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    Hi Guys,
    I’ve been talking to a few members of a ukulele group, about twenty in the group, all playing ukulele, some Elderly, some struggling, and they need help for something to spice up their songs.

    Each song seems to be the same.

    One idea:
    Listen to those OldTime (or Gospel style) bands where they sing harmony just at the end of each line (that way you don’t have to learn the whole tune in harmony, just remember the last note, and learn how to jump up a third. That way also, your instrument playing isn’t interrupted during the other parts).

    Do you guys have some favorite harmonized songs like this on YouTube that you could post?
    You know the ones, where they all start singing together and the song takes off?

    Or other ideas, anything? Thanks.

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    Don't know if this fits the bill but I love the harmonies. Original Flatt &Scruggs was better, but I didn't see a vid

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    Can't do better than those old brother groups. Louvin Brothers

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    The Blue Sky Boys

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    Bill and Earl Bolick inspired the Everly Brothers . . . the Everly Brothers inspired The Beatles . . . therefore, The Blue Sky Boys are the true 5th (and 6th) Beatles.

    [Hey, I have heard much more stupid statements made by supposed Musicologists, Music Critics and/or Music Historians who just throw this kind of junk up against the wall to see if it sticks - hoping to impress somebody . . . ]

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    These guys break some of the rules of harmonizing, but/and they’re great!

    Kathy and Carol:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xRWC93FLW8A

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    The Blue Sky Boys are the Harvard and Yale of old time mandolin IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    The Blue Sky Boys are the Harvard and Yale of old time mandolin IMO.
    Jethro Burns was a big fan of the Blue Sky Boys - as a matter of fact, they were his inspiration for starting Homer and Jethro. When the Blue Sky Boys played the National Barn Dance in Chicago, Jethro specifically went looking for mandolinist Bill Bolick (whom he had never met before) and told him, 'Man, you play things on the mandolin that I've never heard anyone do before'. Pretty high praise indeed.

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