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|Work Title||The Clock and the Sea|
|Alternative. Title||Etude No.1 for Ukulele|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IM 1|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
A very unlikely and rare, yet beautiful love story between a clock and a sea :)
While learning to play the Uke, I dreamed of a kind of an etude that can work out both chords and fretting and is fun and easy enough to play. I started toying and self testing all kinds of chords. The first two chords at position A played as arpeggios gave me the impression of ocean waves, while the chords at position B reminded me a tick-tocking clock (especially when played semi-muted). I continued hunting and editing for interesting progressions until this piece came out. You can hear a reference at: https://youtu.be/LiAL5K_guOM but in no way be limited by it :) The notes here are given with no dynamics and you are more than welcome to apply your own interpretations and variations. Although originally noted as arpeggio, the piece sounds good with standard, mixed and even brazilian fretting.
Enjoy :) Mishka