Ukulele Tuning

Most of us are playing a Soprano or Tenor Ukulele in standard tuning.  Hold the Ukulele normally for a right hander this means the strings from top to bottom are G-C-E-A.  The Ukulele is the only instrument whose notes don’t follow a standard progression from low to high.   The G key sounds higher than the others.  Think the old tune My Dog has fleas.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a smart phone you can find a tuner in several places.  On my phone I loaded a little Piano application but here are couple other suggestions for tuning.

uketuner.com or get-tuned.com

YuleUkes set list for singers and Ukulele players

We have our first YuleUkes performance on Wednesday the 29th of November at the church.  We’ll gather at 5:30 and play a few songs starting at 5:45 but finishing in time for those of you that play bells to make your rehearsal.  Our audience will be parents and children participating in the Youth choir programs as they wait in fellowship hall.

All are invited; we need carolers as well as players including beginners and first timers.

  1. Oh Christmas tree (chords F and C7)
  2. I saw three ships (F and C7)
  3. Away in a Manger (C F G7)
  4. Silent Night (C F G7)
  5. Jingle Bells (C F G7)
  6. Mary’s boy child (special soloist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

YuleUkes Lesson 1

Oh Christmas Tree and I Saw Three Ships are the first two songs for YuleUkers to learn. Each has just 2 chords (F & C7) and the music is on pages 12 and 13 in the 21 Easy Ukulele Songs for Christmas book. Once you’ve purchased the book you may also link to the video lessons which are here.

Here is an audio file of Oh Christmas Tree to practice with.

Here is an audio file of I Saw Three Ships to practice with.

O Come, All Ye Faithful


Key of F


 
Adeste fideles
Laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte
Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus
Dominum

Oh, come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
Oh come, ye
Oh come, ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels
O’, come, let us adore him
O’, come, let us adore him
O’, come, let us adore him
Christ, The Lord
Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God in the Highest;
O’ come, let us adore Him,
O’ come, let us adore Him,
O’ come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Songwriters: JOHN FRANCIS WADE