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    Many years ago I played the recorder. I started...

    Many years ago I played the recorder. I started out learning it on my own and eventually worked my way up to private lessons from John Tyson the recorder instructor at NEC Early Music Program. I...
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    She looks like she's having fun on her Luna so...

    She looks like she's having fun on her Luna so more power to her!
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    If you have to use your thumb for those chords...

    If you have to use your thumb for those chords then you are truly doomed when it comes to really hard chords. :2cents:

    -- Gary
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    Please remind me occasionally never go to a...

    Please remind me occasionally never go to a retirement home because the music played there would surely kill me. :wallbash:

    What would be wrong with playing something that doesn't appeal to the...
  5. Thread: Early Music

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    That's the one!

    That's the one that I play... many thanks to you and those on web the that supply free EM tabs.

    -- Gary
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    It's kind of fun to work out the dances too! ...

    It's kind of fun to work out the dances too!

    -- Gary
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    Do you play or high-g or low-g? Note, there are...

    Do you play or high-g or low-g? Note, there are probably more things out there for low-g. I'm working on Tell me Daphne by Byrd and Espanoleta by Gaspar Sanz. The best way to find them is with a web...
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    Sometimes better is not about how something...

    Sometimes better is not about how something sounds now, sometimes it's how it will sound in a year or two. If the ukulele in question was built in high humidity conditions then it might not be even...
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    That seems like a bit much for a single day... my...

    That seems like a bit much for a single day... my head would really hurt by the end of the day. :2cents:

    I went to UU in Bend this summer and it was three days long (but real content was on the...
  10. In another discussion here not too long ago...

    In another discussion here not too long ago posters noted it takes years for unused unwound strings to simply age out of usability... Don't over think things and just play!

    -- Gary
  11. "Fresh" strings also don't stay in tune all that...

    "Fresh" strings also don't stay in tune all that well...

    -- Gary
  12. Right in front of my Linux desktop computer (so I...

    Right in front of my Linux desktop computer (so I display PDFs on a big monitor.)

    -- Gary
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    Each maker's neck has a slightly different...

    Each maker's neck has a slightly different geometry. I own a MT which I really like the sound of but I wish the neck was 1/16" to 1/8" wider at the nut.

    -- Gary
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    You guys don't have any calipers in the house!?...

    You guys don't have any calipers in the house!? :nana:

    -- Gary
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    The distance between the strings is a totally...

    The distance between the strings is a totally independent factor so it can't possibly make any difference.

    -- Gary
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    I've heard from somebody who has setup a lot of...

    I've heard from somebody who has setup a lot of them that they are often way too high at the nut.

    -- Gary
  17. In the Saying of the Ancients, If that's the...

    In the Saying of the Ancients, If that's the worse thing you have to complain about then you are one lucky SOB! ;)

    -- Gary
  18. Another South Bay Gary! :nana: -- Gary

    Another South Bay Gary! :nana:

    -- Gary
  19. I have searched Google Maps in the past and found...

    I have searched Google Maps in the past and found them so there's no magic involved in finding Ukulele stores. :music:

    -- Gary
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    I've got two an O'ahu and a Korg PitchHawk U2....

    I've got two an O'ahu and a Korg PitchHawk U2. The Korg is better in that it has a bigger display, has different modes for different tunings and can be calibrated but the O'ahu is smaller and seems...
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    I've put in my two cent on this because I bought...

    I've put in my two cent on this because I bought one in Australia years ago. Occasionally I break down and play it a bit. I don't think I ever got the breathing right but when I'm in the mood it's...
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    Here's another on-line chord resource which has a...

    Here's another on-line chord resource which has a bunch of alternate chords which I find helpful.

    https://ukulele-chords.com/

    -- Gary
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    Genre specific chords - Got any?

    I went to UU-6 this past weekend and took some Blues and Hawaiian workshops. They were full of alternate chord fingerings. Does anybody have any comprehensive listing of such genre specific...
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    Cordoba is a respected maker and not some random...

    Cordoba is a respected maker and not some random junk brand that has a poor sound and will likely warp in the future. However, you might want to get it setup by somebody that is skilled at setting up...
  25. Ummm... could you be a bit more precise??? --...

    Ummm... could you be a bit more precise???

    -- Gary
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