Tuesday, 21 August 2012
"Bye Bye Blues" - Ukulele lesson tutorial by ukulelemike, Mike Lynch
I've been looking at the popular jazz standard "Bye Bye Blues", written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray and published in 1930. More on the song here.
This lovely version, by ukulelemike, Mike Lynch, has quite a jazzy sound because of the chords chosen... lots of 7ths and minor 7ths. Mike puts the chords up on the video, which is really helpful when you're trying to follow it...
For ease, here they are in order
A - F7 - Em - F#7 - B7 - E7 - A - Cdim7 - Bm7 - E7
Next time .... another great version of Bye Bye Blues, a couple of tutorial videos by Matthew Richards for playing Bye Bye Blues melody-style, using basic chords. You can take your pick!