Learn to play "Crazy Without You" by Pure Heart on Ukulele

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Hey UUers!

We're heading straight through the final couple months of the year and, as always, the Underground is bustling with lots of ukulele learning to help you meet your year-end uke goals! In our Ukulele 102 course, Aldrine introduced the concept of harmony and using harmonized notes to emphasize certain parts of your ukulele solo. Here in Hawaii, one of the best examples of this concept in an ukulele intro was for the song "Crazy Without You" by Pure Heart (whose ukulele player went on to become one of the best ukulele players in the world, Mr. Jake Shimabukuro). So on this month's episode of Uke Lessons, you'll learn exactly how to play the chords, strumming pattern, and ALL 3 picking parts for this song, so you can play with the soulful smoothness of Jake.

Recently Pure Heart held a reunion concert, so check out the video of this song from the concert to hear the original band in action. And be sure to play along to the official Crazy Without You Ukulele Play-Along (and use YouTube's slow-down function to master those quick picking parts).

Have fun practicing harmony with this one and if you have any questions or need any help at all, let us know! Rock on & keep strummin'

-UU Staff


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