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This website is just an old strummer's collection of ukulele arrangements displayed with chord diagrams to show how they were meant to be played. If you are a newer player, don't let barred chords keep you from trying them. The more you work at it, the easier they become.
My Study is My Favorite Hang-out with these Great Ukes
Now that you've found this place, I hope you find something you like. Some songs are simple and some more challenging ... Just keep strummin'!
Me? I'm just another ukulele fan who bought his first instrument as a boy in Southern California. A friend and I taught each other to play and we learned some of the old standards. I played that old uke for many years until it was broken beyond repair. Now I'm retired with a handful of beautiful ukuleles and a growing obsession for these little instruments. I have three Kamakas, one of which is a wonderful light Koa Standard Soprano that I bought from Chris Kamaka at the 2004 Southern California Ukulele Festival. I have a beautiful Standard Soprano Pineapple and a great sounding Tenor Six-String both bought at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. For local folks, they always have a great collection of ukuleles you can try out and choose from.
All of my ukes are tuned to GCEA. Although I spend many hours playing them all, and I love my Kamakas, the work-horse of my collection is a Tenor Fluke I bought several years ago from Jim Beloff at Flea Market Music. After wearing out the original fretboard, I had a rosewood fretboard installed and strung it with a low 'G', a personal preference. It conveniently stands next to my computer where I spend many hours a day, as my wife will attest. It's picked up and played a lot.
Why? It's sorta like my Harleys, if I had to explain, you'd never understand. But, years ago I started doing arrangements for the ukulele, primarily for my own enjoyment. Although I've shared some of them with family, friends, and the Loma Linda Ukulele Strummers, I really hadn't shared this work with very many folks. My intention with this site is to share these arrangements with any other ukulele player who may be interested. Maybe it will inspire someone to pick up their uke and play.
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PLEASE NOTE: The chord diagrams that I have used in these arrangements were purchased from John McDonald for $29.95 and are copyrighted. He has created over 2500 chord diagrams and other diagram tools. You will find his web site by clicking on Uke Strummer's Chord Collection. The arrangements on this site are intended for your own personal playing enjoyment. You may play them from here or you may copy them for your own personal use.But, if you intend to create your own arrangements using chord diagrams, buy your own CD of chord diagrams from John.Please don't waste your creative juices coming up with some brilliant way to copy them from here. Thanks for your honesty!