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Recorded to commemorate Huddy Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly's 128th Birthday (January 20, 1889 – December 6, 1949) .This is the first song Leadbelly recorded, (1936). Written as a Spiritual it is a Prisoner's song and a Cante -Fable (story-song).
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Hey everyone! I may be getting a ukulele soon, and I've started studying. A song I really want to play is Heathens by Twenty One Piløts, and I would love more suggestions on other good beginner songs I could practice when I start playing. Thank you for reading. 
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contact me on hangouts, I can send you lots of uke music

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Sarah Quick

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Guys. I've been playing the ukulele for 2 years now. What I want to do is to be able to play tunes that consist of chords further down the neck and not just your basic g,f,c etc etc;
Any help would be greatly received. Thank you from a frustrated uke player
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The key is knowing the movable shapes, that is, chord shapes where all 4 strings are fretted. A simple shortcut is to use the shapes you know, but reserve your index finger to barre the strings at some fret.

Example 1: Make an F chord, but use your middle and ring fingers to press down the frets. Now, slide them up one fret and use the index finger to barre the first fret. You've got an F#. Slide the whole thing up one more fret and you've got a G. Two more frets (so your index finger is pressing down at the 4th fret) and you've got an A, and so on.

Example 2: Make a C chord, then slide up 2 and barre across the 2nd fret. That's a D. Slide up to the 4th fret, and it's an E chord.

Example 3: Make an A7, slide up 2 and barre, and it's a B7. Slide up to barre the 5th fret, and it's a D7.

I'm sure you can work out more from that. It helps to know which string holds the root note of the chord.

Something else to look at when you're doing this is the relationship the I-IV-V chords have near each other. For example, in the key of D, you can use the A/Bb shape barred at the 5th fret for D, the F shape barred at the 4th fret for A, and the C shape barred at the 7th fret for G.

I hope this helps. Play around, and have fun with it.
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I enjoy seeing these every time she puts one out. It's a lot of work to regularly put these out so consistently. 
 
It's been a whole year since we lost him. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him! RIP Bowie.
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The Jesse James Gang famously robbed the "Glendale Train". Regarded my many during the Post Civil War Era as an anti-hero James and his Compatriots were true Villains. The James Brothers got their start During the Civil War as Bushwhackers and Terrorists.

Frank James is thought to have participated in the murder of 200 men and boys during the Lawrence Massacre, also known as "Quantrill's Raid", during the American Civil War.
The attack on August 21, 1863.

Frank and Jesse James took part in the Centralia Massacre in September, 1863, in which guerrillas killed or wounded some 22 unarmed Union troops; the guerrillas scalped and dismembered some of the dead. The guerrillas ambushed and defeated a pursuing regiment of Major A.V.E. Johnson's Union troops, killing all who tried to surrender (more than 100).
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Pink Red

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Hi I'm new to playing the ukelele! Do you guys have any tips for me?
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And to get some songs to practice scorpexuke.com - Richard G's Ukulele Songbook
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A podcast of stories about Hawaii. 
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"The Sloop John B" Is a Traditional Bahamian Folk Song. In the Summer in the Bahamas on Wednesday Nights you will typically find Street Parties known as "Goombay Summer. Singing, Dancing, Merrymaking of all types. Join in when you get to the Islands!
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The master at work.
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Greg Milner

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I must confess here... I f**king hate George Formby.

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I can see him ironically used in, say, a sequel to Clockwork Orange, perhaps during "a bit of the old ultra-violence."
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OK. Just one more. 
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As requested a few times - R U Mine by The Arctic Monkeys :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ErZddt3es
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Happy New Year everybody! Make it a good one :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYj11hdg9vQ
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