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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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A pair of pieces from Le Roy's Third book of tablature for guitar. It was usual at the time to play a piece in two versions:a pavane, which ..read more

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