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    Hot is right! These guys are great!

    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

    Ukes are a lot like potato chips. It's hard to stop with just one!

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    Well, that sure was fun. :-)
    Thanks for posting the video!
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    Wow! Those boys sure can play.

    Just goes to show us that good musicians can make humble instruments sound great.
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    "Turkey in the Straw" is also fun to strum and sing as a three chord tune. Clogging or square dancing optional.

    For lyics and chords search https://www.e-chords.com for the key you like (C or G are easy). Search youtube for versions with singing.

    Strum patterns for fiddle tunes features heavy strums (DUM) and quick down-ups (da-da da-da da-da)

    DUM da-da da-da da-da, DUMMM da-da DUM, etc

    Listen and experiment to find patterns you like. Sing out or chant the DUMs and da-da's a few times to work out the pulses.

    Cheers.
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    Thanks Mikelz77,
    That was great! Is the ukulele tuned in fifths or mandolin tuning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshin View Post
    Thanks Mikelz77,
    That was great! Is the ukulele tuned in fifths or mandolin tuning?
    This isn't something I would have been able to come up with on my own but I read through the comments on the video on YouTube and a couple people noted that the guy on the left had the uke tuned like a mandolin.
    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

    Ukes are a lot like potato chips. It's hard to stop with just one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    This isn't something I would have been able to come up with on my own but I read through the comments on the video on YouTube and a couple people noted that the guy on the left had the uke tuned like a mandolin.
    The dude is a great mandolin player. Saw this pop up a while back and after two notes was like, "Wait... He's no uke player!" and went to check - sure enough. Great playing (love the rhythm chops), but not really uke, IMO.
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    Very nice. What I want to know is how he moves his fingers so fast and the the correct strings.
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    That was fun! Interesting idea to tune like a mandolin. I might have to experiment with that tuning one of these days.

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    I really enjoyed that! Great playing there. Thanks for sharing.

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