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Jamie Holding
08-17-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey guys,


I've been working on arranging Dowland's wonderful lute music for the ukulele for some time now and finally I've finished a book of them!

http://sites.google.com/site/classicalukulelearrangements/e-books-for-sale

I was surprised when I first started how well his music fits....:)


Jamie

J-Machine
08-17-2009, 10:44 AM
I was looking at the sample and was wondering if the actual product also contains the actual notes above the tablature?

I'm very happy to see such a collection is available but I have a lot of trouble just going by tabs alone.

Teek
08-17-2009, 11:09 AM
I liked the sample, what's the range of complexity over the rest of the songs? :)

Jamie Holding
08-17-2009, 01:02 PM
I was looking at the sample and was wondering if the actual product also contains the actual notes above the tablature?

I'm very happy to see such a collection is available but I have a lot of trouble just going by tabs alone.


The book is only in tablature - sorry! But proper tablature with rhythm symbols and everything.

I've been considering doing a second version in standard notation so more people can enjoy it but I'm unsure about the demand - your comment has strongly influenced me to do it but I can't promise anything!

Jamie

Jamie Holding
08-17-2009, 01:05 PM
I liked the sample, what's the range of complexity over the rest of the songs? :)

As far as difficulty to play or musically?

With difficulty, that is possibly the easiest piece (Dowland composed hard music and although I've made the arrangements as easy as I can, many of them are still tricky.).

I wouldn't say they're they're very difficult though, but a lot harder than my other e-book (Blame Not my Uke).


Musically, they can be very interesting - as Dowland was an exceptional composer!


I hope this helps!


Jamie

Brewerpaul
08-17-2009, 02:01 PM
Lute music should sound great on a Uke, particularly a larger one like a Tenor. Good for you for doing this!
I'll second the idea of adding "real" notation. This would let non-Uke players play your music too.