Ukulele might not be associated with Swing music today BUT all Swing music is associated with ukulele because so much of the classic ukulele songs from the 20s through the 50s were swing-based. Ukulele players like Roy Smeck, Cliff Edwards (who also went by the name of Ukulele Ike) and Lyle Ritz all played very popular swing music.
If you master the rhythm techniques that Marcy Marxer presents here in this Swingin’ Uke Handbook, you’ll be able to play almost the entire Swing catalogue and hold your own in any jam session.
Marcy organized the course into four sections. In the first section, Marcy will cover the right-hand basics and you’ll learn two very important rhythmic approaches: The Chunk and the Backbeat.