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Three Blind Mice is an English nursery rhyme and musical round.
Presented here in two keys. The key of C Major in the open position and the key of D Major in position II.
This is a simple melody that can be used as a reference fingering and position with the Playing by Ear series of lessons.
3 2 1 3 2 1 5 4 4 3
M3 desc M2
- The melody is entirely taken from a major scale.
- Start on major third of scale and desc the scale to the root. Repeat and take it from there.
Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?
Published by Frederick Warne & Co., an illustrated children's book by John W. Ivimey entitled The Complete Version of Ye Three Blind Mice, fleshes the mice out into mischievous characters who seek adventure, eventually being taken in by a farmer whose wife chases them from the house and into a bramble bush, which blinds them. Soon after, their tails are removed by the butcher's wife when the complete version incorporates the original verse. The story ends with them using a tonic to grow new tails and recover their eyesight, learning a trade (making wood chips, according to the accompanying illustration), buying a house and living happily ever after. The book is now in the public domain.
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Three Blind Mice - Ukulele Melody
Updated: Dec 31, 2016
Reference melody in standard music notation and TAB, in C Major and D Major for use with the Play By Ear lessons series.
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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.
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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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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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