Lessons and Advice

Uke Lesson: Give an Old Song New Tricks with Chord Substitutions

BY SARAH MAISEL | FROM THE SUMMER 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE  From “Blue Moon” to “I’ve Got Rhythm,” one of the most common progressions you find when playing jazz standards is the I–vi–ii–V. Known as the “one–six–two–five,” this progression appears…

Taimane Teaches Her Strum Pattern for ‘Jolene’

By Greg Olwell In this video lesson from Taimane Gardner, she shows off a cool strum she uses for “Jolene,” a classic song from Dolly Parton. For this lesson, you’ll need Am, G, and C chords, so your fretting hand…