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“Mary Ann” – Chord Chart and Video

This is my favorite song to teach with only 2 chords!

Why did I chose to teach it C-G7 for this video? I seriously have no idea, because when I was teaching this to young kids it was much easier to teach this song using F and C7. Ah well. Maybe I’ll make an F-C7 version if there is demand.

Also included: Two strumming patterns!

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Baritone Ukulele Chord Chart – I Got Rhythm

I love this song for teaching AABA form, its fun chord progression, and just generally having fun while singing. One activity I used to do with elementary students was to have them list things that made them feel good or happy, and have them make their own versions of the song using those things. I love giving students opportunities to be creative and share what they love in their lives!

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Baritone Ukulele Chart – “Edelweiss”

This classic from “The Sound of Music” was actually one of the first non-original songs I learned on the baritone ukulele! (which is my “home” ukulele – I learned bari before I learned GCEA)

It’s a great study in music theory and an opportunity to try some fingerpicking. Plus, it’s just a gorgeous song.

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“This Land Is Your Land” for Ukulele

This song by Woody Guthrie is so good for kids – not only is the message and history so deep and nuanced, but the chord progression is easy to learn because if you lose your spot, you can always go back to C!

There are at least 3 more verses – there is a lot of opportunity to discuss the point of American history that inspired this song and why it was so important to sing about this.
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10 Kids’ Songs with 3 Chords on Ukulele

I finally made the video for this collection! Actually I made the collection, video graphics, and recorded the video many moons ago, but I didn’t like how the video looked so I re-recorded it and now have finally put it all together.

Songs include: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, You Are My Sunshine, Down by the Bay, This Land Is Your Land, Old MacDonald, Grandfather’s Clock, The Muffin Man, Frog Went A-Courtin, Mr. Sun, If You’re Happy and You Know It.

These images are for GCEA tuning – if you play baritone uke and know the chord shapes on your own, or if you just want to pretend you’re playing GCEA shapes, feel free!