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    03-01-2021, 11:32 AM
    That's a five-chord/power chord. It is lacking the third interval. The third interval is the one which determines if a chord is major or minor. So...
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    03-01-2021, 08:19 AM
    I always use this tuning and I just use regular strings. I typically use Worth or Fremont strings. Originally I settled on this tuning because I...
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    03-01-2021, 06:34 AM
    This has been a very educational thread. I had to google all the bridge variations because I didn't know which bridges I had. All my ukuleles...
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    02-28-2021, 09:43 PM
    I'm still working on getting acquainted with the G and the GAB sequence. I'm still trying to latch on to its liabilities and advantages. I'm also...
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    02-28-2021, 08:41 PM
    For that 6 shape, and its corresponding m7 shape, I just play it without the G string. In your case that would be (X433). It is so much easier than...
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    02-28-2021, 08:52 AM
    I became marginally proficient in claw-hammer but gave it up because it was a one-trick pony and for my goals I need more versatile tools. However...
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    02-28-2021, 05:11 AM
    That seems like an advanced variation. It takes a while to get the hang of the claw and learning how wide to make the claw to hit whichever string...
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    02-28-2021, 04:39 AM
    There seems to be a bit of a common feeling running around the ukulele world. I haven't been very productive lately and the threads around here have...
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    02-27-2021, 02:25 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Slotted Headstocks in Uke Talk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrCvmcY9oA that's the video I used for this situation. There are no knots involved and it seemed easier than...
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    02-27-2021, 06:38 AM
    I haven't been doing much of note lately. Just plodding along. Perhaps the one innovation to my playing has been using arpeggios to link my shapes....
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    02-25-2021, 10:46 PM
    Yeah, I assume the OP is referring to a glissando. I do it all the time. Why? Because it is cool. Sometimes there is a reason like moving an...
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    02-23-2021, 03:49 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Clean moveable chords in Uke Talk
    What about transposing? You're dealing with a I-IV-V progression in Bb. I personally would move everything a tritone away and do it in E, but you...
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    02-23-2021, 08:41 AM
    ripock replied to a thread UAS Intrigue! in Uke Talk
    Since you have this golden opportunity, you could get something other than Chinese assembly-line ukes. I know, for example, that Rob Collins sells...
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    02-22-2021, 08:43 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Ulu Wood in Uke Talk
    yeah, I checked and it is now gone. What Moore Bettah Ukes was saying above was very reminiscent to what I remember reading on the koolau site. I...
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    02-22-2021, 08:33 PM
    I've had to do a lot of stuff relating to my work and couldn't put in the time necessary to make any musical progress. I'm still fiddling around...
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    02-22-2021, 03:29 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Ulu Wood in Uke Talk
    I don't know if it is still up, but a few years ago I was contemplating a Koolau custom and I went to their website and they had a page devoted to...
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    02-21-2021, 10:15 AM
    When I bought my first ukulele, I also bought the Hal Leonard scale finder and chord finder. With those two books, you have your chords and your...
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    02-20-2021, 11:43 AM
    I watched a really insightful video on the circle of fifths. Most of the time, people are trying to dumb down or make less intimidating the circle...
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    02-19-2021, 10:53 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Nylon Strings for Tiple? in Uke Talk
    From what I have heard, nylon strings couldn't generate enough vibration to make a decent sound. Don't fear the steel strings. I have never...
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    02-19-2021, 12:19 AM
    I'm trying to do my part. I didn't mean to cast any aspersions. I just meant that, as a consumer, when I approach google with a question such as...
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    02-18-2021, 11:58 PM
    I thought I would take advantage of the unwonted, although not unwanted, presence of both flour and gravy in my home. They just don't fit into my...
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    02-18-2021, 11:43 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Baritone Laziness in Uke Talk
    I had heard a voice coach say that singers, such as Simon and Garfunkel, achieve harmony by singing a fifth apart. I'll take your word that this...
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    02-18-2021, 11:18 AM
    ripock replied to a thread I strum! in Ukulele Beginners
    clairvoyance. That and the original post was longer originally but it has become truncated for some reason
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    02-18-2021, 11:05 AM
    ripock replied to a thread Baritone Laziness in Uke Talk
    I never learned a single baritone chord. I always play mine like a tenor. And I think it would work in a group setting since it is a perfect...
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    02-18-2021, 07:15 AM
    I recently commented on a thread that my ukulele routine hasn't altered with the pandemic, and that's true. But I have modified my behavior in...
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    02-17-2021, 07:30 PM
    I have a few things to report on "Under the Rainbow" which is the name of the song blueprint I am currently working on. The name was inspired by the...
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    02-17-2021, 01:38 PM
    My playing hasn't changed one bit. I sheltered in place before the pandemic and I sheltered in place during the pandemic. The only difference is...
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    02-17-2021, 05:03 AM
    Okay. The review of the Bird Blues has been instructive, but now my dilly dallying has started to become shilly shallying. It is time to return to...
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    02-16-2021, 06:19 PM
    People talking about what's a good ukulele song. What song isn't a good ukulele song? You can play anything with the ukulele. I'm essentially...
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    02-16-2021, 05:40 AM
    Also, it depends on who you are and what your intentions are. For example, even though Tenzen's recommendation is totally solid, I wouldn't follow...
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