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FriendlyFred
07-03-2012, 06:10 AM
I played the old Hawaiian tune on my Ovation Applause ukulele.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcY0qtWdgEc&feature=plcp

keonepax
07-03-2012, 12:04 PM
Nice playing! I want to learn how to play slide ukulele! Do you hold the slide directly over the fret wire when plucking?

FriendlyFred
07-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Thank you John.
An experienced uke player like you can learn to slide easily.
I slide directly over the fret wire for correct intonation.
Take a big glass slide, dampen the strings with both hands.
I use thick carbon plecs ( Techra 1,00 ).
I always play in open G tuning ( D G B D' ), same cadences as open C or open A.

xjumper
07-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Many, many years ago, I played bottleneck, and your playing is really nice and clean. Any one trying this for the first time should be prepared to hear the slide on the frets as you play. After a while, you can sound like Friendly Fred after much practice.

fretie
07-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Sweet! :-)

FriendlyFred
07-04-2012, 04:40 AM
Thank you very much xjumper and fretie.

keonepax
07-04-2012, 04:44 AM
Thanks for the tips, Fred! There's a song I want to try that could use some slide uke! I gotta get me one of those glass slides!