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I’m taking a break from my blog slumber to give anyone wishing to improve his/her fingerstyle ukulele technique enough to work on until I release a new post.

There has been quite a lot happening on the classical ukulele front lately.First piece of news, Wilfried Welti from Switzerland has created his own website where you can purchase three ukulele ebooks of his arrangements for a very moderate price. If like me, you do learn by ear more than by studying music sheet, you should consider buying the series of recordings (MP3 format) Wilfried has made along with the ebooks.

All three ebooks are available on his site :

Alte Musik mit der Ukulele (Early music on the ukulele, mostly Renaissance and Baroque)
Keltische Musik mit der Ukulele (Celtic music on the ukulele)
Klassische Musik mit der Ukulele (Classical music on the ukulele)

Wilfried has kindly sent me a sample of his work and I can say that it is very neatly laid out, with great attention to detail, in fact with much more information than I am able to read as far as music theory is concerned. His work is as neat as his playing and listening to this video will give you an idea just how neat that means.

The Frog Galliard by John Dowland, arranged and performed by Wilfried.

More videos are available on his YouTube channel.

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Today’s post will be dedicated to classical fingerstyle uke with excellent new videos uploaded by Herman Vandecauter and Wilfried Welti.

Herman plays a lovely renaissance dance, a Galliard by an anonymous composer.

Let’s now travel to the moon with Wilfried Welti performing Sea of Nectar, a piece by Swedish classical guitarist Per Olov Kindgren.

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If you’re looking into ways of spicing up your ukulele playing, here are 3 tutorials that will teach you how to chunk to give your ukulele a percussive sound, play a cool barre chord progression or if you are using a low G uke, a nice fingerpicking technique.

1. The Chunk by Stuart aka Stukulele

Here is a very nice tutorial which teaches you how to chunk properly. The great thing about this tutorial is that it does not only teach you how to chunk but also focuses on how to get the technique right so as to avoid creating tension in your arm,  an aspect which is often overlooked.

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Today, classical string instruments specialist Herman Vandecauter kindly shares the ukulele tab for a solo piece by Italian guitarist and composer Francesco Molino (1775 – 1847).

Download Herman’s arrangement of Andante Vivace by Francesco Molino

Listen to the Andante Vivace performed by Herman
Andante Vivace by Francesco Molino performed by Herman

Here is some extra information kindly provided by Herman.

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Herman Vandecauter has recently uploaded a new video in which he performs a Courante he has arranged for the ukulele. A ‘courante’ is a tripple meter dance from the late Renaissance or the Baroque music era.

I have asked Herman for more information about the piece, but let’s first listen to and enjoy the Schmitt Courante beautifully performed on a soprano Ohana SK 100G.

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