For a long time, we avoided doing a lesson on what can only be called the most iconic recording to come out of Hawaii. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's one take rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World" broke down barriers and became embedded in mainstream media. After numerous requests, we decided to give the people what they want. In this very much anticipated whiteboard lesson, Aldrine goes over the chords and teaches you how to play that memorable strumming pattern. Because this song was recorded in a single take and during a moment of inspiration, the chord progressions are fluid and include small deviations. Aldrine walks you through these changes and breaks down the structure of the song. It might take sometime to understand where the pieces fit together, but once you do, you'll be able to play a truly beautiful song that helped to elevate the ukulele to a new level.
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