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Solo Ukulele - Creating Melody and Chord Arrangements

In this series the focus is on creating solos melody and chord arrangements of songs from the standard and contemporary repertoire.

PUBLISHED: Jan 1, 2003 UPDATED: Jan 1, 2003 • VIEWS: 3 • SERIES CODE: UL125

3 Lessons in the “Solo Ukulele - Creating Melody and Chord Arrangements” Series

Melody and Chord Tips • Updated: Mar 1, 2019

Getting Started Creating Melody and Chord Arrangements - Guidelines for creating melody and chord arrangements on ukulele.

Creating Introductions and Turnarounds for `Ukulele • Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Introductions are a composed or improvised pieces of music that introduce - sets the stage for - a song or composition. Introductions, or intro for short, are used in all types of music. In this lesson, the focus is on introductions in contemporary pop, rock, blues, country, folk and jazz styles. Intros can be various lengths but are typically four measures long and mainly harmonic in nature, using chords only. Single notes and intervals can be added for melodic color.

Classic Endings for `Ukulele • Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Two Feel, bVImaj7 bIImaj7, Basie Ending, Single, Double and Triple Tags, Chromatic, Take 'A' Train Ending, Shave and a Hair Cut, Lawrence Welk Ending. These are common classic songs ending that are used over and over in the standard song repertoire.

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