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Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Black Star Intro: my transcription

May 02, 2016
Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Black Star Intro: my transcription

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The tremolo technique: how to improve it?

April 14, 2016
The tremolo is a beautiful techniques of the classical guitar: it gives the impression of flow of notes, a continuous thread of sound.

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Michael Tilson Thomas: music and emotion through time

April 05, 2016
In this beautiful TED talk, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.

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International Guitar Research Archives: more then 1100 scores for classical guitar

March 29, 2016
The International Guitar Research Archives scores database features over one thousand public domain works from composers and arrangers across the globe.

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Classical Guitar and fingernails: My2C

March 22, 2016
In the world of classical guitar, the use of fingernails has become a standard. But as I have already discussed in a previous article, there are also excellent musicians who have chosen not to use fingernails.

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The Boije collection: over 1600 free works for classical guitar

March 15, 2016
Carl Oscar Boije af Gennäs was an insurance clerk and amateur guitarist. His collection includes nearly 1,000 works in print, together with hand written examples from the 19th century.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondò alla Turca (Turkish March) from Piano Sonata No. 11 (K 331) - My ukulele arrangement

March 14, 2016
My #ukulele version of the 'Turkish March' from Piano Sonata No. 11 (K 331) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Over 1200 free guitar works from Danish Royal Library

March 10, 2016
The Danish Royal Library is really a gold mine for classical guitar players. You will find on this site more than 1200 works by composers of the 19th century, known and less known.

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A440 or A432 tuning?

March 08, 2016
Most of the world uses 440 Hz as the standard pitch tuning. However, this has been a relatively recent standard, and 432 Hz is making a comeback. An interesting theory, halfway between science and New Age.

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Classical Guitar and fingernails: the Scott Tennant's point of view

February 29, 2016
In the previous article we report the opinions of Rob MacKillop about the use of the right hand without nail, using only the touch of flesh. Today we face a traditional point of view: the famous book 'Pumping Nylon' by Scott Tennant.

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Classical Guitar without fingernails? An opinion by Rob MacKillop

February 24, 2016
Never ask a group of classical guitarists if you can play even without the nails of the right hand!

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La Vie en rose: simple Ukulele fingerstyle arrangement

February 22, 2016
My #ukulele version of 'La Vie en rose' by Édith Piaf

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Vangelis: Chariots of Fire - My ukulele arrangement

February 15, 2016
My #ukulele version of 'Chariots of Fire' main theme by Vangelis

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Theme from 'Schindler's List' - Arranged for Ukulele

February 08, 2016
My ukulele version of the Theme from "Schindler`s List" by John Williams

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Ukulele Exercises: My Daily Workout

February 01, 2016
Playing an instrument is like playing a sport, muscles and joints need to be trained and kept moving.

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Niccolò Paganini: theme from 'The Carnival of Venice' ('O mamma, mamma cara') - My ukulele arrangement

January 25, 2016
My #ukulele version of Theme from 'The Carnival of Venice' ('O mamma, mamma cara') by Niccolò Paganini

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Pentatonic scales on Ukulele, simple patterns

January 18, 2016
Simple patterns to easily play pentatonic scales on ukulele

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Robert de Visée - Minuet

January 11, 2016
My #ukulele version of a minuet by Robert de Visée

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François Campion - Branle

January 05, 2016
My #ukulele arrangement of a Branle by François Campion

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Ukulele Yearly Roundup: all my transcriptions

December 31, 2015
All my #ukulele transcriptions of 2015

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Christmas Ukulele: White Christmas

December 26, 2015
My #ukulele version of WHite Christmas

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Christmas Ukulele: Jingle Bells

December 24, 2015
My #ukulele version of Jingle Bells

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Star Wars Main Theme on Ukulele (video and tabs)

December 16, 2015
John (Williams), forgive me! My #ukulele transcription of Star Wars Main Theme

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Christmas Ukulele: Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

December 15, 2015
My #ukulele version of Silent Night

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The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) on Ukulele (video and tabs)

December 12, 2015
Uke, I am your father! My #ukulele transcription of Star Wars Imperial March

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Major and Minor scales on Ukulele, simple patterns

December 10, 2015
Simple patterns to easily play major and minor scales on ukulele

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Gaspar Sanz - Canarios: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

December 02, 2015
My ukulele transcription of Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

November 26, 2015
An interesting TED Lesson by Anita Collins: i like to share it with my readers!

