Songs of the States Tab eBook

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What’s in it?

Tab for:

Aura Lee (AKA Love Me Tender)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Hail to the Chief
The Liberty Bell (AKA Monty Python Theme)
Reveille
Taps
Yankee Doodle

How Do I Buy It?

Buy it on Gumroad for $9 until the end of August when the price goes up to $12.

If you prefer, you can also buy it with PayPal for £6.50 on PayHip (PayPal should convert from whatever currency you’re using without any hassle).

After you pay you’ll get a link to the download page and an email with the link. There you can download the full ebook that contains the performance notes and the tabs. You can also download a zip file containing individual PDFs of the tabs if you want to work with them individually.

What’s It About?

I love taking tunes as far away from what you’d expect of ukulele music and transferring them. And you can’t get much further from a humble uke to a pompous marching band. So I thought it would be perfect to take on a collection of American patriotic marching band pieces, Civil War songs and songs generally full of fervour and Ameritude.

As well as being some corking tunes to play, I wanted this ebook to act as a guide to different techniques for performing tunes solo. The arrangements include a full on strumming chord-solo of Battle Hymn of the Republic, tunes you can play with just your thumb on the picking hand (Aura Lee and Hail to the Chief), fingerpicking tunes and a mixture of many techniques (Liberty Bell).

Practicing a new technique within a tune is more fun than dull exercises and you have a piece to show for it when you’re done. For example, if you wanted to get into campanella style fingerpicking you could start with the slow and easy Taps, move on to the quicker Reveille then onto the challenging arrangement of Yankee Doodle.

Difficulty: Mixed. Some tunes are perfect for people new to solo playing (Aura Lee and Taps) and some will be a challenge to even experienced players (Liberty Bell in particular)

Tuning: High-g gCEA tuning. Some of the tabs aren’t suitable for low-G or baritone (Reveille, Taps and Yankee Doodle wouldn’t work without changes).

Price: It’s going to be $12 but you can get it for $9 until the end of August. (If you’re in the EU VAT will be charged at the local rate.)

Videos: As well as videos of the full arrangements there are also close up, slowed down videos showing the techniques used.

Performance Notes: Tips for playing each tune and a brief history.

What if I buy it and it sucks?

As with all my ebooks, if you buy it and don’t like it just send me message with the email address you used to buy it and I’ll send a full refund. No questions asked.

Remind Me Again, How Do I Buy It?

Buy it on Gumroad for $9

If you prefer, you can also buy it with PayPal for £6.50 on PayHip (PayPal should convert from whatever currency you’re using without any hassle).

After you pay you’ll be taken to the download page and get an email with a link to your download.

After you pay you’ll get a link to the download page and an email with the link. There you can download the full ebook that contains the performance notes and the tabs. You can also download a zip file containing individual PDFs of the tabs if you want to work with them individually.

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