Learn to play an easy version of "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King on Ukulele
For our second lesson of Songs Made Easy, Aldrine teaches you how to play "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. The original recording of this classic tune is done in the key of A, but in this lesson Aldrine makes things a little easier by using 4 very common beginner chords in the key of C.
If you're looking for more of a challenge, you can learn "Stand By Me" in its original key. This version also uses chunks to add some bounce to the strumming pattern, and teaches you that iconic intro picking, as well as a solo picking that emulates the violin. Check out that lesson HERE!
Stick around for more Songs Made Easy. We'll be streaming a new lesson every Thursday at 2:15 PM (HST). You're more than welcome to tune in LIVE and ask questions in the chat. We'll cover 3 songs a month, and on the fourth week we'll do a beginner jam session using the songs we taught earlier in the month.
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