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    Default Uke Minutes 35 - C String Bass Technique

    Hey people! This week's episode of Uke Minutes is online and free for the taking:

    Uke Minutes 35 - C String Bass Technique

    One thing we forgot to mention is that this technique is not limited to just the C, E, and A strings. Especially if your ukulele is equipped with a low G, you can easily assign your thumb to the top string, too.

    Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Unique patterns or ways of doing the technique? Post them below!

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    up up down down left right left right B A Start Select

    did it, and now i'm dope.

    sorry i'm a nerd.

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    I may very well employ this technique. It sounds easy enough.

    My first thought when I heard the way it sounded was of Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharmaceutical.Bandit View Post
    up up down down left right left right B A Start Select

    did it, and now i'm dope.

    sorry i'm a nerd.
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    I like this technique. I'm going to use it in the future on my original songs in the verses.

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    wow this is pretty fun! I agree, making a simple orig. would be a blast with this technique.

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    i like it with the beatles yesterday too

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    Cool, simple technique. Should be good when playing many different things.

    Another thing you can do to add to it is use your high g string in place of every other C pluck.

    So you get an effect like this. (We'll call playing the g string G.)

    A - B - G - B - A - B - G - B

    It adds a cool 'shadow' note to the chord line.
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