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Henry and Breakfast
Henry and I getting fueled up with cereal and milk prior to our daily broadcast.

Previous Lessons with Archived Video

Tuesday June 2 at 1 pm MDT:
https://youtu.be/hRFhXbu63-Q

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Medley PDF
  • Soft Kitty PDF

Monday June 1 at 7 pm MDT:
Summer Institute
https://youtu.be/Mhk2XhRnqnY

  • Institute Kick Off!
  • Weekly "homework" sheet PDF
  • Ensemble Certification PDF
  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • "TuffUke" Blank PDF
  • Key Charts PDF
  • Summer Arpeggios! What? How? Why?
    • Please read pages 1 and 62!
    • We will play C Major
    • Download the BOOK
    • Download the SOUND FILES

Monday June 1 at 1 pm MDT:
https://youtu.be/C7tqvWbkUhE

  • Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman PDF
  • Frère Jacques PDF

Sunday May 31 at 1 pm Mountain: Day Off.
Recording and posting day.

Saturday May 30 at 1 pm Mountain: Day Off.
Songwriting day.

Friday May 29 at 1 pm Mountain:
Gary gets a haircut day.
https://youtu.be/oPK1hTNwRKg

International Kick Yer Fanny Friday

  • Key of F Arpeggio PDF
  • Love Me Tender PDF
  • Aloha 'Oe PDF
  • Scarborough Fair PDF
  • Moonshadow PDF
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon PDF
  • It's Only a Paper Moon PDF
  • Blue Moon PDF
  • Fly Me to the Moon PDF
  • Moon River PDF

Thursday May 28 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/4bni__TAv50

  • Scarborough Fair PDF
  • Moonshadow PDF
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon PDF

Wednesday May 27 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/Iyg208e33VY

  • Aloha 'Oe PDF
  • It's Only a Paper Moon PDF
  • Moon River PDF

Tuesday May 26 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/QFLzEp7wE_Q

  • Key of F Arpeggio PDF
  • Love Me Tender PDF
  • Blue Moon PDF
  • Fly Me to the Moon PDF

Monday May 25: Day Off.
Memorial Day holiday in the United States

Sunday May 24: Day Off
Record your song and Dropbox it to Gary.

Saturday May 23: Day Off
Write a song with your feelings about Yoko.

Friday May 22 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/4wOrxf_h-a0

International Kick Yer Fanny Friday
Beatles Edition

  • Key of G Arpeggio PDF
  • Home on the Range PDF
  • Simple Gifts PDF
  • Daisy Bell PDF
  • Something PDF
  • Here Comes the Sun PDF
  • All My Loving PDF
  • Imagine PDF

Thursday May 21 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/jAIXVsAZn5c

  • Daisy Bell PDF
  • Something PDF

Wednesday May 20 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/aPC5x3al9v4

  • Simple Gifts PDF
  • Here Comes the Sun PDF

Tuesday May 19 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/iPneIcDOSJw

  • Key of G Arpeggio PDF
  • All My Loving PDF

Monday May 18 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/0tqjJWubHXs

  • Home on the Range PDF
  • Imagine PDF

Sunday May 17: Day Off
Record your song and Dropbox it to Gary

Saturday May 16: Day Off
Write a song especially by re-writing the lyrics to Whiskey in the Jar.

Friday May 15 at 1 pm MDT:

Kick Yer Fanny Friday!
Songs of Ireland on Ukulele

Part 1: https://youtu.be/CO3a3Awq-5E
Part 2: https://youtu.be/hprwxIVazVU

  • Key of C Arpeggio PDF
  • Amazing Grace PDF
  • Happy Birthday PDF
  • All Through the Night PDF
  • Danny Boy PDF
  • Last Rose of Summer PDF
  • Minstrel Boy PDF
  • Whiskey in the Jar PDF
  • Molly Malone PDF

Thursday May 14 at 1 pm Mountain: 
https://youtu.be/5TjpJvmu_TY

  • All Through the Night PDF
  • Happy Birthday PDF
  • Minstrel Boy PDF
  • Whiskey in the Jar PDF
  • Molly Malone PDF

Wednesday May 13 at 1 pm Mountain:

  • I held class at my dentist office today. We played "Ouch" by the Pain Factory.

