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    The ideal song for a bunch of ukulele players. I...

    The ideal song for a bunch of ukulele players. I play more guitar than uke, but I always whip out the uke for this song.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee7DShR1EX8
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    He's well worth getting familiar with Larry. ...

    He's well worth getting familiar with Larry.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xhmPectY9U
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    40 years ago I was a single parent with two three...

    40 years ago I was a single parent with two three year old boys. When we would go for a drive in the pickup truck, they would say, "Hey Papa, sing that Blow Up Your TV song." They loved Spanish...
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    In Scouts, we used to sing a terrible song called...

    In Scouts, we used to sing a terrible song called The North Atlantic Squadron that started with the line, "In days of old when knights were bold."
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    Love those Crazy Blues Nelson. Is that your...

    Love those Crazy Blues Nelson. Is that your tune? You do a great job.
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    "+" stands for "#5". Take the fifth of the chord...

    "+" stands for "#5". Take the fifth of the chord and raise it one half tone (one fret).
    A7+ would be 0110 (The E is the 5th note in the A scale, so we raise it one fret to F)
    D7+ would be 3223...
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    We discovered that, but we had a good chat about...

    We discovered that, but we had a good chat about a variety of things and will repeat next Sunday. We each played a song. Mine was Chatanooga Choo Choo.
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    Three friends and I (with occasional visitors)...

    Three friends and I (with occasional visitors) have been getting together to play music on Sundays for the past few years. We have missed the last two Sundays, but Ted has found an ap that will...
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    I've been reacquainting myself with some old...

    I've been reacquainting myself with some old songs and introducing some new ones into my repertoire. Trying to keep up my skills on some instruments that I've been neglecting, but spending most of...
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    126003 I used to play a lot more Irish trad...

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    I used to play a lot more Irish trad music than I do now and played a C/G box. I'm ashamed to admit that I have neglected it lately as I'm playing other genres of music lately.
    Above is a...
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    You can't copyright the chord changes to a song...

    You can't copyright the chord changes to a song (nor the title), so many songs share the same or very similar changes. Nearly as common as the blues were the I vi IV V changes found in many old time...
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    [QUOTE=EDW;2213989] Thanks for that EDW. I...

    Thanks for that EDW. I learned it from Sneezy Waters and had never heard Martin Mull's version till now.
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    Folks often accuse genres of music that they...

    Folks often accuse genres of music that they don't really know or like of being confining. I used to tell my parents that I didn't like classical music because it all sounds the same. My dad used...
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    A couple of decades back, my friend Ted and I...

    A couple of decades back, my friend Ted and I were asked to do a blues set at a local folk club. One of the songs we did was this one. The middle verse was by Martin Mull, but we decided that it...
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    Then there is what blues cats call "fillin' in...

    Then there is what blues cats call "fillin' in the holes".
    You have three lines to sing with a space between each line. These are the "holes", so you find a little lick to fill in the hole. Click...
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    Wendell Ferguson sang something like: When...

    Wendell Ferguson sang something like:

    When you sing the blues, you always repeat the first line,
    Yah, when you sing the blues you always repeat the first line,
    That's what makes the blues so...
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    You could play a shuffle on: C / / /, / / / /,...

    You could play a shuffle on:
    C / / /, / / / /, / / / /, / / / /,
    F / / /, / / / /, C/ / /, / / / /,
    G7 / / Gb7, F7 / / /, C / / /, G7 / / / :]

    The second bar is often played as an F.
    ...
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    Try a shuffle in C. Each pair is a triplet with...

    Try a shuffle in C. Each pair is a triplet with the first two notes tied

    __3__3___3__3___3__3___3__3__
    __0__0___0__0___0__0___0__0__
    __0__0___0__0___0__0___0__0__
    ...
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    Yesterday I spent a chunk of time making a blues...

    Yesterday I spent a chunk of time making a blues uke basic instruction and when I tried to post it I got the message that it was forbidden because it looked like SPAM. This post had no spam or...
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    A condenser mic works best for both voice and...

    A condenser mic works best for both voice and uke, but it requires phantom power and most battery amps are not equipped with phantom power.
    If you wear your uke high, you might get away with a...
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    Very few of us are self-taught. While I have not...

    Very few of us are self-taught. While I have not taken what we think of as "music lessons" on the ukulele, (I did take a couple of years of accordion lessons when I was in public school) I don't...
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    I have a dulcimer capo that I've been using for...

    I have a dulcimer capo that I've been using for 30 some odd years. It's made of a chopstick and an elastic. I've had to replace the elastic a few times, but the chopstick is the same one I started...
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    I really like those Paige capos for banjo (up to...

    I really like those Paige capos for banjo (up to the 4th fret on a 5-string), but I believe they're a little too narrow for many ukulele necks.
    Just a little too narrow for my Cordoba tenor.
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    It takes no time to screw this capo on. ...

    It takes no time to screw this capo on.

    Another thing I don't like about spring loaded capos is that some folks leave them on the headstock when they're not using them and it looks ugly,...
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    Planet Waves has a nice compact adjustable capo. ...

    Planet Waves has a nice compact adjustable capo. I haven't tried it on a uke yet, but I've been using it on my bajo for a couple of years and it works really well and is small and light. I would...
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