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2 Popular Christmas eBooks from Ukulele Mike Lynch available for a combined discount – Purchase price: $35.95 for both

October 13, 2014

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The 2011 release “A UKULELE CHRISTMAS” contains chiefly more elaborate fingerpicking arangements. Elegant and beautiful but needing a bit more skill level to accomplish. The new “CHRISTMAS UKULELE” is entirely in a Chord/Melody format. By far an easier way to get into solo instrumental playing.
Both collections contain the beloved classic and traditional Christmas songs we all come to love.
The 2011 collection also contains a 2nd book that is devoted entirely to chord strumming accompaniment pieces for Holiday sing a longs. A must for Christmas gatherings.
Now, if purchased together, you can get a discount of $10.00. So, the combined prices is $35.00 for both copies. They can be purchased by making a combined payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com. Once the payment is made, PayPal will give you an option to add more information such as the names of the eBooks you…

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Brand New 33 Song Christmas Ukulele Chord/Melody eBook Now available – All selections arranged by Ukulele Mike Lynch

October 13, 2014

Originally posted on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE:

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Chord/Melody playing is by far the easiest approach
to solo instrumental performance.
This collection of timeless Christmas Classics
uses nothing but Chord/Melody style.
No fingerpicking is required. . . Only the thumb is used.
How much easier could it get?
The 4 lines on the bottom stave represent the 4 strings
of the ukulele.
The top line is the first string (That closest to your knee)
The bottom or 4th line is the string closest to your chin.
The numbers on the lines represent the fret numbers. . .
If you see a ZERO that means an open string.
The treble clef stave on top is there to assist in reading
the time values for each note.
Keep in mind that in solo playing, one does not always
strum all 4 strings together. There are many times
when we are asked to play perhaps only 2 or 3 strings.
This…

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“Love Is Blue” by Andre Popp now available as a solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike and included in the newly released 52 song Chord/Melody eBook

October 13, 2014

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From Wikipedia, here is what we can learn about the song “LOVE IS BLUE”
“L’amour est bleu” (English title: “Love Is Blue”) is a song whose music was composed by André Popp, and whose lyrics were written by Pierre Cour, in 1967. Brian Blackburn later wrote English-language lyrics for it. First performed in French by Greek singer Vicky Leandros (appearing as Vicky) as the Luxembourgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, it has since been recorded by many other musicians, most notably French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat, whose familiar instrumental version became the only number-one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in America.
The song describes the pleasure and pain of love in terms of colours (blue and grey) and elements (water and wind). The English lyrics (“Blue, blue, my world is blue …”) focus on colours only (blue, grey, red, green, and black)…

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2 Popular Christmas eBooks from Ukulele Mike Lynch available for a combined discount – Purchase price: $35.95 for both

October 5, 2014

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The 2011 release “A UKULELE CHRISTMAS” contains chiefly more elaborate fingerpicking arangements. Elegant and beautiful but needing a bit more skill level to accomplish. The new “CHRISTMAS UKULELE” is entirely in a Chord/Melody format. By far an easier way to get into solo instrumental playing.
Both collections contain the beloved classic and traditional Christmas songs we all come to love.
The 2011 collection also contains a 2nd book that is devoted entirely to chord strumming accompaniment pieces for Holiday sing a longs. A must for Christmas gatherings.
Now, if purchased together, you can get a discount of $10.00. So, the combined prices is $35.00 for both copies. They can be purchased by making a combined payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com. Once the payment is made, PayPal will give you an option to add more information such as the names of the eBooks you wish to purchase. I will then, personally email them to you within the day.

Below are the table of contents of both eBooks.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE NEW 2014 CHRISTMAS UKULELE Chord/Melody eBook
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Here is the complete list of Solo Christmas Ukulele instrumentals 2011 in tablature format:

Angels We Have Heard On High

Away In A Manger

Coventry Carol

Good King Wenceslas

O Come Little Children

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

O Tannenbaum

Pat-A-Pan

Silent Night

Still, Still, Still

Up On The Housetop

We Three Kings

What Child Is This

White Christmas Chord/Melody Version

White Christmas (Fingerpicking vesion)

Winter Wonderland

The second book is the “CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG COLLECTION”
A comprehensive collection of traditional and popular classic CHristmas standards, perfect for Christmas and Holiday get-togethers or Sing-A-Long gatherings. I’ve taken great pains to make these arrangement work well with the Ukulele and with Ukulele “friendly” keys.

