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Old 09-23-2023, 08:02 AM
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Default Some John Dowland Lute music in Dadgad

I have been busy over the last few weeks arranging some John Dowland lute music in Dadgad (Dowland was an Elizabethan lutenist whose music is just sublime).

This piece is barely over a minute long but is utterly wonderful and a joy to play in this tuning. I have recorded this on my two steel string acoustics, firstly my Huss & Dalton and then my Brook Lamorna.

Apologies if some of my artistic decisions upset the historical practice brigade (more likely to be hard core classical guitarists than steel string players) but as I say in my notes, I play this the way I want!

Hope you enjoy it

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Super smooth. Obvious you love the song. And do with it what you like. We are all interpreters bringing our own accents.
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I like Dowland too. Your arrangement is lovely and I love the colors you bring out with it.
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Very nice! Thank you for sharing your video with us here.
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Beautiful playing, Robbie! Thank you!
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Wow!
That’s beautiful.
Thanks,
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You made me appreciate Dowland more than ever !
Many thanks !
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That was lovely. My first exposure to Dowland. Will look for more. Thanks for sharing that.

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Beautiful arrangement, wonderful playing. Well done!
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Super smooth. Obvious you love the song. And do with it what you like. We are all interpreters bringing our own accents.
Thank you. Yes, music would be boring if we all played a piece in the same way. I think the important thing with this ancient music is to keep it alive.

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I like Dowland too. Your arrangement is lovely and I love the colors you bring out with it.
Thank you Frank- I am certainly helped by having a wonderful guitar that has such a wide pallet of colours to use,

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Very nice! Thank you for sharing your video with us here.
Thank you for taking the time to listen

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Beautiful playing, Robbie! Thank you!
Thank you for listening and for your lovely comment
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Wow!
That’s beautiful.
Thanks,
Tom
Thank you Tom

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You made me appreciate Dowland more than ever !
Many thanks !
Dowland is a truly wonderful composer, and there are many many fine interpreters of his work on the lute you should check out

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That was lovely. My first exposure to Dowland. Will look for more. Thanks for sharing that.

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If thats your first exposure you are in for a treat if you search for performances of his music on the lute.

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Beautiful arrangement, wonderful playing. Well done!
Thank you so much

Thank you to everybody for listening and taking the time to comment

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That was lovely. My first exposure to Dowland. Will look for more. Thanks for sharing that.

Jeff
As anyone who has checked out my Parlando Project stuff might guess, I got into him not only for the music, but because he set a lot of Elizabethan era poetry (some may be his own) to lute music too. Some of the songs are fine musically and lyrically.

Sting did an album of that era's lute songs a few years back. He got a lot of pseudo-corner responses for that, but I recall it was pleasant.
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Optime touch.
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Old 10-01-2023, 12:49 PM
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OK, here is a little bit more that I recorded today. I think this is an absolute masterpiece- hope I do it justice.

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Old 10-01-2023, 01:33 PM
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Gorgeous piece of music, wonderfully played.
Thanks again for sharing this.
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