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doowopper
02-08-2009, 02:10 AM
I am a relatively new tenor ukulele player. I would like to learn how to play slide ukulele using a finger bottleneck. As I understand it, playing slide guitar/ukulele also requires retuning the instrument but I don't know much about it.
Do you know of any sources for learning to play slide ukulele - on the web, books, etc?
Thanks.
Richard

ichadwick
02-08-2009, 03:33 AM
Yes, you can retune your uke to an open chord, but it's not necessary if you just play the first two strings as lead elements. You may find a mini slide works better than a full one (it's about 1" long). That still lets you play chords easily.

On the other hand you could play like Martin Mull (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVfYos--B_c)and use a baby bottle for a slide...

hoosierhiver
02-08-2009, 05:42 AM
This guy is the sh*t!

http://www.youtube.com/user/tHeDirTyJoHnSon

Nuke-ulele
02-09-2009, 07:18 AM
This guy is the sh*t!

http://www.youtube.com/user/tHeDirTyJoHnSon

He is a member here under the same name. Helpful and fun guy.

doowopper
02-16-2009, 01:09 AM
Ian,
Could you please explain to me what you mean by, "......but it's not necessary if you just play the first two strings as lead elements." As a newbie, I am not sure what you mean by "lead elements."
Thanks again.
Richard

Ondrej
07-09-2012, 02:41 AM
I'm sending a link to the new book for a standard ukulele (g-c-e-a) with high g string.
http://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Slide-Ukulele-Guidance-Playing/dp/1478208775/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341837254&sr=1-4&keywords=ondrej+sarek