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    About 25 years back we had an addition built onto...

    About 25 years back we had an addition built onto the back of our house. Maggie told the builder that one of the things she required was storage space for instruments.
    The builder came back with...
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    I read a Teach In column in Sing Out! magazine...

    I read a Teach In column in Sing Out! magazine and made the slide following those directions.
    -I found a bottle (I forget what kind) with a good neck and scribed around the neck with a glass...
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    132729 Here's part of my slide collection. The...

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    Here's part of my slide collection. The green bottleneck I made in high school circa 1965. It's my oldest slide.
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    Here's my current favourite. A potter friend of my son made it for...
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    The Tower Of Song - Leonard Cohen A song from...

    The Tower Of Song - Leonard Cohen

    A song from a fellow Canuck. There is a women's trio singing, "Da doo dum dum dum, da doo dum dum" in Leonard's version. That's your part if you choose to...
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    As Turf3 said above, this topic is about guitars...

    As Turf3 said above, this topic is about guitars rather than ukuleles.
    Photos of players of acoustic guitars from the sixties (Great Folk Scare) mostly show straps fastened at the headstock. The...
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    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again (unless you're sky-diving)
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    Super thread topic Pa and great song. (I thought...

    Super thread topic Pa and great song. (I thought you were a Canuck at first when I saw your T-shirt)
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    The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton Here's a song...

    The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton

    Here's a song that Maggie used to sing to our kids when they were three. (They're gonna be 44 on March 16.)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvR2pOWR3ck
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    Poll: Mystery Changes These raggy changes can be...

    Mystery Changes

    These raggy changes can be applied to a number of songs.
    How many songs do you know that fit these changes?
    I an think of six songs right off the bat. I'll let you know what...
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    Well that was fun. Thanks a lot. Only 2 songs I...

    Well that was fun. Thanks a lot. Only 2 songs I was familiar with and what great versions of those.

    I'll be back.
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    Baseball by Sam Baker ...

    Baseball by Sam Baker


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0atte6Pohc
  12. Thanks for that. Have you heard the parody of...

    Thanks for that. Have you heard the parody of David Mallet's song called

    The Anti-Gardening Song

    Slug by slug, weed by weed
    Boy this garden's got me tee'd
    All the insects come to feed
    On...
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    The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell Here's a tune...

    The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell

    Here's a tune from a fellow Canuck. The only time I ever saw Joni live she was still Joni Anderson and it was at the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival in Maple Leaf...
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    132656 There is this.

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    There is this.
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    One of the first songs I learned to accompany on...

    One of the first songs I learned to accompany on the guitar, from a Burl Ives songbook, in the early days of the Great Folk Scare, was Jack Of Diamonds. I liked it because it had only two of the...
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    There's the old saying: Dogs think of people...

    There's the old saying:

    Dogs think of people as family.
    Cats think of people as staff.
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    I rarely play a uke without a strap, fastened at...

    I rarely play a uke without a strap, fastened at the butt and either the heel or headstock. With the strap, my ukes will remain in place when I remove my hands, so needing to use the left hand to...
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    I have never taken that inference from the term...

    I have never taken that inference from the term "Reentrant". The instrument is tuned that way because it sounds good that way. There are not many instruments that use reentrant tuning, but the ones...
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    Actually, Elmore's solo on Shake Your Money Maker...

    Actually, Elmore's solo on Shake Your Money Maker is very different.

    I think it's really cool to hear slide ukulele and your two verses were quite different. Thanks a lot Joseph.
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    The first song that popped into my head was Only...

    The first song that popped into my head was Only A Pawn In Their Game by Bob Dylan. I gave it a shot, but I hated the results. I hope someone else will try it.
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    Really nice Joseph. I recall an interview with...

    Really nice Joseph.

    I recall an interview with Frank Zappa in Guitar Player magazine a few decades ago. He was asked about his favourite players in different genres and he said that Elmore James...
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    Thanks Joko, On Christmas day, 1993, my cousin...

    Thanks Joko,
    On Christmas day, 1993, my cousin Gerry Milo lost his battle with AIDS at Casey House, a hospice for AIDS patients. Maggie and I have been making contributions in his name ever since...
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    I've looked on Facebook, but can't find it. II...

    I've looked on Facebook, but can't find it. II found a Ukulele Underground group, but not a SOTU group. Could someone post a link?
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    I have a number of banjos and banjoleles and...

    I have a number of banjos and banjoleles and never lie the bridge down. I do have a pencil mark on the heads to facilitate getting the bridge in the right place after changing strings. . .
    I assume...
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    If you listened to Loudon's second song, Men,...

    If you listened to Loudon's second song, Men, and, especially if you are also a guitar player, you may have noticed that he used a Shubb capo to cover the first five strings at the second fret,...
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