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  1. Ukulele Festival Hawaii, July 15, 2018

    Aloha! ...from Seattle :)

    I just reserved my place at a table at the Ukulele Festival Hawaii
    Gala Fundraiser, Friday night 5:30 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus
    Ballroom ($95 a seat) and will...
  2. Wow! thanks for working all the details out and...

    Wow! thanks for working all the details out and presenting it in such a compact, but clear format!

    I, for one, do not understand the intricacies of Music Theory, however, the lines and sectors...
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    several ukulele teachers in Waikiki (Royal...

    several ukulele teachers in Waikiki (Royal Hawaiian Center) encourage first timers to
    grasp the ukulele at the neck/body join then, bending their elbow, draw the ukulele
    across their upper chest,...
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    I've been reading a lot of books and pamphlets by...

    I've been reading a lot of books and pamphlets by Cornelius R Stam, Berean Bible Society.

    finding them very interesting and enlightening.

    Finished John Bright's History of Israel a few weeks...
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    Enya makes an HPL (formica) body soprano with a...

    Enya makes an HPL (formica) body soprano with a removable neck.
    may be worth looking into :)

    I bought one from a UU member and I enjoy playing it.
    he had reshaped the neck and added a personal...
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    Thanks, Choirguy! I appreciate all the work...

    Thanks, Choirguy!

    I appreciate all the work you're doing to make the Boot Camp Practice Sheets
    much more user friendly for anyone who wants to 'play along' with something
    instead of just 'going...
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    4 Irish songs for March 17th

    I will send you a pdf with 4 Irish Songs if you will email me at
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    Danny Boy - generic rendition
    How are things in Glocca Morra?
    Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an...
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    Poll: I voted 'Soprano' but my preference is...

    I voted 'Soprano' but my preference is concert-scale, so
    longneck Soprano or smaller-body Concert (16" scale - Sonny D),
    or Kerry Bannister-made concert-scale, short-neck, tenor-body uke :)
    ...
  9. OK folks, time to close this one down :) the...

    OK folks, time to close this one down :)

    the Memorial Service for my Father-in-law went very nicely.
    many friends and family showed up, some coming from a distance,
    like Georgia, Arizona,...
  10. Yes! Absolutely! If possible, please share...

    Yes! Absolutely!

    If possible, please share them on the Forum and if necessary,
    please give us the link to them.

    I suppose, with all the Chromatic Keys presented, no matter what
    tuning is...
  11. Aloha, Peanuts56 :) I'm so glad you have found...

    Aloha, Peanuts56 :)

    I'm so glad you have found and been using the Boot Camp materials.
    I truly believe that one could do as you have done, take a group (or individual)
    through the Boot Camp...
  12. Thanks for the kind thoughts Greenie :) ...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts Greenie :)

    rlbccb, I'm so glad to hear of someone using what Choirguy created for Ukulele Boot Camp users.
    Don't you think Choirguy did a great job?

    I'm so glad he...
  13. Uncle Rod visiting HNL Mar 2nd to the 7th, Father-in-Law's Funeral

    my father-in-law lived to see his 98th birthday and
    quietly passed away after most of the family had the
    opportunity to visit with him a few weeks before he died.
    All of the grandchildren were...
  14. Uncle Rod's Boot Camp Practice Sheet videos on YouTube

    Choirguy has created Practice Sheet videos for each of the 5 Keys featured in the Ukulele Boot Camp!

    The videos take each Practice Sheet #1 -#5, Keys of C, F, G, A, D,
    and presents each in a very...
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    Choirguy has created Practice Sheet videos for...

    Choirguy has created Practice Sheet videos for each of the 5 Keys featured in the Ukulele Boot Camp!

    Choirguy, if you're reading this, and have made some of the suggested changes :) , please post...
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    Mahalo! what a helpful Forum, and so...

    Mahalo!

    what a helpful Forum, and so informative!

    great info!

    keep uke'in', :)
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    Thanks, RealityGuy! especially for the pictures!...

    Thanks, RealityGuy! especially for the pictures!

    picture #2 is a real eye-opener considering what you Luthiers start with
    and end up with! Skill and vision and workmanship!

    Thanks again!
    ...
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    just testing the waters

    I'm considering a video or a series of videos referencing the Practice Sheets in the Ukulele Boot Camp materials.

    I envision ONE video going through each of the 5 Practice Sheets introducing more...
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    if you want some free info, please click on the...

    if you want some free info, please click on the Ukulele Boot Camp link in my signature :)

    Enjoy!

    keep uke'in',
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    took possession of the new build, short-neck,...

    took possession of the new build, short-neck, concert-scale, pineapple tenor body uke from Kerry Bannister, Luthier last night, Wed, at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant. I used it during our Song Circle...
  21. OK, I’m game:) My email is...

    OK, I’m game:)

    My email is (rohiguchi@seattleschools.org)

    Let me know yours and I will PayPal you :)

    Looks like HPL... and that would be great!
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    I second that comment! Isaac has a long...

    I second that comment!

    Isaac has a long history with ukes in HNL!

    slightly off the beaten track, but worth looking for!

    Mahalo, Isaac! :)
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    Hau'oli la Hanau! Brah! I'll be visiting HNL...

    Hau'oli la Hanau! Brah!

    I'll be visiting HNL the first weekend of Mar for my Father-in-Law's Funeral :(

    will try to touch bases with you. Maybe lunch or dinner with Gregg?

    malama pono!
  24. besides the obvious differences between the Keys,...

    besides the obvious differences between the Keys, you may want to clarify how playing a
    Baritone (DGBE) differs from playing a ukulele with a 'Low G' - that is, if there are real
    differences...
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    our Baritone players (STRUM Berries) is thinking...

    our Baritone players (STRUM Berries) is thinking of making the Low G designed models the
    unofficial 'uniform' for an upcoming Baritone Retreat in August!

    Of course UBass players will love this...
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