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  1. I know. Despite--what?--about three pages of...

    I know. Despite--what?--about three pages of responses, the original post is completely non-controversial and common sensical: there are two tunings and you'll need two ukuleles. I came to the...
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    I took my poly-carbonate soprano with me to work...

    I took my poly-carbonate soprano with me to work today and on my breaks I practiced some in the back of my jeep. I mostly practiced clawhammer and improvising with the gypsy scale in the key of F. ...
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    Thanks ZZ. I had never really applied any...

    Thanks ZZ. I had never really applied any thought to the topic, but I did have a vague intuition of what you're saying. I noticed the advantage of clamhammer technique in this regard because you...
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    I hadn't really practiced in a few days. My free...

    I hadn't really practiced in a few days. My free time was occupied by reading two early Herman Melville novels. Don't ask me why; it was just one of those vagaries of intellectual life. It wasn't...
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    I apologize for not being around to respond. Other things have been demanding my time.

    It seems travis picking is the answer, which is good because I already practice it. I guess I just need...
  6. to be honest, I didn't. I knew you couldn't mean...

    to be honest, I didn't. I knew you couldn't mean what I thought you did, but I didn't understand. However your response is going to buoy my heart through the drudgery of the workweek.
  7. I already practice Travis picking. So that puts...

    I already practice Travis picking. So that puts me in good stead. However, I don't think I understand why standing on furniture will help
  8. okay, that's fair enough. However I have just a...

    okay, that's fair enough. However I have just a procedural question on how to approach this matter: do I try to fit the melody notes in-between the drone notes or should these two things be...
  9. pragmatic steps for gaining an autonomous thumb.

    I've been listening to some John Fahey guitar CD's and watching Justin Johnson on youtube, and I want their ability to play a droning bass line with the thumb whilst picking with the other fingers. ...
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    I'm sort of disappointed in the thread. By the...

    I'm sort of disappointed in the thread. By the title I thought it would be about some girl hepped up on some hormonal drug or some derivative of adenosine triphosphate or something.
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    I'm in a similar situation. I have a HF-3L. ...

    I'm in a similar situation. I have a HF-3L. I'll tell you what I'm doing. I'm aiming at a custom tenor from a smaller, independent builder. Diversity is my motivation. I have a fine...
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    Halfway home from work, my brakes totally went...

    Halfway home from work, my brakes totally went out. Probably one of my enemies cut my brake line. However I cheated his expectation by using my gears and my parking break to get to my mechanic and...
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    I obtained a copy of Jerry Coker's Improvising...

    I obtained a copy of Jerry Coker's Improvising Jazz which was recommended on this thread. I am very happy with it. I have very specific needs. I don't play with people and I never will (except for...
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    don't give up on the Abminor; it is a very tasty...

    don't give up on the Abminor; it is a very tasty chord. And going from an E maj or an Ab min is only a finger's difference. If you play the E as 1402 it is easy. The trick is on the C string fret...
  15. Thread: Capo?

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    I of course bought a capo when I got my ukulele...

    I of course bought a capo when I got my ukulele because...well, who doesn't want all the accessories? However, I can't really play with it. It gets in the way. For example if I capo my baritone at...
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    gosh, I didn't realize this was such an...

    gosh, I didn't realize this was such an acrimonious topic, but I just did some looking online and there are some very strong opinions on the matter.

    Permit me to ask one more follow-up question....
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    friction vs. geared tuners

    I assume this is the place to ask this question since you are the guys with the technical acumen.

    I am very smitten with the look of the old fashioned, pegs jutting perpendicular to the head...
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    I wholeheartedly endorse the usefulness of this...

    I wholeheartedly endorse the usefulness of this thread
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    As usual, I've come to this party a bit late, but...

    As usual, I've come to this party a bit late, but I think the baritone is a good idea. The wife could play something in C. The husband could play the exact thing on the baritone, but it would be in...
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    Thanks. This demonstrates perfectly the crux of...

    Thanks. This demonstrates perfectly the crux of modern research: if you don't provide the computer with the proper lemma, you don't get access to the windfall of information that you know must be...
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    I've been a little pre-occupied with playing...

    I've been a little pre-occupied with playing stuff I hear or see. In a dedication to a novel I read, the author ended the dedication with a measure from some part of Wagner's Meistersinger. It had...
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    Thank you very much. After reflecting a few more...

    Thank you very much. After reflecting a few more days, I have one more suggestion. My main focus is in developing my own style rather than playing others' compositions. To that end, it would be...
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    Here's my suggestion. When you have an idea like...

    Here's my suggestion. When you have an idea like "classical ukulele" there are two components: 1. classical music and 2. ukulele. Most of the effort is levied to bridge the gap to classical music...
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    I'm starting to see some bigger pictures. The...

    I'm starting to see some bigger pictures. The time I've spent with my minor pentatonics is starting to have some wider applications. I was just playing around with the trite ii-V-i progression...
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    today I practiced first on the tenor guitar and...

    today I practiced first on the tenor guitar and then moved on to the low-G ukulele.

    Today's obsession was with the central four: major, minor, maj7, min7. Everything went well except for C#. ...
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