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    for me, the only consideration is transitioning. ...

    for me, the only consideration is transitioning. If you use the 3-finger technique then you can easily attain the Gsus2, the Gsus4, or the G6 chord and even the Eminor chord by moving one finger. ...
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    That's what I do almost exclusively. The beauty...

    That's what I do almost exclusively. The beauty of the Low G is that it doesn't preclude the high G. Let me re-phrase that. With the high G you play the blues with the 1st three strings, ignoring...
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    However, I have to admit that I have a certain...

    However, I have to admit that I have a certain modicum of reverence for those people who can naturally hear an "A", can tune their A string, and then can tune the other three strings to that A...
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    Hi Jerry, Unlike what many have said here, I...

    Hi Jerry,

    Unlike what many have said here, I would just play the chords as specified, except for two. My little chord books lists all the chords except for the 7+5 and the slash chord. For slash...
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    Yes, please do. It will be awesome. When I...

    Yes, please do. It will be awesome. When I cashed in my ukulele fund I got a spalted mango Oscar Schmidt. Since then I have acquired much more expensive ukuleles which are superior to it only in...
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    Today was more basic work. My B chord is slowing...

    Today was more basic work. My B chord is slowing me up. So I just played a lot of B. I formed the B without looking and transitioned to the D chord, the only that sounds good to me.
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    To be honest, neither one of those seems like an...

    To be honest, neither one of those seems like an upgrade to what you're currently playing. When I was in your position what I did was skim $20 off every paycheck and put it in a ukulele fund. After...
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    I have to annotate a few things for the sake of...

    I have to annotate a few things for the sake of posterity lest I forget them altogether. I did tinker around with becoming a more accomplished beginner by practicing chords with a metronome. ...
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    chord transitioning

    I've been going back to some basics and I have been practicing transitioning between chords. Is there a consensus for how quickly we should be able to transition, on an average? I know there are a...
  10. for me, it is all about the sound. For example,...

    for me, it is all about the sound. For example, I am quite fond of using the knuckle of my thumb on an upstroke. It kind of puts a slight muting on the strum that differentiates it from the...
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    I started this thread over a month ago because I...

    I started this thread over a month ago because I was perplexed by the application of campanella technique. Patently campanella is gloriously beautiful and the arrangers are jedi-level, but for me as...
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    I like the fact that they enter through what...

    I like the fact that they enter through what appears to be a time portal
  13. My latest and greatest was a Kamaka HF-3LDS. ...

    My latest and greatest was a Kamaka HF-3LDS. What I have my eyes set upon is...well, I don't have a specific ukulele in mind; what I want is something with a redwood soundboard and a body made of...
  14. Thread: Baritone Tuning

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    Or your friend can do nothing differently. For...

    Or your friend can do nothing differently. For example, show him how to play a blues progression in C. It will work on the baritone...except that he'll be playing the blues in G. However the...
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    Since you're going ukulele shopping in person and...

    Since you're going ukulele shopping in person and your vendor has Cordobas, let me suggest you try out one of instruments in the 30 series. To (mis)quote Protagoras, you are the measure of all...
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    I haven't updated in a while because what I've...

    I haven't updated in a while because what I've been doing hasn't seemed too exciting. Of course I have been practicing pentatonic scales and worked out playing some Thelonious Monk, but the bulk of...
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    Exceedingly, and a bit addictive...except for...

    Exceedingly, and a bit addictive...except for that damned F that drops an octave in the 3rd measure. Since my kamaka has an extra-long neck I've been playing around frets 15-20 and then dropping...
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    I had this problem...until I turned up the volume...

    I had this problem...until I turned up the volume on my on-board EQ. I had the volume slide pushed all the way to the right because, in my experience, left was no volume and the right was loud. But...
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    Anywaaaaaays, back to the original question. ...

    Anywaaaaaays,

    back to the original question. When my itty-bitty nephew seemed to take an interest in my harmonica, I didn't buy him a Hohner meister-klasse such as I was playing. He got a...
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    for me it is a process. I usually start with...

    for me it is a process.

    I usually start with the A string and figure out the melody I am hearing.

    Then I learn to play it correctly with all my strings.

    Then, once I have a melody, I start...
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    Have you contacted Taimane herself? She seems...

    Have you contacted Taimane herself? She seems approachable. In lieu of that, let me briefly explain what I've been doing to create my own flamenco style. Like you, I am a...
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    Jim, This was ingenious and it made my wife...

    Jim,

    This was ingenious and it made my wife happy. I could play some gypsy blues while standing on my head, and she wouldn't even acknowledge my presence. Playing Thelonious is a currency she...
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    this tutorial just arrived in my inbox and it is...

    this tutorial just arrived in my inbox and it is full of double-stops

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn-GGXYbLTs
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    does anyone know the difference between the 40,...

    does anyone know the difference between the 40, 60, and 70 models of the bluebridge tenor? The only difference I could see is that the 40t has the fret markers in the correct place...like the...
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    String change. I haven't been too happy with my...

    String change. I haven't been too happy with my baritone strings. I had been using a set of Living Water strings. I didn't care for them because they were buzzy and because the name sounded like a...
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