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Favorite Flatpickers
Doc Martin, Eric Thompson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, Ragtime Annie
Favorite Guitars
Favilla Baritone Ukulele
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I started playing music at 45 on my dad's Harmony ukulele. I went to a local ukulele festival and got hooked. Since that time I have spent quite a bit of time playing a baritone ukulele tuned DGBE. I have a couple of blogs for uke and the Bari-Uke focused one is called Humble Baritonics. I share YouTube videos, book reviews that will work for DGBE directly. I started with Eric Thompson's flatpicking fiddle tunes. I am still pretty rough but I am trying to expand the amount of material available for the Bari in any way I can.
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http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com

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FGM DGBE

I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.

I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…

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Posted on March 30, 2017 at 1:00pm

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