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Fingerstyle ukulele videos by Herman and Wilfried

12 2011

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 guitaristĀ Per Olov Kindgren.
Wilfried plays this piece on his Glyph soprano ukulele.

Per Olov Kindgren has kindly agreed to let Wilfried share his transcription of the tabs, which you can download here.

3 Comments »

  1. Cannie on the 13th of May 2011 @ 06:42

    That is just beautiful! That’s how I want to play!

    What would you recommend to start with? You know, the easiest one you can think of that still has the classical feel and sound to it… I know how to read tabs relatively well– I mean, it takes me a long time to read a tab and put my fingers to it, but I can do it, as long as they aren’t real complex. So, could you suggest one for me to start with?

  2. Armelle Europe on the 13th of May 2011 @ 21:27

    Cannie: I sure would like to play like that too!
    You might want to check this post I wrote on playing fingerstyle ukulele:
    http://ukulelelanguages.com/ukulele-beginner/5-thoughts-on-learning-fingerstyle-or-classical-uke/

    You could find a piece you like from this site:
    http://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/

    If you like Renaissance music, I can also recommend Jamie Holding’s ebooks:
    His free samples can be found here:
    http://sites.google.com/site/classicalukulelearrangements/arrangements
    And his ebooks here:
    http://sites.google.com/site/classicalukulelearrangements/e-books-for-sale

    I hope this helps. Good luck !

  3. Cannie on the 15th of May 2011 @ 10:33

    Thank you for those links; i really appreciate you taking the time to look those up!

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