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An old friend...

I received an interesting email the other day, in connection with this blog.  With the permission of the sender, here it is.

Hello Don.

How are you doing? Well, I hope.

I don’t know if you will remember me or not. My wife, Katherine and I lived in your ward in West Valley for a short while before moving to Midvale. We came to your house for dinner one Sunday and played a board game. You also stopped by as a home teacher and told me about your experience with reconciling your belief in evolution with a creationism religion.

Since those days, Katherine and I have had two beautiful children and I have joined the Navy. We are now living in the Fresno, California area and I am currently on board the USS Carl Vinson on a deployment in the west pacific.

I had been looking for simple chords to play the song ‘Love One Another’ on my little ukulele and stumbled across your web page. (I’ve been trying to learn how to play the ukulele out here) I saw your name and wondered if it was the same guy I knew from West Valley, so I clicked on the picture and lo and behold…

Unfortunately, the internet out here on the ship is so slow that your web page does not load fully and I can’t see chords. I was wondering if you could email me just a simple beginners arrangement or perhaps even just the simple chords for that song. I would greatly appreciate it.
I wish you and your family the very best,


So, I used to be his home teacher, and he is now serving our country.  Naturally, I wanted to send him what he requested, but I didn't have it. for one thing, I don't play the ukulele.  For another, I only have a pdf of the guitar tab.  So, I created a cheat sheet for him, in Microsoft Word, found the uke chords he would need, and sent it to him as an attachment to my email reply.  It worked.

Glenn wanted to thank me for it, but I ended up thanking him, as much as you can thank someone for risking his life to protect you.  So, as a tribute to Glenn, and all the others who are risking their lives in defense of their country, I am posting a pdf version of  the cheat sheet, plus the original Word document, for those who may not have good internet access.  Thank you, Glenn! 

The pdf version is called, "Love One Another for ukulele".
The Word version is called, "Love One Another 4 ukulele".

Enjoy!  and while you're enjoying, please think of our servicemen and -women who are risking their lives to protect you, and say a little prayer in their behalf.  Thanks.


We’ll Sing All Hail to Jesus’ Name

Not much information about the author (Richard Aldridge), composer (Joseph Coslett), or history of this hymn, but it’s a pretty one, popular in Sacrament Meetings, and not hard to play.

Basically, there are only three chords: C, F, and G7, plus a couple of easy variations.  For example, F/A is just a regular, four-string F chord, but you also play the open A string.  F/C is similar, but you have to fret the A string in the third space with your pinkie, to include the bass C note.  C/G is a regular C chord, with the pinkie fretting the G note on the bass E string, third space. Not a hard one in the lot!

There are a few spots in the tab where the techniques are not dead obvious. The first occurs in the fourth measure. Unless your hands are unusually flexible, it’s going to be much easier to PUSH OFF the ligado on the third string, than to pull it off. This technique is not difficult, but  may be unfamiliar to you. Repeat in the fourth measure of the second line.

In the first measure of the last line, you’ll have to play the F/C chord, then immediately release it, to play the sequential pull-offs on the second string. In the third and fourth measures of that line, strum the notes indicated, for a ligado effect.  Pinch the chord in the next-to-last measure, for contrast, and end with a strummed chord.

You don’t have to strum or pinch the chords as shown, of course, if changing between strumming and pinching seems difficult. The song will still sound good if you just strun, or just pinch. But this is an instrumental solo, and it’s an easy way to add interest to the music, without having to learn any new techniques or chords.

The last note of the song is shown in parentheses (0) because you only play it if you are going to repeat the verse.  It replaces the first, partial measure of the next verse.  The final time, you do not play this last note, but just let the chord ring.

This song is in the public domain.