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“Surface Pressure” for Baritone Ukulele

I have adored learning this instant classic by Lin-Manuel Miranda. I think everyone has had moments where they felt like Luisa, whom I saw as fighting to understand the distinction between herself the human and her amazing gifts and accomplishments. For me it’s been a long road to see my own validity separately from the value I bring to others. I’ve been reflecting a lot on that concept lately and have seen it start to emerge as a recurrent theme in my life.

It’s been cathartic to learn this song from the movie “Encanto.” I hope my work in creating this song sheet and arrangement helps you to also find a pathway to emotional release.

Page 1 is the song with lyrics and changes, page 2 shows the chord symbols and strumming patterns I’ve used.

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“We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes for Baritone Ukulele

In this easy, beginner-friendly baritone ukulele tutorial we’ll be learning “We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes. This song is perfect for celebrating friendship, returning to school, singing with kids, singing with grown-ups, enjoying things…

Thank you as always for your support!

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“Can’t Help Falling In Love” for Ukulele

This was a request – sometimes I get requests for songs that are done by soooo many people, but if you’re particularly drawn to my teaching style, and want to practice your fingerpicking and faster chord changes, this would be a good choice!

The video covers just chords for GCEA tuning, but I have chord charts for both GCEA and Baritone tunings.

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“What a Wonderful World” for Baritone Ukulele

This is an arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” for baritone ukulele. It’s in G. Enjoy!

Download the printable chord chart here –

If you find value in what I’m doing, and have the means to support monetarily, you may do so on Ko-Fi. This is a labor of love, but it does take a lot of time to find music, arrange it, create song sheets and record videos. Thank you as always for your support.

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“Under the Boardwalk” for the Baritone Ukulele

I finally distributed instruments to my students! What I’ve learned is, there are SO many great video tutorials out there for the GCEA ukulele. But not really the baritone. There are some introductory lessons, but nearly nothing about how to play easy songs. My guess is that people are assuming players are coming from a GCEA background. However, my students are not. (I didn’t, either.)

So I will be doing everything I can to expand the selection of EASY songs for the baritone uke, particularly songs in G. (Also: It’s really hard to search for songs by key.) With that said, I present to you, “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters.

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“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” for Baritone Ukulele

I was like, “I’ll just make those two Christmas tutorials and call it good.” Right.

This song is challenging, not just because of the chords used, but the sheer number of chords that we don’t see terribly often in the simpler songs. Hopefully in the video it helps when I break it down, it definitely took a lot of time for me to learn this. Don’t give up!

Tutorial plus Play-Along
Standalone Play-Along

PDF Chord Chart to download for free 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Stephy