Way Beyond the Blue


Way Beyond the Blue


This "mini-score" is a great way to get your Ukulele Big Band started! With all four parts on one page class prep is a snap and everyone gets a "bird's eye view" of the arrangement.

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A Four-part Mini-score for Beginning Ukulele Big Band

Want to explore the Ukulele Big Band sound but not ready to dive headlong into a full-blown arrangement like Ja-Da or Limehouse Blues? Try this four-part mini-score. It's an inexpensive, easy way to learn the essential rhythmic, stylistic and technical elements of a Ukulele Big Band chart.

Highlights of this arrangment include:

  • It's 100% high-4th-string friendly (i.e. no "low 4th" string required)

  • All four parts fit on a single page (making rehearsal prep a snap and giving everyone a "bird's eye view" of the music)

  • For ensembles as small as five players (or as big as you dare!)

  • Easy jazz chord diagrams are provided (most require two fingers or less and they sound oh-so fabulous)

But that's not all! Your Way Beyond the Blue download package (a 1.2Mb ZIP file) also includes:

  • A recording of the complete score played by James Hill

  • Teaching/learning notes including key points, rehearsal suggestions, and more.

Isn't it time you played some big band music with that little ukulele? Call up some friends, print out your parts and get swingin'! A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three, four...