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Thread: George Formby - The Practice Piece (solo from 'I told my baby with the ukulele')

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    Default George Formby - The Practice Piece (solo from 'I told my baby with the ukulele')

    Any help on this folks?

    I just can't work it out.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-l4m...er_profilepage

    I found this a great help - still working on it.

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    Yes, Jon's slowed down solos are a great help. He posted that after I recorded my version, and now I can't even look at mine without thinking how wrong it is...

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    I'm not there yet, for sure! I'm still trying to figure-out how to play a uke not tuned in C.
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    Belter! thanks muchly - that will help big style I've seen a few online, but not slowed down.

    Glad he plays it in c too - I've tried playing stuff in different tunings but I'm happier with this one.


    Reeto - better get practicing!

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uke Whisperer View Post
    I'm not there yet, for sure! I'm still trying to figure-out how to play a uke not tuned in C.
    I feel your pain - I'm tuned in D (A, D, F#, B) and it's a right pain - OK for When I'm Cleaning Windows, Sitting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower, Chinese Laundry Blues and a few others, but generally everything else is in C

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickersdc View Post
    I feel your pain - I'm tuned in D (A, D, F#, B) and it's a right pain - OK for When I'm Cleaning Windows, Sitting On The Top Of Blackpool Tower, Chinese Laundry Blues and a few others, but generally everything else is in C
    I've tried playing in different tunings, but always prefer C to be honest... I play "When I'm Cleaning Windows" in the same style as George (to accomodate the 'split stroke' technique more easily) but in this key instead of the higher on he played in.


    As for the slowed down version of 'Practice Piece' - I'm made up!

    10 mins. at it, and I've got it sort of sussed (well, part of it) - that's a godsend considering how I've been struggling to get it right - I wanted to ring in sick so I could get the practice in, but that's frowned upon apparently!

    Ah well... in the meantime, I'll just watch this in awe for now!

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    That is a great slowed down vid - Even I have worked out a few chords/moves from it! I need longer fingers!!

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    Hey - do like George did. Get three ukes, tune them in C, D and F.

    You can now play in six open keys; problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnobianchi View Post
    Hey - do like George did. Get three ukes, tune them in C, D and F.

    You can now play in six open keys; problem solved.
    I already own two Uke banjos - if I get another my wife will think I've lost the plot.
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