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PLUCking Ukes – Striking A Chord

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learning chords (Photo credit: khrawlings)

Especially when you are new to playing or are learning a tune with some unfamiliar chords, you often find it’s useful having the chord diagrams to hand on your songsheet. To save you drawing them on freehand, here are a few of our members’ tips:

  • Colin recommends the self-inking five-fret blank ukulele chord stamp bought recently from Shropshire firm Pencraft. He found it invaluable when going through his songbooks putting the songs into 2nd and 3rd positions. They do two sizes for ukes & each currently costs £10 plus £3 p&p. At present, they include a free Wheel of Fifths and a Ukulele World DVD with every order.

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Ukulele Playalongs

Anyone who’s ever fancied strumming along with famous musical acts need look no further than the crazy Sheep Entertainment site (Ukulele.nl).

In addition to their Chord Finder utility, there are two different types of uke playalongs – the simple audio ones (found by either clicking on the picture of Elvis in the blue three-wheeler car or on the red Playalong Songs Go! plectrum wherever you see it) or choose Ukulele Playalong, which gives you access to a songlist & over 150 YouTubes, many of them fab old Top Of The Pops recordings.

Ensure you change to the appropriate tuning for your instrument, then you’ll see the chord layouts on a uke fretboard, alongside the chord names & lyrics as you go. Have a fun time!

 

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