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Ukevember 2016 Day 12: Can’t Stop the Feeling

I can’t go through a #ukevember without doing a JT song! I really can’t. Here’s today’s submission. Also, my husband and our oldest son wanted to be in the video (he missed nap time so we are capitalizing on this time right now).
**Reminder** I’ve gone live with my Ukevember this year, so pardon any mistakes…anything happens when you go live! Please take a moment to upload your own video and tag #ukevember to follow along with all the other players out there.

Ukevember 2016 Day 10: Beautiful Day

This post is brought to you today from a request from my husband for #ukevember this year. He requested for song by U2 and Dave Matthews Band. Well, here goes nothing!
**Reminder** I’ve gone live with my Ukevember this year, so pardon any mistakes…anything happens when you go live! Please take a moment to upload your own video and tag #ukevember to follow along with all the other players out there.

Ukevember 2016 Day 8: Waiting on the World to Change

It’s Election Day. I chose a song to say what I’d like to say to the world. DON’T wait on the world to change. I think John Mayer was writing sarcastically here, and I want to take this opportunity to say that I will try and do my part as a citizen of the United States and help in areas that I want to see change. What will you do?!

**Reminder** I’ve gone live with my Ukevember this year, so pardon any mistakes…anything happens when you go live! Please take a moment to upload your own video and tag #ukevember to follow along with all the other players out there.

Ukevember 2016 Day 5: Falling Slowly

I must admit I’ve watched a lot of American Idol. I never caught all the seasons, but I did see the season where Kris Allen won and he played “Falling Slowly” by Glenn Hansard on piano during the season. That’s when I fell in love with the song. You can also see my new little newborn in this video. 🙂
**Reminder** I’ve gone live with my Ukevember this year, so pardon any mistakes…anything happens when you go live! Please take a moment to upload your own video and tag #ukevember to follow along with all the other players out there.

Ukevember 2016 Day 3: Out Loud

I had heard this song on the radio here in Arizona. I’ve also heard this song on a Pandora station I created for Eric Hutchinson. It’s also been played by musicians on patios at the restaurants here. It’s got a great groove and should be played everywhere!
Here’s my take.
**Reminder** I’ve gone live with my Ukevember this year, so pardon any mistakes…anything happens when you go live! Please take a moment to upload your own video and tag #ukevember to follow along with all the other players out there.

Ukevember 2016 Day 2: Many the Miles

Ah, Day 2. I’ve had this song on my radar for years. I’ve used the melody in slideshows for my wedding reception, and for my brother’s 26th Birthday video because we live far apart. It’s a great song for the friends and family that are miles apart. Plus, Sara Bareilles is an amazing musician.
I’ve also gone live with #ukevember this year. Time to catch up, eh?

Day 20, Ukevember 2014! Every Little Thing She Does is Magic / The Police

We are on the last port of our babymoon cruise: Grand Cayman! I brought my uke thinking there must be a good shot where I can get the beach in the background. Well, the guards asked what kind of instrument was in the case (guesses were mandolin and violin). They were surprised when we said ukulele! They also wanted to hear me play it. Josh told them to look up ukevember on YouTube. One security guard searched and found my Unconditionally video post and played it. He started singing along! Then said he would watch each and every video. That really made my day – he was so sweet!
Back to today’s song…When I heard this tune in our neighborhood restaurant Josh said it must be on Ukevember. So, here it is! I used a combination of plucking and then strumming for variety. I also used different variations for D, G, and A chords in the verse and the A and D chords in the chorus to make the transitions easier (the barred version). Think of using variations of the chords to make the movements between chords easier – sometimes it turns out pretty well where you won’t have to move that much! I’ll explain later when I add the chords for this one.

Day 4, Ukevember 2014! Talk is Cheap / Eric Hutchinson

It’s Election Day! I called it ‘Voting Day’ in the video…it also means we will get all our regular commercials back. Instead of attacking each other, they will finally defeat each other and it will be over. Until the next election.

Today’s tune is by Eric Hutchinson. I’ve done songs of his before including All Over Now and Oh! back in Ukevember 2012. Click on the song titles to see those previous blog posts.

If you have any questions on how to vary your strums for recording, or if you need help finding a strum to go with your song, please leave a comment. I would love to help!

Enjoy! Maybe you’ll see another Eric Hutchinson song tomorrow!

Day 7 of Ukevember ’12! Young the Giant “Cough Syrup”

By request of a South Florida swing dance friend, for you! 🙂 Humans tend to crowd their day with lots of tasks which can take them to the point of exhaustion. Some people go as far as to end their life so they don’t have to deal with the one they’re in right now. Always know that someone out their cares for you no matter how down you’re feeling! How’s your life treating you right now? Think about all the best parts and don’t dwell on all the worst parts (which we tend to do).
Here are the Chords and Lyrics for “Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant.
Top 3 reasons to play this song:
1. You’re a Glee fan and heard this song on that show and want to play it!
2. To play an upbeat song in a restaurant and sing the words and see if anyone knows how sad of a song you really are playing.
3. To show off your picking part in the beginning- woohoo!

Day 4 of Ukevember ’12! “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie

There are many steps to life – accepting change, building a future, stepping into the darkness of the unknown, as well as death. No one is immediately ready for any of these things, but I bet having someone by your side can help in just the right way. If someone says “I will follow you into the dark” like the song says, what do you think is meant? I think it means that no matter what is thrown into the mix of everyday life, I will follow you in that darkness and be there beside you when your soul embarks. I will help you through it even if it just means staying by your side when everyone else says no or obstacles stand in the way. Do you have someone who will follow you into the dark?

Here are the Chords and Lyrics to Death Cab for Cutie “I Will Follow You into the Dark”

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