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06-09-2014, 03:52 AM
Uke great Lilí Rev talks about his new, soon to be available, Fiddle Tunes for Ukulele book in this week's 3 Questions Interview posted on my site.

06-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Glad to see this, I've been stealing tunes out of my daughter's violin practice and "arranging" them for uke. Old Joe Clark, Swallowtail Jig, Devil's Dream, Appalachia Waltz, Whiskey Before Breakfast. Trouble is I know near nothing about arranging, and have a tough enough time just learning the basic melody line without worrying about embellishments!
The beauty of it is that while most FTs are in A or D or G, the Fiddle and the low-G uke have the same lowest note, so there is no transposition necessary. Also these melodies are so perfectly rich, circular and hypnotic that they are hard to stop playing.
Cool interview, I look forward to the book. Thanks!

06-09-2014, 06:18 AM
That will be a great book to have. I'm a horrible violin player, but love the tunes in my violin books.

06-09-2014, 07:20 AM
Purely as a satisfied customer, might I suggest Barry Sholder's "Thumpin' on the Old-Time Uke" ... A Book of Old-time Fiddle Tablature For the Ukulele

It's all done in clawhammer-style, so may not suit you if you don't like that method of playing. There are previews available on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thumpin-Old-time-Uke-Clawhammer-Tablature/dp/1478314613