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Sleepwalk, Part 1: Chords

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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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Sleepwalk, Part 1: Chords
Sleepwalk, Part 1: Chords
 
“Sleepwalk” is a classic rock and roll hit from the 1950s recorded by Santo and Johnny, two brothers from Brooklyn: Santo and Johnny Farina. An instrumental lap steel guitar tune that reached the top of the Billboard pop charts in 1959, “Sleepwalk” is still popular to this day. Brian Setzer’s recording of it received a Grammy award in 1998. The brothers had other hits, and Johnny Farina is still an active musician (santoandjohnny.com). It may have been recorded on the lap steel, but it also makes a fun ukulele tune.

 
 
 
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