This is me playing my original tune Not Perfect on my 3 String Cigar Box Ukulele, Harmonica and Suitcase Kick Drum. My CBG is plugged into my Orange Micro Micro Mini. I've only had the short scale, 19" 3 String Cigar Box Guitar/Uke for about a month, so I'm still learning. I really like the sound of it with the harp. I'm playing a C Hohner Harmonica cross harp in the key of G. The song only has 3 chords - G, C7 and G7. I hope you like it.

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Comment by Fred McNaughton yesterday

Thanks J! I appreciate you and all your encouraging words!

Comment by J.Rob yesterday

Gotta love those 7th chords. Nice job F.

We fall short and grace covers it for sure.Thanks for posting. 

Comment by Fred McNaughton on Saturday

Thanks so much, Derek.  That makes me smile.  I love how music can make a connection like that!

Comment by Derek Rose on Saturday

Excellent playing and fun tune! Great performance. Got me smiling

Comment by Fred McNaughton on Friday

Andries, Thanks so much for the encouragement. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!

Comment by Andries D. EKER on February 14, 2020 at 12:11pm

Pretty perfect to me Fred !! you got it all there The Beat ,the melodie, and the Tune ! to boot ! fine balance  ,and fine sound ! thanks for that ! less is pretty plenty !

Comment by Fred McNaughton on February 14, 2020 at 11:28am

Thanks so much Poorness. I really appreciate the encouragement. The suitcase drum is actually a suitcase that my son outfitted so I can connect the foot pedal to it.  It sounds pretty good acoustically, but sounds great mic'd. It also carries all my harps, the foot pedals, hats, and other various things. It's a very useful instrument!

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 14, 2020 at 11:26am

Great vid. A great combination of instruments. The suitcase drum adds a lot. This is a fun little tune. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Fred McNaughton on February 14, 2020 at 11:06am

Thanks so much, Dave! I really appreciate the encouragement.  I love playing harp, that's for sure! Such a great sound!

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 14, 2020 at 11:02am

Great job! Love the use of the harp and voice together. Very tight togetherness of it all.

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