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Any Song Will Do

When any song here can be used for the concepts in the lessons.

PUBLISHED: Jul 23, 2014 • UPDATED: Dec 7, 2015 • LESSON CODE: ANYSONG • VISITS: 25

ANY guitar ukulele piano banjo bass drums harmonica lapsteel mandolin music Subjects: repertoire

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 lesson's material and concepts presented in the lesson.

Many players, especially beginning and intermediate players use songs as a 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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Song Road Map

Tips and tricks for remembering a song.

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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.


No Road Map for Any Song Will Do check back soon.

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Common `Ukulele Tunings • Updated: Apr 11, 2012

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It's a lot easier then your think.

Playing by Ear - The Ultimate Goal • Updated: Oct 8, 2015

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

Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets

These are the related song files, resources and assets for Any Song Will Do at this time.

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A Guide to Advanced Chords Series - Chord Building Chart
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

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
Updated: May 11, 2019

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G.


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Basic Ukulele Chord Chart
Updated: May 11, 2019

A chart of the most common ukulele chords in the most common keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

Open Position Flash Cards for Ukulele C Tuning
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

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

Movable 7th Chords for Ukulele Chord Chart - C Tuning
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

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


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Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Any Song Will Do at this time.

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Basic Lessons for Getting Started with Ukulele
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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.

Common Ukulele Tunings
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele for use with on-line and private students.

Types of Chords Available on Ukulele
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson
Updated: Apr 3, 2020

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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