Ukulele & Languages

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one common language... the ukulele.

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Today’s post will focus on fingerstyle or classical ukulele with beautiful playing from Herman Vandecauter, Wilfried WeltiJosh Skaja and Ken Middleton.

Check out the end of this post to find out about the latest releases of classical style ukulele ebooks.

Herman Vandecauter from Belgium performs Paisanne, a piece by Silvius Leopold Weiss and treats us with a slide show of nice ukulele pictures and cunning photo montages.

Wilfried Welti from Germany plays Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór

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As a great admirer of Alfred Deller, the first thing I did when I started to play the ukulele was to look for arrangements of pieces he had sung,  especially traditional folksongs and songs by John Dowland that I could picture being played on a ukulele. I did find a few traditional songs at the time but nothing by John Dowland.

Then about a month ago, I discovered Jamie Holding’s arrangements. Jamie Holding, a young musician from near York is initially a guitar and lute player but has recently been smitten by the ukulele virus. To date, he has written 2 e-books, Blame not my uke (30 easy ukulele pieces arranged from the lute) and John Dowland – 18 pieces which you can purchase on his site. He also has quite a few free arrangements (GCEA tuning) from Fernando Sor, Robert de Visee, Bach as well as some Renaissance music pieces.

Sharing Jamie’s interest in Renaissance music and the ukulele, I have asked him a few questions.

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