Feb 19, 2013

Blue Moon - Jazzukes Ukulele Video Lesson

Blue Moon is a classic simple song that can be made to sound exceptionally great on ukulele with a few embellishments.  

I am playing this in C as "All of Me" lesson.  We can use this to build the techniques on the same chords and learn some new ones.  

This is not a chord solo song but more of instrumental accompaniment rhythm song.  I add a lot of interest by changing the chord every couple of beats.  I accomplish this by knowing chord similarities and adding notes to the root chords.

You can too! I note that the techniques that I am using can be applied anywhere.  You learn these tricks as a "chord lick" that can be applied to other songs with these same chord forms.  There is really no magic here.

A good resource is the www.theguitarguy.com.  This is where I got this basic arrangement (and most of my other piece too). www.theguitarguy.com/bluemoon


If there is a song that you think would be interesting for me to do please email me.  I will take it into consideration. jazzukes@verizon.net.

If you have learned something from this lesson please consider a modest $3 payment to PayPal to my account at jazzukes@verizon.net.  Please indicate "Blue Moon" with your payment.  I appreciate your support.  Thanks.



Feb 17, 2013

All of Me with Jazzukes Video Lesson

Okay - there have been a lot of people asking me for lessons.  unfortunately i am a really busy guy and scheduling can be difficult.  So this year i will try to put up video lessons of a popular song or two.  I will pay as a performance first.  then i will give a slowed down version (that you can practice to later) with a focus on my hands.  the last bit is an elemental analysis of the song breaking out each chord and discussing the elements of the tricks i am using. here is the thing, you can apply these tricks to any song using the same chord.  i try not to discuss music theory, i am sorry that it may creep in here and there.

if there is a song that you think would be interesting for me to do please email me.  I will take it into consideration. jazzukes@verizon.net.

If you have learned something from this lesson please consider a modest $3 payment to PayPal to my account at jazzukes@verizon.net.  Please indicate "All of Me" with your payment.  I appreciate your support.  Thanks.






Dec 31, 2012

My Way - Jazzukes American Songbook

This song was written in 1969 by Paul Anka and Jacques Revaux; Most famously recorded by Francis Albert Sinatra and somewhat famously Elvis. Now I am doing it. Well the thing is that I have done it my way. Unfortunately that is not the best way. I really need to find a singer. But I love the chord changes in this song and they are kind of fun. So here is my rendition of the song "my way". It is kind of a fitting end to 2012, although I hope that my end is not near.