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One of the most iconic American folksongs “500 Miles” now arranged in a chord/melody format and included in the “Chord/Melody eBook THREE” from Ukulele Mike Lynch

February 13, 2015

500 Miles complete

Watch and listen to the arrangement as performed on VIMEO

Hedy West (April 6, 1938 – July 3, 2005) was an American folksinger and songwriter.
West was of the same generation as Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and others of the American folk music revival. Her most famous song “500 Miles” is one of America’s best loved and best known folk songs. She was described by the English folk musician AL Lloyd as “far and away the best of American girl singers in the [folk] revival.”
Hedy West played the guitar and the banjo. She played both clawhammer style and a unique type of three finger picking that wasn’t quite bluegrass, and wasn’t quite old-time, exhibiting influences from blues and jazz.
Hedy West will be remembered for a long time as the composer of the beloved American folk song “500 Miles” This song has been covered by nearly every folk from the 60’s until now. Everybody from Judy Collins, Peter Paul & Mary, Joan Baez and even Justin Timberlake have
Recorded “500 Miles” I chose to apply the tried and true Chord/Melody style to this piece and I feel it worked quite well. Below is a short clip from the music showing how it looks in a tablature format.


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“500 Miles” is included in the new “CHORD/MELODY” eBook THREE” from Ukulele Mike Lynch.
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HERE IS THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF “CHORD/MELODY eBook THREE”

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The entire collection can be purchased for $24.95 by making a payment through the paypal donate
button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com
Once the payment is made, paypal gives you an option to add more information such as the name of the piece etc. . . It will then be emailed to you within the day. It will arrive as a pdf file for you to download and print.

The other 2 books in the series are also available for purchase, or you might want to buy all three as a combo discount.
Click on this link detailing the Chord Melody Series combo discount . . .

http://allthingsukulele.com/2015/02/03/the-ukulele-mike-chordmelody-series-ebooks-one-two-three-now-available-as-a-combo-package-at-a-discount/

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Now, the beloved “FUR ELISE” is available in a Chord/Melody format . . . carefully arranged by Ukulele Mike Lynch and available in the new Chord/Melody eBook THREE

February 11, 2015

Fur Elise complete

Listen and watch the brief tutorial below on YouTube

From Wikipedia, we learn:
Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise” or “Fuer Elise” (German: [fyːʁ eːˈliːzə], English: “For Elise”, commonly written without German diacritical marks as “Fur Elise”), is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle, but it is also sometimes referred to as an Albumblatt.
The score was not published until 1867, 40 years after the composer’s death in 1827. The discoverer of the piece, Ludwig Nohl, affirmed that the original autographed manuscript, now lost, was dated 27 April 1810.[4]


It’s become very clear to me that Chord/Melody format is the way to go for making solo ukulele pieces truly accessible to more people. I did a fingerpicking arrangement of FUR ELISE some time ago, but in the process of compiling this new collection, I wondered if perhaps a new fresh look at the piece might be a good idea. So, sitting down with ukulele in hand I began to approach FUR ELISE in a chord melody style and discovered to my delight that it worked very very well. It still retained the elegant melody as well as the flowing aspect of the phrasing of this piece.
Here is a little snippet off the piece so you can see how it’s laid out in Tablature format.
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FUR ELISE is included in the new “CHORD/MELODY eBook THREE” which is available for $24.95.
To purchase, just make a payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com Once the payment is made, paypal will allow you to add more information such as the name of the collection etc. It will then be emailed to you within the day.

This 3rd in the series can be purchased separately or you can purchase all 3 at a discount.
See below . . .

http://allthingsukulele.com/2015/02/03/the-ukulele-mike-chordmelody-series-ebooks-one-two-three-now-available-as-a-combo-package-at-a-discount/

CHORD/MELODY eBook THREE

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The UKULELE MIKE “CHORD/MELODY SERIES” – eBooks ONE, TWO & THREE now available as a combo package at a discount

February 11, 2015

ukulelemikelynch:

These eBooks can be purchased separately as well

Originally posted on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE:

Master Series banner corrected prices
Now all THREE of the Chord/Melody collections available as a combo package at discount. . .

Below are the table of contents of each of the collections . . .

BOOK ONE $29.95
Contents ONE

BOOK TWO $23.95
Contents TWO

BOOK THREE $24.95
Contents THREE

The combined package can be purchased by making a payment of $70.00 through the paypal donate
button on the UKULELE MIKE website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com . . . Once the payment is made, paypal will give you an opportunity to add more information such as the name of the eBook or collection. It will then be emailed to you within the day. . .

