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Florida Tour

Bonita Springs Uke Group
Bonita Springs, Florida Feb. 27
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Sarasota Uke Group
Sarasota, Florida March 7
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East Pasco/HernandoUke Group
Zephyrhills, Florida March 14
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Gainesville Uke Group
Gainesville, Florida March 16
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Tallahassee Uke Jammers
Tallahassee, Florida March 22
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Reno Uke Fest
Sparks, Nevada Apr. 30-May 3
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West Coast Uke Retreat
Pacific Grove, California May 13-17
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California Uke Academy
Angelus Oaks , California May 18-20
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Kerrville Folk Fest Uke Camp
Kerrville, Texas June 1-3
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Oakridge Uke Fest
Oakridge, Oregon August 7-9
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Tunes In The Dunes
Otis, Oregon September 18-20
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Pt. Townsend Uke Fest
Pt. Townsend, Wash. October 7-11
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Ukulele Ceilidh
Liverpool, Nova Scotia October 22-25
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Ashokan Uke Fest-NY

Langley BC Workshops

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

2012 & 2014 NAMM Shows

Tampa Bay Getaway

Ukulele Club de Montreal

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3 Chord Club: Tommy James

Posted on: April 22nd, 2011 by dville
This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll learn 3 classics 60’s tunes from Tommy James & The Shondells.  Tommy credits his grandfather for getting him started in the music business by giving him a Arthur Godfrey ukulele (with the automatic tuner) at age 4.  Tommy reveals this in an interview with Profiles at the :35 mark.

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 the key of the recording.New! Video Hints
(Hint-Chorus I-IV-V)
(Hint-entire song I-bVIII-I)

(Hint-the chorus is basically a I-IV-I-V-IV-I progression but with added passing chords one whole tone down I-(bVII)-I-(bVII)-IV-(bIIII)-IV-(bIII) etc.)

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