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UKISOCIETY
03-18-2010, 07:02 AM
There's a disturbing trend of people in the ukulele community that think 4 strings are too many (http://ukecrazybitches.blogspot.com/2010/03/four-stringz-too-many.html).

Read, watch and be shocked!! :eek::eek::eek:

mailman
03-18-2010, 07:13 AM
Alan, the UCB website opened up for me, and I read the text, but the pictures/videos never opened....

UKISOCIETY
03-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Alan, the UCB website opened up for me, and I read the text, but the pictures/videos never opened....

Weird. Thy should be embedded. I'll put links on the page too.

haole
03-18-2010, 07:22 AM
Some ukes actually sound best with no strings.

mailman
03-18-2010, 10:28 AM
Tried again from a different computer, and it worked fine this time. That Joni Mitchell piece was wonderful! I've seen dulcimer played a few times before, but never with the percussion incorperated....

Ukeffect
03-18-2010, 11:06 AM
Tinyguitars built my tenor CBU, and he makes great stuff! I like the way he plays, too! I think that dulciuke is for sale (arggh, too late durn it Alan!)...now if he could only set it up like an eleuke w/MP3 inputs and headphone jack....hmmmm!?! Wow Joni ! I always wondered how to "chunk" on a dulcimer!

luvdat
03-18-2010, 01:15 PM
The ukulele is already a 3 string instrument. The G and the A are really one string. Jake S. figured that out...

Ahnko Honu
03-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Russians (Balalaika), and the Japanese (Shamisen) have been doing it with 3 strings for centuries. There's nothing new under the sun. :D

salukulady
03-18-2010, 02:01 PM
There's are disturbing people in the group known as UCB.Fixed it for you.

luvdat
03-18-2010, 02:55 PM
Russians (Balalaika), and the Japanese (Shamisen) have been doing it with 3 strings for centuries. There's nothing new under the son. :D

Seriously, once I "got it" so to speak about the G and the A, I discovered the C and E, kind of like the first time. You can find more "instruments" in various 3 string ways of looking at a ukulele...almost like you're forced to...and it also starts to just happen.

jungleturtle
03-18-2010, 03:17 PM
My first stringed instrument was an old banjo with only one string on it that my uncle left at our house when I was 5 or 6 yrs old. I used to run my finger up & down the frets & pick out melodies; mostly stuff like Mary Had a Little Lamb & Twinkle Twinkle.:cool:

the52blues
03-20-2010, 01:30 PM
Here's my homemade "Canjo" (3 strings on half a hockey stick and a dollar store pie plate basically) It is fretted and tuned like a dulcimer and kinda fun to play....the kids like it!
http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae232/the52blues/Instruments/canjo1.jpg

uke5417
03-20-2010, 05:46 PM
I enjoyed Grumpy's take on ukubiquity. Just so many rebels in Che Guevara T-shirts.

KamakOzzie
03-20-2010, 09:28 PM
Russians (Balalaika), and the Japanese (Shamisen) have been doing it with 3 strings for centuries. There's nothing new under the sun. :D

Anybody ever heard "Bluegrass" shamisen? Solo about 2:10 into song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ojMvbauSQ