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Hey UUers!

Are you ready? Break out your ukulele and gather up a few friends, because it's time for a good old-fashioned sing-along! On this month's episode of Uke Lessons, it's everyone's favorite, "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. This one is perfect for get-togethers, backyard barbecues, uke club meetings - once you start playing, it's hard not to sing right along with the chorus.

With its simple chords and steady strumming pattern, the hardest part of this song would be the picking, which uses The Tremolo Technique. For those of you who are UU+ Members, Aldrine discussed the Tremolo Technique with a full explanation and discussion, during a recent Live Lesson Thursday. Check out the replay HERE (the discussion starts at around 0:19:00 in the video). Of couse, you can always play the picking part to this song without the tremolo, but the idea is to emulate the violin parts in the original song, so be sure to work on the technique and you'll get a really cool sound out of your ukulele.

Have a blast playing this tune, be sure to play along with the Play-Along video, and as always if there's anything you need, just send a message and you got it! Keep strummin'

Aloha,
-UU Staff

Comments

  1. Sounds amazing! The greatest arrangment, but it’s quite difficult! Will come back after learning something easier 🙂

  2. A great tune even for an 83.year old with only two years on the uke..self taught..thanks for your encouragement..from Sydey Australia

  3. Been in kind of a rut lately.Thanks for this song. Haven’t got the picking down yet, but do have the chords. It’s fun playing along

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