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Any Song Will Do
Published: 2014-07-23 Updated: 2015-12-07

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Any Song Will Do

This is not really a song, but simply saying that for the purposes of a lot of the lessons and lesson series on this site ANY song will do for exploring the lessons material and concepts in the lessons.

Many players, especially beginning and intermediate players use songs as way to learn the ukulele. A song can serve as menu or recipe of the music elements that one needs to master for that particular song. From a song you'll get the lyrics, melody and chords for the song. You'll have to figure out the style a.k.a. rhythm and strums to use, any scales for filled and solos, figure out the harmonic structure in order to make educated chord substitution choices and scale selections. And, hopefully this information can be carried over to other songs.

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A Road Map Through Song

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.

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A Guide to Advanced Chords Series - Chord Building Chart

A handle dandy reference chart for building fifteen (15) basic triads and 4-part chords.

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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles.

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Basic Ukulele Chord Chart

A chart of the most common ukulele chords in the most common keys.

Open Position Flash Cards for Ukulele C Tuning

Standard music notation flash chards for learning the notes in open position for C tuning.

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Movable 7th Chords for Ukulele Chord Chart - C Tuning

A handy dandy single sheet chart showing the each voicing of the four, seventh chords Big Six seventh chord voicings.

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Common `Ukulele Tunings

Exploring the three common tunings: C, G, and D.

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Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele

From these six essential scale you can get through a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music.

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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!)

It's easier then your think.

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Playing by Ear - The Ultimate Goal

The ultimate goal for any musician when playing a musical instrument.

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Basic Lessons for Getting Started with Ukulele

These are the ukulele lessons that every ukulele player just starting or a bit seasoned should take a look at.

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Basic Ukulele Chords Charts

Not so much a series - but the basic chords ALL ukulele players should know.

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Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

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Common Ukulele Tunings

Any tuning is possible on a ukulele as long as the construction supports it and a string is available. There are three somewhat common tunings in popular use today, C, D and G tuning - with C tuning the most popular.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection

Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.

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Types of Chords Available on Ukulele

The types of chords possible on ukulele include open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part chords, a.k.a. jazz chords and free from chords.

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Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland

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