The Ukulele Project – Phase Two

February 25, 2009

Here is the second lesson plan for The Ukulele Project.

For this batch of lessons I want to get the kids using the C, F and G chords to strum and sing folk songs in 4/4 and 3/4 time.  Don’t be  afraid to add a few songs to the list – and don’t be afraid to contact me with your ideas and suggestions. 

Second Lesson Plan:

  • Folk Songs in 4/4 Time
    • It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More – Camilo in Spain
    • Goin’ Down That Road Feeling Bad – Dan in Florida
    • Tom Dooley
    • You Are My Sunshine – Tom in Canada
    • She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain – Carlos in Spain
    • Mamma Don’t ‘Low – Steve from Ohio
  • 3/4 Time Rhythm
    • Down in the Valley
    • Streets of Laredo -Pat From Michigan
    • The Black Velvet Band
  • Fingerpicking Patterns

T o take part in the project, contact me at, choose a lesson and film a short video workshop.

For example, let’s say you choose to cover the C Chord. All you would have to do is introduce yourself  (”Hi. I’m Patrick from Crisfield, Maryland and I am here to show you how to make a C chord“) and walk the viewer through the steps of making a C chord on the ukulele.

Once you have filmed your workshop, upload the video file in the highest quality format you can to the Internet Archive.

To join the Internet Archive :

  • Go to
  • In the upper right hand corner you will find the following: “Anonymous User (login or join us)”.
  • Click on “join us”.
  • Fill out the form. Click “Get library Card” when finished.

Files stored on the Internet Archive are publicly available under a Creative Commons license. You can read about how Creative Commons works by visiting

To upload a file to the Internet Archive:

  • Log in to your account.
  • In the menu across the top of your browser click on “contributions”.
  • Click on “Create and upload a new movie, audio recording, live concert recording, or book”.
  • Enter a title for your upload and click on the button marked, “Next”.
  • On the next page, fill in the form (name your project after the chapter you are covering – for example, “C Chord”) and click on the button marked, “Upload Files”.

After uploading, will automatically generate a page where people can download and view your file. Send an email to with your Internet Archive link.

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