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Most of the guitar notation on this website has been created using Guitar Pro. These files can play back the notation at any speed. Some of the downloads include other instruments too, aswell as guitar.

Ukulele Chord Progression in F with Rhythm

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This exercise sheet uses only the easy ukulele chords in a simple chord progression, which are C, C7, F, Fadd9 and Dm.

What we are really focusing on in this lesson sheet is the rhythm, which is a 2 bar repeating pattern. The 2 bar rhythm loop is counted 1 (2) + 3 4, 1 (2) + 3 (4). The counted numbers in brackets are where you do not play - they are just counted to help achieve the correct rhythm.

Make sure to follow the repeats and the down and up strumming markings.

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Deck The Halls - Guitar, Ukulele and Bass Melody Sheet Music with TAB

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Merry Christmas!

Here's a quick and easy melody to play on Christmas day that everyone knows. In the pdf files you will find the notation and guitar tab for playing the melody on guitar, ukulele or bass guitar

Also includes the Guitar pro 6 file.

Silent Night Christmas Song - Chords & Melody In C, G and A. Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Flute, Bass, Drums

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2016 Update - Now includes drums, bass, guitar chords picking, and Guitar Pro 6 file for Silent night in C.

2015 Update - Now includes the melody for Silent Night in C for most instruments (and also the guitar/ukulele melody in A), and includes the piano sheet music for Silent night in C, as well as the Melody in C to be played by any melodic instrument that can read the sheet music.


Silent Night

Silent night is one of the best Christmas songs for beginner guitarists to play chords with, for both guitarists and ukulele players.

Silent night is a public domain Christmas song, so I am very pleased to be able to legally share with you 3 free PDF files containing the guitar chords and ukulele chords for the song, which you are free to print as needed. Please link to this page if you are sharing the PDF files, rather than sending the files in an email or on a website.

There are only 3 chords needed: C, F and G. For ukulele and guitar, these are all chords that you learn near the start of learning guitar, so it's a song that anyone can learn to play even if they've not been playing for long.

I have included two versions of the guitar sheet music because the 'beginners' one uses easy versions of the chords. The easy versions of F, G and C are technically Fmaj7, G6 and Cmaj7, but they still fit and sound good with this song, even if someone else plays the regular chords.

Different Key Signatures

So I was playing this to the Bublé version and found that it started in G, changed to C half way through, and then back to the key of G again. This is not overly common. It is quite normal for artists to play the whole song in a certain key. The key of G is a popular one for this song, so I have also included the PDF downloads for the key of G.

One of the schools I teach in were practicing for a carol service and I noticed they were playing the song in the key of A. So, I've also included it in the key of A. On the ukulele chords, they have been replaced by E5 and Dadd4 to make it easier to play. You could also play E7 and Dsus2 for ease of playing if you can't do E and D yet.

6 Guitar Shredding Exercises - Fast Scale Runs and Soloing Exercises in F# minor - Lead Sheet - Rockschool

About the Difficulty Levels

These are written for grade 8 level, but it wouldn't hurt a grade 5-7 player to try them at the slower speeds.

Guitar Tab and creative concepts for preparing the faster parts of the guitar solo for the 2012-18 Rockschool Grade 8 piece "Lead Sheet"

These exercises came about from preparing for the guitar solo in the 2012-2018 Rockschool Grade 8 piece "Lead Sheet". They are not endorsed by Rockschool in any way, but they are designed to help players with ideas of the types of things they could do for this solo - which is entirely from my perspective, as a guitar teacher with 5 years teaching experience.

These 5 exercises are meant to build up your speed for shred style rock solos, which would also work with metal, as the Lead Sheet song is based on a lot of 'Nu-Metal' artists, as cited in the book.

You will need to remember that this is a series of 2 bar exercises, and for the "Lead Sheet" song, you will need to prepare an 8 bar solo. Please do not copy these exercises verbatim and stick them together for the exam, but you could draw inspiration from the ideas and make them your own. Remember to build an interesting guitar solo (one that will score the most marks), it needs to 'tell a story' rather than 'filling the air with a thousand notes', but it does need to show off a competant level of speed and techniques at this level. You need to be musical, and like the example on Track 5 of the CD, the guitarist makes it musical. It has plenty of the fast sextuplet shredding style, but it also has some slower 16th note groovy soloing, which sounds a little funky too. As a whole, the solo seems to be modeled on Tom Morello's style (Rage Against The Machine), so for more ideas along those lines, go check their music out - they have plenty of guitar solos in their back catalogue.


You can also try these in the Key of G minor, and there are some backing tracks too.

Exercise Sheet 9 - Chord Changing with Rhythm for G,Cadd9, Dsus4, Em7, G/F# chords - Guitar & Ukulele

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Welcome to the 9th in the series of Chord Changing Rhythms with G, Cadd9, Dsus4, G/F#, A7sus4, G/B, and Em7 chords for Guitar and Ukulele.

In this session we take down the tempo and play a bit slower. The intro should be pretty easy but just make sure you are getting the timing right of the minims (half notes, worth 2 beats). The second section has a difficult rhythm so you'll probably be glad of the slow tempo here.

If you would like to slow down or speed up the tempo, you can do this with the Guitar Pro 6 file (you need to have Guitar Pro installed).


← Exercise Sheet 8 Exercise Sheet 10 →


Listen to exercises 1-10

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  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6
  7. Exercise 7
  8. Exercise 8
  9. Exercise 9
  10. Exercise 10

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Exercise Sheet 8 - Chord Changing with Rhythm for G,Cadd9, Dsus4, Em7 chords - Guitar & Ukulele

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Welcome to the 8th in the series of Chord Changing Rhythms with G, Cadd9, Dsus4, G/F#, A7sus4, G/B, and Em7 chords for Guitar and Ukulele.

