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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    02-15-2021, 05:06 AM
    ripock replied to a thread AMping up the Baritone in Uke Talk
    I would re-post in the uke tech support or Luthier's Lounge sub-forum because the experts and experienced people hang out there.
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    02-15-2021, 05:02 AM
    ripock replied to a thread I strum! in Ukulele Beginners
    Anybody? More like everybody. You're going to work on making your right hand less spazoid, then you'll notice the development of your left hand has...
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    02-14-2021, 09:13 PM
    I wasn't too happy with my playing today. Earlier in the day I got my Kamaka out and I just wasn't hitting the chords. I don't know if it was a CNS...
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    02-14-2021, 11:10 AM
    I just browsed the threads and it is quite hilarious. There are circa 1995 usenet trolls bestirring trouble. I often miss the days of moderated...
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    02-14-2021, 08:10 AM
    Hey Elysium, let me tell you what I was told. I was told that a standard bar has 8 strums in it: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and The numbers are the...
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    02-14-2021, 06:47 AM
    There was a recent thread adjuring us all to abstain from using our electronic tuners for a week. I could have promised to do so, but it would have...
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    02-13-2021, 01:54 PM
    I haven't mastered what I was working on, but I just need a break. So I thought I would work a little bit on Bird Blues. Perhaps I should call it...
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    02-12-2021, 12:24 PM
    ripock replied to a thread Not So Nice? in Uke Talk
    Hopefully you'll practice what you preach. Just walk away, ignore the Cosmos trolls, play your ukulele for 48 hours (which all of us need anyway),...
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