“Let It Go” Uke Duet Recorded!

I recorded “Let it Go” last night using two ukes, one with a low g and one with a high g. I performed the two parts slightly different, in places, than the posted arrangement but I will update it soon so that it matches the recording.

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So let me know what you think of this duet. The middle part is pretty impossible to play but I wanted to stay loyal to the original version. You can either end it before the bridge or just skip to the bridge.

Enjoy!

Gordon


Let It Go – For 2 Ukuleles!!! (From the Animated Motion Picture “FROZEN”)

Let’s see if I can post this before midnight!

It’s a duet for high g and low g ukuleles. I transcribed the entire tune from the soundtrack, including much of the orchestral parts. The melody is transcribed almost exactly as Idina Menzel sings it. The chords are easy but much of the arrangement is for advanced players.

I will post the audio as soon as I can play it myself and get it recorded.

If you listen to the tune on YouTube, you can follow along on the chart.

BTW – On the soundtrack it’s in the key of Db. I lowered it to the more accessible and practical ukulele key of C.

Let me know if you try to play any of it. The intro isn’t too difficult and sounds JUST like the original!

Download: Let It Go-Uke Duet

STAY TUNED – The next tune/arrangement I post will be for beginners.


A Spoonful of Sugar – Ukulele Duet

What better activity is there to do on a welcomed rainy day than pull out the ol’ uke and learn a new tune!?

I’ve created an arrangement of “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins for two ukes. Though it’s arranged and played on high g and low g tuned instruments, it can be easily adapted for two of the same. (did that make sense?)

Here is the TAB of containing both parts:

Download: Spoonful of Sugar Uke duet

Once again, I have recordings of three different mixes of the arrangement:

1) ALL – Both instruments at equal volumes

2) Lead High G – Emphasis on the low G rhythm part

3) Emphasis on the high G lead part

All tracks have Bass and Drums to make it even more fun to play along with.

As always, let me know if you have any questions about it and I will be happy to address them.

And if you get frustrated, take a break and have a piece of chocolate. Remember: Just a little piece of chocolate helps the uke player calm down, the uke player calm down, the uke player calm down…

Have a great weekend!

Gordon


Stompin’ at the Savoy

I thought it would be really fun to arrange duets of classic pieces from the Big Band era. This first one, Stompin’ at the Savoy, was written by Chick Webb’s alto saxophonist, Edgar Sampson and made famous by Webb and, even more so, by Benny Goodman and his band.

I’ve recorded the song as follows:

1) Stompin’ Uke TAB vers. Low G – This version features the low g string uke with the high g uke playing quietly in the background. This part plays the melody (“calls”) on the “A” sections and accompaniment on the “B” sections.

2) Stompin’ Uke TAB vers. High G – This version features the high g string uke with the low g uke playing quietly in the background. This part plays the “responses” on the “A” sections and the lead melody on the “B” sections.

3) Stompin’ Uke TAB vers. ALL – This version has both ukuleles at normal volume.  

All versions have Bass and drums functioning as the metronome.

If you have a third player or have enough players for a third group I recommend having the third part strum the chords to help keep the time and give it some drive.

Here is the TAB: 

Download: Stompin’ At the Savoy – Uke Duet

Here is a simple chord chart without all of the other confusing stuff. Try strumming these chords along with the recording! 
Download: Stompin’ At the Savoy-Basic chords