This tune is bound to have been an old household favourite for many of us in Australia. Help sing it to a new generation and consider whether your ukulele ensemble can write a new verse for the uke…
Chopsticks – Peter Combe
How to fingerpick the ‘Chopsticks’ tune on the uke:
An American traditional song that originates from before the Civil war. Enjoy playing and improvising!
O Mary Don’t You Weep
Here is a favourite spooky song, great for singing with a group. It makes use of a very common 50s doo-wop chord progression that is handy to be familiar with.
We think you should learn this song before confronting the Jolene in your own life. It may also bring up opportunities for some fingerstyle ukulele.
Anthemic ‘n’ sentimental, this Guns ‘n’ Roses track is sure to be a crowd pleaser on the ukulele too…!? Here is our arrangement, which has spots for all the leads so Slash impersonating uke players can go wild.
Sweet Child o’ Mine
It’s pretty likely ours will have a Pacific beachy feel, so here’s the Hawaiian version:
Keiki Nani (Sweet Child) – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Here is a classic song with attitude and a really fun ‘run’ to do up the fretboard. Acknowledgements to
Richard G for the song sheet.
These Boots are Made for Walking
Here is a wonderful slow burning tune from Melbourne’s Lower Plenty.
Heres a great easy standard from the always terrific Hank Williams that only has 3 or 4 chords.
Get your dawg to howl along with you to capture the forsaken vibe.
Your Cheatin Heart
Here is a catchy pop tune that had ought to sound pretty fab with some ukulelar-powered energy. It has three chords – D, A and G. We can give it a run-through at the next meetup on Thurs.