Choan Gálvez

Ukulele, upright bass - Barcelona

Mood Indigo

Published on February 8, 2015

Mood Indigo is a 1930 theme by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard. this is my arrangement, played on a baritone ukulele with reentrant tuning.

The ukulele is tuned to G with a high fourth string (d G B E). I placed a capo on the second fret for a more comfortable fingering.

On the first section the arrangemente is almost a straight chord melody, (ab)using dynamics and fast strummings (softened on the theme’s return); for the second section I combine some fingerpicking with four to the bar strums interspersed with the melody’s notes.

This recording was the sixth issue of my (failed) project of 52 vídeos –one each week– in 2015.