Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2024 

POP UP UKE Sessons via Zoom
NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME
Tuesdays 5-6 pm Pacific Time

Victoria Vox on PUU 02/13/24!

UkeWest Festival Zoom Workshop 
April 13, 2024

UkeWest Festival Concert via Zoom
May 25, 2024

Kamloops Summer Festival
Sorrento Retreat, British Columbia
June 19-23, 2024

Placer Ukulele Festival
Roseville, California
September 28, 2024

Reno Ukulele Festival
Sparks, Nevada
October 9-12, 2024

NOW OFFERING PRIVATE LESSONS IN THE SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AREA AND ON ZOOM!

BECOME A POP UP UKE PATRON FOR ONLY $12 PER MONTH!

Become a Patron!

 

 

The Beatles In 3 Chords: Kansas City (Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey)

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by dville

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller had never visited Kansas City.  Regardless of that, in 1952 they penned the famous blues tune that carries that city’s name.  A decade later four lads from Liverpool recorded a medley of Kansas City and the Little Richard song Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Both tunes are your garden-variety 12 Bar blues.  When Wilbert Harrison had a number one smash with Kansas City in 1959 he recorded the song in C#.  See if you can determine what key The Beatles chose to record the song.

Also, try that fancy strum and walk-up introduction to the song.  It works well on a ukulele!

2 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    I don't know how you do it, Jim, but this is the second time we've done a song for the first time at Kern River Tuesday Ukes, only to find you've used it here the next day. And it wasn't even planned; we were introducing the basic blues form, and one of the group started singing "Kansas City".

  2. Jim D'Ville says:

    It's magic!

Ukulele Tutorials

Playing By Ear


Play Ukulele By Ear 1
Vol. 1 DVD or Download
more info


Play Ukulele By Ear 1.5
Playing By The Numbers
Download Only
more info


Play Ukulele By Ear 2
Vol. 2 DVD or Download
more info


Play Ukulele By Ear 3 Download Only
more info

 


see all products
& descriptions

read reviews


© 2012-2024 Jim d'Ville play ukulele by ear  |  graphics and layout by lindesign  |  built and maintained by Gray's Web Design