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Thread #84223   Message #3652721
Posted By: Don Firth
21-Aug-14 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Subject: RE: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
For Chrissake, Guest, get a grip!!

I didn't say that a ukulele could replace a Renaissance guitar in an Early Music consort, I said that one can play the same music on it that you can play on a Renaissance guitar!

I'm not stupid. I know how picky Early Music fans can be when it comes to authenticity of instruments and technique of playing.

Also, I am American, not English, and although I'm familiar with Early Music groups in this country, I am not familiar with all of those in England. I have never heard of Richard York.

E.g., are YOU familiar with the Baltimore Consort? Or Elizabeth CD Brown? I thought not.

Also—if someone new to Early Music wishes to play Renaissance guitar, but who cannot afford one (you're not liable to find one in most music stores and if you can find a luthier who makes authentic replicas, they don't come cheap), a baritone ukulele could be something to get started on.

Don't be such a snob.

Don Firth