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Jazz icon Erroll Garner’s “MISTY” – arranged for solo ukulele by Ukulele Mike Lynch

February 26, 2014

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Jazz icon Erroll Garner’s “MISTY” – arranged for solo ukulele by Ukulele Mike Lynch

Misty with Erroll Garner slide

Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1923 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad “Misty”, has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him “one of the most distinctive of all pianists” and a “brilliant virtuoso”.

Notice the short excerpt from my arrangement of MISTY shown below

Misty clip 1

A stylistic element used in this arrangement is the use of slurs. A slur occurs where you play one note and move up or down to the next note without plucking it again with the right hand. It can be done either as a slide S or a hammer on H.
These terms were first used the the celebrated folk singer, songwriter and author Pete Seeger.

The full arrangement of MISTY in…

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