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Uke Ballads: A Treasury of Twenty-Five Love Songs Old and New

By Ian Whitcomb

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Ukulele - Beginning-Intermediate - Digital Download
Especially Arranged for the Romantic Ukulele. Composed by Ian Whitcomb. Edited by Ian Whitcomb. Songbooks. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. E-book and online audio. 96 pages. Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music #99539BCDEB. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.99539BCDEB).

Item Number: M0.99539BCDEB

ISBN 9781610657761.

In this wonderful collection Ian Whitcomb shows how to handle the uke in such a romantic way that the gently murmuring strums emerge to act as a sweet stream of accompaniment upon which one's vocals can float along smoothly and pleasingly. All of the classic ballads included in this book were originally published before the ukulele established itself as an instrument to be taken seriously by the pop industry, before it became the 1920's equivalent of the rock guitar. The music on the companion compact disc is performed by Ian Whitcomb and his various bands and orchestras. The music is written in standard notation with chord symbols and fretboard diagrams for soprano or tenor uke in standard (G-C-E-A) tuning. Lyrics are also included.

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