Tuesday May 12 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/JfLWMR2y9wE

  • Amazing Grace PDF
  • Last Rose of Summer PDF

Monday May 11 at 1 pm Mountain:
https://youtu.be/fE9nzVqsepc

  • Key of C Arpeggio PDF
  • Danny Boy PDF

Sunday May 10: Day Off

  • We're changing the schedule. Starting Monday, classes will move to 1 pm Mountain time.

Saturday May 9: Day Off

  • Can you play the songs from the week using chords, tabs, and TuffUke?
  • Write a song with little salsa and spice and a hint of tequila.
  • Have you videotaped yourself playing a tune?
  • Have you sent Gary an email to have a meaningful connection with a dude who's trying to get you to play like a lute player from the 17th century?

Friday May 8:
https://youtu.be/JkaBRYeG9AQ

International Kick Yer Fanny Friday
Traditional Songs of Mexico for Ukulele

  • Three Blind Mice PDF
  • Waltzing Matilda PDF
  • Brahm's Lullaby PDF
  • Yankee Doodle PDF
  • Little Boxes PDF
  • Cielito Lindo PDF
  • Las Mañanitas PDF
  • Las Chiapanecas PDF
  • La Cucaracha PDF
  • Jarabe Tapatio PDF

Thursday May 7:
https://youtu.be/T06L2ZuJ6mo

  • Little Boxes PDF
  • Jarabe Tapatio PDF

Wednesday May 6:
https://youtu.be/FrUa_UE1tkM

  • Yankee Doodle PDF
  • La Cucaracha PDF

Tuesday May 5:
https://youtu.be/m-NJyqBbAL0

  • Brahm's Lullaby PDF
  • Las Chiapanecas PDF

Monday May 4:
https://youtu.be/6-Vb9ZkdYYs

  • Strumming in the Key of C Major PDF
  • Las Mañanitas PDF

Sunday May 3:
https://youtu.be/atwqQHhMrSI

  • Three Blind Mice PDF
  • Cielito Lindo PDF

Saturday May 2: Day Off!

  • Can you play the songs from the week using chords, tabs, and TuffUke?
  • Write a song with a Flower Power theme. Peace.
  • Have you videotaped yourself playing a tune?
  • Have you sent Gary an email to have a meaningful connection with a dude who's trying to get you to play like a lute player from the 17th century?

Friday May 1:
https://youtu.be/yGMzlB3alaE

International Kick Yer Fanny Ukulele Concert
Songs of the 60s

  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • Soft Kitty PDF
  • My Spaghetti Monster PDF
  • Both Sides Now PDF
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water PDF
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You PDF
  • Downtown PDF
  • Lara's Theme PDF

Thursday April 30:
https://youtu.be/R5E7FZPSbes

  • My Spaghetti Monster PDF
  • Downtown PDF

Wednesday April 29:
Take 2: https://youtu.be/RdZWToPPySA

  • Ukulele C Major Scale PDF
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You PDF

Tuesday April 28:
https://youtu.be/iE2MZb-G_Qg

  • Strumming in the Key of A Major PDF
  • Both Sides Now PDF

 

Monday April 27: Link to join https://youtu.be/njRnmWzT1Qg

  • Soft Kitty PDF
  • Lara's Theme PDF

 

Sunday April 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bomFoyUlUmk

  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water PDF

 

Saturday April 25: Day Off!

  • Can you play the songs from the week using chords, tabs, and TuffUke?
  • Are you writing a song in the Key of F? Essential Chords: F, Dm, Bb, C or C7.
  • Have you videotaped yourself playing a tune?
  • Have you sent Gary an email to have a meaningful connection with a dude who's trying to get you to play like a lute player from the 17th century?

Friday April 24: Doors open at 4:20 MDT. https://youtu.be/6oKxXD3009E

International Kick Yer Fanny Friday
Ukulele Concert Starring YOU

Concert starts at 4:30 pm MDT.

