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[Dec 2011 | One Comment | 4,078 views]
Welcome to the December-January 2011-2012 edition of Mel Bay’s Ukulele Sessions®!

Welcome to the December-January 2011-2012 edition of Mel Bay’s Ukulele Sessions®!  This time new columnist Gerald Ross shows you some more great swing chords. Beth Mead shows us how to accompany ourselves with pretty finger style picking on the holiday favorite, Silent Night. Marcy Marxer takes us on a “C” cruise. Joe Mendel shares another [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 10,228 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 | 2 Comments | 9,017 views]
Tony Graziano Ukuleles

Joe Mendel Tony Graziano has been building instruments since the 1970s, He became interested in ukuleles in 1978 and built them along with guitars until 1995 when he switched to almost exclusively building ukes. He find ukuleles to be very happy instruments that bring joy to players and listeners alike, and they travel well, too. [...]

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[Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 12,450 views]
A few words about Silent Night

by Beth Mead Fingerpicking is a great way to accompany yourself when singing! Try it out with this simple pattern that can be used to play Silent Night, a traditional Christmas Carol in 3/4 time. This means that there are three beats in each measure, like a waltz. 1-2-3, 1-2-3…   I have shown the [...]

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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 [...]