With the end of the first week of classes for the new semester, I decided to celebrate by transcribing a short piece for baritone ukulele. It’s Bartolomé Calatayud’s Pasodoblillo, originally for guitar.
It transcribes… okay. The range of the uke is much smaller than the guitar, so the pulsing baseline of the original gets sort of thrust into the melody at times on the smaller instrument. There are one or two places with awkward fingerings, as well (which is sort of unfortunate, because the fingerings of the original are so elegant).
As usual, the transcription was done in the open-source WYSIWYG music notation editor MuseScore. The MuseScore file is in the .zip file so feel free to edit it yourself if you have better fingerings or if you want to transpose into a different key!