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    Personally I prefer steel string guitar. There...

    Personally I prefer steel string guitar. There are pieces that don't sound as good on nylon guitar.
    I used to play J.S. Bach's Bouree and Jesus Joy of Man Desiring, among other things, on steel...
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    My first one was a soprano Lanikai. I gave it to...

    My first one was a soprano Lanikai. I gave it to a friend after I bought a Martin soprano and a Ohana sopranino.
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    used to play the guitar a few years ago. I'm...

    used to play the guitar a few years ago.
    I'm trying to get back to it.
    Played instrumentals (mostly finger picking, ...). I still remember a couple of Carter-style pieces,
    an Irish hornpipe (with...
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    Thanks. Glad to hear they are useful. You...

    Thanks. Glad to hear they are useful.


    You mean a TOC with links to each song title? This would entail uploading on the server files for each individual song.
    I don't know about MacOS or...
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    Since my last update I've been busy adding more...

    Since my last update I've been busy adding more songs, and other songbooks.
    I have to reorganize before I upload the ones that are ready, and most importantly,
    I have to decide when to stop adding...
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    Yeah, me too. I didn't know that he started with...

    Yeah, me too.
    I didn't know that he started with the uke.
    While on the lookout for new songs, I thought including some of his songs (from Old and in the Way):
    In the Land of the Navajo, Panama...
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    There's lilypond. It's open source, available on...

    There's lilypond. It's open source, available on linux, windows and MacOS.
    It produces beautiful scores and tablatures. It can produce midi and pdf output.
    It has a steep learning curve. But it...
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    Soukous is a derivative of the Congolese rumba...

    Soukous is a derivative of the Congolese rumba that started
    in the 40s and became very popular in the 50s and 60s not only
    in the Congos but all over Africa.
    Here's a Congolese style ukulele:...
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    I have a soprano, a sopranino ukulele and a...

    I have a soprano, a sopranino ukulele and a banjolele.
    The soprano and banjolele are tuned in C.
    The sopranino in D.
    All reentrant.
    I mostly play the soprano, but I like to play some pieces on...
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    Congolese soukous

    I had a lot of fun jamming with these guys strumming these chords:
    A D E
    Those who have problems with the E chords can play
    G C D
    and use a capo on the 2nd fret
    https://youtu.be/SFR6HD13z08
  11. Thread: John Prine!

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    @Sharpshin, @warndt, @Ziret Thank you for the...

    @Sharpshin, @warndt, @Ziret
    Thank you for the kind words.
    Glad to see there are more fans of John Prine out there.
    I just loved his latest album. The mailman still delivers!
  12. Thread: John Prine!

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    I've put together a bunch of his songs with the...

    I've put together a bunch of his songs with the chords.
    You can download the songbook from this page
    http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/ukulele/html/johnprine.html
    The page lists the song titles.
  13. This web site should do the job:...

    This web site should do the job: http://tabtransposer.com/index.php?i=uc
    I fed your input, and transposed it to 1 halftone and I got this

    Bm F7 Bm
    Ebm F7 Bm F7 Bm B7 Ebm F7
    Bm F# C7 C7-5
    F7 B7...
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    retractable ukulele

    Pretty clever
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCYw1cfSbtc

    good for travel, but its sound is rather thin
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    My Ohana SK-21 sopranino is in D tuning (A D F#...

    My Ohana SK-21 sopranino is in D tuning (A D F# B).
    I have a soprano tuned in C. On some songs I use a capo on the first fret (which would be G# C# F A#).
    But never played in these tunings in group...
  16. One of the main reasons I bought my sopranino was...

    One of the main reasons I bought my sopranino was for traveling.
    As this one is even smaller, I was tempted at first. But I must say I was put off
    by the too big headstock. I wish Ohana had kept...
  17. I have a sopranino ukulele (Ohana SK 21-M). I...

    I have a sopranino ukulele (Ohana SK 21-M). I tuned it in D. I know a couple of instrumentals (Irish tunes)
    that I fingerpick on it. I strum mostly (occasionally pick and strum a bit, like in...
  18. Thread: Capo?

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    At one time I used my guitar Shubb capo on my...

    At one time I used my guitar Shubb capo on my uke.
    Now I have a Daddario uke capo.

    I have a soprano uke tuned in C6 and a sopranino tuned in D6
    and I play the songs or tunes that require a capo...
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    ukulele flame thrower

    This guy adapted the idea of the flamethrower guitar from the Mad Max movie.

    http://makezine.com/projects/mad-max-doof-warrior-inspired-flamethrower-ukulele/
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    The protest collection is in the Folk songbook

    The protest collection is in the Folk songbook
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    I've uploaded my songbooks on a web site. There's...

    I've uploaded my songbooks on a web site. There's one that's titled Protest. There's a Woody Guthrie songbook. In the Folk songbook there are
    some Pete Seeger songs. The Irish songbook (as well as...
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    Sticky: Sometimes I play the barre version 4th position...

    Sometimes I play the barre version 4th position (4447) and it's okay with some songs,
    and sometimes I just play E7 (1202) which is close enough.
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    I have posted an Irish Songbook on a web site....

    I have posted an Irish Songbook on a web site.
    Details here:

    http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/ukulele/songs.html
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    To me a ukulele is a soprano with a reentrant...

    To me a ukulele is a soprano with a reentrant tuning (C6 or D6), and
    this distinct strumming sound that's heard in Hawaiian music.

    The other variations (low G, tenor, baritone, banjo, ...) are to...
  25. Talking about moving while playing for others,...

    Talking about moving while playing for others, how about this?

    Ukulele player ran the Dublin City Marathon (42kms) while playing the Ukulele
    (42 kms is about 26 miles)
    Read Brendan Byrne's own...
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