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George Formby “Splitstroke” & “Triplet” tutorial

Ok, you either like George Formby or you don’t…… … there are two distinct camps on this but even if you don’t like George Formby songs, he was a master of his instrument. If you’ve ever tried to play like Formby you’ll appreciate just what a wizard the man was.
Anyway, two of the most amazing techniques he introduced were the “Splitstroke” & the “Triplet” and there are a number of videos on YouTube demonstrating how to learn them but this recent one caught my eye (thanks Tommy!) and I thought it probably one of the best around.
So, if you want to play like the “Master” here’s the lesson for you.
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And here’s Georgie Boy playing “The Barmaid At The Rose & Crown” mentioned in the lesson.

Steven Sproat plays George Formby…

If you watched the BBC George Formby documentary a couple of weeks ago, you would have seen the talented Steven Sproat giving a virtuoso performance of the “Formby” style. Here it is again for for you to enjoy. Steven has been a regular visitor to Dublin to give workshops to UkeIreland members and he also appeared on the first Ukulele Hooley in 2009.