Learn to play "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest on Ukulele
March is here, which mean spring is right around the corner. While many of you may be gearing up for some spring cleaning, or some St. Paddy's Day shenanigans, we plan to "keep things loose" and "keep things light" with this month's Uke Lesson that teaches you how to play "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest.
Although this song uses a simple repeating chord progression, some of the changes come quickly. The intro fingerpicking, as well as the two other picking parts utilize lots of fun techniques for you to practice. So be sure to check out the tutorial to see Aldrine's tips for the chord transitions, strumming pattern, and his breakdown for each picking section. UU+ Members, remember you can always refer back to Ukulele 101 (Week 10), or Ukulele 102 (Week 8) for more help with slides, bends, hammer-ons and pulls-offs.
As many of you may know, "Dancing in the Moonlight" is one of our favorite songs to play during our Aloha Friday Jams. Just like the original, this lesson teaches you how to play the song in the key of Eb, but during our jams we play it half a step down in the key of D. If you're looking for a less challenging version, with some easier chords check out this recent Jam Replay where Aldrine walks you through the chords and strumming pattern. Which ever version you decide to master, have fun, never fight, and keep Dancing in the Moonlight!
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