“Love Is Blue” by Andre Popp . . . . now available as a solo ukulele chord/melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike . . . . included in the newly released 52 song Chord/Melody eBook ONE (now reduced to just $20.00)
From Wikipedia, here is what we can learn about the song “LOVE IS BLUE”
“L’amour est bleu” (English title: “Love Is Blue”) is a song whose music was composed by André Popp, and whose lyrics were written by Pierre Cour, in 1967. Brian Blackburn later wrote English-language lyrics for it. First performed in French by Greek singer Vicky Leandros (appearing as Vicky) as the Luxembourgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, it has since been recorded by many other musicians, most notably French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat, whose familiar instrumental version became the only number-one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in America.
The song describes the pleasure and pain of love in terms of colours (blue and grey) and elements (water and wind). The English lyrics (“Blue, blue, my world is blue …”) focus on colours only (blue, grey, red, green, and black), using them to describe elements of lost love. The English version by Vicky Leandros also appeared as “Colours of Love” in some locations including the UK.
LOVE IS BLUE works quite nicely as a Chord/Melody arrangement and as always we use only the thumb of the right hand. . . No fingerpicking is needed in this piece. In playing solo instrumental pieces on the ukulele we often play only 2 or 3 strings. It’s quite unlike strumming accompaniment for singing where we typically strike all four strings throughout the song. In this style of playing we are asked to be selective. . . to play only those strings that provided the melody and proper harmony for each beat of music. In the short opening example below, note that the first beat plays only the 1st 2nd and 3rd strings. The 4th strings is not played. Therefore, one needs to be careful and pay close attention to the tablature provided in the eBook.
Play the chords in a gentle harp-like roll and as always try to play more up toward the fingerboard for that is where we can get the warmest, sweetest sound from the uke.
Listen and watch the Ukulele Mike performance of this arrangement
LOVE IS BLUE is included in the massive 52 song CHORD/MELODY eBook – $20.00 It can be purchased by paying through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website:
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