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josh.kattelman
09-15-2011, 09:18 AM
Does anyone play any Dowland or other Renaissance stuff on the uke? On a four-course uke? How does it sound?

-josh

chiefnoda
09-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Hi josh

There are many die-hard classical music fans here. I mostly do Bach and Beatles but I saw

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45551

There is a Classical Ukulele Group here, and I put my TABs at my homepage

http://www.chiefnoda.com/ukulele

I play either low-G or high-G. For classical music, I use low-G more often.

Happy Pickin
Chief

itsme
09-15-2011, 10:00 AM
Does anyone play any Dowland or other Renaissance stuff on the uke? On a four-course uke? How does it sound?
You'll find lots of examples on youtube. IMHO, it sounds utterly charming. :)

Here's some classical tabs to get you going:

http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch.pdf

http://sites.google.com/site/classicalukulelearrangements/

http://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/

josh.kattelman
09-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Excellent! Yes, I've downloaded many of those arrangements already, and many are very good. I'm listening to John King's Bach arrangements now. The BWV 1007 Sarabande works particularly well; there are some odd parts to the Prelude, but I suppose that is unavoidable...but I was lambasted once for playing Stanley Yates' arrangement at a master class; d'oh.

josh.kattelman
09-15-2011, 12:19 PM
But, man, this guy was extraordinarily good...Wow.

josh.kattelman
09-15-2011, 12:21 PM
Chief,

This stuff looks great. Thanks!