Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2017


Ashokan Uke Festival
Olivebridge, NY May 26-29
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Ukulele Festival of Scotland
Dumfries, Scotland June 9-11
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Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 16-18
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Uke U VI
Bend, Oregon July 14-16
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Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon August 6
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Tunes In The Dunes
Lincoln City, Oregon Sept. 14-17
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Caravan Gogh + Oregon Mandolin Orchestra
Hillsboro, Oregon December 9
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3 Chord Club Archives:
Toots & The Maytals
Reggae Ukulele

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by dville

Can you play reggae ukulele? Of course you can!

Today at the 3 Chord Club we get down and funky with Toots & the Maytals. We’ll learn three of Toot’s great tunes on the uke by ear. Remember, to get that reggae beat, accent the 2 and the 4, or the back-beat.

Each Friday we choose three songs from a specific artist, label or genre of music that we’ll learn by ear. All the songs will contain three chords or less! You’ll find links to the lyrics but not the chords. That’s where your ears come in. Since you know the song has only one to three chords, try to figure out the changes, or chord progression by ear. Here’s a hint, most of the time the chords will be the I-IV & V or V7 chords. In the Key of C, that’s C-F-G or G7. Remember, the sound examples may be in various keys. As an added bonus try, to figure out what key the original is played in.

Pressure Drop-Lyrics
(Hint: Pressure Dropping V-IV-I…)

Reggae Got Soul-Lyrics
(Hint: I-IV-I)

Funky Kingston-Lyrics
(Hint: Jam over the I)

Extra Credit Hints:
Pressure Drop: Key Ab (Ab-Db-Eb)
Reggae Got Soul: Key C (C-F)
Funky Kingston: Key Gb (Gb)

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