Here is an original tune written for solo ukulele. Tabs are below. This is played on a Pono MCD (mahogany concert deluxe).
I’ve changed up how I play this a bit since doing these tabs, but the fingering is the same. I used to finger pick the whole thing, but I started strumming that bit in the middle just to mix things up a bit.
From Wikipedia: Jan Johansson (16 September 1931 – 9 November 1968) was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.
Jazz på Svenska is a collection of Swedish folk tunes arranged for jazz piano with great mastery. Here’s Visa Från Utanmyra as he played it.
Here’s my substantially less subtle and masterful arrangement for the ukulele. Tab is linked below.
Here’s my performance of Heart and Soul on the ukulele. This recording was done with Ableton Live – two clap tracks, two uke tracks, two vocal tracks. Little bit of compression and reverb. The arrangement is available as tab from the inimitable Dr. Uke.
Here’s an arrangement I whipped up over the weekend. We had the remnants of a tropical storm pass through on Friday, and Saturday morning was one of those glorious, sunny, breezy, clean air days after a day of wind and rain. This song popped in my head. I thought it would work well for the uke, and it did.
The tabs are hand-written, something I’m trying out in lieu of having to fuss with Guitar Pro on the computer while holding the uke. Writing it out by hand is much easier and faster. I came up with a blank ukulele tab template for this purpose. I’d love some feedback on it.