O, What a Beautiful Morning (from “Oklahoma”) – High G Ukulele Solo

Download: O What a Beautiful Mornin’ high g

Here is a recording of me playing it.

Since it’s exactly the same 3 times, I tried to vary the dynamics (loud/soft) each verse and I slightly varied the rhythm on the 3rd verse to keep it from sounding “cut and pasted.”

As with every chord solo, the trick is to keep the chord shape down while playing the melody notes.

This solo utilizes the uniqueness of the high g string.

“h” simply means “hammer on.”

“Molto rit.” means: SLOW WAY DOWN

“a tempo” means: Back to original tempo

It’s hard to be sad when playing this song. I’ve included the lyric to help you know where you are and in case you want to sing along with the uke.

Let me know what you think!

Yeeeee Haw!

Welcome to KaraUke®!! “Wind Beneath My Wings”

KaraUke ® is the band or orchestra without the solo ukulele so YOU get to provide the solo instrument.

I arranged the popular standard, “Wind Beneath My Wings” for solo ukulele (low g) and recorded it. Upon listening to the recording, I thought it would be nice to add a bass, so I did. It really needed pretty picking guitars so I added those. Then I thought, “If there’s a bass, there should be some drums,” so I added drums. I’ve always loved strings so I added those too. The trombones and french horns were just aching to play too so I added them. So now it’s uke and orchestra.

Download: Wind Beneath My Wings2 low g

Here is the arrangement played with the orchestral accompaniment:

and here is the KaraUke version:

Let me know if you’d like to try more KaraUke. Enjoy!