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rock_and_roll_camera
02-15-2010, 09:04 AM
Hey guys, I'm in the process of buying a banjo uke and I wanna know how to play it in the traditional dance hall manner, like George Formby or Mr B. Gentleman. What I mean to say is, do you play it the same as a normal uke (obviously you can) and it is just the nature of the instrument that makes it sound different or is it a different playing style?

Juan Sapatos
02-15-2010, 09:10 AM
The sound is different. The tuning is the same. The sound lends itself to a different style of playing. The Formby Split stroke is the sort of prototypical example. if you search formby split stroke or a guy named peter c. nixon you will come up with some good lessons on youtube. The split stroke is an example of a very cool simple technique that is pretty amazing at speed. And not too hard to learn.