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    Today, 05:52 PM
    If I spend $2000 I am going to stick with it no matter what...even if it clog-dancing to Miley Cyrus.
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    Today, 04:44 PM
    I am not feeling very well. As I pack up some stuff for my move, I am listening to Wagner's Lohengrin and feel like a schmuck. I imagine Verdi felt...
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    Today, 04:40 PM
    I am in the extreme minority here, but my feeling is screw beginning ukuleles. They are a waste of money. I started with a $200 one, moved onto a...
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    09-06-2019, 08:03 AM
    Okay, as I said in my last entry, I had bitten off more than I could chew. That was great because it immediately exposed my weakness with not...
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    09-05-2019, 10:17 AM
    My plan seems to be a little more difficult than I had anticipated. I had planned to learn my fret board by going around the circle of fifths...
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    09-05-2019, 08:12 AM
    This is one of my favorite fibs. It makes me giggle when I think Jimi Hendrix believes we are gullible enough to buy that. We're supposed to...
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    09-04-2019, 04:58 AM
    The 13 I play is 3 b7 9 13. I think that would be E Bb D A. The 13 has some relatively easy patterns and it sounds a little bit more mellow to my...
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    09-04-2019, 01:02 AM
    I am preparing for a move, so I have been a bit pre-occupied but I have been trying to systematically pursue my current interest in making chords all...
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    09-01-2019, 08:15 PM
    I used to have it, but I realized I'm a player and not a collector. I am also very attached to my instrument. I don't like to play strange...
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    08-31-2019, 10:57 AM
    ripock replied to a thread where do you live in Uke Talk
    After a lifetime in education, my advice is to keep following instructions. Just keep following instructions 'til the time comes when you just...
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    08-31-2019, 07:10 AM
    ripock replied to a thread where do you live in Uke Talk
    Thanks for the input, everyone. I do appreciate the info. My ukulele journey is taking me up the fret board for practical and theoretical reasons. ...
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    08-29-2019, 07:44 AM
    ripock started a thread where do you live in Uke Talk
    You thought this was going to be one of those invasive personal polls, but it isn't. My question is where are your fingersí natural abode? I ask...
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    08-27-2019, 06:26 AM
    ripock replied to a thread Strum Marks in Uke Talk
    Hmmm. This thread started me a-thinking about my ukes. I don't see any abrasions on the soundboard. I am a finger picker mostly, but I do like to...
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    08-23-2019, 12:10 PM
    As I promised myself, I am going to be annotating a few of my favorite blues progressions. I originally found these in the Glen Rose workbooks I...
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    08-21-2019, 10:39 PM
    I was playing around with linking up a ii V I progression with some pentatonic shapes. It went well. For the chord progression I used F#m7b5...
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    08-21-2019, 01:17 AM
    Just as a change of pace I spent some time with my fuzz pedal and a flanger, and created some riffs with the subdominant shape of the pentatonic. My...
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    08-18-2019, 06:04 AM
    I ran across an interesting ukulele reference. I was reading a Philip K. Dick novel in which people are stuck in alternate realities. It is too...
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    08-17-2019, 04:08 PM
    I come back to this thread after three pages and I find I disagree to some extent. The beginner needs to learn the music and the riffs first of all,...
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    08-16-2019, 09:24 PM
    I once bought ($40-50, if memory serves) what was called a hard case...but it was basically a gig bag with some wood in the frame that made it hard. ...
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    08-16-2019, 08:34 AM
    Finally...the weekend is here. Before I go to the porch to study a few things, I thought I would annotate my appreciation of the ukulele world's...
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