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I'm A Believer by The Monkees

I'm A Believer by The Monkees

In this lesson we will be learning I'm A Believer by The Monkees.  It consists of 3 or 4 chords in the key of G.  We will be using some different voicings for these chords to mimic some of the melodic structure in the song. Fun tune to learn!

Song Difficulty: 4

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Don't Know Why by Nora Jones

Don't Know Why by Nora Jones

In this lesson we will be learning Don't Know Why by Nora Jones.  The song is filled with all kinds of interesting chords from Maj7's to Augmented.  It consists of basically two parts and a combination of strumming and fingerstyle.  Beautiful and challenging chord progression.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Star Wars Theme Song

Star Wars Theme Song

In this lesson we will be learning the theme song to Star Wars.  This is a relatively simple, 2 part melody.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Common Chord Progressions

Common Chord Progressions

In this lesson we will be learning 3 common chord progressions.  We will be using the key of G to demonstrate the I-V-iv-IV progression, I-IV-V progression, and the 50's progression.
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Put Your Head On My Shoulder (Chord Melody)

Put Your Head On My Shoulder (Chord Melody)

In this lesson we will be learning a chord melody version of Paul Anka's Put Your Head On My Shoulder. Chord Melody is the arrangement of a song that includes both the melody and the harmony (chords).

Song Difficulty: 6

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How To Play Power Chords on Ukulele

How To Play Power Chords on Ukulele

In this lesson we will learn how to play power chords on ukulele. A power chord, often used in pop and rock tunes, is a two note chord comprised of the root and 5th degrees. It is a movable chord in the sense that it is the same fingering up and down the neck.
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Heaven by Los Lonely Boys

Heaven by Los Lonely Boys

In this lesson we will be learning Heaven by Los Lonely Boys.  We will be covering the melodic intro in detail and the chord structure to the entire song.  The song consists mostly of two chords, Am and G.  Keep in mind, to be in tune with the original recording you need to tune down a half step.

Song Difficulty: 5

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I Don't Know My Name by Grace Vanderwaal

I Don't Know My Name by Grace Vanderwaal

In this lesson we will be learning I Don't Know My Name by Grace Vanderwaal from America's Got Talent. The song is simple from a chord standpoint being in the key of C. Chords used are C, G, Am, F.  There are 2 distinct strumming patterns and a free time breakdown.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Using 6th Intervals

Using 6th Intervals

In this lesson we will be learning about 6th intervals and how they can be used to create melodies or spice up your rhythm playing.
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Hey Jude by the Beatles (Chord Melody Style)

Hey Jude by the Beatles (Chord Melody Style)

In this lesson we will be learning a fingerstyle, chord melody version of Hey Jude by the Beatles.  This will require a lot of different chord voicings to get the melody and harmony together.  Beautiful piece of music when you get it all down!

Song Difficulty: 5

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Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

In this lesson on Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles we will be focusing on the challenging rhythm aspect.  While the song is comprised of the same four chord harmonic structure throughout, it is the rhythm that drives the tune.  The four chords used are Dm7, Am, C, and G.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Chord Tone Mapping

Chord Tone Mapping

In this lesson we are going to learn about a concept called Chord Tone Mapping.  This concept is very useful in learning the notes of chords being played in an effort to play better, more tasteful solos. We will be using a 12 Bar Blues and mapping out the chord tones for each chord.
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