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iamfroogle
02-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Hi all, can anyone recommend some songs and/or tabs that have a upbeat- bluegrass vibe like the one James Hill is playing in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLR3_Ob_MSk

Thanks

ksiegel
02-21-2011, 01:23 PM
Hi all, can anyone recommend some songs and/or tabs that have a upbeat- bluegrass vibe like the one James Hill is playing in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLR3_Ob_MSk

Thanks

Well, I'd call what he was playig "old-timey", seeing as how he was using a claw hammer picking technique, but...

For similar songs, try "The Battle of New Orleans", "Rocky Top", "Soldier's Joy", "Bonaparte's Retreat"...

For that matter, many of the slower reels/jigs that translated from fiddle to banjo with work jsut fine, translating to ukulele.


-Kurt

iamfroogle
02-21-2011, 06:03 PM
Hm, What exactly is claw hammer picking - is it just using nails?

ksiegel
02-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Hm, What exactly is claw hammer picking - is it just using nails?

Here's a better explanation than I can give:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?41371-clawhammer-ukulele

Also, try this one:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?42775-Clawhammer.-New-to-this-technique-any-good-songs-tabs-using-clawhammer

Bon chance, mon ami.


-Kurt

chiefnoda
02-22-2011, 04:37 PM
Hi

Up-tempo bluegrass, how about

I'll Fly Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMaOe4QoEY

I saw the Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vouJBurjOM

Many of them came from gospel tunes.....

Cheers
Chief

Nickie
02-22-2011, 07:27 PM
As far back as I can remember, there has never been any clawhammer picking in any Bluegrass numbers. It is correct to say that it is "Olde Time Pickin'", but not bluegrassy at all.
OMG, we tried to sing and play "Vincent Black Lightnin' 52" (Del McCoury), and it was impossible! Maybe in a couple of years...

GreatGazukes
02-22-2011, 09:58 PM
Maybe this site can give you some ideas bluegrass (http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bluegrass-lyrics-chords/bluegrass-lyrics-chords.html)

Cheers