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    Does anyone know of a book that teaches jazz chords and how and where to use them. When I look at most fake books they pretty much just give you letter name and major, minor, or dominant.
    I'd like to be able to make my own "Lyle Ritz" sounding arrangements!

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    Glen Rose is good.https://www.glenrosejazz.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by whistleman123 View Post
    Does anyone know of a book that teaches jazz chords and how and where to use them. When I look at most fake books they pretty much just give you letter name and major, minor, or dominant.
    I'd like to be able to make my own "Lyle Ritz" sounding arrangements!
    Go to the Jazzy Ukulele Website. Glen Rose is an excellent teacher. His FREE Tutorials on Youtube are great. Also TML Jazz song book is great. The Glen Rose Jazz Ukulele Workbook #1, has all the jazz chords you will ever need. Enjoy the trip!
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    Absolutely agree that Glen Rose's Jazzy Ukulele is the place to start.

    What's the TML jazzbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimosabe View Post
    Absolutely agree that Glen Rose's Jazzy Ukulele is the place to start.

    What's the TML jazzbook?
    Don't remember where I found this but the site is traditionamusic.co.uk. Has mostly basic chords. But you can transpose to jazz chords. Hope this helps. Enjoy
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    In order of age:

    Kamaka HF-4 Baritone C Linear Tuning 6/2009
    Martin C-1K Concert, Bb Re-entrant Tuning 4/2014
    KoAloha KTM-00 Tenor C Linear Tuning 7/2014
    Kala KA-SRMT-TRI Tenor C Linear Tuning 6/1/2015
    Pono MTD-CR Tenor C Re-entrant Tuning 6/21/2016
    Koaloha KCM-00 Concert Bb Linear Tuning 4/20/2017

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    More experienced players should take a look at Abe Lagrimas's "Jazz Ukulele" book.

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    The books Bill1 mentions are indeed very serious jazz books. I have looked at Levine's famous book and realized that in order to follow his explanations I really need to be able to read music well and play piano. Glen Rose's material doesn't presuppose those skills.

    If Levine's book is more easily accessible please correct me. It is a sacred text for many.

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    Understanding Ukulele Chords by Robbert van Renesse [Mel Bay Publishing]
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    Quote Originally Posted by #4horse View Post
    More experienced players should take a look at Abe Lagrimas's "Jazz Ukulele" book.
    It is dangerous to read this UU forum.
    A few weeks ago I saw someone post about a uke, and ordered one right away.
    Now I ordered myself a book. Looks interesting.
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    Well, then I'll give Levine's book another look, soon. I want to keep learning. Glen Rose's books and videos introduced me to ii-v-i patterns, major and minor in four different shapes per key. I learned some chord melody arrangements and how the melody notes affect the choices of voicings. I learned about substitutions for tonic and dominant chords. I learned to make my own chords. I learned some vamps and some intros. I learned about basic jazz and bossa nova rhythms. I learned to look for and memorize patterns.

    I don't really want to be a lead player other than to find nice melodic and Jazzy fills for interludes in singing and between sections.

    I've taught myself to read single line melody on uke. I'm sure I can do the same on piano. The sophisticated timing of some of Levine's standard notation looked daunting. Perhaps I'm wrong.

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