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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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Thread: Uke Humor

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  13. 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...
  15. 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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    The root of a C chord is always "C". The root of...

    The root of a C chord is always "C". The root of a Bb chord is always "Bb". The root of an Am chord is always "A". . . The root does not have to be the lowest note in the chord. The root may be...
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    In 1975, I bought my first Willie Nelson LP, The...

    In 1975, I bought my first Willie Nelson LP, The Red Headed Stranger, and I still think it's my favourite of his. I used it to put my twin sons to sleep when they were newborns and I recall them...
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    These are the 4 moveable Major chord shapes that...

    These are the 4 moveable Major chord shapes that I use.

    I'd call the shape #1 "Root on the 4th (1st)".
    Shape #2 is "Root on the 3rd".
    Shape #3 is "Root on the 3rd (1st)".
    Shape # 4 is "Root...
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    I have nylon strings on this old S.S. Stewart...

    I have nylon strings on this old S.S. Stewart with a guitar 1st string on the 1st and 4th. had to use a capo on the second fret to get it up to gCEA. Open it's fBbDG.
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    I play it quite often...
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    Howdy Tom, I bought my first guitar, a used Goya...

    Howdy Tom,
    I bought my first guitar, a used Goya M-26, in 1960 as well. I picked up banjo and mandolin and a bunch of other instruments along the way too. I think I've been playing uke for about...
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    My apologies if I'm repeating others since I...

    My apologies if I'm repeating others since I haven't read the whole thread.

    Here are a couple of thumb-style (Cotten Pickin' or Travis Pickin') patterns. Mix 'em up so it doesn't get boring. As...
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    Thanks Pa. These are the first 4 songs from...

    Thanks Pa.

    These are the first 4 songs from the first LP by The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Unblushing Brassiness. I bought this album in 1963or1964 and I still play a bunch of songs that I learned...
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    HELP! How do I chop off the last minute or two...

    HELP!
    How do I chop off the last minute or two of a Youtube video? I made it through the first 3 songs and $#%@&ed up the last one.

    Please don't tell me to do the whole thing over.
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    I wasn't aware that Jimmy Carter was a ukulele...

    I wasn't aware that Jimmy Carter was a ukulele player. I have seen photos of him with a guitar.
    He was a so-so president, but probably is America's greatest ex-president - a wonderful guy who...
  25. I would say that the highest sounding note is the...

    I would say that the highest sounding note is the top, but I'm not an authority. As long as you and whoever you're talking to both agree.
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