“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW” – Solo Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch – Included in the new 52 song Chord/Melody eBook
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.
One of the significant aspects of this arrangement is my use of “jazz” chords. . . Principally m7 dim7 aug…
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