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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)

August 19, 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 1To perform this piece, a fair amount of previous travis technique is required.  It does take a bit of time and patience to…

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