Mrs White’s Nothing by John Dowland

Mrs White’s Nothing by John Dowland (1563-1626)

John Dowland
John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as “Come, heavy sleep”, “Come again”, “Flow my tears”, “I saw my Lady weepe” and “In darkness let me dwell”, but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century’s early music revival, has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

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The chord voicing (i.e. the spacing of the notes of each chord) of this dance piece require lowering the 3rd string (G) to Gb to approximate the tuning of the lute. The G Major Chord, which appears 3 times, require failry large stretch, but it is one you can master with a bit of practice.

Renaissance Era. Some Barre Chords. Key of G. 13 Measures. EAD-Gb-be Tuning. Dotted Notes.

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