Ukulele Song Intros by Peter Moss
Often when I visit ukulele groups both home and away, there is a tendency in groups of 20 or more, that a few participants will start straight into the song with no introduction and the rest catch up by the end of the first line. Whilst playing in a group can be a world of fun, and I certainly don’t want to knock that element, a little more structure and without a lot of effort will not only make the group sound better, but it should also generate a “feel good” factor.
For all reading this whether in a group or soloist, these suggested introductions will certainly polish areas that some ukulele players choose to ignore. Go ahead and give them a try.
Here are some classy ways to begin a song in the keys of F, C and G.
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Key of F
chords C6 – A dim – Gm 7 – G# aug
Fret Fingering 5430 – 2323 – 0211 – 1003
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Key of C
chords Em 7 – G dim – Dm 7 – G aug
Fret Fingering 0202 – 0101 – 2213 – 0332
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Key of G
chords D6 – G# dim – C6 – D aug
Fret Fingering 2222 – 1212 – 5430 – 3225
The intro in C can be seen here
Practice these intros with a variety of songs. Next month I will be running through some endings in the keys of F, C, and G