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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jan 11, 2020 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are There Any Players Out There?

Jeff: I was smacked in the head by how many people are taking up the ukulele. I stopped in a local music store in SC and there was an entire wall of them - probably 30 or more, and this is in a relatively small town. Church groups and elementary schools are going nuts over these things!

I've got a couple old friends that play in the Bay area, one for Dedicated Maniacs and the other for House of Floyd.

Anyway. If you can give any kind of advice on how to move this thing forward, even a little bit, please chime in. And thanks for your input!

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 11, 2020 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are There Any Players Out There?

in british columbia it was (maybe still is) required that uver elementary school kid learn ukelele. they hand them out like we used to get flutaphones (remember them!) they have assemblies where the entire school gets together to play ukelele.

i got Mitchell brand ukes for the people. the ones with gear tuning are $30-40 through guitar center.

playing it is pretty simple. it's the same basic fingering patterns as guitar but the instrument is tuned up a fourth. so what on guitar is a G on ukelele is a C.

these tons of "get started" videos on you tube. i start with "Octopus' Garden" Wont Back Down" "Ripple" and "Jambalaya". all really simple. DO IT!