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Accentuate the Positive, Part 2: Play-Along Video

This lesson is part of the course Ukulele with Marcy Marxer.
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Start playing easy versions of your favorite songs on the ukulele today. You’ll learn the basics, like strumming, first-position chords, and keeping solid time, all while playing a variety of songs that sound great on the lovable little “dancing flea.” Then move on to more intermediate-level techniques with more fun songs to play. Includes Play-Along Tracks so you can play along with Marcy.
 
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn to accent strums to give a song a bouncy rhythm, using the folk classic “If I Had a Hammer.” You’ll learn a new way to finger the basic C and F chords that will allow you to play a fun intro to the song that switches between the C and F chords quickly. You’ll also learn a quick-changing chord pattern (C, G, F, G) that you can use for most of the verse, along with an accented strum pattern:
 
 
 
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Accentuate the Positive, Part 2: Play-Along Video
Accentuate the Positive, Part 2: Play-Along Video
 
If you’ve got all the chords Marcy showed in in Part 1 under your fingers it’s time to play and sing “Accentuate (Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate) the Positive.” You can use a relaxed down-up strum, using your thumb to strum down and your finger to strum up and giving it a loping swing rhythm. You also can eliminate some downstrokes to syncopate the rhythm and add some depth and expression to your strumming. Marcy shows you how and then plays through the entire song.

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