Learn to play "Vacation" by Dirty Heads on Ukulele
This month's Whiteboard Request teaches you how to play "Vacation" by Dirty Heads. Chances are, you've been hearing this tune a lot lately. Coming in with only 4 chords and a simple strumming pattern, this song is pretty straight forward. Aldrine walks you through the chord changes and offers helpful tips to make the switches a little easier. He also explains how to incorporate left hand mutes into the upbeat strumming pattern. The original version of "Vacation" doesn't have a picking section, so Aldrine created one for you that follows the melody line.
If you're having trouble with those Left Hand Mutes, Matt recently did a Webcam Session that explains his approach to the technique. UU+ members: if you're struggling with the barre chords in this song, check out Ukulele 101 - Week 7: Chords Chords Chords. Aldrine shares lots of pointers to help you master these versatile chords.
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