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“ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE” . . . . from the musical “Brigadoon” by Lerner & Loewe . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook ONE

July 22, 2016

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According to Wikipedia Brigadoon is a 1954MGM musical feature film made in CinemaScope and Ansco Color based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli and stars Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse.

THE PLOT:

Americans Tommy Albright (Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Van Johnson) are on a hunting trip in Scotland and become lost in the woodlands. They happen upon Brigadoon, a miraculously blessed village that rises out of the mists every hundred years for only a day. (This was done so that the village would never be changed or destroyed by the outside world.) If any villager ever leaves Brigadoon, the spell will be broken and the village will vanish forever, and any outsider who wishes to stay must love someone in the village strongly enough to accept the loss of everything he or she knew in the outside world. Tommy falls in love with village lass Fiona Campbell (Cyd Charisse), whose younger sister Jean (Virginia Bosler), is about to be married to Charlie Dalrymple (Jimmy Thompson). When Tommy and Jeff happen upon clues about the village and its people that make no sense, Fiona takes them to see Mr. Lundie, the village schoolmaster, who tells them the story of Brigadoon and the miracle. That evening, Mr. Lundie officiates at the wedding of Jean and Charlie, which Tommy and Fiona attend. Interrupting the wedding, the jealous Harry Beaton (Hugh Laing) announces he is leaving Brigadoon to make everything disappear, since the girl he loves, Jean, is marrying another man. Harry’s words cause mass chaos among the townspeople and they all rush to stop him. Harry almost crosses the bridge but is stopped short by Tommy, who is knocked unconscious. With men closing in on him, Harry climbs up a tree to hide but is soon shot accidentally by Jeff, who skipped the wedding to hunt and shot at a bird that flew by Harry. Harry falls dead to the ground and is soon found by the men. Fiona frantically searches to find Tommy. Confessing their love for each other, they decide to marry, allowing Tommy to stay in Brigadoon for good. But while Fiona goes off to find Mr. Lundie, Tommy tells Jeff about his plan. Jeff, drunk and remorseful of accidentally killing Harry, tells Tommy he can’t just leave everything in the real world behind for this girl he’s only known a day. Fiona returns with Mr. Lundie, but Tommy confesses that he cannot stay. Fiona says she understands but is heartbroken and they say good-bye before Brigadoon completely disappears. Tommy and Jeff cross the bridge and walk away.

Back in New York City, Tommy can think only of Fiona. Unable even to talk with his fiancee, Tommy ends his relationship with her and calls Jeff, telling him to get the first flight back to Scotland. He and Jeff return to the same spot where they were lost, though Jeff reminds him again the village will not be there. But suddenly Tommy sees lights start to appear through the mist and runs toward them. Brigadoon reappears and Tommy gets to the foot of the bridge to see Mr. Lundie half-awake on the other side saying: “Tommy, lad, you! My, my, you must really love her. You woke me up.” Tommy seems stunned that Brigadoon has been brought back, but Mr. Lundie reminds him: “I told ye, if you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible … even miracles.”

Tommy then runs across the bridge and reunites with Fiona as the village fades back into the mist.

Here is a short excerpt from the Chord/Melody arrangement of this song . . .

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This arrangement just seems to flow so easily with a simple placement of chords and mere strum of the thumb  . . . Try out the clip above . . . . most of the piece flows just this easily

Here is a portion of the BRIDGE section of this song . . .

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Notice in the 3rd measure that the E7 is a Barre chord. . . Simply Barre the 4th fret while placing either the 2nd finger or the 3rd finger up on the 5th fret of the First string . . . Doesn’t look much like our traditional First position E7 . . but nonetheless it is most definitely an E7 chord. . . It is what we call and upper inversion of the chord.  Keep in mind that every chord has multiple inversions as we go up the fingerboard.

“Almost Like Being In Love” is included in the massive 52 Song Collection Chord/Melody eBook ONE from Ukulele Mike Lynch.  It can be purchased by making a payment of $29.95 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com  once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day . . .

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Table of Contents:

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Each of the chord/melody eBooks can be purchased individually or all together at a combined discount of $70.00  The combo is further discounted for the entire month of July 2016 for only $55.95

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“TIKI DANCE” by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . A great upbeat tune in a Chord/Melody format (Inspired by a trip to the BIG Island) . . . . included in the massive 52 Song collection . . . . Chord/Melody eBook ONE

July 22, 2016

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Performance by Ukulele Mike on YouTube . . . . inspired by a trip to the BIG Island . . .

Try this short little excerpt from the opening of the song . . .

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“TIKI DANCE” is contained in the large 52 song Chord/Melody eBook ONE.  It can be purchased by making a payment of $29.95 through the PayPal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com   Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day  

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Each of the Chord/Melody eBooks can be purchased separately or all together at a combined discount of $70.00  .. . . During the month of July 2016 they are further reduced to only $55.95

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“Whispering” . . .. 1920 . . . performed by Paul Whiteman . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO

July 22, 2016

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Performance by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra

 

According to Wikipedia, “Whispering” is a popular song by lyricists John Schoenberger (1892–1983) and Richard Coburn (pseudonym of Frank Reginald DeLong; 1886–1952) and composer Vincent Rose. “Whispering” was first published in 1920 by Sherman, Clay & Co., of San Francisco. The initial 1920 copyright and first publishing attributes the lyrics to Malvin Schonberger and the music to John Schonberger.

“Whispering” was most famously recorded by Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra on August 23, 1920, for Victor. Whiteman — Denver-born, ex-army, and self-acclaimed “King of Jazz” flourished — flourished in popularity from series of hits beginning in 1920 with his release of “Whispering”, an eleven-week U.S. No. 1 hit, which stayed 20 weeks in the charts and sold in excess of two million copies.y

“Whispering” works perfectly as a Chord/Melody arrangement . . . Look at the opening measure of “Whispering” from the Ukulele Mike arrangement below . . .

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Notice all of the ZEROS in these opening measures. . . This is typical of chord/melody songs arranged in the Key of C major . . . This means your left hand fingerings are quire easy . . . with the melody largely riding on the FIRST string. . .

“Whispering” is included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO and can be purchased by making a payment of $23.95 through the PayPal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com  Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day . . .

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Table of Contents:

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All of the Chord/Melody collections can be purchased individually or all together at a combined discount of $70.00 . . . . That price has been discounted even further to $55.95 through the entire month of July 2016. . .

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“Crazy G” Parts 1 & 2 . . . . performed by Jake Shimabukuro . . . . Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . included in the Chord/Melody eBook ONE

July 22, 2016

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Live Performance on YouTube

I tackled this piece in several video tutorials a few years back . . . Let me refer you to this blog link to take  peek at those videos

https://allthingsukulele.com/2011/08/08/crazy-g-faster-faster-faster-with-ukulele-mike/

Whenever Jake performs this piece he never does it the same way twice. . . The basic chords for the left hand are clearly spelled out in the tablature in the eBook ONE collection, however the rhythmic figures  of the right hand are not.  You will need to refer to my video tutorials or Jake’s videos to get a feel for that.  The main thing you need to do first is to get a solid understanding of what the left hand does.  . The strumming part will come in time. .  Without a solid left hand foundation for this piece, you’ll be lost. . . This piece may take some time to perfect but it’s totally worth the time and PATIENCE.  I suggest you take just a few measure at a time and get them PERFECTED before you move on. . . Be happy with getting just a few measures a day. . . .  Speed is not important . . . that will come in time and confidence with the left hand fingerings. 

Below is a short clip from the opening of “Crazy G”

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Here is the opening of PART 2 of “Crazy G”

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“Crazy G” is included in the Chord/Melody eBook ONE.  It can be purchased by making a payment of $29.95 through the PayPal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com  Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day. . .

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Table of Contents:

Book One Contents

Each of the Chord/Melody collections can be purchased individually or all together at a combined discount of $70.00 . . . That price has been discounted even further for the mont of July 2016 to $55.95 . . .

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“Christmas Chord/Melody Collection” also part of the Christmas in July SALE . . . . 33 Chord/Melody pieces . . . . arranged by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . Normally $19.95 . . . . now reduced to $14.95 through the end of July 2016

July 20, 2016

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Prepare now for the festive season of music making . . . These arrangements sound beautiful both on standard ukuleles as well as Baritone. .. . Normally priced at $19.95 which ( considering 33 selections) is a steal but for the entire month of July 2016 it has been reduced to $14.95. . .

To purchase, all you need to do is make a payment of $14.95 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com  Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day . . .

Questions regarding any Ukulele resources, please email: TheUkuleleMan2012@hotmail.com

 

“Christmas in July SALE!” . . . The July 4th SALE has been extended to the entire month of July! . . . .Ukulele Mike Chord/Melody collection on SALE! . . . . individually and all together at a combined combo discount

July 20, 2016

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Christ july hederThe THREE eBook combo normally priced at $70.00 is now only $55.95. . . . This sale extends through the entire month of July . . . . To purchase the books individually, I am offering them at 10% off. . .

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Here is a link that fully describes the content of each of the Chord/Melody eBooks.

https://allthingsukulele.com/2016/02/17/the-recognized-leading-chord-melody-ukulele-library-ukulele-mike-chordmelody-series-ebooks-one-two-three-now-available-as-a-combo-package-at-a-discount/

Simply make a payment through the PayPal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com . . . Once paid, Ukulele Mike will personally email the resources to you within the day . . .

For any questions regarding this sale or any other Ukulele resource, please email  TheUkuleleMan2012@hotmail.com

The Chord/Melody ebooks can be purchased individually at 10% off

HAPPY STRUMMING!

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“Jamaica Farewell” . . . . .Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO

July 19, 2016

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Wonderful performance of “Jamaica Farewell” by Harry Belafonte

Below is a short clip from the Chord/Melody arrangement of “Jamaica Farewell”

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Another short clip . . .

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“Jamaica Farewell” is included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO.  The collection can be purchased by making a payment of $23.95 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com  Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day. . .

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Full Table of Contents.  . .

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Each of the Chord/Melody eBooks can be purchased separately or all together at a combined discount.  The ENTIRE combo has been reduced to $55.95 through the entire month of July 2016 . . .

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