Wednesday 19 February 2020

Uke-Song, A Tribute to Instrumental Ukulele: "JAKE"

ORIGINAL SONG: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" written by George Harrison, and recorded by the Beatles for their 1968 album "The Beatles". 
JAKES'S RENDITION: Jake Shimabukuro had started playing instrumental ukulele as a band member, but in 2002 broke into a solo career. In 2006, a video of Jake's virtuoso rendition of the Beatles song became one of the first to 'go viral' on that site, and has accumulated 16 million hits. The author of this blog has been privileged to attend three Jake concerts in the last 5 years; recently these have included guitar collaborators and a few vocals, but the emphasis remains on instrumental ukulele. 
PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019.

WORDPLAY LINK: For further discussion  on our sister blogsite "EDIFYING NONSENSE", click herehere (You can also find a simpler version of the parody-lyrics displayed without the chords, should you desire.) 

JAKE (tribute to instrumental ukulele)

(to the tune of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps")

UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)

Ukulele(C-tuned) specifics:

AM7 = 0030 (or 0000);  Am6 = 2020;  FM7 = 5500;  D = 2220;  E = 4442;

E7 = 1202;  C#m7 = 4444;  Fm = 2120;  C#m = 6444;   Bbm = 4222.


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