Renaissance blues

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Renaissance blues

Postby CarsickPhil » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:47 pm

I thought some of you might be interested in this experiment to try and take a 400 year old piece of classical music for the lute and convert it to slide blues. The music is my John Dowland. It is called "Mr Dowland's Midnight". It was written in a minor key and fits quite nicely with the blues. Have others tried anything similar? Does this work? How could it be taken further? Ideas, advice, comments all welcome.

BTW I also posted an earlier attempt on youtube which shows the full build from the classical original (rather than just popping the classical version at the end of the vid). It didn't work quite so well, because the fit with the blues was not quite so good and I was buckling with the new challenges of improvisation, slide guitar, looping, recording and videoing. But you might be interested. It is based on another John Dowland piece called Orlando Sleepeth
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