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Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young

In this lesson we will be learning Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young.  The song is made up of 3 parts, main riff, verse, and bridge.  Fun song to play with the alternating main riff and lazy chord progression.  Strumming is a simple 8th note pattern.  Chords needed are D, Am7, C, G, A, and Gm7

Song Difficulty: 4

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Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

In this lesson we will be learning the heavy guitar driven song Black Dog on ukulele.  We will cover all the guitar riffs and the vocal melody in the verses.

Song Difficulty: 5

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I Get Around by The Beach Boys

I Get Around by The Beach Boys

In this lesson we will be learning the Beach Boys classic I Get Around.  The song has a lot of chords because of the key change from G to G#.  The chorus is relatively simple playing straight 8th notes with relatively easy chords.  The verse is a little more complex with the sliding chords and riff.  Definitely worth the challenge!

Song Difficulty: 5

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Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette

Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette

In this lesson we will be learning Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette.  Super simple from an arrangement standpoint with just two sections to learn, a verse and a chorus.  Chords used are G, C, Am, F, D, Bm, A, Bb.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Ku-U-I-Po by Elvis

Ku-U-I-Po by Elvis

In this lesson we will be learning the Elvis song from Blue Hawaii called KU-U-I-Po.  The song is made up of two sections, both with an easy swung 8th note strumming pattern.  The song is in the key of Eb so it requires mostly barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

In this lesson we will be learning Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. The song, played on acoustic guitar, is mad up of 2 parts.  The majority of the song is played fingerstyle using mostly open chords.  The bridge consists of open chords with a simple strumming pattern

Song Difficulty: 5

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Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles

Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles

In this lesson we will be covering Can't Buy Me Love by the Beatles in its entirety including the guitar solo.  Other than the guitar solo this is a pretty easy tune with basic chords and strumming patterns.  Chords used are Em, Am, Dm, G7, C, C7, and F.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

In this lesson we will be learning Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.   The most challenging part is the melodic chordal intro theme.  Other than the intro, it is mainly open chord strumming.  Remember to tune down a half step to be in tune with the original recording.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Patience by Guns N Roses

Patience by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will be learning Patience by Guns N Roses.  Be sure to tune your ukulele down a half step to be in tune with the original recording.  The chords used are basic open chords for the most part, but apply a melodic line within.  The strumming pattern is pretty simple.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood

Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood

In this lesson we will be learning Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood.  Pretty simple from an arrangement and strumming perspective.  There are some time signature changes and timing concepts to watch for

Song Difficulty: 3

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Dance Monkey by Tones and I

Dance Monkey by Tones and I

In this lesson we will be learning Dance Monkey by Tones and I.  The song consists of 4 chords. The chords are F#m, E , D, and C#m.  The chords are played in the same progression throughout the entire tune.  Since there are no noticeable ukulele or guitar parts on the recording we have a lot of latitude to interpret the song on ukulele.

Song Difficulty: 3

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No Matter What by Badfinger

No Matter What by Badfinger

In this lesson we will be learning No Matter What by Badfinger.  The song consists of basically 2 sections that repeat.  There are 2 guitar parts on the original recording and we have combined the 2 parts into 1 ukulele part containing the most recognizable lines.  The part includes a lot of melodic arpeggio play on the A major and Bm chords.  This will be the most challenging part of the song.  A well written song with great chord progressions and melodic lines.

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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