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Classical Gas

Composed and originally performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Nov 4, 2016 • VIEWS: 165 • LESSON CODE: UL404

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: repertoire

View the Download section below to download the song files for the complete and most up-to-date versions.

Classical Gas is an instrumental piece of music written by Mason Williams. The title of the album on which it appears is also Classical Gas. This song was originally released by Mason Williams on "The Mason Williams Phonograph Record" released in 1968.

Classical Gas has logged over five million broadcast performances to become BMI's all-time number-one instrumental composition for radio air play

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Classical Gas is more of a song suitable as solo instrumental, than a song you can strum chords along to. There a lot of spots taht you can changes and play with the tempo. Even going rubato for sections.

I use a lot of triads when playing this song. Some cool arrangements can be discovered just doodling around on the ukulele with triads.


Main Song Download(s)

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Classical Gas - Ukulele Melody and Chord Arrangement - Am
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The Mason WIlliams instrumental hit in standard music notation and ukulele TAB.

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Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets

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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.

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