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    [QUOTE=Down Up Dick;2213456]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    Best wisecrack of the week, right there.[/QUOTEA

    Any retort from me would Bb!
    Hahahahahaha! Good one!

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    Looking through some of my ukulele books, I’m surprised to find so many tunes in the key of F and even a few in Bb. So it would certainly behoove one to learn how to readily play a Bb or how to transpose to a different key. And the key of Bb also has the dreaded Eb!!

    I told ya all ‘bout those four finger chords and barres.
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    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel Banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum Banjo music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum ‘n Sing

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

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    There might be another way to play Bb, Eb and E. Mute the 4th string with your thumb on those few chords. If you can wrap your thumb to slightly touch the 4th string and cause it the thud, you’ll at least be able to play the other notes. Also the notes on the 4th string are duplicates of the first. You just lose the re-entrant sound on those.

    It might turn out to be tougher than actually learning to play a full chord, or it might be easier for you.

    Also if you are having trouble changing chords fast enough to make the song flow smoothly, it is possible to change after the second to last beat, third on 4-4 time, and don’t strum on the next beat. Strum the new chord on 1.

    Don’t know if any of this helps, but good luck.

    John

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    Well, thanks for your help, John, but I’m pretty much okay with Bb now. I don’t play E or Eb, and I certainly don’t play in Bb.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel Banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum Banjo music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum ‘n Sing

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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