Nothing is more rewarding than being able to perform Christmas melodies for friends and family during the holidays.

The Christmas Ukulele Book Club

 Learn a bookful of Christmas Classics on Your Uke — Without Having to Figure Everything Out Alone! 

So I found this great book of Christmas songs — not just typical strum-along songs, but beautiful solo arrangements, melody style!

This is the first time I’ve added a new book to my list of Christmas recommendations in three years.

And here’s the thing —

I *know* that a lot of folks will read words like “solo arrangement” or “melody style” and just say:

Oh, no, that’s not for me.

Believe me — I’ve been there. 🙂

I know that feeling when you pick up a book with hope and high expectations, but then you flip through and your eyes start to blur, and your heart sinks — because it just looks TOO HARD.

BUT —

I’m here to reassure you:

These Christmas classics sound BEAUTIFUL on the ukulele.

And they’re not that hard to play.

They are, however, kind of hard to FIGURE OUT unless you have a friendly guide to show you how it all works.

 INTRODUCING: The 1-Week Ukulele Christmas Book Club 

Trust me, if you can play a handful of basic chords and keep a steady strum, you’ll be able to play these songs.

The great thing is, with the approach I’ll show you, you can make the songs as simple or as complex as you want — whatever suits your skill level.

Who Am I to be Teaching You Anything?

I’m Danno Sullivan, ukulele lover and teacher. I’ve been teaching uke courses online and off for more than a decade. My simple goal: “more uke players playing more uke songs.” I know if you’re having fun learning, you’ll learn more and learn faster — so I always try to keep it fun 🙂

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Just like a non-ukulele book club, we’ll have two live, online meetings in early December to work through the book and master these songs. These are guided group lessons where you’ll be able to ask questions and get real feedback and help.

(And if you can’t make the live classes, you can access the video replay at any time.)

Just as important, as part of the book club, you’ll feel motivated and encouraged to actually work your way through the book — instead of letting it collect dust on the shelf “till next year…”.

In other words, you’ll be able to learn these songs and add them to your repertoire in plenty of time to show ’em off for the Christmas season.

REMEMBER — it doesn’t have to feel hard!

These songs use chords you already know and rhythms that are completely manageable.

But we’re going to add in the little tricks, the alternate techniques, and the musicianship that will have you feeling ready to play Christmas songs this year for yourself, for your friends, and your family.

You Might Be Amazed with Yourself
…and with how much pure melody you can coax out of your little uke — in other words, the songs really sound like the songs — not just more strumming noise. I’ve been practicing these around the house, and my family keeps saying, “Oh, that’s nice!” (Like they didn’t expect THAT out of a ukulele 🙂 )

Here’s how the Ukulele Christmas Book Club works:

  1. You have to buy the book — of course 🙂 How else can you participate in a book club? (I’ll send you complete details when you join.
  2. And join the book club. We’ll have two live video meetings in early December. First will be my lessons on how to interpret the songs in the book and some very specific details on what you can add to each song to get the best sound. A few days later, we’ll do a follow-up, so you can ask questions, review, and even go a little deeper into the styles and techniques.

HOW MUCH?

  • The book is available on Amazon for about $19, or you can try to find it at a local music shop or book store. (It’s not required you have the book, but things will make a lot more sense!).
  • The Book Club with two complete live lessons, question-and-answer, plus email support is $97.00 — less than half the price of two live lessons with me.  SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICING! I want everyone who wants to participate to be able to participate, so the reduced price is only $20!
  • And don’t forget the bonuses!

QUICK ACTION BONUSES!

Christmas is just around the corner, so we have to move quickly! To make it more fun and more valuable to join the Book Club, I’ve got a few extra little goodies for you.

  • The Vault – 1-month FREE access. REAL VALUE: $47. You can dig as deep as you’d like into the library of past uke lesson video calls covering dozens of laser-focused topics.
  • Song Analysis System – FREE access to the exact method I use when analyzing any new song to make the learning process smooth, predictable, and fun. (And, yes, this applies directly to the songs in the Christmas Book Club!).
  • 24/7 Private Help Group – FREE for the month of December. Get encouragement, motivation, and hands-on, how-to advice from your fellow Book Clubbers. Nothing beats knowing You Are Not Alone 🙂
  • Invitation: Danno’s Online Ukulele Talent Show, Christmas Edition! You are welcome to present a song for your peers, or just hang out and watch. Either way, it’s a fitting cap to your hard work and dedication.

FAQ about the 1-Week Ukulele Christmas Book Club:

I buy the book myself, right?
Right. The books is “Christmas Classics for Solo Ukulele.” You can buy it locally, or at Amazon here. (I’ll send you the link and details in an email when you register for the Book Club.
What songs are included in the book?

In addition to the spiffy solo arrangments, I love the selection of songs in this book. It’s very traditional, and sometimes that exactly what you want.

Christmas Uke Songs included:

  • Up on the Housetop
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • We Three Kings
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Jingle Bells
  • Away in a Manger
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • The Coventry Carol
  • Sing We Now of Christmas
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Deck the Halls
  • The First Noel
  • Silent Night
  • O Holy Night
Are we going to cover ALL those songs?
Nope, no way!

My goal is to teach you the techniques of playing these solo arrangements so you can apply that skill to any songs in this book — or any other arrangement you find in the future.

PS: Once you understand the basics, you may not even need written arrangements any more! You may be able to work them out on your own.

What are the date of the video workshops?

Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 — so we’ll be done in plenty of time for Christmas! Live calls will be at 2:00pm, New York time. — If you can’t be there live, you can access the video recordings at any time and still get all the help you need in the private forum.

I can't make those dates...
If you can’t be there live, you can access the video recordings at any time and still get all the help you need in the private forum.
Sounds great -- how do I join?