Event Detail

Lukuleles Holiday Extravaganza!

START: Monday, December 05, 2016 6:30 PM
END: Monday, December 05, 2016 8:00 PM
Location: Upper Parish Hall

Here are the songs that will be covered:

  1. Oh Christmas Tree - An easy two-chorder, and it even has tabs for those who want to give those a try.

 

  1. Jingle Bells - A three-chorder that’s fun to sing.

 

  1. Up on the Housetop - Another easy three-chorder, and you gotta love singing out the “Ho, ho, ho”.

 

  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - A step up but the chord diagrams are nicely laid out. We’ll do the chord chart version with Rudi on the sheet.  The accompanying standard notation version is also a fun one you might want try on your own.  The tricky part is only the intro with the names of the reindeer.  After that, it’s smooth sailing.

 

  1.  Let It Snow - A step up in chords, but we’ve worked on those before.  The standard notation version doesn’t have chord diagrams, but it can help you with the melody.

 

  1. Mele Kalikimaka - I’m not the expert in the Hawaiian language, so I’ll just say it means “Merry Christmas”.  If you would like details, you can check out http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2862.  Note the song has parts for “Boys” and “Girls”.  What the heck, let’s try it that way!  Note also that the standard notation version has a bit of an intro.  I checked with Mr. Crosby, and Bing didn’t sing it that way.

 

  1. Happy Christmas (War is Over) - I’m not being political here. The song is appropriate under any circumstance, and I’ve just always loved this song as sung by John Lennon.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8

 

  1. Auld Lang Syne - A classic to end on.  Note that the standard notation version is very easy and might be the one you choose to memorize so you can play it at your New Year’s Eve event, but I suggest we do the equally easy chord chart version because it has those emotion-laden extra verses.