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All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

In this lesson we are going to learn the Christmas tune All I Want For Christmas Is You.  Easy song from the standpoint of chords being in the key of G.

Song Difficulty: 4

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White Christmas by Elvis

White Christmas by Elvis

In this lesson we will be learning the Elvis version of White Christmas. The tune is in the key of D and has a repeating 2 part arrangement.  To imitate the Elvis version we have incorporated a riff like pattern in the strumming.  Otherwise pretty straight ahead song.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Don't Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

Don't Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

Don't Worry Baby is a simple tune from an arrangement standpoint.  However, because of the key (E) and the key change up to F# it requires the use of a lot of barre chords.  Great practice for barre chords and learning the theory behind the key change.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Respect by Aretha Franklin

Respect by Aretha Franklin

In this tune we will be studying Respect by Aretha Franklin.  Its in the key of C.  The key thing in grasping this tune is getting the rhythm and strumming pattern.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Mary Did You Know

Mary Did You Know

In this lesson we will be learning the Christmas tune Mary Did You Know.  The song is in Em and uses the chords Em, D, Am, B7, c, and G.  The song is played with an arpeggiated fingerstyle.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Leaving On a Jet Plane by Peter Paul and Mary

Leaving On a Jet Plane by Peter Paul and Mary

In this lesson we will be learning Leaving on A Jet Plane.  Some new chords you may have not run across yet. Chords are Amaj7, D6, F#m, Bm, C#m, A, D, and E.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

In this lesson we will be learning a version of Deck The Halls in the key of D.  The only chords used are D, A, E, and G.  The trick here is getting the quick chord changes at the end of some of the measures.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

In this lesson we will be learning Wish You Were Here on ukulele! The song is in the key of G so the chords are fairly easy.  We need to know G, Em, C, D, A, Am.  The song is constructed of just 2 parts.  The intro and verses.  The intro consists of a chord progression with little melody lines sprinkled in.  The verse is just a series of chords. Great song and fun to play on ukulele!

Song Difficulty: 4

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Explaining Dynamics

Explaining Dynamics

In this lesson we will be discussing dynamics and how they are marked on a chart or tab, and also how to use them to make an impact on the song.  We will be using the song Natural Woman as an example to explain dynamics.
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You Were Meant For Me by Jewel

You Were Meant For Me by Jewel

In this lesson we will be learning a ukulele version of Jewel's "You Were Meant For Me". The song is in the key of G and uses C, Cadd9, G/B, D, Amin7, Bm, G, and Em.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Piano Man by Billy Joel

Piano Man by Billy Joel

In this lesson we will be studying a uke version of Billy Joel's Piano Man.  The song is in 6/8 and in the key of C.

Song Difficulty: 4

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A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin

A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin

In this lesson we will be learning A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin.  The song is in the key of C.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Yesterday by The Beatles (Chord Melody Style)

Yesterday by The Beatles (Chord Melody Style)

In this lesson we will be learning Yesterday in chord melody style. Chord melody style is accomplished when both the melody and chords are played at the same time.

Song Difficulty: 6

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