"I was watching TV and fooling with the uke a couple of nights ago. I played a simple C chord and did a little finger style pattern and realised that I had just played the opening to Pete Seeger's Living In The Country. I have played…"
Here's my strap, made from a leather boot lace. I wear it over my right shoulder, the same way I wear my mandolin strap.
I always felt strange sitting down while the other guys were standing. This is an early gig."
"I found that with my wooden ukes, I could strum and hold the uke, but when I tried to take a solo, it became awkward. I started bringing a stool for the tunes where I played the uke, but since everyone else in the band was standing, I put a…"
"I don't know... I'm not much of an uke player, but, one thing I may assure you: If you search in Portugal, where Ukes were invented, then taken to Hawaii by emigrants, you will have a hard time finding someone that uses a strap to hold an…"
What are your thoughts on straps for playing uke standing up? I know it is not a must, but I am pretty clumsy at times. I've seen a lot of options, wondered what your experience is.
"I just got my new resophonic uke, a Johnson, from my friend David Newland. David was given a real National by The Corktown Uke Jam group which he co-founded in Toronto and was good enough to offer me first dibbs at his old Johnson, the very…"
I am still looking for regular work. Craziest thing ever. I have never had trouble getting employment until late 2008. Strange times we are in.
All is well though. I am like Larry, Daryl and Daryl, from the Newhart Show. I will do just about anything for a buck and do. In my free time I am finishing up my wife's website up for her band. Then it is time for me to celebrate by taking some time with my guitar.
My guitar playing is so so. I have been spending all my time looking for work, soliciting for work and taking care of my wife and step daughter. I gave my Alvarez guitar to my step daughter...she plays all the time. I loaned out my classical guitar to a friend and I am left with my very first guitar, my Takamine Jasmine. I have started working on Need You Know by Lady Antebellum...I am hit or miss on practicing even though I try to get 10 minutes a day. Crazy because before getting married I was playing and practicing all the time.