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Sway

The English version of ¿Quién será?, a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Oct 1, 2011 • VIEWS: 39 • LESSON CODE: UL426

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: latinbossa

Sway is the English version of "¿Quién será?", a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. In 1954 the English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel and recorded by Dean Martin (his recording reached number fifteen on the Billboard magazine best-seller chart and number six on the UK chart).

This song really shines when using 4-part, contemporary chords, a.k.a. “Jazz” chords. However all songs can be simplified down to their basic major, minor, diminished and augmented triads and played using these basic chords.


Sway

How About More Uke?


Release Date: December 2, 2015

Here is my new CD: How About More Uke? It is being officially released December 2, 2015. 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

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Sway - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Ukulele arrangement for low G, C tuning.

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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Sway at this time.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles.

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

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Sway - How About More Uke? CD - Curt Sheller Trio
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

From the How About More Uke? CD by the Curt Sheller Trio. Recorded at MorningStar Studios in East Norriton, PA Summer and Fall of 2015. Released December 2, 2015


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A to Z Blues Progressions for Ukulele - Example H
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Solo ukulele recording of the example H blues progression.


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Related Books

Related Books for Sway at this time.

Ukulele Chords - G Tuning
Updated: Aug 31, 2019

The ukulele chord book for every ukulele gig bag or case.

QuickStart Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Diminished Triad
Updated: Aug 17, 2019

A highly organized, efficient system of scale and arpeggio fingerings for C tuning Major triads.

Videos

Videos for Sway.

Sway - How About More Uke"? CD

Sway - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio from the How About More Uke? CD.

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Sway

A Curt Sheller Trio performance at the Berks Jazz Fest. ""¿Quién será?" is a bolero-mambo written by Mexican composer Luis Demetrio, who sold the rights to fellow songwriter Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. Beltrán recorded the song for the first time with his orchestra in 1953. The English version, "Sway", with lyrics by Norman Gimbel has become a standard in both the pop and jazz repertoire. The first version to achieve considerable success in the United States was recorded by singer Dean Martin with the Dick Stabile orchestra in 1954.

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