – probably one of the best Hawaiian instrumentals ever written.

Peter Moon could rip with the best – ʻukulele or guitar players. His double-stop work was out of this world and if you aren’t familiar with his music, you should really do yourself a favor and listen to Cane Fire, Tropical Storm, and his lead uke playing on Kawika.

Pandanus is his flagship shredding song, but remains so smooth that it’s almost unbelievable. Most people hear the lead playing, but take a listen to what the band is doing around the melody to make it swing.

For solo uke versions, I’ve always liked mistahukulele808’s performance. Even a decade later, his rendition still feels the smoothest out of everything on Youtube:

Pandanus ‘Ukulele Tab

Peter plays guitar on the recording for the lead, but stays within low-G range. The way its written, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Moon composed this on the uke.

Pandanus tab

By Brad Bordessa

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I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me