music, ukulele

Helplessness Blues – Ukulele Song Sheet and Play-along

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!

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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

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9 EASY, Secular Christmas Songs for Baritone Ukulele – Video and Chord Chart

This is a collection of 9 easy (meaning no barre chords, usually less than 4 chords per song, no 4-finger chords), secular Christmas songs you can learn and play along with on the BARITONE ukulele. When you’re learning, please feel free to utilize the YouTube functions of slowing down the video to half speed or repeating chapters. Some of the changes happen fast!

Songs included: Deck the Halls, O Christmas Tree, Silver Bells, All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Up on the Housetop, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, and The 12 Days of Christmas.

Download the PDF below. I never want funds to be a barrier to music making, but if you would like to support my work, you can buy me a coffee.

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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.

Download this image directly, or you can get the PDF below if you prefer that.