Christmas Ukulele 2: The Second Coming

Christmas is the one time of year when anyone who plays an instrument is expected to entertain friends and family at some point. Which can be quite daunting if you don’t have something easy and recognisable to play. Particularly if you’re full of the Christmas pudding. But it’s nice to be able to entertain the people who have helped you along the way with encouragement, uke gifts and patience during twanging practice.

With that in mind, I’ve kept the arrangements in this second Christmas ebook as easy and playable as I can. To make sure flubs and fumbles are kept to a minimum while you’re centre of attention.

If you haven’t bought an ebook from me before, you can find full details of the process here. And if there’s anything else you need to know send me a message and I’ll get back to you.

Buy it now for $9 (via PayPal or credit cards except AmEx) by clicking below:

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What You Get

After you buy you’ll be taken to a page where you can download:

- Tabs of full arrangements for these traditional Christmas favourites:

Go Tell It On the Mountain
I Saw Three Ships
Il est ne, le divin Enfant
In Dulci Jubilo
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
Once in Royal David’s City
The First Noel
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watch their Flocks

They’re all arranged without any fancy finger work. The picking hand can all be done with the thumb. And the fretting doesn’t go higher than the sixth fret. Written for high-g tuning.

- Super-simple melody arrangements of all those tunes. Only one note at a time. For high and low G.

- A PDF with a bit of history of the songs (sometimes more accurate than others) and tips on playing the tunes.

- Additional downloads of: standard notation of the tabs, mobile-friendly downloadable videos, MP3s of the full versions and the melody-only versions.

Quick warning: if you’re using iPad/iPhone/Android you can’t download directly to your gadget read this for more info.

What People Are Saying

Here’s what people who have bought the ebook are saying:

Wilfried Welti of Ukulele Arts:

Al did a great job making many Christmas carols accessible for every ukulele player. Nobody will be afraid to take on his arrangements, and this is quite an achievement!

Wilfried also made a video of the While Shepherds… tab from the ebook.

Dianne S.:

I’ve played through a few of these already. They are easy and fun. Also love the cover design.

Kempo:

Thanks for these, they’re nice and straight forward to play but sound really good, well done!

RobNY:

Great book Al. The book is well worth the full price.

Walter:

Buying this was the easiest decision I’ve made all day. Thanks for helping to make the ukulele so accessible

What They Sound Like

Full Arrangement Videos

Melody Versions

Here’s what the melody-only versions sound like. The melody tab also has chord names so you can be accompanied by a friend. Or if, like me, you’re a badass loner you can play along with these mp3s. They’re split so the left hand side has the chords and the right has the melody.

Go Tell It On the Mountain
 

I Saw Three Ships
 

Il est ne, le divin Enfant
 

In Dulci Jubilo
 

Joy to the World
 

O Come All Ye Faithful
 

Once in Royal David’s City
 

The First Noel
 

We Three Kings
 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
 

While Shepherds Watch their Flocks
 

Buy it Now

Buy it now for $9 (via PayPal or credit cards except AmEx) by clicking below:

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If you haven’t bought an ebook from me before you might want to read the FAQ page for more information. And if there’s anything else you need to know send me a message and I’ll get back to you.

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10 Comments

  1. Wilfried Welti December 5th, 2012 7:13 pm

    Hi Al!
    Great, so it’s finally done! I wish you good luck with it and a lot of happy customers! :-)
    (And thanks for allowing me to make a quick review! ;-) )

  2. ukuhippo December 5th, 2012 7:52 pm

    Nice. But in my country (the Netherlands) there’s a different holiday first. This evening it’s Sinterklaas-evening,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas

    Celebrated it with my kid and my ex-wife. Guess what she bought me: Ukulele For Dummies. I’m considering a re-marriage. OK, I’m not. Best gift of the evening though.

  3. Woodshed December 6th, 2012 8:56 am

    ukuhippo: Happy Sinterklaas! That’s a pretty great gift!

  4. Woodshed December 6th, 2012 8:57 am

    Wilfried: Thanks so much for all your support!

  5. Bob Jackson December 7th, 2012 8:26 am

    So pleased with Christmas Ukulele, easyish to play and sounds great too ! Well done Wilfried.

  6. Readie December 7th, 2012 4:05 pm

    Add me to the list of fans of Christmas Ukulele 2. Was pleased to discover that even the arrangements aren’t beyond my (limited) skill and that I can almost manage to make them sound halfway decent. Thanks as always, Woodshed.

  7. Uncephalized December 7th, 2012 8:32 pm

    w00d!

    (Yeah, you’re so awesome you get your own nerd-call)

    Just bought it. I’m still working through the first one, which I got a couple weeks ago–now I’ll be lucky to have learned them all by NEXT Christmas!

    Nice work, Al. (Can I call you Al? Maybe that’s only for people you know IRL…)

  8. Woodshed December 7th, 2012 10:21 pm

    Readie: Thanks so much! Glad to hear it.

    Uncephalized: You can call me Al. Baa dap dap dap…

  9. Kempo December 13th, 2012 12:39 am

    But only if you can call him Betty.

    ‘…As featured on ukulelenhunt.com’. Oh yeah, I feel I’ve finally begun to make my mark on the ukulele world!

    What is IRL?

  10. Woodshed December 13th, 2012 8:01 am

    Kempo: Congratulations! IRL = in real life. I try not to go there.

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