Christmas Ukulele III: Return of the Magi

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It’s the third and final ebook of the Christmas Ukulele Trilogy. I promise not to make any shitty prequels.

Ten more Christmas tunes arranged as easily as possible so you’ll be able to play them if you’re called on to provide a festive performance at any point.

This collection is the most varied so far. As well as a selection of Christmas carols it includes the Appalachian tune Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over (as made famous by Jack White’s version on the Cold Mountain soundtrack), the creepy English folk song Down in Yon Forest and Hanukkah O Hanukkah.

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If you don’t own Christmas Ukulele and Christmas Ukulele 2 yet, you can pick up all three for the price of two:

Buy all three here

What You Get

– Tabs of full arrangements for these traditional Christmas favourites:

Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over?
Ding Dong Merrily on High?
Down in Yon Forest
Hanukkah O Hanukkah
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (The “Hymn” version.)
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem (The Ralph Vaughan Williams version.)
Pat-A-Pan
What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)

They’re all arranged without any fancy finger work. The picking hand can all be done with the thumb. (The exception is Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over which has a simple arrangement and a more difficult one). They’re intended for high-g tuning.

– Super-simple melody arrangements of all those tunes. Only one note at a time. These include tab, standard notation and lyrics.

– MP3s of the melody arrangements. Stereo split so you can play along with either the melody or the chords.

– A PDF with performance notes and tips on playing all versions of the tunes.

Quick warning: if you’re using iPad/iPhone/Android you can’t download everying directly to your gadget. But there is a link to download the main body of the book (with the performance notes and the full arrangements) directly to you device.

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.

Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Down in Yon Forest

Hanukkah O Hanukkah

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Pat-A-Pan

What Child Is This?

Buy It

Buy Christmas Ukulele III:

Buy Christmas Ukulele III here

Buy Christmas Ukulele III with Christmas Ukulele and Christmas Ukulele 2:

Buy all three here

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6 Comments

  1. Lesley November 20th, 2014 9:15 am

    I love your ebooks – just nabbed all three of these! I got the blues one the other day, too – great stuff in there! Thanks a lot for what you do!

  2. Woodshed November 20th, 2014 11:11 am

    Lesley: Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them.

  3. Coral November 21st, 2014 5:15 pm

    Ok, I need more ukulele holiday music like I need another hole in my uke. But music is what really makes Christmas for me, and I love your posts and your website, and you deserve to be financially successful with this venture. I bought all three. So there. :)

  4. Woodshed November 22nd, 2014 12:01 pm

    Coral: Thanks very much! I really appreciate your support. But I’m totally fine with people not buying stuff if it’s not their thing. Hopefully I’ll release something that is at some point.

  5. Michael November 25th, 2014 12:59 pm

    I bought 1 and 2 last year, but it was late in the year so I didn’t spend much time with them. I brought them out last week and do I regret not using them last year! Great arrangements! Easy to access, but sound great, even in my hands. They have given me many hours of enjoyment already. I bought 3 right away. Thanks!

  6. Woodshed November 25th, 2014 2:32 pm

    Michael: Thanks so much! That’s great!

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