Monday, April 27, 2009

Rameau - Menuet en rondeau



By seventeenth century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.
The adaptation for High G uke
and a low G version.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ay! luna que reluces



An anonymous Spanish piece from the 16th century. Adapted for low G ukulele.

TablEdit and Midi.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Machaut - Douce dame jolie


Now that I'm getting the hang of this blogging business (thanks Brad), we can get cooking!

Guillaume de Machaut is a fourteenth century composer. His is a great name in the history of music, but don't let that bother you: the man really rocks, as I'm sure you'll agree after you play this piece.
Here you have the TablEdited version for re-entrant ukulele and the Midi file.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pucelette

The old French "pucelette", referred to a very young girl (a diminutive of "pucelle"), but also to a little flea. I think it would provide a good translation of "ukulele" into French, since the word apparently means "jumping flea" in the Hawaiian language. At any rate, "pucelettes" is how I refer in French to the instruments I create (see my luthiery blog).
This little 13th century tune seems to be an appropriate way of starting this blog. The tabs for this particular tune are for high G or re-entrant ukulele.

Here is the TablEdit file that you can open by using the free TEFviewer:

PUCELETTE

and the MIDI file: PuceMidi