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My favourite chords

My favourite chords

There are hundreds of ukulele chords. But you don’t have to learn all of them. Find out my 14 essential ukulele chords in this post. And I also share some of my favourite chords, that aren’t on the beginner list.

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I remember Yesterday

I remember Yesterday

I saw a film today, oh boy… Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday gave me a sense of déjà vu. Because I can remember living in a world where The Beatles didn’t exist. It was the 1970s.

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Space music: moon songs for ukulele

Space music: moon songs for ukulele

My ukulele group, The Strumbles, is playing space-themed songs this week.
Fifty years ago, some guys went for a walk on the moon. A couple of my friends were born around that time, and they’re having a combined birthday celebration.

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Music and wellbeing

Music and wellbeing

This post is about how music is healing, in the widest sense of the word.
It’s a subject that’s close to my heart. It underpins the reasons why I teach ukulele and make music in the way I do.

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Ukulele practice tips 3 –  forming habits

Ukulele practice tips 3 – forming habits

This post is about how to find time to practice the ukulele, in your already busy life.
In order to play ukulele regularly you’ll need to form a new habit. Some people find this very easy and others may have to work at it.

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Singing with the ukulele

Singing with the ukulele

I’m a ukulele teacher, not a singing teacher. But singing is central to the way I teach and play ukulele.
For me, the whole purpose of playing the ukulele is to sing songs.
Singing is one of the great routes to joy.

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How to play Cotton Fields on ukulele

How to play Cotton Fields on ukulele

Cotton Fields is a great song for beginner ukulele players. It only has three chords and an easy strum.
Some boys at my primary school had a ukulele band, and Cotton Fields was one of their greatest hits.

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