Exploring Jazz Chords on `Ukulele, Standard Example - Autumn Leaves

Exploring Jazz Chords on `Ukulele, Standard Example - Autumn Leaves

Published: Mar 14, 2013 Updated: Oct 24, 2017

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Using the jazz standard Autumn Leaves to explore jazz chords on ukulele.

A lot of the songs from the Great American Songbook have found their way into the jazz musician's and ukulele players repertoire and are a great source of more advanced chords and progressions.

This lesson presents one way to play through the this classic standard using more advanced 4-part chords, commonly called jazz chords.


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Wikipedia defines Jazz as a musical art form which originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style's West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note.

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Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. Autumn Leaves became a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages and both as an instrumental and with a singer.

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