Classic Endings for `Ukulele

Common classic song endings that are used over and over in the standard song repertoire.

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 • UPDATED: Aug 1, 2018 • LESSON CODE: UL125c • VISITS: 10

ukulele Subjects: endingsintermediateadvancedjazzrepertoirearrangingarrangement

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Classic Endings for `Ukulele

Common songs endings that are used over and over in the standard song repertoire.

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Endings Covered in This Lesson

Hawai'ian Turnaround in C Major

A classic chord progression utilized in Hawaiian tunes. ( This turnaround is not in the PDF download )

2 Feel

bVImaj7 bIImaj7

Basie Ending

Named after the late Count Basie a jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Widely regarded as one of the most important jazz bandleaders of his time, Count Basie led his popular Count Basie Orchestra for almost 50 years. I remember as a 10 year old lad standing right at the edge of the stage – right at the feet of the great Count Basie and looking up and listening to this great big band on Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ USA. That was some great stuff.

UkuleleLessons - Classic Endings, "Basie" from Curt Sheller on Vimeo.

Single, Double and Triple Tags


Take the 'A' Train Ending

Shave and a Hair Cut

Lawrence Welk Ending

And the ever popular Chaos or Train Wreck ending :-). Well, not really a structured ending, But one that gets played a lot and needs no guidance from me.

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From the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.


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