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“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers . . . Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook ONE

July 18, 2016

A classic song just right for the UKULELE


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Below is a short excerpt from the opening of “Unchained Melody”

Unchained 1Make note that the melody begins on the first string then jumps over to the 2nd string on measure 3. . . Stays on the 2nd string then jumps back up to the 1st string on beat 2 of the 4th measure. . . . Therefore, be careful not to play the first string whenever the melody jumps to another string. . . This is one of the primary differences between chordal strumming to accompany singing and that of solo ukulele instrumental playing. . . This takes some time and patience to get used to this . . .

Notice, as well, that this entire piece is played with merely the thumb throughout

Below is another short excerpt from later on in the song:

Unchained 2Notice at measure 15 we have a G chord.  . . However, this G chord…

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