UD#69 Chord Melody: Huron Carol

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Chord Melody: Huron Carol (UD#69)
from Ukulele in the Dark
with Guido Heistek


Today we’ll look at a chord melody arrangement of the “Huron Carol”, which, I recently learned, is Canada’s oldest Christmas song!

Here is a little video of me performing today’s song, live from my teaching studio in Vancouver. I do the song twice through. First, I do a finger-style version, which we will cover later in today’s lesson. The second time through the song I use a standard thumb strum, like we covered in the last lesson. Here is the video!

Here’s what I propose. Why don’t I give you the melody and chords for the song and you can take a shot at creating the chord melody arrangement on your own? If you feel inspired to do it, I say, “Go for it!” If you need a refresher on how to create a chord melody you can go here:


Here are the chords and melody for “Huron Carol”. See if you can put together the chord melody:

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Okay! How did that go?

Here is a little video walking you through the process of creating a chord melody for “Huron Carol” using our thumb strum technique.

And here is the tablature:

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In my performance of the song, I use a finger-style technique for the first time through. Here is a little video on how to do that:

And the tablature for the finger-style version:

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So ends another wonderful year together on our ukuleles. Please drop me a line and let me know how today’s lesson worked for you. If you have suggestions for future lessons, I welcome those too. Though, I can’t follow through on every suggestion, I always love to hear from you.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!