In light of recent events we have teamed up with Hal Leonard Europe to make 500 copies of the ukulele sheet music and accompanying backing track for ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ available to download for free.

This song has become something of an anthem of solidarity and hope during the Covid-19 crisis, and we are delighted to be able to share this song with the RSL family.

All we ask in return is that you send us a video of you performing the track so that we can create a collage of your performances in support of the NHS and the key workers whose contributions are so crucial in these tough times.

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Our Director of Academic, Tim Bennett-Hart, gives you his top tips for recording your version below. He also dives into the stylistic specifics of the song and reveals his top tips to get the most out of your performance.

Make sure to follow his advice on aligning your playing with the backing track so that the collage can be created smoothly. Count in “1, 2, 3, 4” before you start so that you can nail this classic tune!

Once you’ve recorded your version of the song, please email it to marketing@rslawards.com. Don’t worry if your video is too big to send over email! You can use WeTransfer to upload your video and send us the link so we can download it.

Remember that there are only 500 copies available on a strictly first come first served basis, so sign up today to make sure we can send you the sheet music and backing track for you, your students, or your family!

Thank you to those who downloaded their copy of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. We look forward to receiving your videos!