Do you enjoy playing Christmas ukulele songs? Would you like to share your music with family and friends?
Christmas Music Memories
I remember when Rebecca and I were growing up and taking piano lessons. We had a great big book of Christmas Carols for piano called “The Joy of Christmas.”
In our first few years of lessons, we could play simple two-line songs where we didn’t have to move our hands very much. When we got a little older, we could play some of the harder songs. But it was always fun to play the old songs and see how much progress we had made!
When I was in high school, I could sit down and play the whole book from start to finish. It was such good stress relief. I could also lead sing-alongs and encourage my family members to sing carols around the piano. When I was older, I could make up my own fancier arrangements that fit the mood of the day. It was a wonderful way to engage with my feelings about the holidays and to share them with others.
Now I do that with the ukulele. When I travel to visit family I bring 21 Easy Ukulele Songs for Christmas and my soprano ukulele. It’s so much fun to sit on the couch by the fireplace and lead everyone in singing festive carols for the season!
Sharing Holiday Cheer with Christmas Ukulele Songs
How would you like to be able to do that?
Well, here are some suggestions:
Get our Christmas Book, 21 Easy Ukulele Songs for Christmas, and learn to sing and strum all the songs.
- Once you can sing and strum, move on to finger-picking the melodies. Since the songs are familiar, you’ll find that you can do that even if you don’t read music.
- Find friends or relatives to share these songs with. Many of our customers have gotten this book for their children or grandchildren. They love to bond over the joy of music.
- Play duets with other people. One of you can strum the chords; someone else can play the melody.
Great book, songs include both fingerpicking and strumming info. My daughter and I will be a hit at our Christmas party, we are planning ukulele duets. Thanks.
A few weeks ago, I bought three ukuleles for my granddaughters and myself. I found your Christmas book on Amazon and purchased it. I was looking for something that I could do when I visit with my granddaughters. Learning to play an instrument will help them to develop stronger focus, and will give them a new skill. It will also create a lot of fun memories.
21 Easy Ukulele Songs for Christmas Has Won Awards
- We are featured on the blog, Uke Like the Pros, as one of the 11 best Ukulele books on the market.
- Amazon recently selected our Christmas book as “Great on Kindle,” a designation they got from customer reviews.
- Our Christmas book is listed as one of the top-selling ukulele books of all time. Best Selling Ukulele Books
A More Advanced Option
Once you can play and share with others, consider moving on to chord melody. Chord melody is the art of combining both chords and melody in one musical arrangement. We have a course, Learn Easy Ukulele Chord Melody Today, which teaches you the art of playing chord melodies. It uses mainly Christmas music. This course is seasonal. You can buy it for two weeks each year in late November. Click here to find out more and to get your name on the mailing list.
Enjoy “Jingle Bells” in Many Versions
Here’s an example of the progression of “Jingle Bells” from easier to harder versions. When you first learn “Jingle Bells”, try a sing and strum version.
When you’re a little more advanced, try fingerpicking the melody and strumming the chords. This split-screen video shows how these parts might be combined.
If you can play all the melodies and you can sing and strum all the songs in the book, try learning a chord melody version.
I have arranged several more chord melody versions of Christmas Carols. We are always looking at new product ideas. If chord melody versions of Christmas Carols interest you, leave a comment below. We are thinking of offering more chord melodies for sale on our site.
We are also thinking of offering a course in learning to create your own chord melodies. Wouldn’t it be fun to compose and arrange your own music? Let me know if you’re interested in that too.
Wow, chord melody sounds rich and full, with melody and chords at the same time!
But it’s probably too hard for me. Not true!
In this course you’ll learn easy full-sounding music using techniques you know.