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Renaissance Ukulele
This blog is the record of a learning voyage. I have long been intrigued ..
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The Coranto (or Courante, or in the original MS Corranto) was an Italian "running dance" first mentioned in print in the mid 1500's. ..read more
Now there's an easy way to find your way around this blog, using the new index page.Just click on the right-hand tab in the navigation bar ..read more
I have in the past taken a cavalier attitude to right-hand fingering when playing Renaissance music on the ukulele. Obviously, one tends to ..read more
A second piece by Simon Gorlier, published in 1551, which has made me think at least twice.Facsimile of the original, first 17 bars ..read more
Another piece for low-G ukulele transcribed from a 1550s piece for Renaissance guitar. "Duo" doesn't mean a duet, but two musical voices ..read more
Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of Miguel de Fuenllana (c. 1500 – 1579). Although blind he became a court musician to the Spanish ..read more
Continuing the process of revising my earliest posts, now that I know (a little) more about the music, here is an improved (I hope) ..read more
Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510 – April 1, 1580) was a priest and vihuela player, who became canon of Seville Cathedral and was in charge of the ..read more
The music from the 16th century seems often to have been based on common grounds (chord sequences), at least in the original statement of ..read more
Here are transcriptions for ukulele of seven English Renaissance guitar pieces from around 1560. It is fortunate that the instrument, also ..read more

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