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[Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 10,011 views]
A few words about Take me Out to the Ballgame

by Beth Mead It is Spring and in the Spring a young persons fancy turns to thoughts of baseball…   Jack Norworth, who while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said “Baseball Today — Polo Grounds”. The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer, (Norworth and Von Tilzer finally [...]

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[Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | 17,524 views]
Accent the Chord Progression Using Open-Strings

by Gerald Ross In this lesson we will learn how to accent the chord progression using open-strings. This will give us a more syncopated feel to our rhythm. I hope you are enjoying these Swing ukulele lessons. Please comment on this page, and please jot down a few words in the comments section of the [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 10,229 views]
Swing Ukulele #2

by Gerald Ross Hello fellow ukulele players! Gerald Ross here.  I hope you enjoy my Swing ukulele instructional videos.  These videos will give you an introduction to closed position ukulele chord shapes.  Using these shapes and the right hand rhythms I demonstrate will help transform your ukulele playing into a more Swingy, Bluesy and Jazzy [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,594 views]
Chord Explorations For Ukulele

Sailing Through Seven Cs by Marcy Marxer Moving from The Root The C major scale contains the notes C D E F G A B C.   We use numbers to represent the scale tones.  The numbers are called intervals.  An interval is the distance between two notes.       The C chord is [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 14,446 views]
Swing Ukulele

Hello fellow ukulele players! Gerald Ross here.  I hope you enjoy my Swing ukulele instructional videos.  These videos will give you an introduction to closed position ukulele chord shapes.  Using these shapes and the right hand rhythms I demonstrate will help transform your ukulele playing into a more Swingy, Bluesy and Jazzy sound.  I travel [...]

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[Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,619 views]
Get Strumming with Video Lessons!

Nothing can spruce up your playing like some good solid strumming and some interesting right-hand patterns. A new strum can inspire songwriting ideas and musical arrangements. A strum can suggest a mood, a place, a time period and more. There are only 2 rules of strumming. 1. Have a plan. 2. Relax… Beginning strummers will [...]

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[Jun 2011 | Comments Off | 24,481 views]
Keep On the Sunny Side

by Beth Mead 1902 by Blenkhorn and Entwisle Keep On the Sunny Side is a popular American song written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927) with music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903). It was popularized in a 1928 recording by the Carter Family. The version featured in the recent film, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” [...]

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[Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | 15,798 views]
House of the Rising Sun

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[Apr 2011 | Comments Off | 24,207 views]
A few words about Wayfaring Stranger

by Beth Mead Fingerpicking is another great way to accompany yourself when singing! Don’t be afraid to try it out. Here is a simple pattern that can be used to play Wayfaring Stranger, a traditional American Folk Song. I have shown the pattern in tablature format at the top of the page. Each line of [...]

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[Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 9,995 views]
Old Folks At Home

 by Marcy Marxer Old Folks At Home, the official State Song of Florida, was written by Stephen Foster in 1851. Times were different then and so were song lyrics. The lyrics have been updated several times over the years but the beautiful old tune remains the same.  There are many interpretations of Old Folks At [...]