Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Volta for low 4th tuning


Slightly different version.
TablEdit tabs and


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Anonymous - Volta



Here is an adaptation for re-entrant uke of an anonymous version of this Renaissance dance tune:



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Logy - Sarabande



Lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon: what better time to play this piece by Anton Logy (or Losy)?
Adapted for low fourth ukulele: TablEdit and PDF.



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Giuliani - Tyrolienne


Lively little tune adapted for re-entrant ukulele.
Tabs in TablEdit format and the corresponding PDF file.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Besard - Branle (Baritone)


As I am in the process of completing a fresh batch of baritone ukuleles (see my other blog), I find myself spending more time playing music on baritones than on concert or tenor ukes which are my usual instruments. So, to celebrate those new baritones, I'm providing tabs for this short piece by Jean-Baptiste B├ęsard, for a baritone tuning.
Of course, the exact same tabs may be used on another ukulele with a low G string: it just means switching key (this piece is in D for the baritone, and in G for a low G ukulele) and the corresponding music notation. In other words, if you're playing solo, you may use baritone tabs or low G tabs interchangeably)
Instead of using "high G" and "low G" (sets of strings) when it comes to tabs, it would be more convenient to use some other contrasting pair: "re-entrant" as opposed to... what? Can you help me out and suggest something?
This being said, I am really enjoying playing those baritones. Perhaps the baritone uke suffers from being regarded as a half-breed, and thus with some suspicion by both guitar and ukulele players. As usual, it's better to reserve judgment until one tries something oneself: pleasant surprises may be in store.
One last thing: Jeff, the "humble uker" and wonderful herald of all things ukulele has a new blog dedicated to the baritone at http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/.