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  1. Thread: Chord melody

    by Jim Yates
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    Here's some help from James Hill: ...

    Here's some help from James Hill:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Se5w7Kio2w

    Marcy Marxer also has some great material on chord melody.
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    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much...

    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much thicker than the unwound I've found. My Joe Gee tenor came with a low g. I'm not sure of the brand, but it's black.
    I put an Aquila Red Series low...
  3. How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my...

    How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my first uke about a decade ago, one of my bandmates gave me an old Cliff Edwards/Ukulele Ike songbook of his dad's that had I'll See You In My Dreams...
  4. Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me Sweet...

    Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me
    Sweet Sue
    Ukulele Lady
    Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
    My Ukulele Helps Me Beat The Blues
    My Blue Heaven
    Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    Lindberg Hop
    I'm...
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    120432 What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson...

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    What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson playing here?
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    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one...

    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one ever reads, begins by telling you that you should tune your instrument, then remove the tuner from the instrument. Apparently the softeners in the...
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    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin,...

    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin, Gibson, Goya, Yamaha. . . and all came with tapered end pins. I have added screw in heel pins to all of them. All of the ones I have now (except a...
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    I have a few, but I think I could get by with...

    I have a few, but I think I could get by with only two. I'd need a re-entrant and a linear uke. At present it'd be my Joe Zee linear and my Cordoba re-entrant, both tenors.
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    I agree with John Colter's suggestion. That's...

    I agree with John Colter's suggestion. That's what came to my mind as soon as I saw it.

    Ds5 - 3221 or 3225
    As3 - 2110

    Try them out in context and if they sound right they probably are right.
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    Lovely version Brenda! I always think of...

    Lovely version Brenda!

    I always think of Shirley Jones, who sang it in the 1962 movie The Music Man when I hear this song.
    Barbara Cook sang it in the 1957 stage play. It was a big hit for...
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    Is it necessary to get permission to leave a logo...

    Is it necessary to get permission to leave a logo on an instrument when we play? If so, what are the situations where you must get permission?
    I recall the old Andy Griffith shows almost always had...
  12. I have one student who plays a left handed...

    I have one student who plays a left handed guitar, but he was already playing before he came to take lessons from me, so we didn't switch back. He says it's just like looking in the mirror, but we...
  13. Thread: Stealin'

    by Jim Yates
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    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune. ...

    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjGYH_vitY

    And here's The Memphis Jug Band with Will Shade:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfD-HBBtZU
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    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as...

    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as well when he's picking acoustic guitar. I figure that's because when he plays his Tele, he holds a flat pick with his thumb and index and picks with...
  15. Thread: Strap pins

    by Jim Yates
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    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd...

    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd like to have a pin at the bass (butt) of my ukes.
  16. Thread: Strap pins

    by Jim Yates
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    Strap pins

    I'll never understand why ukuleles come with no strap pin installed. While it is possible to strum open first position chords without a strap, any up the neck closed chords or chord melody playing...
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    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of...

    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of variations.
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    Here's a link to the chords I use: ...

    Here's a link to the chords I use: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?139935-Smile-(though-your-heart-is-breaking)-by-Charlie-Chaplin

    For my students, I include this:
    C-0003 ...
  19. Thread: Concertinas?

    by Jim Yates
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    I got a Trinity College English concertina about...

    I got a Trinity College English concertina about a decade ago. It was just under $300, the least expensive English (same note on push and pull) style I could find. The Anglos (diatonic in one or...
  20. Thread: Concertinas?

    by Jim Yates
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    I haven't seen the Swan 1040, but I'll keep my...

    I haven't seen the Swan 1040, but I'll keep my eye open for one.
    The Hohner Chrometta 10 hole is close to $180 in Canada. Is there a cheaper model? Is this the one you mean?

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  21. Thread: Concertinas?

    by Jim Yates
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    I doubt you'll find a chromatic harmonica that's...

    I doubt you'll find a chromatic harmonica that's any good for much under $100.
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    Harmonicas are no longer cheap instruments. In...

    Harmonicas are no longer cheap instruments. In the early sixties a Marine Band (the only diatonic harp worth playing at the time) cost about two bucks. There is quite a variety of harps available...
  23. Very impressive. I love this chord melody style...

    Very impressive. I love this chord melody style and you do it so well Brenda.
  24. How long a scale would that be? It seems pretty...

    How long a scale would that be? It seems pretty light for a bass uke. Many players use a .105 for the low E on a standard P bass (34" scale length). Do they feel really loose?
  25. I would have thought that steel strings would...

    I would have thought that steel strings would have to be very thick in order to get down into bass range on a uke. . . unless you had some kind of pedal that would drop the tone an octave.
    I...
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