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veep
07-20-2011, 10:45 AM
A goal of my mine is to get better at playing bluegrass on the uke and getting people to see the uke as a bluegrass instrument.

PhilUSAFRet
07-20-2011, 11:40 AM
And no reason why you can't achieve that goal. I like to play a little bluegrass on my uke....looking at banjo ukes right now. If I was a bigger bluegrass fan, would have to have one of those Bluegrass maple concerts or tenors.

http://www.bluegrassukes.com/products/Curly-Maple-Tenor-Ukulele-%22Flying-Owl%22.html

A Kanilea 6 string concert is also on my list....I think that would be a hell of a bluegrass uke.

Sven-Uke
07-20-2011, 11:49 AM
A goal of my mine is to get better at playing bluegrass on the uke and getting people to see the uke as a bluegrass instrument.

Cool!
Any songs you'd advise others to play?
I just started playing the uke and found Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show), cigarettes and whiskey, and Red Clay Halo and Caleb Mayer by Gillian Welch doable.

rem50
07-20-2011, 12:33 PM
I just broke out a book today thatI had bought a few months ago: "bluegrass ukulele" by Fred Sokolow. Has a cd too so you can hear what you are trying to play. How are you learning?

ItsMrPitchy
07-20-2011, 12:35 PM
Cool goal go for it.
I love bluegrass but have not got any on my uke yet. So thanks for inspiring me to try something new.

veep
07-20-2011, 12:38 PM
I just broke out a book today thatI had bought a few months ago: "bluegrass ukulele" by Fred Sokolow. Has a cd too so you can hear what you are trying to play. How are you learning?

I have that book its a good book i wish it had more song in it .

veep
07-20-2011, 12:45 PM
I am working on this song right now http://ukulelesecrets.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/cripple-creek.pdf

as so some songs with chords http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bluegrass-lyrics-chords/bluegrass-lyrics-chords-a.html

veep
07-20-2011, 12:51 PM
I also have been working on banjo rolls on the uke if you get this book http://www.google.com/products/catalog?pq=bluegrass&hl=en&sugexp=gsih&cp=11&gs_id=c&xhr=t&q=bluegrass+ukulele&qe=Ymx1ZWdyYXNzIHU&qesig=fZifkasJLfbuhVxOc-BdcA&pkc=AFgZ2tnKexfwejezfG5yYQDWSjbpFwyTr_uprncgzkJ_Mh FqQO8XaqMs93KvNsyGY8DGRvOyxcko_N4tkjK2HH2aWZLgNLQK NQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1138&bih=535&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=18433123719383889117&sa=X&ei=oFsnTtLrBOqFsgKk2LA7&sqi=2&ved=0CFAQ8wIwAw it will help .

veep
07-20-2011, 12:57 PM
and there is this http://kenmiddleton.co.uk/ebooks.aspx

Sven-Uke
07-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Wow, great recourses! Thanks!

dhoenisch
07-21-2011, 03:03 AM
There's a local bluegrass get-together (that I haven't joined since it gets in the way of me fishing :)) A group of four of the members of that jam group go to coffee shops and other small eateries, and one of them brings a tenor uke with him. It's a different sound, but he's go the bluegrass sound down. He has a low, wound top string so he can hit the bass notes when he's strumming along. It's the first, and only time I've ever seen a uke used in bluegrass music. I haven't seen him play the uke in a while though.

Dan

Mandarb
07-21-2011, 03:20 AM
Go for it dude. Good luck.

joeybug
07-21-2011, 03:22 AM
I agree with everyone else, make that goal a reality! :D Good Luck :D