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    133478 With a couple of 6 string guitars for size...

    133478 With a couple of 6 string guitars for size comparison.

    My "baritone uke" started life as a tenor guitar with a scale length a little under 21". When I got it at a yard sale 40 years ago,...
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    I have seldom intentionally made chord sheets in...

    I have seldom intentionally made chord sheets in the same key as the most popular recording of a song. Since I don't have perfect pitch, I wouldn't know if it were in the same key (unless I were to...
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    Nope Del. You're not the only one. I wish we...

    Nope Del. You're not the only one.
    I wish we could jam, but the delay #@%$s that up.
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    Maggie's Anniversary Waltz by Jim Yates I...

    Maggie's Anniversary Waltz by Jim Yates

    I wrote this on July 14, 1994, on our 10th anniversary. In 2005, Al Kirby and I recorded it on our CD, Sittin' In The Kitchen and I haven't played it much...
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    I Feel Like Missing You Today I'll send this...

    I Feel Like Missing You Today

    I'll send this one out to my little brother Dave, a virtuoso musician and human being, who lost his battle with cancer on February 1, 2011.

    Here's one of the last...
  6. C - 5433, C7 - 3433 or 5463, F - 10 988, G7 -...

    C - 5433, C7 - 3433 or 5463, F - 10 988, G7 - 7778, G - 777 10
    C - 9787, C7 - 97 10 7, F - 5558, G7 -7575, G-777X or 7775
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    Here's one for someone I love a lot. Maggie and...

    Here's one for someone I love a lot. Maggie and I performed this our first time on stage together at a folk club open mic. I played clawhammer banjo and she played guitar and sang. I was 36 and...
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    It is strange how many ways people on the...

    It is strange how many ways people on the internet use the word "tab". Yours is a new one for me.

    My definition of tab (short for tablature) is a way of showing where to put your fingers to play...
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    My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went tune-Pete...

    My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went
    tune-Pete Seeger words-Anonymous

    A nice simple 3 chord song in the key f C


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKRJE34GofA

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    Am I right in thinking that these are both...

    Am I right in thinking that these are both ukuleles? The "mando" part of the name comes from the body shape, but there is nothing in the sound or playability that makes it a "mando"lele. In other...
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    Well, it's early Monday and I get my first COVID...

    Well, it's early Monday and I get my first COVID shot tomorrow.
    Here's Walkin' Down The Line, an old Bob Dylan Song.
    A song from another one of Jon's favourite songwriters for SOTU #477
    Not one of...
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    I should have had the lyrics in front of me. The...

    I should have had the lyrics in front of me. The Steve Keys song I did was actually called Garage Sale-ing. That's my mistake, not Ukefoot's.

    I thought that there were a lot of really great...
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    Jon and I share a lot of favourite folk...

    Jon and I share a lot of favourite folk songwriting heroes. I decided to start with the third one on his list. This comes from the first Patrick Sky LP that I bought when I was in high school....
  14. One minor clarification: When people are first...

    One minor clarification: When people are first learning finger-style, they will stick to "pattern picking". This is using the same pattern through a whole song to back up vocals, like: ...
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    I have two low G ukes. The Johnson reso has...

    I have two low G ukes. The Johnson reso has Aquila reds and the Joe Z has Worth browns. No complaints.
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    I'm imagining a conversation between the inventors of the Imperial System of Measurement:

    -Let's make this distance, the width of my big toe be an "inch" and we can measure things with it.
    -Great...
  17. I'll try it with the degree symbol changed to the...

    I'll try it with the degree symbol changed to the word:


    Canada supposedly went metric in the seventies and I am quite comfortable with temperature (Water freezes at 0degreesC and...
  18. In metric its a little less than a handspan...

    In metric its a little less than a handspan bigger. If you like beer, go Metric.

    I don't understand why my post is truncated like this:

    Canada supposedly went metric in the seventies and I am...
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    Empty Pocket Blues by Clive Palmer. This is...

    Empty Pocket Blues by Clive Palmer.

    This is from the first Incredible String Band LP, my personal favourite, but most fans don't agree with me. It's the only LP with Clive Palmer on it. On Empty...
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    133286 A 1954 publicity photo. Notice he's...

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    A 1954 publicity photo. Notice he's holding it right handed.
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    I taught elementary school for a few decades and...

    I taught elementary school for a few decades and a couple of the younger teachers and I got together and played some music after school. On the last day of my last day of teaching, in June of 2001,...
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    133265 This week's ukulele shorts. . .Sorry.

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    This week's ukulele shorts. . .Sorry.
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    Probably I's The B'y in F. 2 chords - F and C7 ...

    Probably I's The B'y in F. 2 chords - F and C7


    I like to show folks the C, Am, F, G7 progression,
    -starting with the ring finger C (0003),
    -then the bird finger Am (2000),
    -then, leaving...
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    Poll: Happy Birthday Barbablanca (AKA Berni) This...

    Happy Birthday Barbablanca (AKA Berni)

    This doesn't suit this week's Season, but it just came to mind. I left out a couple of lines, but. . .


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIqvwzqd8mI
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    Don't Bogart. . . learned from "Fraternity Of...

    Don't Bogart. . . learned from "Fraternity Of Man" on the Easy Riders soundtrack. This one's from 1969, a year late Berni, but it catches the true hippy spirit.


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