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Diddley Bows!

May 17, 2010

Ok, so it’s not ukuleles but is certainly in the spirit of ukuleles and follows on from the cigar box ukuleles I made a while back.   My brother and I made bass diddley bows on Saturday, on Sunday we wrote and recorded a diddley bow song about diddley bows and here it is!

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  1. John
    July 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Glad you like it! I have a baritone that really doesn’t get played enough… about the only time that I play it is when I have a song in c that I want to play in g so that I can sing it better and too lazy to figure out the new chords. Will check your sites out, might start picking the baritone up a little more often!

  2. July 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hey Ukearist. I was perusing Ukulele Hunt and clicked on your name. You have some terrific stuff and like me you allow yourself to go astray. Yeah! Diddley Bows. Hey I gotta make sure I have a link to you. I have also been doing a blog for Baritone ukulele called Humble Baritonics which has been fun but it is more of a challenge to find great stuff because there are fewer players. Thanks, Jeff

  3. zoe
    June 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    hey john
    not sure if i’ve pointed this out to you before – for anyone who is interested in making their own musical instruments – they have a good photo section

    also on the subject of diddley bows

    sorry I’ve not beeen able to make it to the ukearist lately, I’m all work and no money at the moment – the only thing I brought back from cheltenham was stickers,

  4. John
    June 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Handmade music is a helpful site very similar to cigar box nation, also a really helpful site. It’s a cool video that, diddley bows are wonderfully simple instruments! Are you going to make one?

  5. chris
    June 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Genius!! Rock on guys, I wanna diddley bow!!

  6. zoe
    June 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm


    left and right handed playing brothers too, very….er….symertical

    excellent – don’t stop

  7. John
    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I might just do that!

  8. david
    May 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

    brilliant! You might be in with a chance in the recycled instrument competition and maybe do a performance too –


  9. John
    May 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    permission granted!

  10. edinuker
    May 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Would it be possible to use the word “cute” without it being offensive??

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