Dowland: Lady Laiton’s Allemande (P 48) Yet another short lute piece by my hero, arranged for uke.
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Positions are shown in Roman numerals thus: [ II, and terminated either by the next position or thus: II].
Bars 14, 18 and 22 look a bit daunting at first (at least they did to me), but it’s just a matter of getting the finger to string allocation correct at the beginning of the bars. The suggested fingering is indicated in bar 14.
Start by making this chord: a 4th barre on strings 1 – 3, little finger on string 1 fret 7, second finger on string 1 fret 5 (ready for the third note), ring finger on string 4 fret 6. This gives you the first 2 notes. The rest should follow reasonably naturally.
I find it helps to lift the left elbow so that the end finger joints are perpendicular to the fingerboard.
|John Dowland’s allemande for lute, arranged for low G ukulele.|