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I'll Remember April

Published in 1942 and written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye

Published: 30 Sep 2011 Updated: 10 Aug 2020Visits: 132Code: UL409

Topic: Jazz ANY leadsheet Subjects: Jazz Repertoire Standard

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I'll Remember April

I'll Remember April was written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye. The song was published in 1942. It was once sung by Judy Garland. The song debuted in the 1942 Abbott and Costello comedy Ride 'Em Cowboy, sung by Dick Foran.

This song is on my CD How About More Uke?.

I'll Remember April is in the Real Book - Volume 1 Sixth Edition book.

I'll Remember April is on my, 2015 How About More Uke?, The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio CD.

“Curt, your CD was fantastic. You are amongst the ukulele masters of our day.” — John K.

MuseScore Resources

I'll Remember April - Solo Ukulele Arrangement — Leadsheet with Ukulele TAB and sample bass line.

MuseScore is a FREE Open Source and the World’s most popular music notation software with a lot of great sources of scores, tutorials, and reference material. I use it on my iMac and Linux system. Finally get to bag the subscription for Sibelius.

Musescore files can be played back as an aide in learning a part.

What You Need to Perform (Play) This Song?

In order to play this song you need to know: 1) Are your going to sing the song or 2) play it instrumentally? Each has a different set of requirements.

To accompany yourself and sing this song you need to naturally know the lyrics of the song and the melody of the song. You can either memorize both (recommended) or read it.

You can start with either the melody or chords — doesn't matter which comes first. The melody is a good starting point as you can actually sing any song A Capella, solo, and unaccompanied instrumentally and it will be the song. Playing the chords by their self, typically does not convey enough musical information for others to know what song you are playing. Songs actually use common chords and progressions over and over.

The Melody

Learning the melody is necessary for sing or playing an song instrumentally and actually a good idea to know the melody when accompanying others.

Learning the melody can be done by learning to read music and finding the sheet music or lead sheet for the song. Or, listening over and over to learn it by ear ( not recommended ), which is a bit error prone and takes a lot longer than read it.

When reading the melody it's a good idea to use the fingering principles from the Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering for efficient and low maintenance fingering of melodies. This actually allows you to play the melody when someone else accompanies you, just like your singing.

The Chords

Chords are the easiest to start with. All you need is at least one chord voicing for each chord in the song and be able to successfully switch chords in the sequence or order that are the song, the underlying progression.

Knowing the chords will allow you to accompany other that are singing.

How About More Uke?


Release Date: December 2, 2015

Here is Jazz Ukulele, Trio CD: How About More Uke? — A collection of jazz standards, original compositions by myself (Curt Sheller), Chuck Anderson and Jim Beloff / Herb Otha. Featuring Curt Sheller: `ukulele, Eric Schreiber: bass and Ed Rick: drums.

10 Minute Demo of How About More Uke? CD

Main Song Download(s)

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I'll Remember April, Solo Ukulele Arrangement - Key of G
Updated: 31 Dec 2016

Solo ukulele arrangement from the How About Jazz Ukulele CD by Curt Sheller.

I'll Remember April - How About More Uke? CD - Curt Sheller Trio
Updated: 31 Dec 2016

From How About More Uke? CD - Curt Sheller Trio


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I'll Remember April - How About More Uke"? CD

I'll Remember April - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio from the How About More Uke? CD.

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I'll Remember April

A Curt Sheller Trio performance for the Berks Jazz Fest. I'll Remember April was written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye.

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