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New! My Funny Valentine

Here's another one of Howard's beautiful arrangements.

Download the free arrangement here.

Jingle Bells

Have a happy and healthy new year. Enjoy!

Download the free arrangement here.

Bali Ha'i

My new CD, Somewhere, featuring this tune and other favorites, is available now.

New! Danny Boy

This is an instructional video for Danny Boy (Londonderry Air).

Download the free arrangement here.

Buy my new CD, featuring this tune and other favorites.

Down in the Valley

This is an instructional video for beginning chord melody played on the ukulele. Enjoy!

Download the free arrangement here.

Minuet

This is a beginning piano piece that my mentor, Howard Heitmeyer, has arranged for ukulele with low G tuning. Enjoy!

Download the free arrangement here.

A Time For Us

This is Nico Rota's beautiful theme to the 1968 film, "Romeo and Juliet." Henry Mancini arranged the film score.

Download the arrangement here.

 

I'll Never Fall in Love Again.

Ukulele rendition of the song by composer Burt Bacharach with lyricist Hal David. Originally written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises, it became a billboard hit for Dionne Warwick in 1970.

 

It Might As Well Be Spring.

Academy Award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein song from the 1945 film State Fair.

 

The Christmas Song.

Ukulele rendition of the holiday classic. MP3 Single is available now. More info.

 

Black Orpheus This song, by Luis Bonfá, is based on "Manhã de Carnaval" and is a seminal piece in the Brazilian Bossa Nova genre. This was one of my first arrangements for the ukulele, and while figuring it out, I could hear the musical voice of my mentor, Howard Heitmeyer in the chord voicings.

This song is on my CD, "Tenderly."
CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon. Thank you for supporting my music!

Craig's Waltz (re-recorded 11/6/13) by Howard Heitmeyer
I received this song from Howard as a complete surprise. Unbeknownst to him, my mother had just passed and Cali and I returned home to find this piece in our mailbox... this song means so much to me.

Two versions can be found on my CD, "Tenderly." Once played by me with a bass and once as a solo guitar piece by Howard... what a joy and honor to have him play on my CD! Download the free arrangement here.

El Noi de la Mare. This is a classical arrangement for ukulele with low G tuning. It's a well-known piece within classical guitar circles and was played by Segovia during his concerts. To get the TAB, please visit my free downloads page.

Here, There and Everywhere
An often requested song from my CD "Tenderly." I am also extremely honored that Hawaii Public Radio included it in their annual compilation CD:  "Music From Across the Hawaiian Islands Vol. II."

Get Together Fingerpicking Pattern This past summer my wife, Cali Rose, and I gave a couple of workshops in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Here's one of the picking patterns that I taught. It works both for reentrant and low G tuning.

Download the free TAB here.

Honeysuckle Rose  This is one of Howard Heitmeyer's nifty arrangements that will be included in my upcoming book, "Jazz Chord Solos for the Ukulele," due out fall of 2012.

Laura. This is one of Howard Heitmeyer's more complex and beautiful arrangements. It comes from the 1944 film noir, "Laura," starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. The story is about a detective who falls in love with a woman whose murder he's investigating, ergo, the "spooky" intro in the song. I hope you enjoy the arrangement.

Mona Lisa  This is a re-post of Mona Lisa. It is one of three complete solos on my new CD, "Try To Remember." Purchase the CD via iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon or my store.  Hope you enjoy the tune!

Moon River  This is Mancini's "Moon River," which Howard arranged for me a while back. "Georgine and Joe" are two of the nicest people we met on our recent trip to Kauai and the video is dedicated to them.

Never My Love  This is a repost of a video I made awhile back. This song is on my new CD, "Try To Remember," that's available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and my store. I play a custom Ko'olau pineapple ukulele and for more information go to Ko'olau Ukulele's website.

On The Street Where You Live This is a wonderful Learner and Loewe tune from the musical, "My Fair Lady" and hope you enjoy it. This song is on my CD, "Tenderly." CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

The Oracle. This is an original classical piece that Howard Heitmeyer kindly wrote for me. With Howard's permission, I named it "The Oracle" because it makes me think of ancient Greek sirens dancing and playing the lyre to honor their gods.

For those of you who wish to learn this song, the free TAB is available here.

Over The Rainbow. Here's my
arrangement of this classic song.
I borrowed (wink, wink) a couple of ideas from the great ukulele player, Bryan Tolentino. I hope you enjoy it.

Scarborough Fair.  This is Howard Heitmeyer's arrangement of "Scarborough Fair" for ukulele with low G. TAB. Download the free arrangement here.

The Shadow of Your Smile. This is the very first song that my mentor, Howard Heitmeyer, created for the tenor ukulele.

To purchase a clean copy of the song, purchase my CD "Tenderly."

CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

Somewhere. From West Side Story, here's a beautiful song that I've always loved. I recorded this using my iPhone 4S and am playing my Ko'olau CS Tenor.

Stranger in Paradise. This song comes from the musical, "Kismet." It was arranged by my mentor, Howard Heitmeyer. I hope you enjoy it.

"Study" by Aguado. Here's a famous classical guitar study arranged for ukulele with low G tuning. For those of you who wish to learn this song, the sheet music is available for free here.

Study in Arpeggios Here's a great Tárrega or Aguado-like arpeggio piece that Howard Heitmeyer composed for the ukulele with low G tuning. Like most people, I have a day job and don't always have as much time to practice as I'd like. This little piece helps me to keep my chops up during my busy times.

Get the free arrangement here. I'm playing my custom Ko'olau Pineapple tenor ukulele.

Tenderly. Here's an arrangement for the ukulele by Howard Heitmeyer that I recorded for my CD "Tenderly."

CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

Tennessee Waltz Solo Ukulele Lesson This arrangement works for both low G and reentrant tunings.

Download the arrangement here.

Til There Was You This is one of Howard Heitmeyer's beautiful arrangements included in my upcoming book, "Jazz Chord Solos for the Ukulele," available fall 2012. This song was recorded by both Shirley Jones (The Music Man) and The Beatles!

Try to Remember  This is the title song from my new CD, "Try To Remember." It's one of my mentor Howard Heitmeyer's gems. I hope you enjoy it and the song and CD are available via iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and at my store. Download the arrangement here.

What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?  Here's a beautiful piece by one of my favorite composers, Michel Legrand. This song is on my CD, "Tenderly." CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

Wave This song is in my upcoming book, "Jazz Chord Solos for the Ukulele," due out fall 2012. This is Jobim's "Wave," a true Bossa Nova classic.

When You Wish Upon a Star  Here's another song from my newest CD, "Try To Remember." On the CD I have a bass player, but I think you'll enjoy listening to this video, too. For some ukulele players, this song holds a special meaning, because one of our icons, Cliff Edwards, was the singing voice of Jiminy Cricket in "Pinocchio."

This song is on my CD, "Tenderly."
CD available at my store. Downloads also available at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

Yesterday. An instructional video for learning, "Yesterday," as a chord solo. Download the TAB free here.

Please look for my book, "Jazz Chord Solos for the Ukulele," to be released fall of 2012.

 
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