Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

04 2020

Latest Ukulele Learning Post

Classical ukulele : Dowland, Sanz, Renaissance ukulele arrangements

Several people have asked me about Jamie Holding‘s ukulele arrangements and reported that the link mentioned in this post was no longer working. As I too really enjoy playing Jamie‘s arrangements, which are well-documented and nicely laid-out, I contacted him to find out more.

I got good news back from Jamie : you can still get hold of his ukulele ebooks by contacting him directly by mail at jamie.holding@googlemail.com. Invoicing is done via PayPal.

Besides, Jamie offers a completely free ebook of Robert de Visée‘s Suite n°9 in D minor which you can download here. The suite consists of 9 pieces.
Download free ebook :  Robert De Visée – Suite 9 in Dm

You can hear Valéry Sauvage playing some of the Robert de Visée pieces arranged by Jamie :

What ebooks can you purchase from Jamie ? Here is a list that he has compiled :

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08 2016

Latest Language Fun Post

Language Fun : an entertaining misspelling from Iceland

Learning Icelandic on Learn Icelandic Online takes up a lot of my time these days. I have promised myself I would not travel to Iceland before I am able to hold a basic conversation in Icelandic.
As part of my learning, I like to read Icelandic newspapers online, both in Icelandic and in English.
Tonight I stumbled upon this post on IceNews and felt I had to share this extract with you :

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19 2016

Latest Ukulele World Tour Post

Ukulele World Tour : Spring Selection

A Spring Selection of ukulele videos from around the world to wish you an excellent weekend. Videos from the continents of North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia, all a pleasure for your ears !

Now, is there a ukulele player reading this post feeling valorous enough to set up an expedition to Antartica, the missing continent on Ukulele and Languages ? You won’t have to carry a flag with you, that’s all been done before; all I’m asking for is a tiny ukulele song in the middle of the ice packs of Antartica. I wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt trying so I suggest you watch this video before you make hasty plans to follow the tracks of Roald Amundsen. No volunteer ? Ah well, I don’t blame you, take it easy, make yourself a warm cup of tea and enjoy these videos instead !

1. Canada

Rob aka sanfordandsong accompanies the band Leaf Rapids on a cover of David Bowie‘s The Man Who Sold the World. I really like the atmosphere the ukulele creates.

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