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Paganini’s Ghiribizzo 17 - Ukulele tab and recording

You may know Niccolò Paganini as a virtuoso violinist. Did you know he also mastered on the guitar? He performed with it and he composed many pieces for it –solo or in duet with violin.

Circa 1829 he wrote a set of miniatures for guitar he called 43 Ghiribizzi (43 whims, or caprices) enjoyable to play and easy on the ears.

I've arranged No. 17 - Le streghe (The Witches) for reentrant with some creative adjustments. For starters, a tonality change to keep the 'basses' on open strings (original is in D major, I shifted to C major). Then, melody on the second section had to be modified to stay on the ukulele range (while being true to the harmony arpeggiation). On the contrasting 'minore' section, choices had to be made as to when to shift octaves. All in all, I think the result is a great little ukulele tune.


You will get the following files:

  • MP3 (3MB)
  • PDF (117KB)

€ 2.00


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