I post on a ukulele forum where they do weekly video challenges. Normally I'm able to come up with three or four songs to suit the theme but this week it's Classical Music. My first attempt was a Green Day song with roughly the same chord progression as Pachelbel's Canon but it was a paltry effort really and I knew I could do better. So last night I messed around with Carl Orff's O Fortuna, which you can see here:
I'm also gonna give Hall of the Mountain King a go tonight but I want something slightly less cliche too so I thought I'd ask you fine people for your suggestions.
I want something with a fairly quick tempo, makes use of dynamics, maybe ssomething that builds up with a dramatic chord progression before a nice, flowing melody I can fingerpick. And plenty of room for interpretation and a bit of improv (unless improv or slight alterations are frowned upon when playing classical)
I appreciate my request is fairly vague so if you have anything in mind that I simply must have a look at but doesn't fit my description, fire away and I'll have a look. I'll post the results of my efforts here for you to critique.
EDIT: And don't worry about providing me with the sheet music or anything, just recommend a piece and maybe give a Youtube link to a good version of it and I'll do the digging.
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