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    As new video play alongs are added to the “repertoire,” I am going to add them to this thread. You can find a full list of songs (as of 6/13/18, nearly 600 of them!) on my blog (in different categories) at https://ukestuff.wordpress.com/video-play-alongs/

    I update those lists every couple of weeks.

    Also, ukeability.org is offering a searchable index, by chords, that you can use to find videos. I send an update to Joe every month or so (since it isn’t my site, I don’t want to drive him crazy with updates). https://ukeability.org

    Here is the first “video update” in this thread...a video I produced today...”You’ve Got a Friend In Me” by Randy Newman and from Toy Story.



    I’ll be adding videos from me and others in the future. The intent of these videos is to allow players (anyone from elementary schools to adult clubs to individual players) to be able to play WITH the music they love. While I am all about singing (“choirguy” although I have a request to change my handle), there are a lot of people (and students) that are intimidated to sing and play—but when they have the music behind them—they sing.

    Some songs are intentionally simplified to make it easier to play; most of our songs are generally clean (i.e. no Amanda Palmer—though if she could make a PG version of Ukulele Anthem for our use, I’d love that).
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    Today’s Ukulele Play Along: Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight

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    And since it is Flag Day here in the United States...

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    This is a great resource choirguy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    I like your handle. It is hard to change after your established. When I see choirguy with your avatar I know just who the post is from even though we've never met and I've never seen your face. I would suggest if you're going to change, leave the familiar part and add to it. Something like choirguy_playerguy.
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    One more for today. It has been a relaxing day at home. This one is a little dark, folks (see the video notes for more thoughts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
    This is a great resource choirguy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    I like your handle. It is hard to change after your established. When I see choirguy with your avatar I know just who the post is from even though we've never met and I've never seen your face. I would suggest if you're going to change, leave the familiar part and add to it. Something like choirguy_playerguy.
    Thanks, lelouden! Much appreciated. I have a number of colleagues that make videos...and I’ll be posting theirs, too. If I change the “handle,” I’ll make sure to let people know...the icon will stay the same.

    What I have been playing with today is making lead sheets in addition to the videos...easier to create the lead sheets, by far.

    I like the idea of posting the latest videos...the thread can continue to be updated with videos, and people can choose to look or ignore the posts. And for those people that don’t follow YouTube accounts, they can be aware of some of the resources out there.

    And if there are ever requests...post them here! I’ll see what I can do.
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    Two new videos today from my friend Andy Ramos in Houston!



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    Yesterday at our local jam, a player called out “This Old Man” in honor of Father’s Day...and I realized that we had not made this into a play along video.

    This video uses two additional tools for beginning players: colored chord charts which match Aquila’s KIDS strings (we have these on all of our school ukuleles—highly recommended) and “follow the box” boxes that match the colors of Kala’s new “Color Chord” ukulele. There is another popular ukulele method called Rainbow Ukulele (on the Teachers Pay Teachers service), but these colors do not match that method.

    I just wrote, “Most of you will not want to play this,” but then again, it was called by an adult at yesterday’s session. I think it is good to know what educational aids are out there, as well as to have some resources for those of you who play with beginners, your children, or your grandchildren.

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    Your caveats are more understandable after watching the video. Right before watching it I was stoked to be able to play Neil Young's "Old Man" and thought what adults wouldn't want to.

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    Autumn Best posted a video of a cover of this song today, and I went back and listened to the original...lovely song with some nice chord progressions.

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