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drewbydo
01-19-2010, 04:46 AM
Hey everyone this is my first post on here so forgive me if I post this wrong. I have been playing Uke for little under a year now doing mostly main stream songs but I've always wanted to learn some bluegrass/folk stuff and techniques. I recently got myself a sweet banjulele and I am just having a difficult time playing this genre of music and having it sound good. I was wondering if anyone on here has some tips/tricks/techniques I can practice as well as a few songs I can learn to help me along. Thanks in advance for all your help!

SweetWaterBlue
01-19-2010, 06:26 AM
One thing you definitely do, if you haven't already is to look up the claw-hammer ukulele how-tos on YouTube. It makes great sounding blue grass.

wheelgunner
01-19-2010, 06:32 AM
Ken Middleton is the man when it comes to bluegrass ukulele. Do a search for some of his tabs.

jerickson
01-19-2010, 07:08 AM
Ken Middleton is the man when it comes to bluegrass ukulele. Do a search for some of his tabs.

+1 I believe Ken has e-books for download.

Captain_Lovehandles
01-19-2010, 11:10 AM
Also, subscribe to unclejeff64 (http://www.youtube.com/user/unclejeff64). He's one of my favorites.

Andybeans
01-19-2010, 06:30 PM
another decent technique, although commonly looked over for ukulele, is carter scratching. it's basically flat picking on a guitar without using a pick. it's what i use for any folk songs i play (woody guthrie, johnny cash, bob dylan, etc.)