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Kissing in the Dark, Part 1: Playing the Blues on the Uke

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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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Kissing in the Dark  
 
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Kissing in the Dark, Part 1: Playing the Blues on the Uke
Kissing in the Dark, Part 1: Playing the Blues on the Uke
 
This great old blues song comes from Memphis Minnie. It’s in the key of C and and has a basic blues progression but Marcy shows you how to get a bluesy sound by playing seventh chords and a couple of other cool bluesy moves. She also shows you how she plays it fingerstyle with a syncopated feel. After showing you the chord voicings and the rhythm she uses, she plays through the 12-bar blues progression a couple of times so you can play along.

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