This is a selection of some of my favorites from my YouTube channel "iGot2Uke" as well as the place for killer ukulele sheet
While the original from the movie is in G-flat and can only be played on a Tenor using dGBE tuning, this is as close as you can get (in the key of G) on a concert tuning gCEA. The pdf download has both tunings!
Check out YouTube https://youtu.be/oAjZcKtJLFAiGot2Uke
for the exact arrangement from the movie "The Jerk" played along with the film!!!
Not too difficult and very rewarding to play and sing!! For gCEA Concert ukulele.
Two versions of this great tune for the price of....none! The first version is the original song from the "Muppet Movie" sung by the green man himself with me on uke. The second version is a John Michael Higgins a cappella jazz choir arrangement from the movie "The Break-Up" Enjoy!!
Re-Mastered from my original November 2020 post, This features the addition of the original backing orchestra from the 1963 Bobby Darin Live from Vegas performance!
This is my ukulele arrangement of International Barbershop Semifinalists "The Rumors" parody of "Over The Rainbow" performed on a LowG tuned Tenor Uke and sung by me, myself, I, and him ;-) Totally META!!
The ukulele arrangement can of course be used for a serious rendition!
This one is epic!! I transcribed the big band parts from the 1940 Benny Goodman Orchestra recording and did a tasty ukulele arrangement as well. All the parts (except me in Sedona) were recorded by Amedeo Ciminnisi in NJ, the drums are midi but all the other parts are real musicians!
This arrangement (LowG tuning) contains extra backing tracks created in GuitarPro, as well as my best Paul Simon impression;-)
This arrangement is of my own making but the vocal is all Kenny Rankin's.
Recorded live at the Roxy, this is a song (as Lenny and Squiggy tell it) that was originally slated to be the love theme to a horror picture. It's hilarious! I've removed the vocals from the recording to punch up my humble uke arrangement. Enjoy!
This arrangement is from the 1947 motion picture "It Happened In Brooklyn". Sung by Frank Sinatra in the movie, and written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. It also features a jazz choir originally sung by "4 Hits and a Miss". Visit YouTube https://youtu.be/VUu3c-JUv4UiGot2Uke
for "The Brooklyn Bridge" from the same movie.
This is an up-beat ukulele workout! A period piece written by the Beatles' Paul MacCartney which appears on the legendary "White Album", features a classic 1930's style!
This is a companion video to the "Barbershop Minions Sing The Office" YouTube video https://youtu.be/u3d9Di6m4asand
This video will show how to play all the special licks that make it like bounce like the TV show version!
I uncovered my passion for uke during my search for that tune from "The Jerk". From that point on, I was hooked on the jazzy "Lyle Ritz" uke style.
From time to time I'll record a clean ukulele video of some of the arrangements with the lyrics for sing-a-long!
Get a pdf of the sheet music with chord box and tabs to learn these advanced ukulele arrangements. GuitarPro format TAB files are also be available as well. Just contact me or visit Ultimate Guitar on the web!!
Do you have questions, want to get a uke karaoke video in your key, or a GuitarPro Tab File of one of my arrangements? Reach out, and let's make free music download happen.
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