I wanted to create this blog as a place where I can store and retrieve information for future reference. I chose the name Humble Uker Ramblings because I have started out strumming my father's 1950's painted Harmony ukulele. I think that the greatest appeal of the ukulele as "the people's instrument" is it's humble simplicity. My contact email is HumbleUker@gmail.com. I have also been working on a blog for the Baritone Ukulele called Humble Baritonics.
I am a bit of a chord junkie. I think my Berkeley Ukulele Club guru Steven Strauss has spoiled me with a plethora of unique chords. Here, I have a fertile test ground for my and YOUR chord knowledge, it is a site called MIDNIGHT SUN. Peter in the UK has many challenging arrangements for an intermediate (ukulele) player and they are put in BOX FORM and the LYRICS are separate. There are also midi's for all the songs. As you will quickly surmise the songs are a bit more complex than the 3-chord variety and the songs are jazz tunes. . http://www.midnitesun.co.uk/otherhtm/framset1.htm
I can't get you directly to the tune "Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby" due to the way the site is created. Go to the "I's" find the song and check out the chords, lyrics, and midis for yourself. And Kim J., I know you're reading this - have fun with this and see how well it coordinates with Glen Rose's jazzyukulele books.There are many songs to sort thru and test your chord knowledge. Have fun stimulating those brain cells.HU