How to Play Classical Ukulele


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Contains tabs for 7 classical tunes arranged for standard tuned ukulele:

Blue Danube – Strauss
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Elephant – Saint-Saëns
Gran Vals – Tarrega
Orpheus in the Underworld – Offenbach
Pizzicato – Delibes
Toreador Song – Bizet

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People are unreasonably impressed when you play classical music on a ukulele. It’s a trick the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain often pull out and it got them to the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House. I can’t promise you playing these tunes will get you that far but they will surprise your friends and family with you skills and as a demonstration of what’s possible on a ukulele.

Rather than focussing on classical technique or faithful recreations of the original works, the tunes are arranged in a fun ukulele-style.

You get pdf files of each of the tabs along with an ebook with my usual blathering and a few general pointers on playing. It’s not a full on guide to classical technique, more along the lines of the stuff that usually accompanies tabs on Uke Hunt. It’s all delivered digitally.

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Don’t Buy It

You might not want to buy it if:

You’ve never done any fingerpicking. There’s a variety of difficulty but none of them are suitable for beginners.
You’re looking to develop classical technique. They’re arranged in a ukulele style rather than traditional classical style.
If you play soprano only: Some of the tunes use frets above the 12th.

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