Loop, Capo, & Chorus – Mmmbop

When playing an instrument, one must let go of all snobbery, because to become proficient, you’ll need to be able to play all types of music – even some you might not normally listen to.  For the record, I’m quite happy to listen to Mmmbop.  I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. 🙂 This song builds…

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Using a Capo & Get Lucky

A capo is one of the greatest tools assist with playing ukulele.  It allows you to play complicated chord by using easy chord shapes you already know.  If you’ve never fitted a capo to your instrument, there is a great little tutorial here.  It’s super-simple! To play this song, you’ll need to put a capo…

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Chord Charts & Hey Ya

Had some really lovely feedback about my last ukulele post, so I’ll try to do one of these a week going forward. If you’re struggling to find basic chord illustrations, here are a couple of places to go: GCAE Chords DGBE Chords This week, I’m posting one that’s great for beginners.  The chords are very…

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Learning Baritone Ukulele

Back in January 2014, at the ripe old age of 46, I decide to learn to play ukulele.  I’d read that learning a musical instrument could help ward off dementia, and with my short-term memory fading quickly, I went to the music shop and bought a little concert ukulele, and within a few hours, I was…

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