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(the original Ukulele Lady).

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Ukulele solos are based on combining the melody of a composition with
the harmony. Before you attempt to play the solos in this book it is advisable
to carefully review the pages which show 1st, 2nd and 3rd formations of
the chords. (Pages 22 and 23)
You must know your symbols ( page 16 ) and study the accompaniment
instructions on this page. The chord arrangements of "ALL I DO IS DREAM
OF YOU" {Pages 46-7-8-9) are excellent basic exercises for solos. You'll
find the chords for this song in five keys. This is done for practice in the
"Glissando" so you may learn to apply it before you try the solos.
Another song which gives the preliminary exercises in sliding tones is
"GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART" in the key of A major ( Page 58 ).
When playing the solo arrangements strum from one diagram to another
unless the. rhythm is interrupted by a notation to pick a note. Sound all strings
unless there is a special symbol used (see page for symbols).
When a picked note is to be followed by a chord accompaniment, the
melody note will be shown on a diagram that is larger than the accompani-
ment. The smaller diagram is to be played with a "Down-up" stroke as many
times (or beats) as indicated bv a number under it.
Ex. 1. The X represents the melody
note A (open 4th string) followed
by 2 beats of the D major chord
played with a down-up stroke on
each beat.
Ex. 2. The X here represents the
melody note A (open 4th string)
followed by 2 beats of the A7th
played with down-up stroke on each
Examples 3 and 5 sound the same but are written differently. It makes it
easier to form the chord first but only pick or sound the string marked with
the X. The same applies to examples 4 and 6.
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