CDs by Curt Sheller
So, why buy a CD when you can get so much music for FREE? Even, my music is all available here for "FREE" if you poke around enough. – The answer is support. The music was created for free and required a big investment in recording it. Let along all the years mastering the instrument to actually pull it off. - Curt
Released: December 2015
How About More Uke?
How About More Uke
Motivated by our love of jazz and improvisation. Eric, Ed and myself (Curt) explore a traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire with a sprinkling of originals, showcasing the ukulele in a non traditional setting.
How About More Uke? Track List
For most of the songs on the CD I'll adding the melody and chord arrangement I used for the recording.
- I'll Remember April
- Glen's Cove
- Blue Bossa
- A Spy In Love
- Don't Get Around Much Anymore
- Summertime / Blue Skies
- Rain Shine
- My Favorite Things
- Satin Doll
- Summer's Dawn
How About More Uke? was recorded over two days: Sunday, August 30, 2015 and Monday, September 20, 2015 at MorningStar Studios 3150 Sunset Ave. East Norriton, PA 19403 by Glenn Barratt owner and engineer, a true magician at the controls. Checkout their website morningstarstudios.com page for more info.
Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
My life long love and pursuit of music through the guitar began like most kids in the late sixties and early seventies ... strumming a few chords and learning a few licks to rock and pop songs of the day. It wasn’t until my introduction to jazz in my early twenties through Paul Bryne, that I started playing actual complete, recognizable songs. Paul introduced me to the style of guitar playing known for executing the melody and chords at the same time.
Paul also introduced me to jazz. This was cool stuff, creating one's own versions of a song ... creating your own melodies, improvising, spontaneous creation or at times combustion. A song could be different each time, performed in different styles each time.
So here with the help of two great musicians, I’m allowed to put together some melodies and chords and capture a little jazz for the first time on CD. I’ve picked some of my favorite songs and thrown in a couple of originals. I hope you enjoy this slice of time in my musical career and development.
A big thanks to my first two “real” guitar teachers, Franny Boyle and Paul Bryne. And a BIG, can’t over state big, thanks to Chuck Anderson for a great song and his guidance and patience over the years.
A special thanks to the following people whose support made this project possible: Chuck Anderson, Rich Raezer of Raezer’s Edge Custom Speaker Cabinets and Bill Fender of Legato Guitars.
Dedicated to my wife Bernadette, daughters Amy and Kelly, and to my Dad who many moons ago said “yes” to getting a guitar and lessons.
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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee
Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys
Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg
I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland
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