Category Archives: Ukulele

September 22nd – Ukulele Telephone Song

This song uses C and C7. The TAB isn’t too challenging either. It is a singing game; Singer 1 (was the previous singer 2) and Singer 2 (Henry) take turns, and the rest of the group join in at the … Continue reading

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September 22nd – Animal fair for Ukulele

This one uses chord C (sounds a bit odd once or twice, but just ignore it!) You can sing/pluck the last Mon-key, mon-key as an ostinato part.

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September 22nd – Mango Walk for ukulele

And finally, once you have learned the F chord as well as C7 and C. The TAB is more challenging – it just depend on how determined the students!

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Issue 149: Conceptualising

This is fast becoming a lost art… What do I mean by it anyway? I mean THINKING about something without actually DOING it. It’s a skill with so many applications. For example, how do I get from this place to … Continue reading

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Issue 148: Ukulele; Eleanor Rigby

Aha, I’ve discovered that this song can be played using F and Am – Easy-easy-peasy-peasy! You can get the words and the chords here:   https://ukutabs.com/t/the-beatles/eleanor-rigby/?transpose=0#point PANIC NOT! First of all, click +5 on the transpose bar. That will put … Continue reading

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Issue 147: ‘So-Mi’ songs

Songs that use these two notesĀ are the bedrock of early lessons in almost any instrument; clarinets – use G and E. Piano, use F and D. Ukuleles, open G and E strings. Descant recorders, C’ and A. Or G and … Continue reading

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Issue 146: Hot Cross Buns save the day again

Actually Hot Mince Pies, to be seasonal, but you can do this with Hot Cross Buns later this term if you like! The lesson works with ukuleles, chime bars, recorders, keyboards, any instrument where you’ve got three notes. Teach the … Continue reading

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Issue 145: Go Tell it on the Mountain – Ukulele

image from http://www.familychristmasonline.com/music/african_american_carols/go_tell.htm Here you go – dead easy F and C ukulele Christmas Carol. I’ve been hunting for one for weeks. I’m only doing the chorus, after all the children only started ukulele in September! You can get away … Continue reading

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