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    Here's an old traditional fiddle tune, Blackberry...

    Here's an old traditional fiddle tune, Blackberry Blossom.

    I can't seem to get this as legato as I'd like. It sounds very choppy, but. . .
    I think I learned it from a Dan Crary album, but I've...
  2. The baritone is not really a transposing...

    The baritone is not really a transposing instrument when it comes to chords. A baritone ukulele player will read a G7 as a G7 and a C as a C. When it comes to melody reading, a baritone is written...
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    I guess the first one I played was Pong in a pub...

    I guess the first one I played was Pong in a pub somewhere.
    I recall when computers were introduced into schools in the mid to late-seventies, the Commodore PET, we played Space Invaders; a lot...
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    A tune with no name at this time. ...

    A tune with no name at this time.


    https://youtu.be/rYOQzkzlNSs
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    Thanks again Joo, for a great Season.

    Thanks again Joo, for a great Season.
  6. I have had posts deleted after the apostrophe and...

    I have had posts deleted after the apostrophe and had to re enter with "the ukulele belonging to my brother," replacing "my brother's uke." Same meaning, but sounds very awkward.
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    Here's another one where my uke just backs up the...

    Here's another one where my uke just backs up the mouth harp.
    Blind Mary - Turlough O'Carolan Mouth Harp & Ukulele

    Turlough O'Carolan (1670 – 1738) was a blind Irish harper who traveled Ireland...
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    Here's Living In The Country by Pete Seeger. I...

    Here's Living In The Country by Pete Seeger. I did this a few moths ago, but I love doing it. It makes use of the 4th string as a melody string.

    I moved downstairs because Maggie was using the...
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    Is this Season 493? Good idea Dave.

    Is this Season 493? Good idea Dave.
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    These days James Hill uses the C6 tuning for his...

    These days James Hill uses the C6 tuning for his instructions, but he did start out in a Chalmers Doane course as a child at school and used D6 tuning.
    James does many workshops at Canadian folk...
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    Here you go Lumpy. Feel free to jam along on the...

    Here you go Lumpy. Feel free to jam along on the harp. This isn't much like The Animals did it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzbp2PF19xc
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    Most uke clubs and uke players in Canada use C6...

    Most uke clubs and uke players in Canada use C6 tuning. D6 is far from standard here, in fact I don't know any uke players who use D6 tuning.
    In the seventies there was a player named Chalmers...
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    Never mind. . . It just dawned on me that The...

    Never mind. . . It just dawned on me that The Animals did a famous cover of this song in the sixties. It's not the song content, but one of the well known performers who did it. Sorry 'bout that.
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    I've been playing over House Of The Rising Sun...

    I've been playing over House Of The Rising Sun and trying to figure out what it has to do with the topic, but I can't figure out what a song about a woman trapped in a life of prostitution has to do...
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    Thanks for a wonderful week Joo. It was nice to...

    Thanks for a wonderful week Joo. It was nice to see that you are a Yoyoer (Is that a word?) When I was a kid I won a bronze Cheerio Yoyo Award (This had nothing to do with the breakfast cereal) in...
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    Four Wet Pigs by Greg Brown 134769 ...

    Four Wet Pigs by Greg Brown

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    https://youtu.be/39jds_gx8hk
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    Poll: Christopher Fonda posted a great version of the...

    Christopher Fonda posted a great version of the Robert Johnson song Terraplane Blues a couple of weeks back and he sent me scrounging for an E mouth harp so I could play along with him. This is not...
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    Complicity - Bernie Martin Bernie was a good...

    Complicity - Bernie Martin

    Bernie was a good friend to Maggie and me. This is the first Bernie Martin song I ever heard. He played it for me the first time I visited the home he and Mary had...
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    The fish ladder uses a series of small dams and...

    The fish ladder uses a series of small dams and pools of regular length to create a long, sloping channel for fish to travel around the dam. You can only see the first pool in the photo. To head...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM
  21. Rustydusty mentioned busking. It's been a number...

    Rustydusty mentioned busking. It's been a number of years since I have done any intentional busking, but when I did, I found that the Autoharp would attract more attention and earn me more, even...
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    I thought you meant to share YOUR whiskey themed...

    I thought you meant to share YOUR whiskey themed songs meant a video of yourself playing a whiskey themed song rather than transferring one off of YouTube done by a pro.
    Was I wrong Ikimiki?
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    134749 My lovely daughter-in-law, Loni, a died...

    134749 My lovely daughter-in-law, Loni, a died in the wool tree-hugger and a rural planner for Peel Region. This song made me think of her.
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    I learned this one from a Kingston Trio LP. ...

    I learned this one from a Kingston Trio LP. Scotch & Soda.
    I prefer my scotch on the rocks.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNKo01VPBU
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    Here's Peterborough, Ontario's Joe Hall's Just...

    Here's Peterborough, Ontario's Joe Hall's Just The Whiskey Talkin'


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUc3g2_-a7s
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