You've found my portal to the songbooks I create! I have been hosting weekly ukulele gatherings since September 2016.
These songbooks I create are ones I have arranged so we all play from the same page, and in the same key. Most of the songs are here because they have been suggested by the players, often not found elsewhere in print or tunes suitable for a group or duets.
A Joy to Sing - Ukulele Season’s latest songbook ready to enjoy - pdf or print
Created for beginner and intermediate players - 68 songs for every level of playing
Contemporary hits include three ‘A Star is Born’ songs
Lyrics with chord diagrams are for ukulele standard tuning (G-C-E-A)
Chord families listed - use this tool to jam with friends who play harmonica
Print book edition:
98 pages; 8 1/2" x 11” ; coil bound
protective clear soft back and front covers
$25.00 - printed in Canada and shipped
PDF online edition :
download for a tablet
indexed, click on the title to bring up the song page
over 30 songs are hyperlinked to a ’play along’ online video
Other songbooks created:
UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK ONE
65+ classics and 'new to you' contemporary tunes
UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK TWO
60+ very singable songs, classic and tradtional songs
HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS SONGBOOK - SPECIAL EDITION
Celebrating their 40th anniversary with 40 songs for the 2018 Festival Ukulele Workshop
INSPIRING SONGS TO SING - SPECIAL EDITION
60+ songs in this songbook created for Chilliwack Hospice Gala Silent Auction
SONGS FROM THE MIGHTY MIAMI RIVER
an eight paged songbook of simple chord songs for beginner ukulele players
EAST COAST TUNES - working title for songbook due out spring 2019
This is the next one folks, get your suggestions in today!
All songbooks I create are intended for private and educational purposes only.
The songbooks are not for financial gain. I acknowledge that all song copyrights belong to their respective parties..-
Ukulele Season Story
I let my 'true colours show' musically in July 2014. I was contemplating retirement and grieving the death of my younger sister. I loved music having grown up in a family that sang on road trips and around campfires. I have a wee background in music; high school choir, flute and later piano lessons as young adult. However, I was intimidated by string instruments, even ones with just four strings!
Then my good friend Nikki visited with her ukulele! Later that summer I met a new friend who learned saxophone at age 68 and that was that! I dusted off a ukulele songbook our son created for me and bought my first real ukulele - a Kala Tenor.
After retiring, and a season of learning ukulele online, I began lessons with a human local professional teacher John M. I began to seek out locals to connect with over a mutual love of learning the ukulele. After waiting for someone to create a group that meets locally during daylight hours, I promoted the idea with encouragement from my dear friend Patsy. Harrison Ukulele Gatherings became a thing!
Since the creation of local gatherings in September of 2016, I continued to meet up with fun-loving players. I decided to make our own songbooks so we could all sing and play from the same page… same key, same lyrics. I hope this little story of Ukulele Season inspires you to pick up a ukulele, sing out loud and find others to share in your joy of making music with others.
Earla Dawn Legault