The Chord/Melody collections are a perfect way to get into solo instrumental playing. No fingerpicking is involved. . . Just the simple use of the thumb is all that’s needed.
These arrangements work equally well with High G or Low G tuning and all sound excellent on the baritone…

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ANNOUNCING The THIRD in a series of Chord/Melody eBooks . . . BOOK THREE from Ukulele Mike Lynch

February 5, 2015

ukulelemikelynch:

BOOK THREE can also be purchased in the 3 BOOK combo discount . . .

Originally posted on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE:

Book Three Cover

The THIRD in a series of Chord/Melody eBooks from Ukulele Mike Lynch. Following in the tradition of Books ONE & TWO, Book THREE continues to provide more playable, accessible solo instrumental arrangements for the ukulele. These pieces can be played on any uke whether tuned to a Low G or High G and they all sound excellent on the baritone ukulele as well.
Below is a full table of contents of this collection. Note that 2 of the pieces, FUR ELISE and FREIGHT TRAIN are newly arranged for Chord/Melody style

Table of Contents

See below a few excerpts from the THIRD collection
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The Chord/Melody eBook THREE can be purchased by making a payment of $24.95 through the
paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com
Once the payment is made, paypal gives you an option to add more information such as the
name of the collection. It will then be personally emailed…

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The UKULELE MIKE “CHORD/MELODY SERIES” – eBooks ONE, TWO & THREE now available as a combo package at a discount

February 3, 2015

Master Series banner corrected prices
Now all THREE of the Chord/Melody collections available as a combo package at discount. . .

Below are the table of contents of each of the collections . . .

BOOK ONE $29.95
Contents ONE

BOOK TWO $23.95
Contents TWO

BOOK THREE $24.95
Contents THREE

The combined package can be purchased by making a payment of $70.00 through the paypal donate
button on the UKULELE MIKE website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com . . . Once the payment is made, paypal will give you an opportunity to add more information such as the name of the eBook or collection. It will then be emailed to you within the day. . .

The Chord/Melody collections are a perfect way to get into solo instrumental playing. No fingerpicking is involved. . . Just the simple use of the thumb is all that’s needed.
These arrangements work equally well with High G or Low G tuning and all sound excellent on the baritone ukulele too

Of course, the eBooks can be purchased separately as well.

ANNOUNCING The THIRD in a series of Chord/Melody eBooks . . . BOOK THREE from Ukulele Mike Lynch

February 1, 2015

Book Three Cover

The THIRD in a series of Chord/Melody eBooks from Ukulele Mike Lynch. Following in the tradition of Books ONE & TWO, Book THREE continues to provide more playable, accessible solo instrumental arrangements for the ukulele. These pieces can be played on any uke whether tuned to a Low G or High G and they all sound excellent on the baritone ukulele as well.
Below is a full table of contents of this collection. Note that 2 of the pieces, FUR ELISE and FREIGHT TRAIN are newly arranged for Chord/Melody style

Table of Contents

See below a few excerpts from the THIRD collection
.zLa vie en rose
Fur elise
454545454
bbbrrr
ffffff
mmymymym
ntntntntnt

The Chord/Melody eBook THREE can be purchased by making a payment of $24.95 through the
paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com
Once the payment is made, paypal gives you an option to add more information such as the
name of the collection. It will then be personally emailed to you within the day.

CHORD MELODY SERIES 3 BOOK COMBO DISCOUNT
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CONTENTS OF BOOK ONE & BOOK TWO

BOOK TWO $23.95
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BOOK ONE $29.95
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Taking A Peek inside the Chord Melody eBook TWO from Ukulele Mike Lynch – 37 Solo Ukulele Arrangements in simpler Chord/Melody format

January 29, 2015

Originally posted on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE:

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First of all, let’s look at the full table of contents:

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Following in the tradition of the widely popular MASSIVE 52 Song Chord/Melody eBook ONE, this collection continues to enlarge the players library of more easily accessible solo ukulele instrumental arrangements. THIRTY SEVEN songs total and they meet the needs of all levels of experience from beginning solo players to more advanced.

In this edition, I’ve taken the opportunity to take a new look at a few old favorites but don’t in strictly chord/melody format. Till There Was You, Let It Be Me and Pokarkare Ana to name a few. Pieces that may, in their original fingerpicking format, become truly playable and yet elegantly retain the beauty of the original adaptations.

Below are a few musical excerpts to give you a flavor of the arrangements. . .
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The entire collection of 37 songs sells for $23.95 and can be purchased…

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