In this session we start with some simple rhythms. The exercises are at a slower speed than in the previous session 8. After the repeats we have a complicated rhythm, so you'll be glad of the slower tempo.

The tempo is very fast so you should start off slower before building up to this. If you download the Guitar Pro 6 file (you need to have Guitar Pro installed), you can slow it down further.


← Exercise Sheet 7 Exercise Sheet 9 →


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  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6
  7. Exercise 7
  8. Exercise 8
  9. Exercise 9
  10. Exercise 10

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Exercise Sheet 7 - Finger Picking - Chord Changing With Rhythm For G, G/F#, Cadd9, A7sus4, Dsus4, G/B Chords - Guitar & Ukulele

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Welcome to the 7th in the series of Chord Changing Rhythms with G, Cadd9, Dsus4, G/F#, A7sus4, G/B, and Em7 chords for Guitar and Ukulele.

In this session we take a break from the guitar pick and strumming rhythms, and focus on using a finger picking style with some of these chords. This can be very hard for beginners. I've slowed the tempo down a little to 70bpm. If you download the Guitar Pro 6 file (you need to have Guitar Pro installed), you can slow it down further.

We only use some of the chords in this exercise - G, Cadd9, Em7, Dsus4. We also use some notes like F# and B in the first section but we don't play full chords with them. On the guitar they are used as bass notes.

For the second section you can see the p i m a markings above the music, which show you which fingers to use, and then continue for the following bars. Go here if you need to learn more about p i m a.


← Exercise Sheet 6 Exercise Sheet 8 →


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  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6
  7. Exercise 7
  8. Exercise 8
  9. Exercise 9
  10. Exercise 10

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Exercise Sheet 6 - Chord Changing with Rhythm for G, G/F#, Cadd9, A7sus4, Dsus4, G/B chords - Guitar & Ukulele

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Welcome to the 6th in the series of Chord Changing Rhythms with G, Cadd9, Dsus4, G/F#, A7sus4, G/B, and Em7 chords for Guitar and Ukulele.

This selection of chords are heavily used in pop and alternative music and are a fundamental set of chords to learn and be comfortable playing together in various sequences and with different strumming rhythms. They are also often used in different Capo positions on the Guitar.

In exercise sheet 6 we have introduced 2 new chords. A7sus4 is the same shape as Em7 on guitar, but we just move our first 2 fingers down 1 string to make the shape. The G/B chord moves off Cadd9 in the same way that you would change from G to G/F# in previous exercise sheets.

This chord progression is in a 6/8 time signature. In each bar apart from the penultimate, the rhythm follows the 1, 2, 3, 4 rhythm with down strokes and then doubles up with "down, up" strokes on the 5 and 6. The second to last bar rhythm doubles up on the 2, 3 and 5, 6.


← Exercise Sheet 5 Exercise Sheet 7 →


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  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6
  7. Exercise 7
  8. Exercise 8
  9. Exercise 9
  10. Exercise 10

These exercise are also available as a single download

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10 Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele Songs - Out Now

After spending a year writing original music for a local youth music group of beginner to intermediate players, and amending the music countless times, I have completed the task of recording all 6 parts for all 10 songs.

View Product Listing: 10 Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele Songs - Beginners To Intermediate (Audio And Sheet Music Download)

I will be releasing some of the sheet music for free, soon so stay tuned. I will probably release sections rather than the full songs so that there is something for free, but there is still incentive to purchase the sheet music download on bandcamp.

What you can do for free right now is listen to all 10 songs. I'm confident that you will enjoy them. I have managed to make the songs accessible to beginners to intermediate whilst also sounding like nice songs with chords and melody parts on guitar and ukulele.

The main hub to go to is bandcamp, because that is where you can download the sheet music. I have also released the music on the streaming services like spotify and apple music, and others. So, if you use them services please follow the links below and have a listen. If you don't, then you can also stream the music for free if you follow the bandcamp link below.

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1VDmhlj
Apple Music: http://apple.co/1Y5ZTkY
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1Y2awFw

Exercise Sheet 5 - Chord Changing With Rhythm For G, Cadd9, Dsus4 Chords - Guitar & Ukulele

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Welcome to the fifth in the series of Chord Changing Rhythms with G, Cadd9, Dsus4, G/F#, and Em7 chords for Guitar and Ukulele.

These 5 chords are heavily used in pop and alternative music and are a fundamental set of chords to learn and be comfortable playing together in various sequences and with different strumming rhythms. They are also often used in different Capo positions on the Guitar.

In Exercise Sheet 5, we re use only 3 chords from the previous exercises,G, Cadd9, and Dsus4. The exercises are getting harder though! There is a very quick rest after beat 3 on each bar, for only a quarter of a beat (16th note), and followed by 3 quick up picks with a 16th note speed, which then leads into a quick chord change to go into the next bar. The chord choices and style of playing was inspired by the song "We are never getting back together" by Taylor Swift. That song would be great to learn on the side of this series of chord changing with rhythm. The only other chord that it uses is Em. The picking is more complex than this, and the rhythm is different, but the chords are similar (in a different order).

The rhythm is the same in every bar. Beginners might want to listen to the audio to pick up the rhythm rather than trying to read this one.


← Exercise Sheet 4 Exercise Sheet 6 →


Listen to exercises 1-10

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  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6
  7. Exercise 7
  8. Exercise 8
  9. Exercise 9
  10. Exercise 10

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