9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful collection of arrangements,
This review is from: From Lute to Uke: Early Music for Ukulele (A Jumpin Jim's Ukulele Songbook) (Paperback)
I can do little more than support Longshaw's very favourable review. I have derived great enjoyment from playing the easier pieces, and trying to play the harder ones. My favourites are the Dowlands, and it is intriguing to see how Mizen has fitted music written for a 7 or 8-course lute into a 4-string instrument.
The cd included with the book makes you realise what the uke is capable of - it's really a little guitar capable of very sweet sounds.
The arrangements are made for the re-entrant tuning, whereas I mostly play with a low G, so I have had to do a bit of tinkering with the fingering when the melody is on the 4th string. It all adds to one's interest and understanding.
I hope that this book is as successful as it deserves, and that more will follow.