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If I Only Had a Brain

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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If I Only Had a Brain  
 
If I Only Had a Brain  
 
If I Only Had a Brain
If I Only Had a Brain
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn the great song “If I Only Had a Brain” from The Wizard of Oz. It’s a fun song to play and sing and the chords are beautiful. Marcy starts by singing the song all the way through (sing along!) and then shows you the chords, which include some new ones: D, Em7, D6, B7, C#m7, and Bm7. She also shows you the tune’s signature lick, walking you through it slowly and showing you how to play a pull-off. The “If I Only Had Brain Chord Flash Chords” downloadable PDF, right, includes some pocket-size chord diagrams, so you can cut them out, put them in your pocket, and review them while you're waiting in line at the grocery store, watching TV, or whenever you just have a few minutes to think about ukulele chords.

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