Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velasquez (1935)

Here is an adaptation for Ukulele of a Spanish song composed by Consuelo Velasquez : Besame Mucho.

Besame Mucho is an ultra cover song. For example, I think it would be futile to try to list the number of cover existing. I discovered this song through the animation gigs. Indeed, it is a song that is good to have in his repertoire as it is regularly requested and welcome.
Among the many covers, it is that of the French guitarist Nelson Veras that I would like to quote here.

Why this song.

As said above, Besame Mucho is one of the songs I have in my repertoire. It is therefore quite natural that during holidays with the Ukulele, I had fun looking for a way to make a solo version.

Music.

The harmony of this song is very simple. Indeed, with its three first, fourth and fifth degree chords, we are here with a basic harmonic march. That’s very good, because I don’t happen to be one of those people who thinks it takes a lot of chords to make rich, sophisticated music. If we had to prove it, here is a good example. The melody of this composition has a strength that I think it is worth mentioning.

There is also something in the composition that allows lots of freedom when you play it.

Besame Mucho Desktop

Score and tablature.

If you like, my adaptation and the lead sheet of the Great Gig Book are available in pdf format just below this text.
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