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    If you are not playing with others, you could...

    If you are not playing with others, you could just play in C if you are more familiar with those chord shapes. I find that flat keys are most comfortable played using all closed chords.

    Bb-3211 ...
  2. I like your version a lot Wee-Ginga-Yin. It...

    I like your version a lot Wee-Ginga-Yin. It sounds good that slow with your bluesy voice. I haven't heard Dean's version and usually associate this song with Billie Holiday.

    The first song I ever...
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    It looks to me like Bb, Dm7, Cm7. Followed by a...

    It looks to me like Bb, Dm7, Cm7. Followed by a G7, it would be a common turn-around with two beats on each chord. You could add a passing chord C#m7 (barre on 4th fret) to replace the second beat...
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    121673 Here is the pony banjo I tried to post...

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    Here is the pony banjo I tried to post above. (No longer available,unfortunately.)
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    Saga makes a "Pony Banjo". It has a scale length...

    Saga makes a "Pony Banjo". It has a scale length of a regular banjo capoed at the fifth fret. - Google Saga pony banjo. This forum forbids me to post a link. It states ***Forbidden. E-mail seems...
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    Sticky: 121656 Joe Zee Tenor ukulele 121657 Johnson...

    121656 Joe Zee Tenor ukulele 121657 Johnson concert reso-uke and National guitar 121658 Yard sale no-name tenor guitar converted to a baritone uke
  7. Thread: Chord melody

    by Jim Yates
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    Here's some help from James Hill: ...

    Here's some help from James Hill:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Se5w7Kio2w

    Marcy Marxer also has some great material on chord melody.
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    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much...

    I've found just the opposite. The wound are much thicker than the unwound I've found. My Joe Gee tenor came with a low g. I'm not sure of the brand, but it's black.
    I put an Aquila Red Series low...
  9. How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my...

    How could I forget that one JJFN? When I got my first uke about a decade ago, one of my bandmates gave me an old Cliff Edwards/Ukulele Ike songbook of his dad's that had I'll See You In My Dreams...
  10. Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me Sweet...

    Five Foot Two/Please Don't Talk About Me
    Sweet Sue
    Ukulele Lady
    Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
    My Ukulele Helps Me Beat The Blues
    My Blue Heaven
    Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    Lindberg Hop
    I'm...
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    120432 What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson...

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    What type of bass uke is Willie Nelson playing here?
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    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one...

    The Snark tuner instruction sheet, which no one ever reads, begins by telling you that you should tune your instrument, then remove the tuner from the instrument. Apparently the softeners in the...
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    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin,...

    I have had a number of acoustic guitars, Martin, Gibson, Goya, Yamaha. . . and all came with tapered end pins. I have added screw in heel pins to all of them. All of the ones I have now (except a...
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    I have a few, but I think I could get by with...

    I have a few, but I think I could get by with only two. I'd need a re-entrant and a linear uke. At present it'd be my Joe Zee linear and my Cordoba re-entrant, both tenors.
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    I agree with John Colter's suggestion. That's...

    I agree with John Colter's suggestion. That's what came to my mind as soon as I saw it.

    Ds5 - 3221 or 3225
    As3 - 2110

    Try them out in context and if they sound right they probably are right.
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    Lovely version Brenda! I always think of...

    Lovely version Brenda!

    I always think of Shirley Jones, who sang it in the 1962 movie The Music Man when I hear this song.
    Barbara Cook sang it in the 1957 stage play. It was a big hit for...
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    Is it necessary to get permission to leave a logo...

    Is it necessary to get permission to leave a logo on an instrument when we play? If so, what are the situations where you must get permission?
    I recall the old Andy Griffith shows almost always had...
  18. I have one student who plays a left handed...

    I have one student who plays a left handed guitar, but he was already playing before he came to take lessons from me, so we didn't switch back. He says it's just like looking in the mirror, but we...
  19. Thread: Stealin'

    by Jim Yates
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    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune. ...

    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune.

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

    And here's The Memphis Jug Band with Will Shade:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfD-HBBtZU
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    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as...

    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as well when he's picking acoustic guitar. I figure that's because when he plays his Tele, he holds a flat pick with his thumb and index and picks with...
  21. Thread: Strap pins

    by Jim Yates
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    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd...

    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd like to have a pin at the bass (butt) of my ukes.
  22. Thread: Strap pins

    by Jim Yates
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    Strap pins

    I'll never understand why ukuleles come with no strap pin installed. While it is possible to strum open first position chords without a strap, any up the neck closed chords or chord melody playing...
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    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of...

    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of variations.
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    Here's a link to the chords I use: ...

    Here's a link to the chords I use: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?139935-Smile-(though-your-heart-is-breaking)-by-Charlie-Chaplin

    For my students, I include this:
    C-0003 ...
  25. Thread: Concertinas?

    by Jim Yates
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    I got a Trinity College English concertina about...

    I got a Trinity College English concertina about a decade ago. It was just under $300, the least expensive English (same note on push and pull) style I could find. The Anglos (diatonic in one or...
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