3 Reasons to Play “Shine on Harvest Moon” today on your ukulele

Reason #1: September 12, 2011 is the occurence of the Harvest Moon

The best night to view the Harvest Moon is tonight, September 12, 2011 according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

What is the Harvest Moon ?

The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox.  This year the Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 23.  The closest full moon is today — September 12.  You might have caught a glimpse of the Harvest Moon last night, Sept. 11, but if you didn’t be sure to look tonight.

Reason #2:  If you start the week by playing your ukulele, you’ll have a better week.

By the light of the Harvest Moon is how farmers in early days reaped their harvest.

If you believe we reap what we sow, metaphorically speaking, then you know if you share the gift of ukulele or music with others, the gift returns to you many-fold.

The Harvest Moon is brighter and for longer (this is why farmers needed to know when Harvest Moon occurred so they could have a longer day to harvest the fields by the light of the moon).

You know the ukulele brightens worlds for many, and for longer!

You could sing Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” but you know you want the public domain song of the early 1900s, “Shine on Harvest Moon”

Reason #3:  You need a photograph of the Harvest Moon to show your friends.  You’ll remember to take a photo if you play “Shine on Harvest Moon” now.

The Harvest Moon won’t appear again for another year.   You’re more likely to remember to step outside and enjoy the moon if you play “Shine on Harvest Moon” right now.

Pick up your ukulele.  Then, tonight, pick up your camera and take a picture of the Harvest Moon.  You can see the Harvest Moon on September 11, 12, and 13th.  The photos in this post were the ones I took last night, Sept. 11.

For the chords to “Shine on Harvest Moon” you can click on the image of the chords above or visit chordie where you can select the key that works for your voice.

IF you really don’t think you’ll play it on your ukulele, then enjoy this finger-picking version below.

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3 Responses to 3 Reasons to Play “Shine on Harvest Moon” today on your ukulele

  1. Jared says:

    Cool but I do not have a ukulele dude

    Like

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