Thursday, January 11, 2018

Anon - A Scots Tune

Painting by Klimt.

This is a lovely Renaissance tune.

TablEdited adaptation for low 4th tuning.
PDF file.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Valderrabano - Soneto 2

Painting by Émile Bernard, a friend of Gauguin and Van Gogh.

I devoted a blog entry to a first "soneto" by Valderrabano a few years ago. This is a second soneto and this one works pretty well in both tunings (re-entrant and low 4th).

So, first the TablEdited adaptation for low 4th ukulele.
PDF file.

Then, the tabs for re-entrant tuning.
PDF file.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bésard - Branle gay

Painting by Georges Lacombe.

Here are two versions of this branle by Jean-Baptiste Bésard.

First, for re-entrant tuning:

TablEdited adaptation.
PDF file.

Second, for low 4th tuning:

TablEdited adaptation.
PDF file.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Negri - Villancico

Painting by Berthe Morisot.

First, a low 4th adaptation:

TablEdited adaptation.
PDF file.

The following is basically the original score which is readily playable with a baritone ukulele:

TablEdited version for baritone ukulele.
PDF file.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Arbeau - Bransle des chevaux

Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

Another branle from Arbeau's Orchésographie. This dance involves tapping (or stomping).