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    You didn't say where in Canada you live, but if...

    You didn't say where in Canada you live, but if it's near Dundas (the town, not the street), there's a place that is knowledgeable about ukuleles and you won't be dealing with just guitar players. ...
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    About forty years ago, my first marriage was...

    About forty years ago, my first marriage was ending and this seemed like an appropriate song to learn, It's about starting over and a few years later, I met the woman of my dreams and started over. ...
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    I just found a few photos of my son, Clay's MD515...

    I just found a few photos of my son, Clay's MD515 Eastman mandolin. He loves it.

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    Not actually a "Drop D", but I like to capo the...

    Not actually a "Drop D", but I like to capo the first five strings at the 2nd fret to get a "Drop E" tuning.
    You still get the low root with D shaped chords, but you don't have to alter the...
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    Here's my attempt at the secondary theme for...

    Here's my attempt at the secondary theme for Season #463.
    I've stretched an old fiddle tune, Devil's Dream, into 5/4 time.
    I found that if you're not used to it, it's easy to drift back into...
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    But you must be aware that, according to renowned...

    But you must be aware that, according to renowned statistician Todd Snider:

    They say 65% of all statistics
    Are made up right there on the spot
    82.4% of people believe 'em
    Whether they're...
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    What measure should I look to find these harmonic...

    What measure should I look to find these harmonic and melodic runs.
  8. Thread: Cookie Tin

    by Jim Yates
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    When my kids were in Beavers (a Canadian farm...

    When my kids were in Beavers (a Canadian farm team for Cub Scouts), 35 years ago, the Beaver leader phoned and told me that the kids had been making homemade instruments. She asked if I'd bring my...
  9. A few tinfoil hats, but no socks yet. Merry...

    A few tinfoil hats, but no socks yet.

    Merry Christmas Seasonistas!131445
  10. For me, no amount of quality woods, build, or...

    For me, no amount of quality woods, build, or set-up will make an outa tune uke (or guitar, banjo, mandolin. . .) sound good.
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    I love it too. A work of art. The back of the...

    I love it too. A work of art.

    The back of the neck is the only thing I don't like. It just looks like it was scrawled over that beautiful flame with a marker.
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    Here's a track from a Kirby & Yates CD from 2005....

    Here's a track from a Kirby & Yates CD from 2005.
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    The tune, Honeymoon Waltz, was learned from a Don Messer record.
    I am playing guitar and mandolin, Al Kirby is playing banjo and the late...
  13. Here's an old Riley Puckett song, Ragged But...

    Here's an old Riley Puckett song, Ragged But Right, that I learned in the sixties from a Greenbriar Boys LP. This was the title song.
    The hero of this song qualifies as someone who "dares to be...
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    And thanks for an enjoyable week Andy!

    And thanks for an enjoyable week Andy!
  15. Here's a song about a guy, D.B. Cooper, who...

    Here's a song about a guy, D.B. Cooper, who definitely was one of a kind. The information that I speak in the video is how I recall the story and there may well be some errors in what I said, but...
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    Suddenly It's Christmas by Loudon Wainwright III...

    Suddenly It's Christmas by Loudon Wainwright III

    I was inspired to sing this song after hearing Steve Philips sing I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day.

    The hat was a gift from my friend...
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    I only asked for a Canuck because I figured they...

    I only asked for a Canuck because I figured they would know it, but I guess it's crossed the border. You did a fine job Andy!
    I never met Rick Moranis, who plays Bob, but Doug McKenzie, (Dave...
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    The Cherry Tree Carol - There a number of...

    The Cherry Tree Carol - There a number of versions of this carol. This one I learned from Maggie, who can't recall where she learned it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHmbIVsf8iE
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    Hey Lynda, Don't feel that you haven't learned a...

    Hey Lynda, Don't feel that you haven't learned a "Proper E". Whoever told you that 4447 is not a proper E, doesn't know their music theory very well. It's every bit as proper as any of the other E...
  20. Thread: Banjo Alert

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    A banjo player won $5,000,000.00 in the lottery. ...

    A banjo player won $5,000,000.00 in the lottery. He was interviewed by the local TV station.

    The interviewer said, "So now that you're a multi-millionaire, what do you suppose you'll do now?"
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    There's an old joke that goes: Q - If you drop...

    There's an old joke that goes:

    Q - If you drop a set of bagpipes and a banjo at exactly the same time from an airplane flying at 6,000 feet, which one will hit the ground first?

    A - Who cares?
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    Rufus Harley was a regular winner in the...

    Rufus Harley was a regular winner in the Miscellaneous Instruments category in down beat!'s annual jazz poll until he was unseated by accordionist Art Van Dam. He didn't wear a dress, but often...
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    The 4447 E chord is B,E,G#,E which has all of the...

    The 4447 E chord is B,E,G#,E which has all of the notes of an E chord with the root repeated an octave higher. It's just a 0003 C chord moved up 4 frets. I don't understand why you'd call it...
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    There are two songs that I'd hope to see this...

    There are two songs that I'd hope to see this Season but I don't feel qualified to do them myself.

    For any Canadian Seasonistas, I'd love to hear the Mackenzie Brother's Canuck version of The...
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    I agree with EDW. Here are the chords I use: ...

    I agree with EDW. Here are the chords I use:

    [ C | Dm7 C B C | Dm7 | F#7 G7 / / |

    | Dm7 | Dm7 G7 | C | Dm7 G7 ...
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