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Fare thee well and fingerstyle uke

20 2010

I am very briefly emerging from my blog break to dedicate this post to my friend who succumbed to cancer a week ago. Thanks to everyone who sent a word of support, that meant a lot to me.

Here is a selection of  fingerstyle ukulele videos I really like.

Pablo9000 is playing some Henry Purcell on the ukulele and it sounds great :

Jens from Germany plays a Study by Spanish Dioniso Aguado, a piece as beautifully haunting and melancholic as Tarrega\’ s study in E minor.

John King, forever inspiring, plays Gloria

Heftone is playing Blue Heaven on his Blue Heaven ukulele.

Rob MacKillop plays one of his blues pieces, Sea Blues

I will be back from my blog break on the first week of August when I am back from my holidays.

In the meantime, if you’d like to practise classical ukulele during your summer holidays (or winter holidays if you are on the Southern hemisphere) and are looking for an easier way to start, I recommend the blog TRI-TABS which has simplified tabs of various styles of music that can be played on 3 out of the 4 strings of your ukulele. It’s  a nice way to learn.

For more challenging tabs, you should buy Al‘ s latest ebook, How to Play Classical Ukulele, consisting of tabs for 7 famous classical pieces along with tips on the techniques needed. Besides getting precious information to help you play the different tunes, Al‘s typical sense of humour through the ebook will not fail to make you smile.

Here is Al playing one of the tunes from his ebook, The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss.

4 Comments »

  1. Al on the 21st of July 2010 @ 20:05

    Thanks, Armelle. It’s an honour to be featured in this post.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 22nd of July 2010 @ 17:46

    Al : you’re welcome. I like your ukulele rendition of the Blue Danube.

  3. Jens on the 15th of September 2010 @ 12:15

    I deeply regret the loss of your friend who’s been released from this painful disease. May he have got good music and freedom in heaven.
    Jens

  4. Armelle Europe on the 15th of September 2010 @ 18:25

    Jens : thanks for the good wishes to my friend. I trust he is at peace now.

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