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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....
  5. 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
  9. 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...
  10. Thread: Harmonica

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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...
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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.
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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...
  13. Thread: Harmonica

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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...
  14. [C] Ukuleles [Bb] And They’re [A] Red [A7] Hot,...

    [C] Ukuleles [Bb] And They’re [A] Red [A7] Hot, [D7] Yeah I [G7] Got ‘Em for [C] Sale
    [C] Uku[B]leles [Bb] And They’re [A] Red [A7] Hot, [D7] Yeah I Got ‘Em for [G7] Sale
    [C] Got a handful of...
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    It is quite possible to bend notes in first...

    It is quite possible to bend notes in first position, but since it's easier to bend draw notes than blow notes (except very high pitched notes) second position puts the notes you want to bend as draw...
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    I started playing harp when my siblings were...

    I started playing harp when my siblings were sharing one guitar and, being Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee fans, we decided that Marine Bands were a lot cheaper than another guitar (in those days,...
  17. Ukuleles And They’re Red Hot, Yeah I Got ‘Em for...

    Ukuleles And They’re Red Hot, Yeah I Got ‘Em for Sale
    Ukuleles And They’re Red Hot, Yeah I Got ‘Em for Sale
    Got a handful of nickels and a pocket full of dimes
    Got a house full of ukes, ain't...
  18. I'm happy with my Traynor TVM15. Two channels,...

    I'm happy with my Traynor TVM15. Two channels, one takes just a quarter inch jack and the other accepts quarter inch or XLR. The charge lasts a really long time and it's light enough to carry around...
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    Love that shuffle Low Down. You've got me...

    Love that shuffle Low Down. You've got me singing a blues in G... Now I'll have to get out the harp rack.
  20. Thread: Bad spelling

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    I expect I use a little of both Wooly Bear, but I...

    I expect I use a little of both Wooly Bear, but I probably tend towards the English spelling which is what was taught in Canuck schools when I was attending and what I taught during my teaching...
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    There was a warning billboard on the side of...

    There was a warning billboard on the side of Highway 115 in Southern Ontario that pictured a police officer pointing his finger at us. The caption read, "Drink, your fine. Drink and drive, your...
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    I just read, "Most people could care less how...

    I just read, "Most people could care less how your uke sounds," in another thread. This always makes me wince. It means almost nothing.
    If you care passionately about something, then you...
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    I find that the industry standard SM56, an...

    I find that the industry standard SM56, an inexpensive, but very useful mic, works just fine. I've never had trouble with ukulele feedback and seldom with guitar. Some good advice about the...
  24. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    I had never heard the word "Trilby" before this...

    I had never heard the word "Trilby" before this post. I always called these pork pie hats. Hey Down Up Dick, I look like an ol' man with my pork pie (trilby), but no more than without it.
    ...
  25. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    "Watch out! That bicycle's gonna fall right on...

    "Watch out! That bicycle's gonna fall right on yah!"
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