Ukulele Mike shows his viewers how simple it can be to play "Oh, Susannah" on the ukulele. According to Mike, "Oh, Susannah" is an old classic story song. This means that it is a song that has been handed down that tells a story and doesn't just throw words together because they sound nice.
This song is written in the key of C with only 3 chords: the C chord, F chord, and the G7 chord. When Ukulele Mike plays the song, he uses a shuffle pattern that can be played in several different ways to create a different feel. A shuffle pattern is basically a fancy name for strumming. According to him, his favorite way to play "Oh, Susannah" is to use a syncopating accent shuffle pattern. This means that he syncopates while accenting the back-beat. If you think of the pattern in 4 notes, he would be accenting notes 2 and 4.
Here is how he breaks the song down:
C chord: Well I came from Alabama
G7 chord: with the banjo on my knee.
C: I'm goin' to Louisana
G7: my true love
C: for to see.
C: It rained all night the day I left. The weather
G7: it was dry.
C: The sun so hot I froze to death
C: don't you cry.
F chord: Oh, Susannah
G7: don't you cry for me.
C: I came from Alabama
G7: with the
C: banjo on my knee.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades