Here’s a great song that’s fun to sing and easy to learn! It only has 4 chords, and it presents a great opportunity to work on fingerstyle and vocal technique. This song is in A major.
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.
This is an arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” for baritone ukulele. It’s in G. Enjoy!
Download the printable chord chart here –
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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.
In this post we have a video and chord chart for “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. This version is in the key of C, as opposed to its original key of G. I recommend trying both keys to see which one fits your voice the best! Even though I can sing in a low range, I felt like I could project a bit better in this higher key.
Emo millennials rejoice! Our anthem is here! We can now fully feel our sadness toward the state of the world today by channeling it through “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel.
In this post I have a play-along video plus chord charts for both GCEA and DGBE ukulele tunings. This version is in G, which is the original key. I will also have a version in C coming out, which is easier for my female vocal chords and may be easier for those playing a GCEA tuning.
This arrangement is in G, which worked better for baritone ukulele and for my female singing voice. I have song sheets for both GCEA and Baritone tunings on this page.
Play along with me here if you’d like –
This song has been speaking to me a lot lately. I think this project, this content I create, the things I share so more people can partake in music making – that may be the “great machinery serving something beyond me.” Maybe this work is my orchard.
Enjoy it, and happy New Year!
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!
PDF Chord Chart to download for free 🙂