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New Uke For Xmas (2019)

If you’ve got a new ukulele for Christmas or are considering taking up playing one, you’ll soon find there are lots of on-line resources to help you, whatever your level:

Day & Summary Day & Summary
01 –  Helmut Bickel – Fingerstyle 02 – New Uke For Xmas – Useful sources
03 – Bernadette’s 30 Day Challenge 04 – Songs & Songbooks – eg MUJ
05 – James Hill’s Ukulele Way 06 – Danno Sullivan – Play It Daily
07 – Cynthia Lin – Tutorials 08 – Phil Doleman’s Two Minute Tips
09 – Samantha Muir – Classical Uke 10 – Ten Thumbs Productions – Tutorials
11 – Richard Hefner – ezFolk Lessons 12 – Stuart Fuchs  – Tips & Tutorials
  • Have a general look around this website, as we pick out a wide selection of our favourite tools & tips, on-line uke lessons, songbooks, chords, music theory, forums, equipment & other website resources. In particular, my musings on what helped me when I first got my uke as a complete beginner may prove a useful summary if you’re totally new to playing.
  • Joining a local group is always a boost – whether you are a beginner, improver or expert player. We’re a very friendly club based in Lewisham which meets every Tuesday for free jamming sessions. Everyone is welcome & we pride ourselves from having members from all over London, Kent & Surrey. We’re back strumming in the New Year from Tue 7 Jan 2020. Contact us for more details.
  • If you aren’t near Lewisham, do check out the Mighty Ukulele for Londonwide gigs, events & UK clubs or Uke Hunt’s extensive clubs & groups listings covering  UK & Ireland; Europe; USA & Canada and Australia & New Zealand for a local group.
  • If you need advice on buying an instrument, Barry Maz has a wealth of independent reviews on Got A Ukulele as well as a schedule of uke festivals and other handy info to help get you started.

Good luck & happy strumming!

Jeanette

 

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UK Christmas Number Ones – 1963

I Want To Hold Your Hand gave The Beatles their first UK Xmas number one & – more importantly for them – was their first chart-topper in the USA. It was also one of two singles rerecorded in German, as  Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand  (the other being Sie Liebt Dich).

There’s a choice of a video lesson from Marco D at Morristown Uke Jam (chords here)  or  Evgenii Grigorev with a  fingerstyle version (tab available on this website).

Tam Duong gives today’s performance video:

More info on Wikipedia.

 

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Twelve Days Of Ukemas – Day Four

For the Feast of the Holy Innocents, here’s a playalong & tutorial for Billy Joel’s Innocent Man,  brought to you by Marco D from Morristown Uke Jam. More MUJ songs are available in Dropbox.

Don’t forget to check out our other free song resources – in the links further down the right hand side of this page & also on the Songs & Songbooks page.

 

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