Classical Songs

Classical Songs

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Beginner Series


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Chopsticks

Piano Waltz

The iconic piano duet arranged for solo ukulele!

Level 1


Bourrée

Johann Sebastian Bach

This classical duet demonstrates counterpoint, whereas there are two melodies that move independently of one another. One melody is played by the ukulele and the other by the U-Bass.

Bourrée (U-Bass)

Johann Sebastian Bach

This classical duet demonstrates counterpoint, whereas there are two melodies that move independently of one another. One melody is played by the ukulele and the other by the U-Bass.

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In The Hall Of The Mountain King

Edvard Grieg *

An iconic melody arranged as a harmonized duet suitable for the seasoned beginner.

Ode To Joy
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Ode To Joy

Ludwig van Beethoven

A classical fingerstyle take on a timeless song.

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Waltz in C

Ferdinando Carulli

A classical waltz with a playful melody that serves as a perfect challenge for the seasoned beginner.

Level 2


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Allegro

Mauro Giuliani

Composed in a minor key, this classical piece serves as an excellent study for developing fingerpicking and dynamics.

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Canon in D (U-Bass)

Johann Pachelbel

This arrangement of 'Canon' cycles through the form 4 times, giving us 4 variations on the classic song. Think of it this way: The song is 5 chords, played over 4 bars. These 4 bars are repeated 4 times, but played differently each time, thus creating 4 'themes'.

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Fur Elise

Ludwig van Beethoven

A classical adaption featuring 3 iconic themes from Beethoven’s piano masterpiece.

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La Donna è mobile

Giuseppe Verdi

In this lesson, you’ll learn one of the most famous and incredibly catchy canzone’s [Italian for song] from Verdi’s opera, Rigoletto.

Level 3


Canon
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Canon in D

Johann Pachelbel

This arrangement of 'Canon' cycles through the form 8 times, giving us 8 variations on the classic song. Think of it this way: The song is 5 chords, played over 4 bars. These 4 bars are repeated 8 times, but played differently each time, thus creating 8 'themes'.

JJMD
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

J.S. Bach

This arrangement relies on a steady and moderate tempo keeping the eighth note triplets even. I would recommend playing along to a metronome.

Level 4


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Danse Macabre

Camille Saint-Saëns

A symphonic poem based off the French superstition, “Dance of Death”; in which Death appears at midnight every Halloween calling forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle.

Carmen
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Habanera (Carmen)

Georges Bizet

One of the most famous arias from the opera ‘Carmen’, this enchanting melody builds upon dynamics, chromatic runs, and key changes to create an everlasting piece.

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

A hauntingly beautiful organ piece by the great German composer J.S. Bach. Our arrangement contains some of the most memorable themes from this timeless piece.


* Songs that feature a blue asterisk include play-along backing tracks.
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