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    you'd be astonished. If you ignore all the...

    you'd be astonished. If you ignore all the minutiae such as the rests, the rhythms, the note duration, the Italian abbreviations and just look at the notes, then you'd know what notes to play. And...
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    When I first started I foresaw the dangers of...

    When I first started I foresaw the dangers of this syndrome. Therefore I made it a rule of mine to never change strings after the ukulele enters the house (assuming they are good strings). Don't...
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    if I were going to do this, I'd go to the source,...

    if I were going to do this, I'd go to the source, Wagner's Lohengrin and get the score.
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    I forgot about the second part of the question. ...

    I forgot about the second part of the question. My absolute favorite key is Ab (which are the first two letters of absolute). I like Ab because it is the lowest key on my low G ukulele that doesn't...
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    I just use the easy E chord: 1X02, and it makes...

    I just use the easy E chord: 1X02, and it makes playing in E easier than playing in C. After all, in E the IV and V chord are the same thing just moved a tone.
  6. I bought a long-neck tenor to be produced in July...

    I bought a long-neck tenor to be produced in July and made from 100% British woods. Rob is so righteous.
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    I hate the wound low G. I hate it because the...

    I hate the wound low G. I hate it because the texture is so different. I can't get over that. And I can't get over that squeaky sound it makes when I transition between frets. Also, it seems very...
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    when I first started I had the same problem. To...

    when I first started I had the same problem. To make it work I was doing some crazy stuff in terms of fingerings, stacking fingers, etc.

    I kept practicing and then one day, as if by magic, it...
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    I kind of fell off the grid for a while. I have...

    I kind of fell off the grid for a while. I have been playing, just not annotating.

    On Monday I expect the arrival of my new "baritone." It is an electric cigar box guitar with a humbucker...
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    I have to second, or third, the advice about...

    I have to second, or third, the advice about forgetting about the whole GCEA thing. Just get a good DBGE set of strings (I use Southcoast's LML-NW, Light medium Gauge) and play that baritone like it...
  11. Thread: diy pedalboard

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    this thread abounds in awesomeness. Like others...

    this thread abounds in awesomeness. Like others in this thread I have admissions to make. I have never played a guitar, I have never used a plectrum, and know nothing about electronic music. ...
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    this is a very interesting thread because this...

    this is a very interesting thread because this whole strum problem stems from how we define music and making music. For most people making music entails faithfully mimicking a song they've heard. ...
  13. Thread: After the sale

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    After the sale

    Once an instrument is sold and you need to ship it, where do you folks find the materials to do so: i.e., a box that is appropriately shaped and sized, all that bubble wrap, etc.
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    If you have to ask, then you're ambiguous enough...

    If you have to ask, then you're ambiguous enough to warrant sending it back.
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    Ah, Bernunzio! I actually started playing...

    Ah, Bernunzio! I actually started playing ukulele because I saw one of their videos in which there was a beautiful young woman playing a Cordoba ukulele. Because of her I bought a Cordoba tenor and...
  16. Here's what I did when I began: 1. decided on...

    Here's what I did when I began:

    1. decided on a size
    2. decided on how much I wanted to spend
    3. saved the money
    4. looked at all the options my money would allow me
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    To explain myself a little bit further: I never...

    To explain myself a little bit further: I never listen to my ukes beforehand because I don't think there's much correlation between what some prodigy can do with the instrument on a video and what I...
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    this has been an amusing thread to read because...

    this has been an amusing thread to read because it is so foreign to me. It is sort of like watching a National Geographic special on Borneo. What's so foreign to me is the whole sound-file thing. ...
  19. Thread: open tunings

    by ripock
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    Thanks a lot for that recommendation. So far I...

    Thanks a lot for that recommendation. So far I have been rather timid in my open tunings, sticking to G and A because I am not very good and those tunings make sense to me visually since the...
  20. Thread: open tunings

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    thanks for all the help and the clarifying,...

    thanks for all the help and the clarifying, everyone. So it seems it doesn't really matter which inversion of the chord is used, except in terms of licks and patterns. For example, if you figure...
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    I found this illuminating ...

    I found this illuminating

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBQwCkYwbm0
  22. last ukulele bought: Blueridge tenor guitar...

    last ukulele bought: Blueridge tenor guitar (steel-stringed baritone)

    next ukuleles:
    1. in January I will get a cigar box guitar (4 strings, tuned like a baritone)
    2. in July I will receive a...
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    since you are soliciting other options, here's...

    since you are soliciting other options, here's another option--although probably not a very palatable one:

    Buy the ukulele you want her to have and then have a qualified person install the pickup...
  24. Thread: open tunings

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    Not at all; you totally have this. The open...

    Not at all; you totally have this. The open tuning you described above is the open C tuning in which each of the four strings plays one of the three constituent notes of the C major triad. That...
  25. Thread: open tunings

    by ripock
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    thanks for the input, everyone. My question...

    thanks for the input, everyone. My question stemmed from watching guitar videos and wanting to emulate some of the stuff. The problem arose because guitar strings are a bit different from ukulele...
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