• Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    My wife and I both have our own money. She buys cloth and sewing stuff for quilting and knitting, and I buy music stuff. She has a big sewing room...
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    Yes, as a male I agree. Read my thoughts about that on post #12. I never take the advise of my drunken friends when it comes to my wife. They are not...
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    Rote, is described by Marriam-Webster Dictionary as, "a joyless sense of order." I find that a lot of uninspired musicians are a living definition...
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • uke1950's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    uke1950 replied to a thread new to ukes in Ukulele Beginners
    Welcome aboard. :) Kamaka is a good name in the uke world, I'd try playing it, lots of guitar players here have found out the charm of the uke,...
    5 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Tootler replied to a thread CGDA tuning in Uke Talk
    My 1930s uke tutor suggests using D & A violin strings for tuning a soprano uke ADF#B as they were of better quality than the (gut) strings then sold...
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  • uke1950's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    uke1950 replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    Another thing, if you don't already do it, is to record yourself, listen to how you are playing it to get an idea of what is missing. As said above,...
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  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    I agree with Booli that listening is very important, but I would like to add that it is also very important to just listen on YouTube or wherever to...
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • MARKbOC's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    MARKbOC replied to a thread new to ukes in Ukulele Beginners
    I suggest keep it and see if you take to playing it. You can always decide to sell it later but selling it now and replacing it down the road = lost...
    5 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    Joyful Uke replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    I'm probably trying to overthink this. I think that's a great response - until I start to try to define how you tell the story. There has to be a...
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    Joyful Uke replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    So far, I've considered myself "better" when I can hit more of the right notes, play more complex pieces, (I play fingerstyle), memorize what I want...
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  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    The funniest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the much needed laugh.
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    I was going to say something similar. I call it presence.
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 AM
    Perhaps one could put them on a shelf two or three deep, so that the ones in the back are hidden. That might help. Anyway, I'm a pretty tidy person....
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Plead the fifth and just don't respond. Anything you say will most definitely be used against you later. Trust me, you may say something that you...
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  • Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    Mine's a knitter as you may have guessed from my post earlier. I agree, it's better if you both have a hobby.
    23 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 AM
    String winders: I only use mine to unwind the strings and then only with geared tuners. They're not really needed at all with friction tuners. ...
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  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    This is what I have read here on UU from someone with Kala experience. The necks are a different depth (top of fret board to bottom of neck) on the...
    5 replies | 142 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    My vote for funniest one liner this year!!!! My wife said my ukes all look the same to her. "Good" I responded I can buy more and you would never...
    23 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    I think my wife prefers not to ask. Then there's the recorders and harmonicas. If a new instrument arrives, there's a certain raised eyebrow look....
    23 replies | 505 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 AM
    Thats great to hear about the Thomastik as I just put the CF30 and CF27 (wound G and C) on and I like them.
    12 replies | 353 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    Just curious as to what sets of strings you have tried, sounds like a lot. Are you having trouble getting the tone you want from the Multiuke or is...
    12 replies | 353 view(s)
  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    uke1950 replied to a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    Rather than just playing the notes/chords, you just need to add some feeling to it. :) (Express yourself through your music.)
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    uke1950 replied to a thread Grandma in New Member Introductions
    Welcome aboard. :) I hope you're gonna start playing it........ ;)
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  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Welcome aboard. :) Lots of guitar players find the uke, some of them get to like it so much, they hardly ever play guitar again. ;)
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  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    :smileybounce: Maybe, if they were neatly arranged, like books on a shelf, they wouldn't look so many. ;)
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  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    I've never had to do anything other than change the strings themselves. :)
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  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Without re reading the rules, it basically says that you agree to share things that you created, as long as no one claims it is theirs, otherwise, I...
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  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Joyful Uke started a thread Musicianship in Uke Talk
    As I work on getting the right notes, in the right rhythm at the right speed, I realize that there is something else that is needed: musicianship....
    19 replies | 363 view(s)
  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    uke1950 replied to a thread Anyone compared those? in Buying Tips
    I haven't played either of those, but I can say that the cedar top will sound more mellow/warmer than what I have heard of the koa laminate. :)
    5 replies | 142 view(s)
  • uke1950's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    Buy from HMS, or Mim's Ukes, that way it'll be checked & setup properly for you - I'd go with an Ohana - I have 3 of their solid mahogany amongst my...
    5 replies | 104 view(s)
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I'm an old guy, and I've been playing music since grammer school.
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I play lots of instruments, and I like to sing and play folk or Country Western on the Uke.
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Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
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Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
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