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Gary Jugert
03-23-2009, 04:47 AM
Hey dudes ... I'm undertaking a project to create some short videos related to music theory and composition specifically for the ukulele. I want to use one of YOUR original songs as the example of a tune written in C major. I'd like for you to nominate a song that uses only C, F, and G chords that is on YouTube right now. (Please nominate yourself if you have a good one.) It will be used as the example for how to write a basic three-chord song in C major. Thanks for your help.

Ukulele JJ
03-23-2009, 05:41 AM
The song doesn't necessarily have to be written in C, does it? Any three-chord (I-IV-V) song could work if you transposed it, right?

JJ

cpatch
03-23-2009, 06:28 AM
Any three-chord (I-IV-V) song could work if you transposed it, right?
There goes the project!

SailQwest
03-23-2009, 08:12 AM
I really love RussBuss' "Purse Song."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJaoYPUzy4

Rich & I are currently working on it in hopes of playing it at the next open mic at Latitude 18.

SailQwest
03-23-2009, 08:17 AM
The song doesn't necessarily have to be written in C, does it? Any three-chord (I-IV-V) song could work if you transposed it, right?

JJ


There goes the project!

I think he wants one that is played in C on YouTube, possibly so people can play along with it.

Gary Jugert
03-24-2009, 05:35 AM
JJ ... you've already moved onto the SECOND video! Yes, anything can be transposed into the correct key, and that's my second video.

SailQuest already sees me at work: For the preliminary video, the posted song has to actually be written and performed in C major so viewers can follow along and be dazzled by the composer's brilliance.

RussBuss's song is awesome, but a wee-bit more advanced than I was hoping to find. Anybody got a song they've written and videotaped with ONLY C, F, and G? (I could live with an Am tossed into the mix.)

Ukulele JJ
03-24-2009, 06:03 AM
SailQuest already sees me at work: For the preliminary video, the posted song has to actually be written and performed in C major so viewers can follow along and be dazzled by the composer's brilliance.

Ah! Got it. Thought you were just going to show them the song in your vid. Didn't know you intended for them to play along with the original vid. My bad.

JJ

SailQwest
03-24-2009, 06:06 AM
Here's one that is just 12-bar blues in C. (So chords are C, F, G). :D

It's not a "best song" but it sure is easy to play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvCUGlUFchs

UKISOCIETY
03-24-2009, 07:22 AM
My English translation of "Schnappi the Little Crocodile" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS0Z6Xmkmas) is in those 3 chords. I'll annotate the video with the chords when I have some time later today..

EDIT: Oops. Sorry - it's not an original song.

ukulelefatman
03-24-2009, 07:35 PM
Just saw this new one from Amber Nash.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwgRIO4wC4