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    I recall a workshop at the 1964 Mariposa Folk...

    I recall a workshop at the 1964 Mariposa Folk Festival in Maple Leaf Stadium. At that workshop a young Buffy St. Marie demonstrated a mouth bow that had been made for her by Patrick Sky. She talked...
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    About a decade ago, I was a guitarist who also...

    About a decade ago, I was a guitarist who also played banjo, mandolin and mouth harp and dabbled with other instruments but had always thought of ukuleles as toys.
    I was at a party and a fellow...
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    I seem to have no trouble just letting the index...

    I seem to have no trouble just letting the index finger that's fretting the G string at the first fret just touch the C string enough to mute it. Try it. I don't think "fumble" is the word you're...
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    These are completely different voicings. I would...

    These are completely different voicings. I would prefer 1X02 if I want a B on top, 444X if I want a G# on top and 140X or 4447 if I want an E on top. (I have a low G in my hands while I'm writing...
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    I often use sus chords just to embellish a string...

    I often use sus chords just to embellish a string of the same chord. eg: G G Gsus2 G, Gsus G Gsus2 G (usually with a bit of syncopation, not just straight on the beat strums)

    I didn't even...
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    You are correct about the Hawaiian D7 Jarmo. It...

    You are correct about the Hawaiian D7 Jarmo. It is the root, not the third that's missing. My bad.

    And 2201 - G# C# E B can be a C#m7 or an E6.

    C#m7 - C# E G# B

    E6 - E G# B C#

    They are...
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    I'm also curious as to why the 2201 E6 is called...

    I'm also curious as to why the 2201 E6 is called the "George Formby E chord". I was also curious as to why the 2020 D7 with no 3 is often called a "Hawaiian D7". Are there other chords with names...
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    I don't understand your reasoning Jarmo. If it...

    I don't understand your reasoning Jarmo. If it sounds good then what's the problem? Ripock's method is also muting with a fretting finger by the way.

    I find that 444X seems to work, also muting...
  9. I can't find any tabs, but some people use the...

    I can't find any tabs, but some people use the word "Tabs" when they just mean chord sheets and there are plenty of them on the internet, some, like this one, even called "Tabs".

    When I try to...
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    Another example of how different people label...

    Another example of how different people label things in equally correct, but totally different ways. The words "top", "bottom", "up", "down", "high" and "low" can refer to gravity (distance from the...
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    Great point Frolicks. Some of my favourites...

    Great point Frolicks.

    Some of my favourites are Cathy Fink for clawhammer uke. Marcy Marxer, Cathy's partner, is a great chord melody player. Stu Fuchs impresses me with his playing as well.
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    If you are not playing with others, you could...

    If you are not playing with others, you could just play in C if you are more familiar with those chord shapes. I find that flat keys are most comfortable played using all closed chords.

    Bb-3211 ...
  13. I like your version a lot Wee-Ginga-Yin. It...

    I like your version a lot Wee-Ginga-Yin. It sounds good that slow with your bluesy voice. I haven't heard Dean's version and usually associate this song with Billie Holiday.

    The first song I ever...
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    It looks to me like Bb, Dm7, Cm7. Followed by a...

    It looks to me like Bb, Dm7, Cm7. Followed by a G7, it would be a common turn-around with two beats on each chord. You could add a passing chord C#m7 (barre on 4th fret) to replace the second beat...
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    121673 Here is the pony banjo I tried to post...

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    Here is the pony banjo I tried to post above. (No longer available,unfortunately.)
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    Saga makes a "Pony Banjo". It has a scale length...

    Saga makes a "Pony Banjo". It has a scale length of a regular banjo capoed at the fifth fret. - Google Saga pony banjo. This forum forbids me to post a link. It states ***Forbidden. E-mail seems...
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    Sticky: 121656 Joe Zee Tenor ukulele 121657 Johnson...

    121656 Joe Zee Tenor ukulele 121657 Johnson concert reso-uke and National guitar 121658 Yard sale no-name tenor guitar converted to a baritone uke
  18. Thread: Chord melody

    by Jim Yates
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    Here's some help from James Hill: ...

    Here's some help from James Hill:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Se5w7Kio2w

    Marcy Marxer also has some great material on chord melody.
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    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much...

    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much thicker than the unwound I've found. My Joe Gee tenor came with a low g. I'm not sure of the brand, but it's black.
    I put an Aquila Red Series low...
  20. How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my...

    How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my first uke about a decade ago, one of my bandmates gave me an old Cliff Edwards/Ukulele Ike songbook of his dad's that had I'll See You In My Dreams...
  21. Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me Sweet...

    Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me
    Sweet Sue
    Ukulele Lady
    Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
    My Ukulele Helps Me Beat The Blues
    My Blue Heaven
    Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    Lindberg Hop
    I'm...
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    120432 What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson...

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    What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson playing here?
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    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one...

    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one ever reads, begins by telling you that you should tune your instrument, then remove the tuner from the instrument. Apparently the softeners in the...
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    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin,...

    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin, Gibson, Goya, Yamaha. . . and all came with tapered end pins. I have added screw in heel pins to all of them. All of the ones I have now (except a...
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    I have a few, but I think I could get by with...

    I have a few, but I think I could get by with only two. I'd need a re-entrant and a linear uke. At present it'd be my Joe Zee linear and my Cordoba re-entrant, both tenors.
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