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I got tired of smellin' mule farts - Walter Vinson, (Mississippi Sheiks) on why he gave up his day job

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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Tiple? What can you tell me?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2009, 01:07:45 AM »
When I briefly had the tiple that went to rick218, I used standard ukulele C tuning (GCEA -  the way I remembered this tuning was by inventing my own (daft) mnemonic: General Custer Eats Arrows).  I know Rick keeps it in the D tuning you mention.

Good luck with the beast.  We await further news.
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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Tiple? What can you tell me?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2009, 09:27:10 AM »
Good luck with the beast.  We await further news.

And demonstrations!

Offline GhostRider

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Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 08:11:32 AM »
Howdy:

I recently aquired a Regal 1920's tiple. A tiple is a 10 string uke-sized instrument, tuned like a uke with the outer courses doubled and the inner two courses tripled (one low octave and two higher octave strings).

Sounds pretty cool (all the strings are steel). I just wonder, have any of you heard any blues or blues-like music played on a tiple? I'd just like to figure out a "place" for the tiple to operate.

I have arranged LHJ's "Rolled from Side to Side" on the tiple and it sounds good. I'd just like to know if there's anything out there.

Thanks,
Alex
« Last Edit: February 07, 2011, 08:12:48 AM by GhostRider »

Offline Pan

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Re: Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 08:59:19 AM »
I've never even heard of a Tiple!  :o

A video would be nice, so we know you aren't just pulling our legs!  ;D

Cheers

Pan

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 09:09:02 AM »
Alex, I merged your thread with an earlier one on tiples that should give you some starting points for exploring blues on the tiple.


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Re: Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 10:12:36 AM »
  There is a song called "Tiple Blues" by the Allen Brothers, although it's not clear to me if he's actually playing a tiple or if it's a tenor banjo (like he normally played).

Offline Mike Brosnan

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Re: Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 10:14:30 AM »
Maybe not exactly what you had in mind, but... 

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Re: Blues on a Tiple
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2011, 10:54:37 AM »
Alex, I merged your thread with an earlier one on tiples that should give you some starting points for exploring blues on the tiple.

Thanks, Unkie Bud. I missed this thread. Teach me not to use Tags search!

Alex

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