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Chord Families - Why Certain Chords Sound "Right" Together

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Chord Families - Why Certain Chords Sound "Right" Together

Learn what I, IV, and V chords are in any key and why you should memorize them so you can easily transpose most songs.

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How Do Chords Become Chords? A Simple Music Theory Lesson in Major and Minor Triad Chords

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How Do Chords Become Chords?  A Simple Music Theory Lesson in Major and Minor Triad Chords

Want to know how chords are "made?"  Read this post where Melissa explains the basic music theory behind how to figure out major and minor Triad chords, the most commonly played chords in music.

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Your First Ukulele Song: Put the Lime in the Coconut

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Your First Ukulele Song: Put the Lime in the Coconut

Learn your first ukulele song using only two chords, C and C7 with Melissa!  She will teach you how to play Harry Nilsson's Put the Lime in the Coconut.

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5 Christmas Songs You Can Learn on the Ukulele Today

5 Christmas Songs You Can Learn on the Ukulele Today

A collection of 5 Christmas songs from easy to intermediate. Jingle Bells Follow along with Melissa from The Hug Strap and learn how to play Jingle Bells on the ukulele using the C, F, G, and D chords. Click here to download the PDF.  Christmas is Coming This is a less well known Christmas song that I remember hearing as a child because my parents owned the John Denver and Muppets Christmas album.  It is short, only uses the D, A, and G chords and can be sung in a round with friends and family.  Click here to download the PDF....

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What Type of Ukulele Should I Buy?

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What Type of Ukulele Should I Buy?

Looking to buy your first ukulele (or second or third)? What's the difference between a soprano ukulele and a baritone? Wood or carbon fiber? Find out how to pick out your perfect ukulele in this article.

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