Ukulele

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In 2012, after many years playing classical guitar, I started playing the ukulele. My passion is classical ukulele and instrumental arrangements of folk and fiddle tunes. I have arranged a number of ebooks for classical ukulele which are available as PDF digital downloads through PayHip and Gumroad (please see below for details). I also have a number of published books available. In 2015 I was commissioned by music publisher Schott to arrange a book of 35 Scottish Tunes for Ukulele. The book comes with a CD of all 35 pieces.

Please also visit my dedicated ukulele site & blog with free tutorials & other information: I Love Classical Ukulele

As of May 2018 my arrangements and compositions are being published by Les Productions d’Oz.

  • 21 Studies for Ukulele

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21 Original studies for ukulele: in tab and notation, for GCEA tuning.  Easy to intermediate standard. Available as either a book or PDF download. While the pieces cover a variety of technical challenges, my overall aim was to create a set of studies that are also musical and fun to play. A range of techniques are explored including arpeggios, campanella style, playing 2 and 3 note chords, shifting left hand patterns, and slurs and ornaments. Many ukulele players don’t venture out of first position and these pieces are specifically designed to help players develop confidence in moving up and down the fingerboard. Right and left hand fingerings are included and there are study notes on each piece to aid self learning. Detailed dynamic markings are included to enable players to broaden their appreciation of musical terminology. It is my hope that these studies will help ukulele students improve their knowledge of the fingerboard while expanding their musicianship.

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  • 12 Progressive Studies for Ukulele by Samantha Muir DZ3086cover

Original pieces for ukulele: in tab and notation, for GCEA tuning (can be played with low G), easy to intermediate level. Available as either a book or PDF download.

Published by Les Productions d’Oz

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  • Theme & Variations on the Dowie Dens of Yarrow dz3099cover.jpg

A set of 9 variations on a beautiful Scottish ballad. In tab and notation. For GCEA tuning (can be played with low G). For intermediate to advanced players.

Published by Les Productions d’Oz

Available as either a book or PDF download.

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  • 12 Progressive Lesson from Op.31 by Fernando Sor (arranged for ukulele by Samantha Muir) 5dd3e474f6e08e3316ce5e3bc36c666e.jpg

Originally written for classical guitar these pieces work beautifully on the ukulele. In tab and notation. For GCEA tuning (may be played with a low G). For intermediate to advanced players.

Published by Les Productions d’Oz

Available as either a book or PDF download

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  • 35 Scottish Folk Tunes for Ukulele arranged by Samantha Muir ed_13786-muir_648_.jpg

A collection of Scottish folk tunes arranged in chord/melody and campanela style. For high-g CEA tuning. For intermediate to advanced players.

Published by Schott

Available as a book

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Self Published ebooks:

1. The Little Book of Carulli

6 pieces by Carulli arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Each piece has a separate right hand fingering map to aid learning. Click here for more information. Select one of the payment options in blue.

2. The Little Book of Sor

6 pieces by Sor arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Each piece has a separate right hand fingering map to aid learning. Click here for more information. Select one of payment options in blue.

3. The Little Book of Songs & Sea Shanties

8 traditional tunes arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Click here for more information. Select one of the payment options in blue.

4. The Little Book of Carcassi

6 pieces by Carcassi arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Each piece has a separate right hand fingering map to aid learning. Click here for more information. Select one of the payment options in blue.

 

5. The Little Book of Giuliani

6 pieces by Giuliani arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Each piece has a separate right hand fingering map to aid learning. Click here for more information. Select one of the payment options in blue.

6. The Little Book of Carulli Volume 2

8 pieces by Carulli arranged for ukulele in tab and notation (gCEA tuning). Click here for more information. Select one of the payment options in blue.

7. The Little Book of Christmas Songs (1)

12 arrangements of Christmas songs in tab and notation for gCEA. Click here for more information and list of contents.

8. The Little Book of Christmas Songs Volume 2

9. The Little Book of Irish Tunes (ebook only)

 

10. The Little Book of Irish Tunes (ebook & access to video tutorials)

 

11. The Little Book of Right Hand Technique: the art of arpeggios

 

12. The Beauty of Uke Music Book

 

13. 10 Easy Melodies for Ukulele

 

Single Pieces:

Prelude BWV 1007 by JS Bach (also available in The Beauty of Uke Music Book)

Gavotte II en Rondo by JS Bach

 

Like Real People Do (Hozier)

Available from Sheet Music Plus

 

The Parting Glass

 

Will Ye Go

 

Dona Nobis Pacem trio

 

Suo Gan FREE

Don Gato FREE

 

The Lion Weeps Tonight

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