Uke Book: Christmas Classic for Solo Ukulele

Dozens of Christmas songs in beautiful arrangements.

Description

Arranged by Gary Stewart.

A fantastic collection of traditional Christmas songs arranged for solo ukulele.

What does “solo ukulele” mean?

These arrangments provide a much richer, more complete song experience that the typical ukulele “strum along.” By following the (very well-thought-out) tab, you’ll get a lovely mix of chord rhythm as well as the complete melody — all at the same time!

A great way to present an arrangement like this is:

  • short instrumental introduction
  • simple chord accompaniment to sing through a verse or two
  • fancy instrumental melody verse
  • sing-along finale

Many solo uke books expect you to use the rather unusual low-G tuning, but this book uses typical (high g)-C-E-A (standard tuning) — which means you can play on any instrument from your vintage Martin to your dime-store special.

Amazon says, “The concept for this book was to make the majority of the arrangements stay within the first position, and then slowly have them progress in difficulty throughout the book. Moreover, even though most of the arrangements are easy in difficulty, great care has been taken to ensure the arrangements have a full accompaniment and act as fully functioning solos.”

Danno sez: I’ve been very impressed by the selection of songs and even more so by the thoughtful arrangments. This is the first new book I’ve added to my list of Christmas favorites in five years!

In fact — I like it so much, I’ve created a mini-course to help you learn the songs faster and more easily. Click here for info on Danno’s Christmas Uke Book Club.

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

For my other Christmas book recommendations, see here.

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