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    Default A little clawhammer uke

    I am a very new ukulele player but I've been playing clawhammer banjo for about 5 years now (and other instruments for much, much longer); translating that technique has been an easy way to get some songs out that sound like something.

    This is based on Aaron Keim's book. My next project is to pick a tune I know on the banjo and learn it on the uke.


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    Nice. Clawhammer's on my list when I can figure out what I'm doing better. Trying to pick this up at 60 hasn't been easy

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    You're very good at that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    Nice. Clawhammer's on my list when I can figure out what I'm doing better. Trying to pick this up at 60 hasn't been easy
    Good for you for trying - it keeps you sharp - that's one of the many reasons why I am learning. Also, I think it takes so much more courage to pick up something as an adult - it's so easy for us to fear failure too much to try something like a musical instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark.T View Post
    Good for you for trying - it keeps you sharp - that's one of the many reasons why I am learning. Also, I think it takes so much more courage to pick up something as an adult - it's so easy for us to fear failure too much to try something like a musical instrument.
    Yeah that's the hard part for me is trying to strum etc and being irritated at myself for not being "perfect." Kids can whale away and keep going

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    Very impressive, What tuning do you use on the uke?

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    Very nice. Someday I’ll be able to do this.

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    Five thumbs up! Sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGibson View Post
    Mark.T

    Very impressive, What tuning do you use on the uke?

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    GCEA, with a high G so it's more like a 5-string banjo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rorym View Post
    Very nice. Someday I’ll be able to do this.
    When this pandemic is over, come on over and I'll show you what I can!

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