Friday, September 29, 2017

Praetorius - La Bourrée



A lively dance tune, full of vim and vigor. From Praetorius Terpsichore (1612).

TablEdited adaptation for low 4th tuning.
PDF file.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Couperin - Menuet


Painting by Henri-Edmond Cross.

A little minuet by François Couperin, for re-entrant tuning.

TablEdited adaptation.
PDF file.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Anon - Gavotte

From a 14th century Book of Hours.

Short and sweet, this gavotte dates back to the 16th century.

TablEdit adaptation for re-entrant uke.
PDF file.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gervaise - Bransle gay


Monkeys in the jungle by le douanier Rousseau.

Gervaise produced a plethora of dance tunes that are nice and easy to play on the ukulele. For this branle gay, the challenge is in the speed.

TablEdited adaptation for re-entrant ukulele.
PDF file.





Sunday, September 3, 2017

Attaingnant - Patience


Painting by Caravaggio.

Back in the saddle: let us try a bit more elaborate playing with this piece called "Patience".

TablEdit adaptation in low 4th tuning.
PDF file.




Friday, September 1, 2017

Anon - Le maître de la maison


Yes, four strings! A carving at Beverly Minster in Yorkshire.

"Le maître de la maison" is a traditional song as well as a branle double dating back to medieval times.

TablEdited re-entrant tabs.
PDF format.