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  • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - 90-second CMU Trailer

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    Wow, how to describe what this channel in with just 90 seconds to do so! This is the best idea that I can provide of what this whole project is about... Show less
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    • Senior Discount - MUD9 - May 11, 2019 - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 67 views
      Just the second-ever public appearance for Senior Discount, and the performance came out better than the rehearsals. :-) Many thanks to Hilo Greg (Greg Gattuso) for recording this video!
    • Muzyka! at Bob's Barn - 5-5-19 - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 19 views
      Lee Anne and Johnny at Bob's Barn in Lake Odessa, MI. Two guitars, kind of like before Johnny's discovery of the ukulele!
    • WASSUP5 - Pete Seeger-style ukulele workshop - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 115 views
      Here is the workshop I presented at WASSUP5 (Winter Ain't Stopping Serious Uke Players) in Midland, MI on Friday, March 8th, 2019.

      The first part of the lesson is learning the bum-diddy picking ...
    • WASSUP5 - flash mob songs rehearsal video - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 123 views
      If you would like to be part of the true flash mob at WASSUP5 (Friday, March 8th, 2019), here are the songs to work on and learn.
    • 2018 MFMF - Are You Bored with the Chords of the Hordes? - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 63 views
      Here's the companion video to the workshop I taught in August of 2018 at the Midland Folk Music Festival. If you're stuck in the down-up-down-down-up rut, and you're looking for the sauce to put o...
    • 2018 Midland Folk Music Festival - Cowboy Sing-Along! - Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 212 views
      The 2018 Midland Folk Music Festival started out with a cowboy song sing-along, and here is the video of that event.
    • PEANUT beginner ukulele lessons - preview video - Duration: 8 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 94 views
      The PEANUT program (People Every Age Need Ukulele Training) is a series of ukulele lessons for beginners, with lesson outlines, songs, and videos of each lesson available online. This is a nine-mi...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - hi G - Be Thou My Vision - Duration: 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 111 views
      Here is another version of Be Thou My Vision, which is in the key of F, and is the lowest key possible for a high-G uke to play the melody in without venturing up the neck into No-Man's Land. :)
    • Johnny (piano) at Bob's Barn in Lake Odessa, MI - 3-25-18 - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 58 views
      Every six months or so, I make a trip out to Bob's Barn to do a one-hour concert. This time, I did an hour of (humorous?) original music and accompanied myself on a Korg keyboard. It's not my usu...
    • And He Is Mine - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 113 views
      Steve, Leroy, and Brother Dave morphed into the Born Again Bluegrass Band, and I always admired their music. Here is a selection from an album they put out back in 1976.
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - hi G - Text Me Merry Christmas - chords - Duration: 8 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 91 views
      I heard this new (2014?) Christmas song this week, so I wanted to learn it, and got it down just barely well enough to totally mess it up! So, I recorded it at home, as well as making this instruc...
    • Text Me Merry Christmas - performance (at home to an audience of zero!) - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 47 views
      Hey, I tried this at a seniors' home without adequately rehearsing it, and it ... well, it BOMBED! Lesson re-learned - just play the songs you really know. So, I went home and worked on it and re...
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    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      • 13,824 views
      Here's a great melody to learn on the uke. The words and story are kind of yukky, but, the tune is very lovely and lays out well for chord melody style.
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Moon River - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 11,216 views
      A Grammy-winning song from 1962 that belongs in your repertoire, it's Moon River. It makes a nice solo piece, and here is a blow-by-blow description of how to play it on the uke...
    • An Introduction to Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Duration: 6 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 9,941 views
      Here's an introduction to how to learn to play chord melody style uke solos. This video covers some of the underlying principles that apply to the songs which I teach individually on the other vid...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - hi G - Sweet Baby James - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 9,004 views
      James Taylor was just emerging as a star (deservedly so!) when I was beginning to take an interest in music. Here's one of his well-known songs, Sweet Baby James, presented as a chord melody uke s...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Here Comes the Sun - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 7,717 views
      I was in grade school when the Beatles invaded the U.S. and ruined the folk revival era, but, I hold no grudges, as evidenced by the selection of this Beatles' song, Here Comes the Sun.
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - It's Only a Paper Moon - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      • 7,600 views
      It's familiar, fun, and fast - what else does a song need to be? You can learn how to play the melody on your ukulele by watching this instructional video. Each note is demonstrated and explained...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Tiny Bubbles - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 6,425 views
      Who doesn't like Haole Hawaiian music? Tiny Bubbles is a familiar song which you can learn and have a lot of fun with. It's not particularly overwhelming to get down pat, and this is the video yo...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 6,344 views
      1967. Frankie Valli. Can't Take My Eyes Off You. Want to learn to play it on your uke? Sure you do! Follow the instructions in this video clip, and you can learn how do play this fun song, too.
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Be Thou My Vision - Duration: 8 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 5,853 views
      Here's a lovely hymn from the 6th century that has been a comfort to many. You can learn how to play it now, too!
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Jamaica Farewell - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 5,673 views
      Who wouldn't want to learn a Harry Belafonte song? Jamaica Farewell is a song that every aspiring CMU player should learn, because calypso music is just way cool! Dig in on this one, and you'll h...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - This Land is Your Land - Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 5,532 views
      Woody Guthrie wrote this song specifically for his 23-piece ukulele orchestra, and now, you get to learn how to play the lead part while the rest of the orchestra strums along! This video offers d...
    • Chord Melody Uke Lessons - Red River Valley - Duration: 8 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 5,163 views
      You just can't have too many cowboy songs in your songbag! Here's an classic from the Old West, and there's even a few embellishments tossed in on the back end with explanations of how to do them.
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