Monthly Archives: October 2012

Elvis on the uke… Ukelelvis!

It’s not my fault… I actually like me a little Elvis now and again.

I’ve always found the chord progressions of Can’t Help Falling in Love just so simple and beautiful… I couldn’t help but record it with the ukulele (with a few modifications). Parts of the song just seemed to be asking for vocal harmonies, as well, so what the hey, once you start modifying a classic, you may as well go all the way.

The chart and MP3 are on the ukulele page, or you can give a listen here, too: 

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New tune on Ukulele page

To be honest, I didn’t think it would take me this long to post just the second tune on the ukulele page! Believe me, it’s not because I’m not playing… I just haven’t been able to sit down and record anything. Well, this weekend the wife and daughter are away, and I had run out of excuses!

Well, the first tune, “I’ll Fly Away,” is a slow, lovely tune. I was going to post “Can’t Help Falling in Love” as the second, but it is also a slow, lovely tune. Didn’t want to feel in a rut, so instead, I’ve posted a catchy, funny tune from the Monty Python gang, their “The Lumberjack Song.” Yes, it’s possible to do on the ukulele – just check out the chart!

In the queue for upcoming recordings will be “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” because it’s a very nice tune, along with a Billy Joel tune, “Movin’ Out,” and one of my favorite show tunes, “Edelweiss.”

Go right to the ukulele page.