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Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Kokomo is written in the key of C and uses 8 chords. Most of the chords are open chords. The verse makes use of a falling chromatic line within the chords chosen that creates this "beachy" mood. Very genius arrangement!

Song Difficulty: 4

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Tiny Bubbles by Don Ho

Tiny Bubbles by Don Ho

Learn this classic from famous Hawaiian artist Don Ho. The song is relatively easy but is written in the key of Eb making it require several barre type chords. The song also includes a key change from Eb to E.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Twist and Shout by The Beatles

Twist and Shout by The Beatles

Simple 3 chord song. The song is in the key of D and uses the chords D, G, and A. Ashley will be using some different barre chord forms rather than the typical open chords you might be used to.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Better Together by Jack Johnson

Better Together by Jack Johnson

The intro to this could be a little challenging with its syncopated rhythm. Once you get past that the song is relatively easy.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Hanalei Moon (Traditional Hawaiian)

Hanalei Moon (Traditional Hawaiian)

There are many versions of this song by many different performers. We will be learning the song in the key of G. It will require 7 chords most of which are open chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Carol King

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Carol King

In this lesson we will learn this classic tune by Carol King as performed by the Shirelles in the 50's hit.

Song Difficulty: 3

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24 Frames by Jason Isbell

24 Frames by Jason Isbell

24 Frames is a simple song with a simple chord structure. Easy to play on ukulele in the key of G.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison

Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison

Learn the iconic Roy Orbison song and its very recognizable opening riff on ukulele.  The song is based in A and contains mostly simple open chords.   

Song Difficulty: 3

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Hele On To Kaui by Iz

Hele On To Kaui by Iz

Learn this traditional Hawaiian song as performed by Iz.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Free Fallin by Tom Petty

Free Fallin by Tom Petty

Great beginner song for ukulele. Just 3 chords and the arrangement never changes. Chords are F, Bb, and C

Song Difficulty: 2

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Learning To Fly by Tom Petty

Learning To Fly by Tom Petty

This is an easy one. Just 4 open chords - F, C, Am, G. The song uses the same 4 chord progression throughout.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley (Part 2)

Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley (Part 2)

This is part 2 of Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley.  In this lesson we will be covering the single note guitar lines. 

Song Difficulty: 5

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Mele Kalikimaka Chords

Mele Kalikimaka Chords

In this lesson we will be learning the chords to this Hawaiian Christmas classic.
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Mele Kalikimaka Melody

Mele Kalikimaka Melody

Learn the melody to this Hawaiian Christmas classic
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Blue Christmas by Elvis

Blue Christmas by Elvis

Blue Christmas is in the key of E and requires the following chords, E, A7, B7, F#7, and A#dim7. The lesson covers a simple strumming version.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles

Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles

For this song you will need to know a G, Am, A7, D, Em, C, E7, Bm, and B7.  Some of these are barre chords.  The trickiest part about this tune is the rhythm pattern in the intro and breaks.  But , nonetheless a great song to learn on ukulele.

Song Difficulty: 4

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O Holy Night

O Holy Night

Learn the chord progression for O Holy Night. The chords are played fingerstyle in an arpeggio fashion. Two simple finger picking patterns will get you through the entire song. The chords are mostly simple beginner chords in the key of C

Song Difficulty: 4

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Cassidy by The Grateful Dead

Cassidy by The Grateful Dead

The song is based in E and uses basic chords for the most part. The challenging part of this tune is the opening melody line played fairly high on the ukulele. Fun to play with the mix of chords and single note riffs.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley (Part 1)

Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley (Part 1)

In this lesson (Part 1) we will be covering the chords to this Bob Marley reggae tune. The song is in C minor.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Bad Moon Rising by CCR

Bad Moon Rising by CCR

Easy 3 chord song. All you need to know for this one is G, C, and D. For arrangement we just have a verse and chorus section that alternate.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Silent Night (Chord Melody)

Silent Night (Chord Melody)

In this lesson we will be learning a chord melody version of Silent Night. Chord Melody involves playing the melody and harmony together making for one complete piece. In other words "solo". With chord melody fingerings are often very different and more complicated.

Song Difficulty: 5

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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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