Autumn Leaves

Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves").

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. Autumn Leaves became a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages and both as an instrumental and with a singer.

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Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. Autumn Leaves became a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages and both as an instrumental and with a singer.

On December 24, 1950, French singer Edith Piaf rendered both French and English versions of this song on the radio programme The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead.

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Autumn Leaves - Chord Lead Sheet for Ukulele

Ukulele chord chart for C tuning.

Autumn Leaves - Premium PLay-along Track

This the version of the song that is in the book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele.


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Autumn Leaves - Handwritten Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement

Original handwritten melody and chord solo ukulele arrangement.

Autumn Leaves - iReal Pro

iReal Pro file for play-along practice.

Autumn Leaves - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement

Melody and Chord arrangement of my version from my jazz guitar trio CD.

Autumn Leaves - BIAB Bass and Drums backing track

A Band in a Box backing tracks with just bass and drums - Key of G.

Autumn Leaves - Chord Lead Sheet for Ukulele

Ukulele chord chart for C tuning.

Autumn Leaves - iRealb file

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Autumn Leaves - Midnight at the Jazz Cafe Recording

My 2002 jazz guitar trio recording.

Autumn Leaves - Premium PLay-along Track

This the version of the song that is in the book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele.


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Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation

Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords.

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A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

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Core Ukulele Chords - The Big Six

Core Chords for Ukulele, The Big Six - From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary. Beyond basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and a core set of 4-part chords. There are just too many chords shapes too memorize. Learning the principles of how chords are constructed and the ukulele fingerboard are the way to go. Then you can create more advanced chords like 9#11, 7#5-9, 13b5, 7+9 on the fly as needed.

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