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“Morning Has Broken” . . . . Old Irish Hymn . . . Now a Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch. . . Contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO (now reduced to just $20.00)

April 25, 2016


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We learn from WIKIPEDIA that “Morning Has Broken” is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as “Bunessan” (it shares this tune with the 19th century Christma s Carol “Child in the Manger”). It is often sung in children’s services. English pop musician and folk singer Cat Stevens (known as Yusuf Islam since 1978 after becoming a Muslim in 1977) included a version on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat. The song became identified with Stevens when it reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the U.S. easy listening chart in 1972.

Morning Has Broken” is definitely one of the most easily accessible pieces contained in the Chord Melody eBook TWO. . . As in all Chord Melody arrangements it involves simply the right thumb brushing the chords and the melody automatically plays itself.  No really difficult left hand fingering in this arrangement. . . Look below to see a short excerpt from the beginning of this song. . .

Morning 1

Notice in measure 3 we have a Dm chord. . . This is an upper fret inversion of the chord and does require a simple Barre fingering.  Simply lay the index finger across the first 3 strings at the 5th Fret. . . Then bring the ring finger over to play the 7th Fret of the 4th string. Below is another short excerpt. . .

Morning 2

The majority of the time the melody is on the first string but in some cases the melody will jump over to the 2nd or even the 3rd string.  Notice above in Meas 15 that the melody does immediately jump to the 2nd string then down to the 3rd string. . In these cases you need to be careful not to play the 1st string.  This is chiefly where solo instrumental playing differs widely from simply chord and strum for singing where you always play all 4 strings.  It does require some care and attentive practice.  Learning to play solo while learning to interpret tablature notation does take some time but be patient with yourself. It will happen and soon you will find yourself in a whole new world of music fun with the Ukulele.

As I mentioned earlier, “Morning Has Broken” is contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO.  It can be purchased by making a payment of just $20.00 through the PayPal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased it will be personally emailed to you within the day.

Chord Melody Books 2 Cover 37 songs

Table of Contents of Chord Melody eBook TWO


Each of the Chord/Melody eBooks can be purchased separately for just $20.00 or all together at a new Combo “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.0

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Here is a link detailing all THREE eBooks

Announcing the release of the NEW Chord melody ebook FOUR  $25.95



All 4 Chord Melody ebooks can be purchased at a combo discount price of  $70


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  1. August 20, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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