It Sounds So Sweet

It Sounds So Sweet : Jug Band Music for Ukulele

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"It Sounds So Sweet: Jug Band Music For Ukulele" serves up twenty classic songs from the early years of recording, arranged for ukulele players of all levels. You'll get songs from the classic bands like the Memphis Jug Band, Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band, The Hokum Boys, and the Mississippi Sheiks. And you'll find rarities like the complete 1919 version of "The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me" and the long lost introduction to "Coney Island Washboard Roundelay." If you like to have fun with your ukulele, you will love this book. All arrangements are written in easy to read tablature and standard notation. Includes alternate and original lyrics for many songs. Many arrangements feature intros, instrumental solos and bridges transcribed from the original recordings. Detailed playing notes are provided to guide you through the tricky bits. Written for standard "My Dog Has Fleas" tuning, playable on any ukulele. With a foreword by blues educator Michael "Hawkeye" Herman. 92 pages. A CD with all of the music is available separately. Contents: Adam and Eve In The Garden of Eden 
 Beedle Um Bum 
 The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me 
 Coney Island Washboard Roundelay 
 Crazy Words, Crazy Tune 
 Dallas Rag 
 Eli Green's Cakewalk 
 Evolution Mama 
 Hesitation Blues 
I've Got The Mourning Blues 
Jug Band Quartette (Jug Band Music) 
 Lazy Lazy River 
 Left All Alone Again Blues 
 Papa's on The House Top 
 The Sheik of Araby Sitting on Top of the World
 Stealin' Stealin' 
 Truckin' My Blues Away 
 Under The Chicken Tree 
 You May Leave, But This Will Bring You Back
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 10mm | 280g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508677751
  • 9781508677758
  • 1,967,396

About Mark Kailana Nelson

A musician who possesses that rare combination of insight and talent necessary to successfully transcend conventional concepts of genre and culture." - John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. During a career that started well before he could drive, Mark Kailana Nelson has picked up music from places as far afield as the South Pacific, the Irish Sea and Alta California. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, he is equally at home in a wide variety of traditional music settings and a number of interesting folk instruments. Mark's lifelong interest in slack key led him to write "Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" (Mel Bay Publications), with legendary Hawaiian musician Keola Beamer - the first widely available instruction method for this gentle art. In 2006 he released "Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar," 19 classic Hawaiian songs recorded live in the studio with a book of note-for-note transcriptions. Mark added the 'ukulele to his arsenal in 2001, when he discovered he could play Duke Ellington tunes on it while jamming at a festival after hours. He has taught 'ukulele at festivals, music camps and workshops across the county. His first Mel Bay uke book "Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele" - one of the best selling ukulele books of all time - was followed by "Favorite Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele," "Duets for Fingerstyle Ukulele," "Mastering Chord Inversions for Ukulele," and "Favorite Old Time American Songs for Ukulele." His "Learn to Play Slack Key Style Ukulele" and "Juke'n' the Uke: Blues, Hokum and Ragtime for Ukuele" are available from Acme Arts. In the early 1970's Mark was one of a handful of free-spirited musicians who created a whole new vocabulary for the Appalachian dulcimer and guitar. A first place win at the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships in Winfield, Kansas in 1979 led to appearances at festivals, colleges and coffeehouses across North America and Europe, and a recording career spanning over 35 years and counting. In addition to his ukulele and guitar books, Mark is the author of "Ke Kukima Polinahe: Hawaiian and Polynesian Music for Appalachian Dulcimer," "The Complete Collection of Celtic Music for Appalachian Dulcimer," and "Favorite Old Time American Songs for Appalachian Dulcimer." He lives in Oregon's Applegate Valley along with an assortment of pets, semi-tame birds and the ever-present squirrel hoard. He once worked as a banjo playing gorilla in Dublin, but that's another story...
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