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    Well, I'm having Asthma problems now. I've had...

    Well, I'm having Asthma problems now. I've had it all my life, but it's never been a problem until now. It was under control, but just lately it's started acting up. It's not too bad during the day...
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    Well, here it is 0520, and I've been awake since...

    Well, here it is 0520, and I've been awake since about 0210. The golden years are sure somethin' to look forward to. :old:
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    Good going, Rollie, as I said before: Today...

    Good going, Rollie, as I said before: Today Iowa, tomorrow Broadway and then Hollywood--Congrats! :old:
  4. Maybe all ukers oughta play Fleas. Plenty of...

    Maybe all ukers oughta play Fleas. Plenty of plastic on hand. :old:
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    Glad to see you decided to keep the baritone, KT....

    Glad to see you decided to keep the baritone, KT. If you like the low tones, you'll probably be glad you did. :old:
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    Usually, "Chicken-of-the-Sea". It's good on...

    Usually, "Chicken-of-the-Sea". It's good on toast with olives or chopped up apple--YUM! :old:
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    Quick answer - yes, KT, one can play a baritone...

    Quick answer - yes, KT, one can play a baritone like any other uke, but the key will be different. Playing C chords gives one the key of F, F = Bb, G -= C, D = G, E = A, and A = D.

    If one is...
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    I've had my baritone for a long time, but haven't...

    I've had my baritone for a long time, but haven't played any of my ukes for a while. I've been doing my banjos mostly. But now I'm using my baritone to learn fingerstyle better. I have it tuned Lo...
  9. I, too, have had a Luna "Peace" ukulele for a...

    I, too, have had a Luna "Peace" ukulele for a long time. It's the ukulele that I usually play when I get the urge to chord and sing. It plays well and sounds good enough to me. I have absolutely...
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    Not everyone buys something expecting to sell it...

    Not everyone buys something expecting to sell it in a month or two. When I buy something, and, I like it and use it, it's mine, and I can decorate it as I like.

    I have two gift ukes, and some...
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    Well, my baritone now has brand new Aquila...

    Well, my baritone now has brand new Aquila strings. The ones on it were very old and in pretty bad shape. I shoulda changed them a long time ago.

    Now that I'm entering a new facet of my ukulele...
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    I've been working on fingerpicking my baritone. ...

    I've been working on fingerpicking my baritone. I just got a new baritone "song" book with good folk music, and I'm using it and a "regular" fingerpicking book to learn. Baritone books in DGBE that...
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    I couldn't agree more. I have lots of different...

    I couldn't agree more. I have lots of different instruments, and I wouldn't get rid of any of them. I even have a few that I don't like, but I'm keepin' 'em anyway just to admire and handle them.
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    My wife and I usta tour on a tandem bicycle. I...

    My wife and I usta tour on a tandem bicycle. I wonder where one would find a tandem unicycle . . . :old:
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    Yeah, those might work. There are mutes for...

    Yeah, those might work. There are mutes for banjos, but I don't think they would do the job. I 'spose I could sit in my car and play. Maybe wrapped in a blanket, but it's been very hot here this...
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    Well, heck, woke up at 0300 for the now usual...

    Well, heck, woke up at 0300 for the now usual "old man reason" and then tossed and turned until four. Finally, I gave up trying to go back to sleep and got up. I suppose I'll be dozing off, now and...
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    Terriffic post, Nickie. I certainly "understood"...

    Terriffic post, Nickie. I certainly "understood" them all, but they're much funnier when they happen to someone else. :old:
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    I really enjoyed your Peanuts Song a lot--Thanks....

    I really enjoyed your Peanuts Song a lot--Thanks. :old:
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    I have two forums too. This one and one with...

    I have two forums too. This one and one with lessons and other stuff. ///// Nah! The other one I have is just an advertisement. My bad -- again! :old:
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    I like the low tones and always thought I'd like...

    I like the low tones and always thought I'd like to play a tenor or even a bass, but I think they are used mostly in groups. My alto sounds good to me, and I read somewhere that the alto size is...
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    My fifes are all about 16.5 inches long, and my...

    My fifes are all about 16.5 inches long, and my two piccolos are 12.75" long. I have one Revolutionary War type fife, one American Civil War type, one cheap plastic one that plays very well without...
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    Keith, here's a littie tip for you. Many piccolo...

    Keith, here's a littie tip for you. Many piccolo players put an earplug in their right ear to cut down on the loudness. I do it myself sometimes. Might save your hearing some.

    Piccolos are a...
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    Well, Keith, we seem to have the same tastes in...

    Well, Keith, we seem to have the same tastes in music--ukuleles, recorders, harmonicas and now flutes. I play concert flute, alto flute, Irish flutes, fifes and piccolos. My piccolos are wood and...
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    Okay, mountain goat, no problem, I've also posted...

    Okay, mountain goat, no problem, I've also posted stuff that I wish I hadn't. Enjoy the evening. :old:
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    Well, thanks to all who posted on this thread...

    Well, thanks to all who posted on this thread including, mountain goat. My UU saavy has been improved.

    I guess, sadly, my Uke Talk will remain safer now but even less friendly. My life path...
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