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    my ukulele progress

    Chilly night with a north wind coming off the mountains. I made some swiss chard, lentils & millet, and tilapia for my wife, and settled down to some ukulele. I maintained focus on the A on the 14th fret. I mainly played the A Dorian #11 mixed with a subdominant pentatonic shape. Using those...
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    A fix for string guttering

    and you can learn to use guttering. A guttered string has a sound which you can add to your bag of tricks
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    my ukulele progress

    I browsed the 2nd epistle of Horatius but am not in the position to comment. I did my uxorial duty. My wife has had unaccountably high acid but she cannot see the doctor for a month because a plethora of dumbasses who wouldn't take their vaccines are now flooding the hospitals. In the...
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    Sorry I just absolutely must pointlessly gush about the S60T Tenor

    Oh. You're just a voyeur. I thought you were going to join us on the dark side with tenor scales, low G strings, and those sorts of aberrations.
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    Sorry I just absolutely must pointlessly gush about the S60T Tenor

    Does this mean you will be branching out from your preferred twangy tone?
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    Thinking of thinning the herd

    Bacon and Day is my dream tenor guitar. I love those headstocks ever since I saw John Fahey playing that brand.
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    Which renowned Luthier uses x bracing?

    I had never thought about this. I just let the luthier do his thing when I bespeak a uke. However I like the fan-bracing better. Yes, the X-bracing seems louder, but is that necessarily a good thing? The fan-bracing seemed to create a more nuanced sound (assuming of course that the bracing...
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    my ukulele progress

    When I am not taking care of my wife or working my two jobs or advancing my ukulele journey, I am working on my literature. Currently I am re-reading the epistles of Horatius. I have been struggling to understand the first epistle which is the programmatic one. Part of the problem is the...
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    Ukuleles in Las Vegas

    It is funny, I grew up in Las Vegas but I've only been in a casino twice in my life. Once a great aunt was visiting and we went to Circus Circus. And once as an adult I went to the Sahara at something like 3 a.m. after work to get $1.99 breakfast. My father was a police officer and the strip...
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    my ukulele progress

    I thought I'd really quick upload the pattern I use for dim7 arpeggios. The top one is just to get from the G string to the A string more or less horizontally. I guess you could use it iteratively at the 2nd fret, 5th, 8th, 11th, and 14th if you wanted to do all the fret board. And, of...
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    my ukulele progress

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    Singing outside on the ring fort...

    I agree. I was just curious because I didn't hear a lot of ambient noises like wind. I actually recently watched one of the luminaries in the uke world whom I won't mention and that person was playing on a windy beach without any meteorological disturbances to the recording. I acknowledge...
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    my ukulele progress

    Thanks for the tips Uncle Leo, but I come from a culture where fasting is central and not eating comes more naturally to me. my vagus nerve is used to it and I never get hungry, although I will get a headache if I don't drink water. I actually feel better and more clear-headed on fasting days...
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    Singing outside on the ring fort...

    out of curiosity, do you do any post-production sound editing?
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    "Having" vs. "Wanting"...

    since we are being very quotatious, what about Oscar Wilde: There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.