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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.
Song Road Map
Tips and tricks for remembering a 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.
No Road Map for Any Song Will Do check back soon.
Related Lessons for Any Song Will Do at this time.
Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele • Updated: Apr 3, 2020
The six essential scales are: Blues, Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, and Ionian. From the six essential scales, you can get through a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music.
A scale is simply a collection of pitches or notes, not really a "this is a Jazz scale", "this is a Blues" or "this is a Rock scale". It's how a scale is used that really matters not its name.
Most music starts with a scale. The melody, chords, licks and riffs all can be related back to a particular scale or scales.
Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!) • Updated: Jan 12, 2019
Most players struggle with learning the names of the notes of the ukulele fingerboard. There doesn't seem to a pattern and notes repeat. There is an easy way and it's easier that you think!
Most players know the names of the open strings for their favorite tuning.
In C Tuning the open strings, from ceiling to floor - your nose to toes are named G C E A, no sharps or flats.
Playing by Ear - The Ultimate Goal • Updated: Oct 8, 2015
Playing by ear is the ultimate goal for any musician when playing a musical instrument. It’s true whether you’re singing, banging a drum, strumming a guitar, or our favorite instrument, the ukulele.
If your fingers can already interpret and follow what your inner ear commands, you’ve obtained your goal and are playing by ear. However, the fact is that it's actually very uncommon for individuals to be able to play by ear with no apparent effort.
Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets
These are the related song files, resources and assets for Any Song Will Do at this time.
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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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.
Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection
Updated: Jan 1, 2003
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.
Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson
Updated: Jan 1, 2003
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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