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  1. Klaus has asked me why I use the same diameter...

    Klaus has asked me why I use the same diameter string for the 1st and 4th on my re-entrant Baritone set of Living Water Strings. The answer is because I personally prefer it. In my opinion it is...
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    My friend RussBuss did all the editing. We wanted...

    My friend RussBuss did all the editing. We wanted to make it similar, but not the same as the version with Petty, Dylan, Harrison, et al.
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    JOHNSON BOYS - Clawhammer

    JOHNSON BOYS

    Here's a well-known bluegrass tune I recorded recently. Just an improvisation. Played clawhammer.

    I first came across it in 1964. It was on the B side of "Island of Dreams" , a...
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    Many thanks for your comments.

    Many thanks for your comments.
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    Many thanks, Martin.

    Many thanks, Martin.
  6. Thread: D tuning

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    I absolutely agree. Regular soprano strings...

    I absolutely agree. Regular soprano strings easily tune up a full step without any problems. Tension is just fine.
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    Thanks. That reminds me that I must get...

    Thanks.

    That reminds me that I must get myself an impressive microphone, Jim.
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    Thanks for the kind words. And yes, Nigel is a...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    And yes, Nigel is a real Canadian.
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    Our pleasure, Stan. Thanks for listening.

    Our pleasure, Stan. Thanks for listening.
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    Thanks very much for listening.

    Thanks very much for listening.
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    The whole project took 3 months, or there about....

    The whole project took 3 months, or there about. It took a week or two to plan: song, participants, key, instrumentals, etc. Recording and videoing took a long time. The audio track took a while to...
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    Thank you. Most of us were around in the...

    Thank you.



    Most of us were around in the early days. Early, as in pre-2010.
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    MY BACK PAGES - Collaboration

    Here's Aldrine, Seeso, Sebi, Baron, Dominator, Nigel, RussBuss, Kelly and me. Don't know how many of you caught this last week, but it is well worth looking at.


    https://youtu.be/jurA42Oa-wM
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    No. I can play this version a lot better now, but...

    No. I can play this version a lot better now, but I have never tabbed it out. Sorry.

    The other piece that James pairs it with, "Smash The Windows", I have done though. It is not James Hill's...
  15. STREETS OF LONDON - Ukulele Festival of Scotland

    Another video from the recent Ukulele Festival of Scotland. A sad song fro 1969 by Ralph McTell.


    https://youtu.be/nH8gI5m8cXU
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    JAKE, JAMES, TIM, HAL and KEN

    We're playing a slow, bluesy, Louisiana style version of I Am A Pilgrim during this year's Ukulele Festival of Scotland.


    https://youtu.be/Dq6_2zJR9wQ
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    I used to do this. I rarely do it now, but I use...

    I used to do this. I rarely do it now, but I use several of the Zoom sound recorders. They work with USB as well as stand alone units.
  18. Thanks. If I ever get invited to a festival in...

    Thanks. If I ever get invited to a festival in Florida, you can join me on stage with your bodhran, Phil.
  19. SOMETHING CELTIC - Ken, James and Anne

    THE DAISY-CHAIN JIG



    https://youtu.be/WqrI1PV3w6c
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    Lorenzo and I have recorded a lot together....

    Lorenzo and I have recorded a lot together. Thanks.
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    UKULOLLO and KEN

    SNOWDROP

    Performed during the recent Scottish Ukulele Festival


    https://youtu.be/s5H5A74W2Qo
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    Thanks. They will have been shipped whether or...

    Thanks. They will have been shipped whether or not I am in another country.
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    SOLUTION I have figured out what the "buzz"...

    SOLUTION

    I have figured out what the "buzz" was on my first recording using the MiSi Air. I listened through headphones and realised I had heard it before. It is simply the buttons on my waistcoat...
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    The noise on my first recording using the MiSi...

    The noise on my first recording using the MiSi Air was hard to track down. I think it may have been the cable. It was either faulty or not properly inserted into the jack. I have not been able to...
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    Thanks very much, Den.

    Thanks very much, Den.
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