Bluesette

The “Toots” Thielemans Jass Classic

Published: 14 May 2013 Updated: 26 Aug 2023Visits: 93Code: UL527

INSTRUMENTS: Jazz Main: Any Others: Ukulele Guitar Leadsheet Play-along ANY Harmonica
Subjects: Jazz • Repertoire • Waltz

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Bluesette

Jean “Toots” Thielemans was born in Brussels, Belgium on April, 29 1922. He played accordion at the age of 3 and started playing harmonica as a hobby. His first guitar, won on a bet.

Bluesette — Premium Play-along Track

Great track to explore the A Blues scale

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Play-along Demo: Desafinado

DesafinadoPremium Play-along Track with Guitar Melody Played


I, (Curt) originally created these tracks to perform over for gigs and this was a demo for booking gigs.

These Premium Play-along Tracks are available to LearningUkulele.com Site Members and are my personal one-of-kind tracks I (Curt) and Chuck Anderson recorded and arranged.

Bluesette is in the Real Book - Volume 1 Sixth Edition book.

Main Song Download(s)

The main downloads for this Song.

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Bluesette - Leadsheet, Key of G

Updated: 26 Aug 2023

Handwritten leadsheet of the Toots Thielemans jazz classic, Bluesette in, key of G for the Premium Play-along track.

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Blues in G - Premium Play-along Track

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

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Bluesette - Bb

Updated: 26 Aug 2023

Bluesette in the other common jazz key of Bb. This is one of the songs that you should know in the keys of G and Bb.

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Bluesette - Demo Recording by Curt Sheller over the backing tracks

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

"Bluesette" backing track demos with guitar taking the melody and solos.

Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Bluesette.

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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.

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Bluesette

Updated: 12 Mar 2023

Harmonic Analysis (RMA) Worksheet for the song: "Bluesette".

Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Bluesette.

Types of Chords Available on Ukulele

Updated: 08 Jun 2023

On the ukulele, there are various types of chords that you can explore, including open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part chords (commonly known as jazz chords), and free form chords.

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

Updated: 08 Jun 2023

Understanding the similarities between chord progressions and songs can greatly enhance your ability to remember and play a wide variety of songs. It's fascinating how much common ground exists among different musical compositions.

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Not so much a series - but the basic chords ALL ukulele players should know.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions

Updated: 01 Jan 2003

These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book "Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele" for use with on-line and private students.

Related Songs

Related Songs for Bluesette.

UL519

My Favorite Things

Updated: 03 Oct 2022

My Favorite Things is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. The song was first introduced by Mary Martin in the original Broadway production, and sung by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film adaptation.

Related Song Files, Resources and Assets

Related Assets for Bluesette.

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Movable 7th Chords for Ukulele Chord Chart - C Tuning

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

A handy dandy single sheet chart showing the each voicing of the four, seventh chords Big Six seventh chord voicings.

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Bluesette - Demo Recording by Curt Sheller over the backing tracks

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

"Bluesette" backing track demos with guitar taking the melody and solos.

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