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Sway

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

Published: 01 Oct 2011 Updated: 12 May 2022Visits: 103Code: UL426

Topic: Rhumba ukulele Subjects: Latin Bossa

Sway

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 is in the The Daily Ukulele — Leap Year Edition 366 Songs for Better Living book.

Sway 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.

Sway

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

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

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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.

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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Sway.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: 07 Sep 2021

The Big Six 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. These chords include: Seventh , Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five, Diminished Seventh, and Augmented Seventh. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Related Books

Related Books for Sway.

Ukulele Chords - G Tuning
Updated: Jan 31, 2022

This chord book is the perfect size for every ukulele gig bag or case and a great addition to you music book library. Ukulele Chords covers basic open position and basic movable form chords. From these two chord categories a variety of songs and styles can be played. Seventh chords, Major Sevenths, Minor Sevenths, Diminished, Augmented chords sus and add chords. Tunings: G with low or high D - (DGBE or dGBE).

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

There are four traditional triads: Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented. Based on a major scale a Diminished triad contains the following intervals: Root (1), b3, b5. A one octave fingering solution is presented for each finger starting on strings ➃, ➂ and ➁. Beyond these fingering solutions, there are many alternate and extended patterns available.

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

From How About More Uke? CD - Curt Sheller Trio

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

Solo ukulele recording of the example H blues progression.

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

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