Carcassi on Ukulele

I have been looking for a new jacket for a while, and to celebrate finding one that suits me to the ground, I decided to video it. It was also a damn good excuse to play some Carcassi on classical ukulele. This piece is taken from my book 'Classical Uke' so if you would like to play it, go to my book page and you can purchase it. Carcassi wrote so much for the guitar....some of it very easy some of it complex. I am currently playing one of his Allegro Brilliante pieces and it is rather tricky. This piece is not too bad to be honest. The little Arpeggio runs need to be nice and smooth and the timing is slightly unusual but it should not give to many troubles. When i am teaching Ukulele o

New classical ukulele video

I purchased a new ukulele for my seminar at Olympia and thought I would upload a video of me playing it. This is 'Minuet' which was written by Matteo Carcassi. It was originally written for the guitar but works very well on ukulele. It wasn't too hard to transpose - a few tricky bass notes that needed sorting but generally it transferred well. Its a fun piece that has quite different passages. In some ways it reminds me of a Gavotte by Bach, especially the end part where there are a lot of arpeggio runs on a chord. Also the way it has an opening theme and then diverts quite significantly from it is very Bach. It is taken from my book 'Classical Uke', which features a couple of pieces by

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