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    It isn't an actual song, just a mnemonic device...

    It isn't an actual song, just a mnemonic device to aid in ukulele tuning. I find it very useful for getting tuned to relative pitch.
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    131027 This is confusing.

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    This is confusing.
  3. G-G-G-Goblin by Fred Penner Pa's Goblin Grunge...

    G-G-G-Goblin by Fred Penner

    Pa's Goblin Grunge brought this to my mind.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzUrw1jQdDM
  4. It depends on the song. It's the range, rather...

    It depends on the song. It's the range, rather than the key that determines what suits my voice. Some songs are best in C, some work in A, and some in E. . . Some songs with a narrow range will...
  5. I also have an old tenor strung with nylon...

    I also have an old tenor strung with nylon strings tuned f,Bb,D,G (re-entrant) with a capo at the 2nd fret. Mine is an S.S. Stewart which I have modified by installing planetary tuning pegs and a...
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    I saw Alice's Restaurant referred to in a few...

    I saw Alice's Restaurant referred to in a few threads over American Thanksgiving. This is a common raggy chord progression that can be played without a diminished seventh chord, but sounds great...
  7. Here's a story with a song (Cantefable -...

    Here's a story with a song (Cantefable - especially a folk tale, consisting partly of prose and partly of sung or recited verse.)

    I saw Pete Seeger tell this story in Hamilton in the early sixties...
  8. Being an old fart, Davey Crocket was not before...

    Being an old fart, Davey Crocket was not before my time. My brother had a coonskin hat. I didn't get one of those, but I did get a genuine leather jacket with a fringed yoke just like Davey's.
    I...
  9. Joe Zier tenor - Madagascar rosewood sides, back,...

    Joe Zier tenor - Madagascar rosewood sides, back, bridge and board, curly koa binding, mahogany/maple neck with lattice bracing on the cedar soundboard. No front soundhole, but a bass side sound...
  10. The House At Pooh Corner by Kenny Logins. I...

    The House At Pooh Corner by Kenny Logins. I learned this from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy LP.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiCzK4L3aVo

    I've had it pointed...
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    Here's a song that makes me happy. It was...

    Here's a song that makes me happy. It was written by William Sadler, who is better known for his thespian skills than his musical ability, but I first met him as a musician. My son and I were in a...
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    You're right CeeJay. The high-strung guitar is...

    You're right CeeJay. The high-strung guitar is not often used as a solo instrument, but if we have a situation where there are 3or 4 guitars, it can add some variety if one person grabs the...
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    The late Oscar Brown Jr. is my favourite male...

    The late Oscar Brown Jr. is my favourite male jazz singer and singing this tune of his has always made me happy, though I've never accompanied it on the uke until today and I am certainly not a jazz...
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    CeeJay, I have assumed that a Nashville tuned...

    CeeJay, I have assumed that a Nashville tuned (high-strung) guitar is also re-entrant. Mine has the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th strings an octave higher than standard and the 2nd and 1st strings the same...
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    This sounds interesting. I have signed up for...

    This sounds interesting. I have signed up for Zoom, but can't seem to find how to access the meeting. Any hints?
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    OK, I know yours Loren. (I won't spoil it for...

    OK, I know yours Loren. (I won't spoil it for others who want to figure it out.)


    Here's another. Hint: There is more than one correct answer (hopefully some that I don't know). Of course it...
  17. This reminds me so much of the West Beach in Port...

    This reminds me so much of the West Beach in Port Hope, Ontario.
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    I prefer the re-entrant tuning for strumming...

    I prefer the re-entrant tuning for strumming chords, but the linear tuning is nice for fiddle tunes, finger-style and Carter-style tunes.
    For the current Season #347 we were challenged to play songs...
  19. We had a seasonally warm day today, but not warm...

    We had a seasonally warm day today, but not warm enough for shorts and sandals.

    Well Pa, I'm a Canuck and there's one province that you've been to that I've not set foot in (although I've seen it...
  20. Maggie and I have taken about a month to drive...

    Maggie and I have taken about a month to drive from Port Hope to St. John's and back, visiting many places along the way. We always take the ferry to Port Aux Basques and drive across the province.
  21. Here's a tune from the late Ron Hynes, The Man Of...

    Here's a tune from the late Ron Hynes, The Man Of A Thousand Songs, The Saint John's Waltz.

    Saint John's is a beautiful city on the east coast of Newfoundland and the home of my lovely...
  22. Thread: Uke Humor

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  23. Maggie and I lost our dear friend Bernie Martin...

    Maggie and I lost our dear friend Bernie Martin 25 years ago to cancer. Bernie was a wonderful singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, story teller, poet, playwright, puppeteer, actor, clown,...
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    I had always assumed that the gCGBD notation for...

    I had always assumed that the gCGBD notation for banjo tuning originated with Pete Seeger's 1948 book How To Play The 5 String Banjo which is still in print.
    Scruggs joined the Bluegrass Boys in...
  25. Twenty-Six Miles (Santa Catalina) by Bruce...

    Twenty-Six Miles (Santa Catalina) by Bruce Belland and Glen Larson of The Four Preps

    One of those I, vi, IV. V songs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMxeh84RXNI
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