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  • Castro Valley, CA
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"Dan -- I ran out of time to say much but I want to thank you for your beginner's articles in FGM. I work them out fingerstyle on a nylon-string baritone ukulele."
Mar 30
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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…See More
Mar 30
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"Learning mountain tunes from Wayne Henderson July 2016 at the California Coast Music Camp"
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Wayne Henderson in action teaching mountain tunes during a weeklong class in Foresthill, Ca.
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Favorite Flatpickers
Doc Martin, Eric Thompson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, Ragtime Annie
Favorite Guitars
Favilla Baritone Ukulele
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
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.
Do you have a website?
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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"Dan -- I ran out of time to say much but I want to thank you for your beginner's articles in FGM. I work them out fingerstyle on a nylon-string baritone ukulele."
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Jeffrey Glen West posted a blog post

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…See More
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