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Bluesette

A Jazz Waltz in the standard jazz repertoire.

PUBLISHED: May 14, 2013 • UPDATED: May 14, 2013 • VIEWS: 26 • LESSON CODE: UL527

Instruments: ukulele guitar leadsheet playalong ANY harmonica Subjects: jazzrepertoirewaltz

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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. During the German occupation he got hooked on Jazz or as he says himself, “contaminated” by the jazz virus. His first idol was Django Reinhardt and very early he was influenced by Charlie Parker. He got his nickname “Toots” after Toots Mondello and Toots Camarata. First international break through was when he joined Benny Goodman on an European Concert tour in 1950. Immigrating to the USA in 1952, he became a member of the Charlie Parker’s All Stars in Philadelphia and worked for 6 years with the George Shearing Quintet.


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Bluessette - Play-along Leadsheet
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Leadsheet for the premium play-along track, Bluesette.


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Blues in G - Premium Play-along Track
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

A basic blues in the key of G.

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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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Movable 7th Chords for Ukulele Chord Chart - C Tuning
Updated: Dec 31, 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: Dec 31, 2016

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

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Types of Chords Available on Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

The types of chords possible on ukulele include open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part chords, a.k.a. jazz chords and free from chords.

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

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

Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson
Updated: Jan 1, 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: Jan 1, 2003

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

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