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Nino Rota, The Godfather Theme (Speak Softly, Love): ukulele arrangement

November 17, 2015
Nino Rota, The Godfather Love Theme (Speak Softly, Love): #ukulele arrangement

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Short covers on #Ukulele: The Cure - Lullaby

November 09, 2015
#15secondscovers on #ukulele: The Cure - Lullaby

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#halloween #ukulele: The Addams Family Theme

October 31, 2015
Trick or treat? Instead of candy and sweets, I offer my own transcription on #ukulele of the theme of the old and beloved TV series 'The Addams Family'!

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John William Duarte - English Suite, Op. 31 - Prelude: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

October 26, 2015
My ukulele transcription of Prelude from English Suite, Op. 31 by John William Duarte.

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Short tunes on #Ukulele: Niccolò Paganini, Caprice No. 24

October 21, 2015
Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccolò Paganini's 24 Caprices.

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Short tunes on #Ukulele: 'Axel F' from 'Beverly Hills Cop'

October 05, 2015
Riff known even by those who never saw the movie, 'Axel F' is the main theme of the soundtrack of the 1984 movie 'Beverly Hills Cop': an electronic instrumental theme performed by Harold Faltermeyer.

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Christian Petzold, Minuet in G: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

September 28, 2015
A famous and simple 32-measure piece in the key of G major: until 1970 it was attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV Anh 114), but it is now universally attributed to Christian Petzold.

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Short tunes on #Ukulele: 'Happy Birthday To You'

September 14, 2015
Short and famous tunes, arranged to ukulele!

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Romance - Jeux Interdits: my ukulele arrangement (video and tabs)

September 01, 2015
There are many versions of this tune, which pass to Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega and arrive at Narciso Yepes.

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Matteo Carcassi, Allegretto in C: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

August 26, 2015
Another simple e short piece of Matteo Carcassi: today an 'Allegretto in C'

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Joseph Küffner, Valzer in G: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

August 06, 2015
Today I propose a transcript of a very short and simple didactical piece written by Joseph Küffner.

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Fernando Sor, 'Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart', Op. 9 - My Ukulele version

August 01, 2015
I believe that all classical guitarist has faced at least once the famous Fernando Sor's Op.9, the 'Variations on a Theme of Mozart'.

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Ferdinando Carulli, Valzer in G: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

July 25, 2015
Today I propose a transcript of a short didactical piece of Ferdinando Carulli

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Transcribing classical guitar pieces on ukulele

July 06, 2015
Often some musicians approach the ukulele after studying for years a more 'conventional' instrument. So It's natural try to play songs you already know, a sort of 'comfort music' that helps to get familiar with the new instrument.

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Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 17 'Le Streghe': my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

June 30, 2015
In this 'Ghiribizzo No. 17', Paganini transcribes on the guitar a theme from his own composition, 'Le streghe' ('Witches' Dance'), Op.8, MS19.

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Ukulele exercises: Spider v2.0

June 23, 2015
Another version of the 'spider exercise'. Even this exercise is born on the guitar, but easily adaptable on ukulele.

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Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 20: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

June 13, 2015
Piece less short than the other 'Ghiribizzi', this time Paganini was inspired by the duet 'La ci darem la mano' of the Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni'.

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Riffs on Ukulele: Sweet Child o' Mine

June 11, 2015
A famous Guns N' Roses song, a simple and incisive riff that gets into your head, probably played by all budding guitarists.

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Ukulele Tips: chromatic exercise for both hands

June 06, 2015
Ukulele Tips: chromatic exercise for both hands

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Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 1: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

May 28, 2015
Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 1: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

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Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 4: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

May 25, 2015
Niccolò Paganini, Ghiribizzo No. 4: my ukulele transcription (video and tabs)

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Family Guy, Theme song: my ukulele cover (video and transcription)

May 21, 2015
Family Guy, Theme song: my ukulele cover (video and transcription)

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Ukulele Tips: the 'spider' exercise

May 19, 2015
Ukulele 'spider' exercise

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Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme: my ukulele cover (video and transcription)

May 13, 2015
Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme: my ukulele cover (video and tab)

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Ukulele Tips: my warmup method

May 09, 2015
A simple workout to warm up hands before start studying

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