AE: Baroque

Area of Expertise : Baroque

Our modern understanding of chords and harmony are rooted in the Baroque compositions of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. The Baroque style is at times simple and sweet, but much more often is highly ornamented and full of counterpoint. Because of these qualities, performing Baroque music on a solo ukulele takes a fair amount of skill.

Earn your AE Baroque Folk patch by demonstrating two Baroque pieces transcribed for the ukulele. You may create your own tabs for these (please email copies to be shared on this page to ryan@ukuleleplay.com), or find tabs out there on the internet. If in doubt about when a piece was written, look up the composer (should have lived somewhere between 1600-1760 A.D. – there is a timeline of famous Baroque composers on Wikipedia). Here are a few resources for this genre: