Graded Repertoire for Classical Ukulele – Low D Baritone
Includes both standard notation and TAB.
This book contains over sixty classical pieces arranged for Low G ukulele. The book is carefully ordered into eight grades of increasing difficulty. Starting with simple famous melodies like Beethoven’s Ode to Joy you progress step-by-step all the way through to classical favorites such as Capricho Árabe by Tárrega and Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach.
There is a vast quantity of music available for the ukulele but a limited amount of carefully arranged material in the classical tradition. The music here expands on this spanning a wide range of repertoire through many centuries from the Renaissance era to modern day.
Having a wealth of music at your fingertips is exciting but it is important to have a clear path laid out that will offer the possibility to explore the repertoire without putting up walls of frustration along the way. After teaching for over 20 years it has become clear that studying a piece of music which is too difficult can be one of the biggest barriers to progress and can also diminish the joy of learning. More often than not, students who experience struggle will put themselves at fault. However, I believe that a curated selection of music that is arranged progressively can eliminate frustration, foster steady progress, and make for a joyful learning experience.
At the heart of this collection is a desire to inspire joy and a sense of accomplishment. It is that joy that most likely brought you to the ukulele in the first place. Each piece has been chosen because of musical, technical, and pedagogical reasons. The collection as a whole makes up much of the classical repertoire component of the curriculum at Ukulele Corner and has been carefully arranged over the course of many years.