Here is the complete list of Songs in this Book:

1.Angels We Have Heard On High

2.Away In A Manger

3.Feliz Navidad

4.Go Tell It On The Mountain

5.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

6.I’ll Be Home For Christmas

7.Jingle Bell Rock

8.Jingle Bells

9.Jolly Old St. Nicholas

10.Joy To The World

11.Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

12.Mela Kalikimaka

13.O Come All Ye Faithful

14.Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

15.Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

16.Santa Claus Is Coming To town

17.Silent Night

18.Silver Bells

19.Sleigh Ride

20.We Three Kings

21.We Wish You A Merry Christmas

22.What Child Is This?

23.White Christmas

24.Winter Wonderland

Brand New 33 Song Christmas Ukulele Chord/Melody eBook Now available – All selections arranged by Ukulele Mike Lynch

October 2, 2014

Christmas Chord Melody eBook template

Chord/Melody playing is by far the easiest approach
to solo instrumental performance.
This collection of timeless Christmas Classics
uses nothing but Chord/Melody style.
No fingerpicking is required. . . Only the thumb is used.
How much easier could it get?
The 4 lines on the bottom stave represent the 4 strings
of the ukulele.
The top line is the first string (That closest to your knee)
The bottom or 4th line is the string closest to your chin.
The numbers on the lines represent the fret numbers. . .
If you see a ZERO that means an open string.
The treble clef stave on top is there to assist in reading
the time values for each note.
Keep in mind that in solo playing, one does not always
strum all 4 strings together. There are many times
when we are asked to play perhaps only 2 or 3 strings.
This is a much different approach from simple strumming
accompaniment for singing, but in time and with patience, you
WILL become adept at reading this form of notation. It does take
time and please be patient with yourself. Plan a practical approach
to practice time. Select a short achievable amount of music
for the allotted time. For instance, choose 3 or 4 measures.
Learn the part then memorize and move on.
Then next day go to the next group of measures.
Within a short time you’ll find yourself playing these simple classic songs.
At all times, remember to have fun and as always . . .
“HAPPY STRUMMING”


HERE IS THE COMPLETE TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE NEW CHRISTMAS CHORD/MELODY eBook.
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It can be purchased for $19.95 by making a payment through the paypal donate button
on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com

Some have already asked, how does this book differ from the “A UKULELE CHRISTMAS” which I released in 2011? Well, this new collection is ENTIRELY in Chord/Melody format. The previous 2011 collection relies largely on more elaborate fingerpicking arrangement. They are equally fine pieces and well worth learning. The 2011 collection also contains a 2nd book of simple strumming accompaniment Christmas songs. Great for holiday gatherings and sing a longs.
Here is a link that further explains the contents of the 2011 “A UKULELE CHRISTMAS”

http://allthingsukulele.com/2011/11/15/ukulele-christmas-ebook-now-available-from-ukulele-mike-lynch/

“A UKULELE CHRISTMAS” 2011 Collection

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More updates to come . . .

“TAMMY” from the motion picture TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR – Solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – included in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook

September 29, 2014

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I had a ukulele player tell me that my arrangement of EDELWEISS was perfect for a summer’s day on the back porch swing. . . Here again is another one of those kind of pleasant laid back summer evening pieces to learn. Like EDELWEISS it is fairly accessible for moderately advanced beginners thru intermediate players. If you are insterested in creating some of your own ukulele instrumentals keep in mind that the key of F is quite good for that. . . G and C are also good, but F is supremely good for the uke.

In this arrangement I decided to us a Chord/Melody style. It works SO well with the Chord/Melody technique. No fingerpicking involved. . . simply strum the chords and pick the individual melody notes with the thumb. Below is a short excerpt of TAMMY to illustrate how the standard treble clef notation and the tablature…

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Massive 52 Song Chord/Melody collection from Ukulele Mike Lynch available now

September 29, 2014

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Chord/Melody arrangements are by far the best way to get into solo instrumental playing

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I’ve had hundreds of requests for more and more Chord/Melody ukulele solo arrangements.

For so many people they have proven to be an immediate success. They are so much easier

to learn then complicated fingerpicking, arpeggio style arrangements. Although those do

have their place and can be of great elegance and beauty, these chord/melody arrangements

are more readily accessible to most players.

Chord/Melody arrangements are by far the best introduction to instrumental solo

playing. One can play convincing instrumentals with much more ease than

usually experienced with fingerpicking solo playing. Only the thumb is used in

this stye of playing. No other fingers are involved. This acts to simplify the

process so one can concentrate on the distinctive melody of the piece.

In many cases the melody will be found to exist on either the first or second

strings. One needs to merely hold down the main chord while the…

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