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­ Ukulele Helper by Christina Cotruvo

Ukulele Helper Colored Chord Guided Song Cards 5 chord Diatonic Scale in C


You don’t need to read music to play and sing along if you use the Ukulele Helper.  First developed for patient use in rehabilitation facilities, this can be used by anyone who wants to play and sing along on a ukulele without reading music notation.


Apply the removable color dots (included) to the ukulele fret board to follow along with chords shown on the cards to harmonize with the 60 songs.  Instruction guide is for soprano, concert or tenor ukulele sizes.


The Colored Chord Guided  Song Cards set has portability and harmony in mind.  60 songs on 5.5” x 4.25” ringed cards. Each song has the chorus and/or one verse with chord names matching the color dots on the part of the word in the song.   By using the words, chords and timing, you can quickly harmonize with the song to strum along.  Song categories are Folk, Lullaby, Spiritual, Christmas, Children, Old Time and Celtic.


These familiar songs are arranged in a five chord, diatonic scale in C major and A minor.  Patterned after the Yo pentatonic scale and harmony used in Japanese shomyo Buddist chants, there are no sharps or flats or unrestful chords of the 3rd (E, Em) and 7th (Bdim) tone. The 60 songs have chord harmony arranged to play with five chords:  Am, C, Dm, F, and G7.


Songs:  A la Claire Fontaine, All Through the Night, Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard on High, Auld Lange Syne, Aura Lee, Away in a Manger, Be Thou My Vision, Beautiful Dreamer, Blessed Assurance, Brahms’ Lullaby, Cockles and Mussels (Molly Malone), Danny Boy, Down in the Valley, Foggy Dew, Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?), Go Tell It On the Mountain, Grant Us Peace (Dona Nobis Pacem), Happy Birthday, Hevenu Shalom, Home on the Range, Home Sweet Home, Hush Little Baby, I Gave My Love a Cherry, I Saw Three Ships, I Wonder as I Wander, Jesus Loves Me, Joy to the World, Kum Ba Yah, La Cucaracha, Lo How a Rose E’re Blooming, London Bridge, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Morning Has Broken, My Darling Clementine, My Wild Irish Rose, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, On Top of Old Smokey, Rock of Ages, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Salley Gardens, Salva nos stella maris, Scarborough Fair, Shenandoah, Silent Night, Simple Gifts, South Wind, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Water is Wide, The Wheels on the Bus, This Little Light of Mine, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel), Waltzing Matilda, What Child Is This?, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Wild Mountain Thyme, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, You Are My Sunshine


Set includes color dots for the ukulele fretboard (ukulele not included) and index card sized song cards including table of contents, instructions on index card sized song cards including table of contents, instructions on ringed 4 1/4″ l x 5 1/2” w cards 68 pages.


Available in print at Etsy