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“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” . . . . . Solo Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . . Included in the Celebrated 52 song Chord/Melody eBook (now reduced to just $20.00)

November 15, 2013

“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” – Chord/Melody solo ukulele arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch
over the rainbow

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.
Music 1 Rubato Thumb stroke

One of the significant aspects of this arrangement is my use of “jazz” chords. . . Principally m7 dim7 aug and maj7 . . . Check out the short clip below and try out these
delicious sounding chords.

Music 2 jazz chords

“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” is included in the new massive 52 song CHORD/MELODY eBook
$20.00 . . can be purchased by paying through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased, it will be emailed to you within the day.

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