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[Jun 2011 | Comments Off | 3,543 views]
Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog – Movie Review

by Joe Car   Here is a delightful documentary produced by Tiny Goat Films concerning our favorite instrument – the ukulele. This well made 79 minute DVD has everything you could hope for plus a few surprises. Top players like Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill strut their stuff and we get a good history of [...]

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

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[Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | 9,541 views]
Just a Closer Walk with Thee

arrangement by Joe Carr   Here is a chord melody arrangement of a great gospel classic. It is from my soon to be released Mel Bay book, “Great Melodies for Solo Ukulele.” Printable Version DiggShareShare with StumblersTweet

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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 [...]

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[Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,051 views]
A few words about “Carolina in the Morning”…

by Beth Mead Here is one of my favorites! It contains a device found over and over in songs of this era…the descending chord tone. In the very first line of the song it moves through a series of chords, C, Cmaj7, C6, C#°. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy names. It’s just a descending [...]