Mr. Dowland’s Midnight – PDF and Lesson

Mr. Dowland’s Midnight by John Dowland (1563-1626) – PDF Download. Includes a Notation Only Edition and a Notation + Modern TAB Edition. The level is Early-Intermediate (RCM Grade 4 Approximately). This work is found in the Margaret Board Lute Book (Poulton 99). YouTube Lesson Link.

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Please note that you must tune the 3rd string down to F# (Dowland’s lute tuning) for this edition (the video lesson covers this). John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs and lute compositions. He’s one of my favourite composers of the Elizabethan era.

Why do guitarists use capos and 3rd string F# tuning?

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  1. Dear Bradford, can you please give me the name of the composer (Francis………) of the ricercare witch you play in your lesson where the capo on the 3 fret is important. Very nice piece.
    Lot of thanks.
    Anton van Geel

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