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Over £1,000 raised for Metro Radio “Cash for Kids” Charity!

Originally posted on Crossing The Tyne Festival:
CROSSING THE TYNE FESTIVAL 2018 19 Venues in North Shields, South Shields and on the Nexus Shields Ferry Over 140 Performances by musicians, singers, choirs and poets Over £1,000 raised for Metro Radio…

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Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018

Originally posted on Crossing The Tyne Festival:
Only six weeks to go now before the next Crossing The Tyne Festival! Performers Thank you to everyone who has already been in touch to say you would like to perform on Saturday…

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Song sheets: chord names in-line or above the line?

Some “off the top of my head” thoughts on this, prompted by discussions with Jim Carey, of “Jim’s Songbooks” at ozbcoz.com, and Songsheet Generator developer Christian. I am extrapolating from reflections on my personal experience here and yours might be

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MUMF Easy Chord Changes Tips and Tricks Workshop

Please check out these bookmarked links for more tips: https://pinboard.in/u:lizpanton/t:MUMF-tips/ Apologies to those who attended for the lack of other info here.  I was not expecting to do the workshop until MUMF 2019 . I will add content and upload

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Venezuelan Cuatro Rebuild by Kevin Parsons – Part 4

Kevin has finished the new bracing on “Benny”, the Venezuelan Cuatro that he bought from César Salazar Tovar (“imcesar”on eBay). Plans for the new fingerboard, nut, frets, tap plate and bridge plus some comments about Cedrela.

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Venezuelan Cuatro Rebuild by Kevin Parsons – Part 3

Tips about glue and parting knives. Progress with new kerfing and bracing.

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Venezuelan Cuatro Rebuild by Kevin Parsons – Part 2

The crack in the back is repaired and reinforced. New kerf lining, plans for new bracing – and a LOT of clothes pegs!

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Venezuelan Cuatro Rebuild by Kevin Parsons – Part 1

First in a series of articles about Kevin Parsons’ progress rebuilding a Venezuelan Cuatro in 2017.

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Seven Kisses (Original Song) Cuatro GCEA

A Winter Song in memory of Mickey McGonegal 12/03/1958 – 08/05/2008.

Some people hear this as a “sad song”. It is not meant to be sad but I can’t tell you how to hear it.  It is more a song for when the sadness has receded and there is consolation in happy memories. No regrets.

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Jim Carey’s Songbooks and Song Sheets @cong_boy

If you see this man – buy him a pint! Or donate on his songbook site – he deserves it! Jim Carey now has over 2,000 songs available for download from http://ozbcoz.com as: single sheets complete songbooks for Ukulele GCEA,

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