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“The Keyport Rag” . . . An original swingy ragtime ukulele tune by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . contained in the Solo Ukulele Instrumentals eBook (Fingerpicking style) Volume 1 enhanced edition (Now reduced to just $20.00)

May 11, 2016

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Accepting a generous invitation of dear friends a number of years ago, my wife and I spent a relaxing week on Liberty Bay in the tiny town of Keyport, Washington. While there I was inspired to compose this lazy little ragtime tune and it became a constant soundtrack to my musings on the porch of the bay side cottage we were living in. Taking walks around the town, I had the melody of this little tune running through my head and I would frequently head back to the cottage to pick up my ukulele and try out new ideas that would pop into my brain. KEYPORT RAG is largely played in a swinging, bouncy, travis picking style and below is a small example of the tablature arrangement of this song.

Keyport 1

To perform this piece, a fair amount of previous travis technique is required.  It does take a bit of time and patience to get this solid. . . I remember spending countless hours in my college dorm room perfecting the technique of travis picking on my guitar. . . Once I got it though, I never forgot it. . . never lost it . . . Learn it and you’ll love it . . . It will be an essential part of your fingerpicking arsenal. . .

Here is another short excerpt for you to try . . .

Keyport 2

Here are a couple of YouTube videos showing online ukulele players performing “The Keyport Rag”

The “Keyport Rag” is contained in the Ukulele Solo Instrumentals eBook (Fingerpicking) Volume 1 enhanced edition. It can be purchased by making a payment of just $20.00 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased it will be personally emailed to you within the day.


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I also have a Chord/Melody series . . . Each of the three collections can be purchased individually for just $20.00 or all together at a combined discount of just $50.00

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  1. August 19, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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