Samba Ole! Tutorial

Samba Ole is a Brazilian tune with a twist of Spanish. The upbeat, syncopated rhythm and combination of a melody part and chord part, or accompaniment part, has made it one of my most popular workshop pieces. It’s an ideal piece for working on your rhythm. The melody is fun to play on just one ukulele but if you can add the accompaniment parts then even better. In the video I give a couple of suggestions for adding either the chords or ukulele part 2, or both. At the end of the tutorial there is a 2 part performance with Josie playing the melody and me playing the chords. I’ve got a new mic and haven’t quite got my levels right (plus I got a bit carried away with my strumming!) so the sound isn’t as good as it could be. Sorry about that!

In bars 16 and 18 the change from D minor chords to D major chords is quite surprising so watch out for that.

If you want to learn more about rasgueado strumming technique then click here.

You can download the PDF for Samba Ole here:

Samba Ole!

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As ever please share with your ukulele friends. This is a free resource and is not intended to be used by other teachers for monetary gain. These tutorials are intended to help us all get through these difficult times. If you are able to make a donation using the donate button then I would be most grateful. Like all musicians I  have lost a great deal of teaching and seen all my forthcoming festivals, workshops, concerts and tour either cancelled or postponed. I am making this material available so when all this is over we can meet up and have a great big jam! Stay safe, stay positive and keep playing your ukuleles!

 

 

11 responses to “Samba Ole! Tutorial

  1. Sam, thank you so much. I’ll be so glad when we can all gig again! Peace, love, Nickie

    On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 5:46 PM I Love Classical Ukulele wrote:

    > iloveclassicalukulele posted: “Samba Ole is a Brazilian tune with a twist > of Spanish. The upbeat, syncopated rhythm and combination of a melody part > and chord part, or accompaniment part, has made it one of my most popular > workshop pieces. It’s an ideal piece for working on your rhythm” >

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  2. Thank you, Samantha. I teach a wonderful group
    of musicians at our local senior center and, of course, we have not been able to meet during this crisis. I am forwarding this on to them and hope that whenever this crisis is over, this will be our first piece to rehearse together.

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  3. Thank you Sam, your recent videos are the highlight of my days during this terrible time. I am teaching my wife to play the uke so we can play duets, and I’m not sure this would have happened without your wonderful videos. I’m happy to donate and purchase some more of your books! Hope you both stay safe.

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  4. Hi Samantha,

    I would like to thank you for your tutorials, I run a couple of Ukulele groups in Perth W.A and would love to invite you to run a Workshop at my WannaUke ukulele group once things are back to normal.

    Looking forward to contacting you again hopefully in the very near future.

    KInd regards

    Gail Harris

    WannaUke/Rainbow Ukulele Groups.

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