Below is the lesson for “Funeral March” by Frédéric Chopin.
A haunting piano piece encapsulated perfectly on the ukulele. This arrangement covers an excerpt from the original composition. What’s interesting about this excerpt is that it’s relatively simple from a harmony perspective. The entire piece is simply two chords that alternate each beat: A minor to F major.
With that said, there are a couple tricky aspects in this arrangement. The first of which is a challenging stretch chord found in measure six. The second is found in measure eight. This measure uses the plucked method to produce artificial harmonics. If this is a new technique for you, check out our Harmonics Course to learn how to do it.
Finally, the intro of the lesson video will provide four tips to help streamline learning this song.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson