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anaka
01-17-2009, 12:47 AM
Hey people! This week's episode of Uke Minutes is online and free for the taking:

Uke Minutes 35 - C String Bass Technique (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/01/17/uke-minutes-35-c-string-bass-technique/)

One thing we forgot to mention is that this technique is not limited to just the C, E, and A strings. Especially if your ukulele is equipped with a low G, you can easily assign your thumb to the top string, too.

Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Unique patterns or ways of doing the technique? Post them below!

Pharmaceutical.Bandit
01-17-2009, 09:40 AM
up up down down left right left right B A Start Select

did it, and now i'm dope.

sorry i'm a nerd.

Captain Google
01-17-2009, 11:32 AM
I may very well employ this technique. It sounds easy enough.

My first thought when I heard the way it sounded was of Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars".

Hobgoblin Steve
01-17-2009, 08:30 PM
up up down down left right left right B A Start Select

did it, and now i'm dope.

sorry i'm a nerd.

Contra! I knew that! 9 lives FTW (or lose if you suked at that game as I did)

Link
01-18-2009, 12:10 AM
I like this technique. I'm going to use it in the future on my original songs in the verses.

KayGee
01-19-2009, 09:32 AM
wow this is pretty fun! I agree, making a simple orig. would be a blast with this technique.

ritzer012
01-21-2009, 05:47 PM
i like it with the beatles yesterday too

thejumpingflea
01-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Cool, simple technique. Should be good when playing many different things.

Another thing you can do to add to it is use your high g string in place of every other C pluck.

So you get an effect like this. (We'll call playing the g string G.)

A - B - G - B - A - B - G - B

It adds a cool 'shadow' note to the chord line. :D