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    There are these two groups for banjolele players:...

    There are these two groups for banjolele players:

    1. https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/group.php?groupid=145

    2. https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/group.php?groupid=113

    Neither of...
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    I have bought things like capos, Autoharp parts,...

    I have bought things like capos, Autoharp parts, inlay, fret wire. . . from on-line/mail order stores, but the idea of buying an instrument without first playing it seems strange. I've played D-18s...
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    Kyle's version of Grandfather's Clock

    I don't know if this'll work, but here's a video of one of my first Ukulele students, Kyle, from about a decade ago. Kyle and I used to call his mom down at the end of each lesson for a mini-concert...
  4. Wonderful Brenda! I really enjoyed the way you...

    Wonderful Brenda! I really enjoyed the way you played that.
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    I really like Herco Flex 52 blue thumb picks. ...

    I really like Herco Flex 52 blue thumb picks. They are a couple of bucks at the most and are very flexible and comfortable.
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    Guitars seem to be the only instruments that have...

    Guitars seem to be the only instruments that have the 9th fret marker. Banjos, mandolins, tiples, ukuleles. . . all have a tenth fret marker. I bought a banjolele with a twisted neck and had a...
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    A downward slide with no specific target.

    A downward slide with no specific target.
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    This was my Mom's favourite song. I recall her...

    This was my Mom's favourite song. I recall her singing it while washing dishes or working in the kitchen.
  9. If you intend to play chord melody style, you...

    If you intend to play chord melody style, you will want the melody note on the 1st (sometimes 2nd) string, so it helps to know several forms, "inversions" of the same chord.
    A C chord, 0003 or 5433,...
  10. Thread: Mr. Noah

    by Jim Yates
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    Mr. Noah

    Last summer there was a really high water level on the Port Hope Waterfront Trail and this tune came into my head. I learned it from the Dave Van Ronk - Folksinger LP in the mid-sixties, but had...
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    I would think one solution to your problem is not...

    I would think one solution to your problem is not to bring up your cigar and pipe smoking hobby. I think it's only natural for people to wonder why you would indulge in such a harmful "hobby".
    If...
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    After listening to Aaron Keim's arrangement, I...

    After listening to Aaron Keim's arrangement, I realise that my arrangement was only an approximation of Pete's tune. Thanks for posting that Gary.
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    Here's what I came up with this afternoon. 124499

    Here's what I came up with this afternoon.
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    I'm sure that it could, but I figured it out on a...

    I'm sure that it could, but I figured it out on a re-entrant uke.

    Pete played it on a 12-string guitar. I had 1/3 as many strings, so I modified it a bit. I wrote out this for one of my students...
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    For finger-picking, I used to think Low G was...

    For finger-picking, I used to think Low G was best, but lately I've been doing a lot of finger-style on the re-enrant uke. Try this one, Pete Seeger's Living In The Country on a high G. This...
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    I have an old yard sale small tenor guitar that I...

    I have an old yard sale small tenor guitar that I bought for my son over 40 years ago. I have recently (about 15 years ago) switched the strings to nylon, making it essentially a large baritone uke....
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    If it is in an insulated hard shell case, then I...

    If it is in an insulated hard shell case, then I might leave it for a couple of hours to equalise the temp/humidity, but if it's in a cardboard box, which won't be very well insulated, it won't take...
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    Here's Tom Jones ...

    Here's Tom Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXl98QQcVxM

    And Odetta in the mid sixties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyMBn0OO-Cw Odetta was supposed to sing at Obama's inauguration, but...
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    I first heard this song by David Ray on the...

    I first heard this song by David Ray on the Blues, Rags & Hollers album during the sixties folk boom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgL0mM2qPGY

    The liner notes caused me to look up Lead...
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    My first real uke was a Kala and I was very happy...

    My first real uke was a Kala and I was very happy with it. 124099
  21. Sticky: The CGDA tuning is what's called Standard tuning...

    The CGDA tuning is what's called Standard tuning for the tenor banjo, but Irish trad players often tune GDAE, an octave below mandolin. Many folks use what's called "Chicago tuning" or DGBE, like...
  22. Thread: Harmonica

    by Jim Yates
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    He's playing at the Ganaraska Hotel tonight with...

    He's playing at the Ganaraska Hotel tonight with my son's band, The Quickshifters. Come on down if you're not too busy.

    Carlos was born in Cuba, but has spent most of his life in Canada. No...
  23. Thread: Harmonica

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    Carlos likes Golden Melodies as well Dick. I...

    Carlos likes Golden Melodies as well Dick. I leave my harps in the box when Carlos sits in with us.
  24. Thread: Harmonica

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    I own a chromatic, but I never play it; well, I...

    I own a chromatic, but I never play it; well, I get it out about once a year and realise why I haven't been playing it. I love listening to chromatic players who know what they're doing, but I'll...
  25. Thread: Harmonica

    by Jim Yates
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    Don't even look at chromatic...

    <controversy>Don't even look at chromatic harmonicas. They aren't real harmonicas. They kind of sound like harmonicas, but they are more properly devices which let you play anything using the...
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