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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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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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Once more, Swiss German Wilfried Welti displays his amazing ukulele skills and musical sensitivity in a beautifully played Bourre in E minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Wilfried is playing this Bach Bourre in E minor on a solid accacia Makapili Soprano ukulele which really sounds beautiful. If you’d like to try and play this piece yourself, the arrangement is available here via the Ukulelenclub Gallery.

I have asked Wilfried to tell us more about his arrangement and playing of the piece :

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Our world tour of classical ukulele players is now bringing us to Germany , the country of residence of Wilfried Welti, a Swiss citizen with the ability to make even the cheapest uke sound great.

I contacted Wilfried a couple of weeks ago and what first started like a standard interview became a very rich exchange on how to play classical ukulele. Wilfried has been extremely helpful and I am very grateful for the time he spent answering my numerous questions, with great enthusiasm and patience, providing me with a wealth of useful details.

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