Rob MacKillop has opened an online store for Fingerstyle Ukulele Arrangements.
He has written a series of e-books on fingerstyle uke :
– 10 Progressive Fingerstyle Studies for Uke
– 20 Spanish Baroque Pieces by Gaspar Sanz arranged for Uke
– 20 Celtic Fingerstyle Uke Tunes
– 20 Pieces from Briggs’ Banjo Instructor [Boston, 1855]
I’ve just bought the 20 Celtic Fingerstyle Uke Tunes (cost : £5) and it consists of 20 Scots and Irish tunes arranged for the ukulele.
The first part of the book shows neatly layed-out tabs for the different tunes while the second part contains tabs and scores for fans of standard music notation.
On this page, you can find all the mp3’s for the different tunes which helps you figure out how they should be played by someone who can play (I’m a beginner so this really helps). Talking about levels, there are tunes for all kind of ukulele levels.
Right now I’ve started to work on the tune Drowsy Maggie.
Update: after reading this post, Rob has kindly added the slow version of Drowsy Maggie to his website. Many thanks Rob !
Rob MacKillop is in the process of adding new things to his website so you will also find videos for certain tunes as well as mp3’s of slowed-down versions with commentaries (example), splitting the tunes up in phrases with explanations on how to play them. This is really helpful but not yet available for all the e-books.
Here is an example of a video : Briggs’Breakdown Jig Reel (from the e-book :20 Pieces from Briggs’ Banjo Instructor)