Below is the lesson for “Tennessee Waltz” by Patti Page.
This arrangement features a beautiful melody set in a country waltz. Being a waltz, this song is played in 3/4; but it’s also important to note that there is a swung eighth note feel throughout the piece. One thing that makes this arrangement tricky is the sheer amount of chords that are played throughout the entire span of the neck. While some of the chords may be familiar, others may be new to you. In the lesson videos, we will cover fingering options and ways to practice transitioning from one chord to another.
Another tricky technique used in this arrangement is the triplet picking heard in the outro. If you are new to this technique, check out this lesson to learn how to do it and this lesson for an explanation on the rhythmic timing behind it. I’d like to thank Matt Carlson for allowing us to use his arrangement. If you are unfamiliar with him, I highly recommend to check him out, he’s an incredible up-and-coming ukulele player.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson