Nino Rota – Love Story – A Time for Us – Henry Mancini
This song seems to go by many names. All of the above plus it was famously used in the UK by Simon Bates for his ‘Our Tune’ segment. I’m sobbing at the very thought. My arrangement is based on them all. Sniff.
What This Song Can Teach You –
- Play in the key of Gm.
- Add a sad, yet uplifiting piece to your jukebox.
- How to make people cry.
- You might learn some chord shapes.
Two versions here for you, as ever. The ‘lead’ part is the best bet to get you started. If you’re not used to rhythms perhaps it’s best to listen to that first bar initially to get a feel for the entire piece. You could count along but I find it’s best just to play it. I decided to have a little fun with the middle section and tried to make the most of the little g string. You’ll notice the string skipping pinches. These shouldn’t prove too challenging depending on the tempo you’re playing at. After that it’s all plain sailing.
The solo version on the other hand is a little more challenging. Because of this, I made it extra large and easy to read. I’m basically trying to play a little rhythm uke at the same time as the melody. I played this on my Ohana Tk-35-g-5. This gives a little more bass due to the deep string. Yours will sound just as good on any uke. Enjoy!