This arrangement can be played by ensembles of many shapes and sizes. The minimum number of players is five (one to a part, one strummer). The maximum number? That’s up to you!
This arrangement does not require a low fourth string. In other words, it is 100% compatible with both low- and high-4th string tunings.
Have fun with the Ukulele Big Band sound! For some, this may be a new way of experiencing music; it may be a new way for some students to “get inside” the music. Be sure to play recordings of the great big bands (Miller, Ellington, Basie) for your students.
For those interested, the recording of This Little Light of Mine above was made using a re-entrantly tuned spruce-top, koa-body tenor ukulele made by Mike DaSilva (www.ukemaker.com). Click here to see this beautiful instrument.