Saturday, August 26, 2017

Küffner - Andante 2

Painting by Theo van Rysselberghe.

Another andante piece by our dear Küffner. High or low 4th string? Try either one with these tabs: I think it swings both ways.

TablEdit adaptation.
PDF file.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Branle double (Re-entrant)

From a 14th century Book of Hours from Flanders, another wonderfully expressive image of monkeys (apes?).

This is also a very easy piece."Bran(s)le simple" and "bran(s)le double" refer to the pattern of steps in the dance.

TablEdit adaptation for re-entrant uke.
PDF file.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Branle (Re-entrant)

A frog and a snail listening to a monkey playing music. From a fifteenth century Book of hours.

This is a medieval bransle, very simple and easy to play.

TablEdit adaptation. (For newbies: download the free TablEdit player; link in the right column)
PDF file.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Küffner - Andante 1 (Re-entrant)

Painting by Félix Vallotton.

I'm back after a long absence... and re-starting at the beginning with a suitable piece by Küffner.

TablEdit tabs.
PDF version.

And tabs with an alternative fingering, also in PDF version.