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Jazzing Up the Ukulele - How to Do Jazz Chord Substitution for Accompaniment and Soloing


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Jazzing Up the Ukulele by Fred Sokolow is a method book/CD for uke players who want to add jazz chord substitution principles to their arrangements. Using 7 classic jazz tunes, Fred teaches this by: comparing a simple chord arrangement to a jazzed-up version; explaining how all the variations work; and then presenting a chord/melody solo to learn for each song. Everything is written out in uke tablature, and all three versions of each song are on the included CD. Plus, the opening chapter clearly introduces the music theory that is the foundation of playing chord substitutions.
Song List:
  • April Showers (from BOMBO)
  • Avalon
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
  • Look For The Silver Lining (from SALLY)
  • Smiles
  • Some Of These Days