Learn How to Pick and Strum the Melody and Chords of These Christmas Songs
This year find your “voice” playing well-known Christmas songs… without singing!
Chord melody is an inspired style of playing ukulele where you fingerpick the melody of a song all while at the same time strumming the chords.
Rather than plucking out single melody notes, with chord melody, you produce a full sound all while playing your ukulele as a solo instrument.
My name is Brett McQueen (that’s me on the right) and I’m a life-long ukulele player, author of Ukulele Exercises For Dummies and founder of Ukulele Tricks, a website dedicated to helping thousands of people all around the world to experience the joy of learning to play ukulele.
Let me ask you:
Do you love playing Christmas songs but would rather not sing?
Do you desire to play your ukulele as a full-sounding solo instrument?
Do you love the chord melody style but have a hard time finding quality song arrangements to learn and progress?
If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, then, you’re going to love Chord Melody Christmas Songs.
Introducing a Brand New FOCUS Course From Ukulele Tricks – Learn to Play Christmas Songs in the Chord Melody Style on Your Ukulele
Why Ukulele Players Everywhere Want to Learn Chord Melody
When I started playing ukulele more than 20 years ago, chord melody wasn’t really a “thing”, or at least I didn’t know about it.
But in the last 10 years, since I started teaching, you’ve had some amazing ukulele players come on the scene like Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill, and others who have caused ukulele players to fall in love with their solo fingerpicking performances of modern songs. This has made players from all around the world want to learn to play in this style.
However, there’s a one main challenge that makes it really hard for ukulele players to learn chord melody songs.
The Big Reason It’s So Hard to Learn Chord Melody Songs on Ukulele
A lot of beginner ukulele players fall in love with the chord melody style upon hearing it, but as many quickly find out, it’s not an easy style to jump into.
It can be easy to perceive chord melody as a super advanced style because you think all chord melody sounds like Jake Shimabukuro shredding the ukulele! However, if you’re beyond the basics of playing ukulele and have an understanding strumming, chords, and fingerpicking technique, you can play chord melody on the ukulele.
The big problem though is a lack of quality chord melody arrangements.
Arranging chord melody songs are not easy on the ukulele. You have to have an understanding of music theory, melody, and harmony. A well-trained musical ear helps too. You also have to figure out the best key to arrange a chord melody song for the ukulele.
For the longest time, in order to play chord melody on ukulele, you had to not only be a ukulele player, but you also had to be an arranger with music composition skills too.
This is Why I Created Chord Melody Christmas Songs – Well-Loved Christmas Songs Arranged Specifically For the Chord Melody Style on Ukulele
I don’t think you need to know all about music arranging and composition in order to play chord melody on the ukulele.
This is why I arranged six well-loved Christmas songs in the chord melody style on ukulele, so you can:
- Experience the joy of playing chord melody on ukulele this holiday season
- Unlock access to quality chord melody arrangements that sound full, intricate and attainable to play
- Get high-quality instructional videos to go with the arrangements to help you work out the difficult parts
I’m proud to introduce you to these Christmas chord melody arrangements for you to learn and play for your family and friends.
Take a listen to each of the six Christmas songs you learn in the Chord Melody Christmas Songs course.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Away In a Manger
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Up On The Housetop
Where the flagship Ukulele Tricks course Fingerpicking Tricks taught you the core broad-level aspects to fingerpicking the ukulele in multiple styles, in this brand new FOCUS course Chord Melody Christmas Songs, we get specific and learn chord melody songs on ukulele.
Here’s What You Learn In Chord Melody Christmas Songs
This course is focused on playing these six Christmas arrangements.
1. Discover the Process for Learning Challenging Chord Melody Songs
As you know, playing chord melody isn’t a walk in the park.
I could have just given you the arrangements for these pieces, but I wanted to go a step further and guide you along in how to play each piece.
In the course, I teach you a process for learning these songs and how to practice them. While you should be beyond the basics of playing the ukulele before jumping into this course, I’m there to help you tackle these pieces with focus and instruction.
2. Learn How to Pick and Strum at the Same Time
By learning each of these pieces, you discover the technique required to pick and strum at the same time.
You see how chords are layered with the melody up and down the fretboard. You figure out which fingers to use. You discover how to best position your fretting hand to play certain passages.
Additionally, I teach you some other helpful techniques like the hammer-on and slide articulation techniques to give you a leg up in navigating faster single-note melodies.
3. Get Tips and Tricks on How to Play These Pieces
Each song comes with video instruction giving you specific tips and tricks on the hardest passages of the songs in addition to a slower performance where you see exactly what my fingers are doing.
This means you’re not only getting high-quality chord melody arrangements, but you’re getting a helping hand in learning to play these pieces.
Here’s What You Get In the Course
Upon purchase, you register your very own Ukulele Tricks member account (previous members may log in to their existing account upon sign up). This special member account gives you complete access to all online course contents in a private, members-only area of Ukulele Tricks.
Go at your own pace and access the course anywhere and anytime from your computer or mobile device. All you need is an internet connection.
Note: For your benefit, the course never expires and there are absolutely no renewal fees.
Once you’re a member, you’re always a member… for life!
In the course, you get:
30+ Minutes of High-Definition Video Lessons
This course includes a total of 12 videos where every video lesson is shot in high-definition, so you can see exactly what’s going on. Watch the lessons in full screen to get an even better picture. All videos are compatible with your computer or mobile device.
30+ Pages Printer-Friendly Lesson Worksheets
Everything is organized in a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step way. For each lesson, there’s a printer-friendly worksheet with sheet music, tips, tricks, practice objectives, and more.
Supportive Lesson Discussion Area
Interact with other students and receive support. For every lesson, there is a place to post your questions and comments that might come up during the lesson. This area is often just as valuable as the lesson itself where you can get additional tips, tricks and encouragement from other students or me your teacher.
An UNBEATABLE Guarantee: Try the Course For a Full 30 Days, 100% Risk-Free
I promise you if you follow along with each lesson and put in the practice you will be playing chord melody with Chord Melody Christmas Songs. So much so that I back the course with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
This means, if for whatever reason you try the course and don’t LOVE it, I want you to email me and I will give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 30 days which means you can try the WHOLE course and then decide if it’s right for you. Join the program and try it for yourself. It’s as simple as that. You have nothing to lose.
Join Chord Melody Christmas Songs Now and Begin to Learn the First Song in Minutes
To get started, click the “Get Instant Access” button below to register your Ukulele Tricks account and begin the Chord Melody Christmas Songs course. You’re just minutes from taking your skills to the next level.
Frequently Asked Questions
“What happens when I buy the course?”
Once you complete your purchase, you’ll be redirected to the Ukulele Tricks Member Area where you can access all the course contents. Existing students will have the option to sign in to their account upon sign up.
“Can I use my iPad, iPhone/Android, mobile device or tablet?”
Yes, the course is compatible with mobile devices.
“Do you ship anything to me?”
No. All course contents are accessible from the Ukulele Tricks Member Area upon purchase.
“How long do I have to access the course? Does it expire?”
You have unlimited access to the course. Your membership never expires.
“Can you ship me a physical DVD or book in the mail?”
No, the course is not available in a physical DVD or book format.
“I’ve never played ukulele before in my life. Is this course a good place to start?”
This course is designed for ukulele players who already grasp the basics. If you’ve never played the ukulele, we recommend starting with the Strumming Tricks course. For beginner fingerpicking instruction, start with the Fingerpicking Tricks course.
For any other questions, we’re here to help. Send us an email.