By George Shearing and lyrics by George David Weiss under the pseudonym "B. Y. Forster"

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Lullaby of Birdland is a 1952 popular song with music by George Shearing and lyrics by George David Weiss under the pseudonym "B. Y. Forster" in order to circumvent the rule that ASCAP and BMI composers could not collaborate. The song has become a jazz standard.

The title refers to Charlie "Bird" Parker and the Birdland jazz club named after him.

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Lullabye of Birdland - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement

A solo, melody and chord arrangement for a Low G, C Tuned ukulele.


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Classic Endings for `Ukulele

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.

Creating Introductions and Turnarounds for `Ukulele

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.

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

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A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called 'jazz' chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

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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.

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