  1. Aloha 'Oe
  2. Clementine
  3. Colorado Trail
  4. Daisy Bell
  5. Don't Fence Me In
  6. Down in the Valley
  7. Ghost Riders in the Sky
  8. Happy Trails
  9. Key of F Arpeggio
  10. Love Me Tender
  11. Red River Valley
  12. Scarborough Fair
  13. Simple Gifts
  14. Streets of Laredo
  15. Tom Dooley
  16. You are My Sunshine

 

§ Thursday April 23: Link to join https://youtu.be/LmDpjZYpXJ8

  • Newer Players: Aloha 'Oe PDF and Scarborough Fair PDF
  • Next Level Players: Down in the Valley PDF Tom Dooley PDF

 

Wednesday April 22: Link to join
1st Try: https://youtu.be/Et1D4bo9cOk
2nd Try: https://youtu.be/GShe-vEE5oE

  • Newer Players: Key of F Arpeggio PDF
  • Next Level Players: Don't Fence Me In PDF You are My Sunshine PDF

 

§ Tuesday April 21: Link to join https://youtu.be/6HivWvCK5HQ

  • Newer Players: Love Me Tender PDF
  • Next Level Players: Red River Valley PDF Ghost Riders in the Sky PDF

 

Monday April 20: Link to join: https://youtu.be/DUOhdp8Ucgw

  • Newer Players: Daisy Bell PDF
  • Next Level Players: Happy Trails PDF Clementine PDF

 

Sunday April 19: Link to join 2nd TRY https://youtu.be/D0iCGtlsHGc

  • Newer Players: Simple Gifts PDF
  • Next Level Players: Colorado Trail PDF Streets of Laredo PDF

 

Saturday April 18: Day Off!

  • Can you play the songs using chords, tabs, and TuffUke?
  • Can you play all ten songs from yesterday?
  • Are you writing a song using the chords in the Key of G?
  • Have you videotaped yourself?
  • Have you sent Gary an email telling him he's wonderful? He's needy you know.

 

§ Friday April 17: HUGE CONCERT TODAY STARRING YOU

HERE IS THE LOG IN LINK! https://youtu.be/7CP-PBmnsgc

 

Thursday April 16: https://youtu.be/fbJrZQb_UAQ

 

Wednesday April 15: https://youtu.be/ghiSgZgcWls

 

Tuesday April 14: https://youtu.be/LcH3_it2Wn4

 

Monday April 13: https://youtu.be/KFAw0YpmJf4

 

Sunday April 12: https://youtu.be/JZU3EiWMSmk

 

Saturday April 11:

  • Day Off: Please go back through the songsheets and lessons from previous days and make sure you can play everything. Hopefully you can perform each piece in at least three different ways:
    • Chords and singing at a smooth pace. Changing chords at tempo is the goal. Slow down!
    • Straight-line melody using standard notation and tablature. Keep your tempo steady.
    • Bring it together with a breathtakingly beautiful presentation of TuffUke. Did I mention ... slow down?!
  • Make a Video! Today is a great day to put your cell phone in front of you, make a video of you playing your ukulele, and then putting the file into your DropBox and sending me the link. You don't have to post it on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram because then your friends will ask you questions. Just send it to me ... 'cuz I know what you're dealing with.
  • Send Gary an Email: Say "hey" and let me know what things in the program are working for you, what things are a disaster, and what goals and dreams you have as an ukulele-playing musician. I'm HERE.

 

Friday April 10: Kick Yer Fanny Fridays!

 

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Sunday April 5:

 

Saturday April 4:

  • Day Off: Please go back through the song sheets and lessons below and make sure you can play everything. Hopefully you can perform each piece in at least three different ways:
    • chords and singing at a smooth pace
    • straight-line melody using either standard notation or tablature
    • bring it together with a breathtakingly beautiful presentation of TuffUke
  • AND, on Sunday we'll be playing the entire "Bach" Menuett Suite ... Saturday is a great day to study the entire piece and get your chops up for an exciting turning point in your ukulele career. And of course if that's too hard right now, you can strum along using those chords ... they're all good for you and will be necessary in other songs.

 

Happy Friday! April 3:

 

Thursday April 2:

 

Wednesday April 1:

 

Tuesday March 31:

 

Monday March 30:

 

Sunday March 29:

 

Saturday March 28:

  • Day Off: Please go back through the songsheets and lessons below and make sure you can play everything. Hopefully you can perform each piece in at least three different ways:
    • chords and singing at a smooth pace
    • straight-line melody using either standard notation or tablature
    • bring it together with a breathtakingly beautiful presentation of TuffUke

 

Friday March 27:

 

Thursday March 26:

 

Wednesday March 25:

 

Tuesday March 24:

 

Monday March 23:

 

Sunday March 22:

 

Saturday March 21: No lesson

 

Friday March 20: