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“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Ukulele arrangement by UKULELE MIKE LYNCH

July 8, 2012

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Ukulele arrangement by UKULELE MIKE LYNCH

One of the sweetest ballads ever recorded by Elvis Presley. . .  It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss. The melody is based on “Plaisir d’Amour[2] , a popular romance by Johann Martini (1741-1816). It was featured in Elvis Presley‘s 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. During the following four decades, it went on to be covered by numerous artists, like the British reggae group UB40, whose 1993 version topped the U.S. and UK charts, and Swedish pop group A-Teens. ( from Wikipedia)

In my arrangement I’m typically using a rolling harp like effect with the downward thumb stroke on the chords. . . I generally like to play way up on the fingerboard to get the fullest richest sound from the ukulele.  If you play closer to the bridge it will make the sound thinner and brittle.  Fingering for the ukulele is typically as follows:  The thumb plays the 4th and 3rd strings.  The Index finger plays the 2nd string and the middle finger plays the 1st string.

Click here to view the video: Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

Tablature for this piece is included in the SOLO UKULELE INSTRUMENTALS eBook 2013 Enlarged edition and can be purchased by paying thru the paypal donate button on the UKULELE MIKE website: www.ukulelemikelynch.com

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