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The French classic “AUTUMN LEAVES” – now a solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 Song Chord/Melody eBook

September 19, 2014

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According to Wikipedia, we learn that
“Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, and the Hungarian title is “Hulló levelek” (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced “Les feuilles mortes” in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la nuit.

Like all of the selections in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook, AUTUMN LEAVES uses the thumb only. . . No fingerpicking is involved. The most distinctive aspect of this arrangement is that you not only have the chord/melody format but also a rhythmic pulse that keeps the piece moving forward. The use of chords strummed between the melody also help the ukulele sustain more. It is important to emphasize the melodic part and play down the intermediate chords. If everything is…

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“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” – Solo Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 song Chord/Melody eBook

September 16, 2014

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“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” – Chord/Melody solo ukulele arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch
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My arrangement of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is a Chord/Melody piece. That means you play a chord and the melody, for the most part, “rides” on the first string. I chose the Key of F since it worked well with this song. The key of F is one of the most popular solo instrumental keys for the Ukulele. As in most Chord/Melody pieces we play the entire piece with the right thumb. No fingerpicking is needed. Using the flesh of the thumb rather than the nail also gives a sweet warm sound to the uke. I also find that stroking the strings up close to the neck rather than the soundhole also provides for a better sound.
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One of the significant aspects of this arrangement is my use of “jazz” chords. . . Principally m7 dim7 aug…

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“CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN” from The Sound Of Music – Now a solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 Song Chord/Melody eBook

September 15, 2014

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Listen to the full performance and watch the highly detailed VIMEO video tutorial here . . .

Here are some excerpts that illustrate the notation format of this piece and all of the pieces

contained in the new CHORD/MELODY eBook. The top line is standard treble clef notation while the

bottom line is formatted as Ukulele Tablature

Example 1.

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Example 2.

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Example 3.

This is part of the dramatic ending of Climb Every Mountain . . . Try it out

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN is included in my brand new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook – $29.95
It can be purchased by paying through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com
Once purchased, I will personally email it to you within the day as a pdf file.
If you should also be interested in combining this purchase with my earlier released SOLO UKULELE INSTRUMENTALS 2013 Enlarged Edition, there is…

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Now 2 Popular eBooks combined for a discount . . . UKULELE SOLO INSTRUMENTALS Volume 1 2013 Enlarged edition PLUS Brand new CHORD/MELODY eBook from Ukulele Mike Lynch

September 12, 2014

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The French classic “AUTUMN LEAVES” – now a solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 Song Chord/Melody eBook

September 11, 2014

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According to Wikipedia, we learn that
“Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, and the Hungarian title is “Hulló levelek” (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced “Les feuilles mortes” in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la nuit.

Like all of the selections in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook, AUTUMN LEAVES uses the thumb only. . . No fingerpicking is involved. The most distinctive aspect of this arrangement is that you not only have the chord/melody format but also a rhythmic pulse that keeps the piece moving forward. The use of chords strummed between the melody also help the ukulele sustain more. It is important to emphasize the melodic part and play down the intermediate chords. If everything is played at the same volume level, the piece will sound choppy. This piece needs to be played freely with lots of “RUBATO” .. . . Don’t rush . take the sections easy and the song
will have that sweet wistful feeling.
Below is my VIMEO performance and tutorial of AUTUMN LEAVES

AUTUMN LEAVES in included in the newly released 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook – $29.95
It can be purchased by making a payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com
Once purchased, it will be emailed to you within the day.

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“TAMMY” from the motion picture TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR – Solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – included in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook

September 9, 2014

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I had a ukulele player tell me that my arrangement of EDELWEISS was perfect for a summer’s day on the back porch swing. . . Here again is another one of those kind of pleasant laid back summer evening pieces to learn. Like EDELWEISS it is fairly accessible for moderately advanced beginners thru intermediate players. If you are insterested in creating some of your own ukulele instrumentals keep in mind that the key of F is quite good for that. . . G and C are also good, but F is supremely good for the uke.

In this arrangement I decided to us a Chord/Melody style. It works SO well with the Chord/Melody technique. No fingerpicking involved. . . simply strum the chords and pick the individual melody notes with the thumb. Below is a short excerpt of TAMMY to illustrate how the standard treble clef notation and the tablature appear in this arrangement.

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Yes, I know I’ve been inconsistent with the way I spell “BACHELOR” Spelling on the top image is correct . . on the video NOT. . . oh well, I try.

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TAMMY is included in the brand new 52 SONG CHORD/MELODY eBook – $29.95
It can be purchased by paying through the paypal donate button the Ukulele Mike website:
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“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” – Solo Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook

September 7, 2014

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“You Are My Sunshine” is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana as a result of its association with former state governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis. According to a 1990 article by Theodore Pappas, the original song was written by Oliver Hood.
The song has been covered numerous times — so often, in fact, that it is “one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music.” The song, originally country music, has “virtually lost” its original country music identity, and “represent[s] both the national flowering of country music and its eventual absorption into the mainstream of American popular culture.” In 1941, it was covered by Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Mississippi John Hurt and Lawrence Welk. In subsequent years, it was covered by Ike and Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson, and Andy Williams, amongst many others.
The 1940 version by Davis has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress on March 21, 2013 for long-term preservation.

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE is the last song in my new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook but it’s stands as probably the best FIRST song to learn from this collection. I barely goes out of the first three frets . . . no up the fingerboard chords. I uses just three or four basic chords so this is a good solo piece for newbie players. Below is a short excerpt . Give it a try.

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE is included in my newly released 52 Song Chord/Melody ebook – $29.95
To purchase, make a payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website:
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