Monday, October 6, 2014

CCC Uke Jam - Class 1

I had a great time tonight at CCC's River Glen Campus in Fulton. Here's a link to a pdf file with what we covered:

Uke Jam - Class 1

Here are few more two chord songs to try out. Listen for the chord changes!:
  • Old Time/Bluegrass Tunes:
    • Pistol Packin' Mama
    • Jambalaya
    • Buffalo Gals
  • Children's Tunes:
    • Skip To My Lou
    • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
    • London Bridge
    • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Old Time Gospel Tunes:
    • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
    • Standin' In The Need of Prayer

About ukulele strings...

Often new ukuleles don't come with very good strings, so changing them up for better quality strings can often make even an inexpensive uke sounds much better.There are lots of brands out there and every player has their favorite. On my soprano uke in traditional tuning I use Aquila Strings. Here's a video that explains how to change the strings - it's not as hard as you might think!

No class next week due to the Columbus Day weekend. We'll meet on the 20th and with a couple more chords branch out to Rock 'n Roll and the Blues!