There usually comes a point on Christmas afternoon – particularly if you got a new uke – when one relative, usually the one who spent most of the rest of the year complaining about your incessant strumming, will pipe up and say, “Play something Christmas-y, then.”
So, while everyone else is sat around nursing swollen bellies, you have to get up and perform. What are you going to play?
In this ebook you get eleven traditional Christmas tunes. I’ve kept the arrangements as simple as I could (with fancy fingerpicking kept to a minimum) in the hope that it will still be possible to knock them out in that woozy, slightly tipsy Christmas afternoon state. I’ve also included arrangements of the
The tunes included are:
Auld Lang Syne
Deck the Halls
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas: Two versions one rocky and one more traditional
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
In the Bleak Midwinter
The Holly and the Ivy
Twelve Days of Christmas
Click the links to see me playing the full arrangements.
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What People Are Saying
An excellent selection of tabs and playing tips… I highly recommend picking it up.
Chris of The UkeCast.
Just have to say again that your “How to Play Christmas Ukulele” is really terrific. There is a fair amount of ukulele Christmas music out there but very little as good as your arrangements. All of your music is very easy to play as well a lot of fun to play.
The selection of songs is great. There are popular favorites, along with some that I’d never heard of before. All are arranged for beginner to intermediate. I’m definitely in the beginner camp, but have been able to play a few bars of each… this eBook is a bargain.
What You Get
Once you’ve paid (payments handled by PayPal) you’ll be taken to the download page and receive an email with a link to the page where you can download a zip file containing:
- Tab for full arrangements 11 Christmas tunes for standard tuning (gCEA re-entrant). You can watch videos of all of them being played on YouTube.
- Tab and standard notation for the melodies only with accompanying chord boxes.
- A pdf file containing performance notes for all the tunes and descriptions of some of the techniques used.
- MP3s of all the melody arrangements. You can hear the melody being played and – after a bit fiddling with your balance knob – use them as a backing track.
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