12/19/17

Ukulele Fingerstyle: What Child is This? Left Hand Position - D Chord Trick


William Chatterton Dix wrote the lyrics for "What Child is This" in 1865. Dix worked as the manager of an insurance company at the time he wrote the carol and had been struck with a serious illness.  

Ukulele Fingerstyle: What Child is This?

While recovering he underwent a spiritual renewal, that led to him writing several hymns including the lyrics to this one.

12/14/17

What accessories do I really need to go with my ukulele and why?


Here's a rundown on exactly what accessories you really need to go with your new ukulele and why.

What Accessories do I really need to go with my ukulele and why?

You may not need all of them, and you may be able to get by with none of them.

12/8/17

Fingerstyle Ukulele: The First Noel - Two Arrangements


English speakers borrowed the word noel from French. 

Fingerstyle Ukulele: The First Noel - Two Arrangements

It can be traced further back to the Latin word natalis, which can mean "birthday" as a noun or "of or relating to birth" as an adjective.

12/6/17

Ukulele fingerstyle: Silent Night - Two More Challenging Arrangements


We took a look at a very basic fingerstyle arrangement of Silent night not to long ago. 

Here is in case you missed it:

Silent Night - Easy Fingerstyle Arrangement 

Ukulele fingerstyle: Silent Night - A More Challenging Arrangement

Here's two more challenging arrangements!

12/4/17

Ukulele Fingerstyle: Play Jingle Bells


Jingle Bells was written by Medford Massachusetts resident James Pierpont in 1850.

It was inspired by annual one-horse open-sleigh races that took place on Salem and Pleasant Streets between Medford Square and Malden Square.


Check out this great fingerstyle arrangement...

11/30/17

Ukulele Songs: Strum Along with 5 Christmas Classics



Here are 5 must know Christmas classics for your strumming pleasure...

11/25/17

Fingerstyle Ukulele: Play O Come, All Ye Faithful


It's time to start learning the old classics so you're ready for Christmas!



Check out the first installment of my new fingerstyle arrangements...

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