My Dog Has Fleas

From Plank Road Publishing

by Karl Hitzemann

The ukulele is a fun and rewarding instrument. It sounds great and it is fairly easy to learn how to play. To get your ukulele unit off to a great start, we created "My Dog Has Fleas." The title refers to the familiar tuning of the ukulele. (The flea reference comes from the fact that in Hawaiian, "ukulele" means "jumping flea.")

In this song, the singers sing the notes over and over (G, C, E, A) to reinforce memorizing the string note names. The ukulele players get to play each string individually so that they can get familiar with the sound of the tuning. The players will also have the opportunity to play the chords C and A minor, both of which only require one finger. You can have them strum very simple rhythmic patterns, or they can strum more creatively and freely. (from Music K-8, Vol. 28, No. 1)

(Run time: 1:46)

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My Dog Has Fleas - Downloadable Kit
Downloadable PDFs, Performance/Accompaniment MP3s, and lyric PowerPoint: 8MB
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