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  1. For the last thirty years I have derived some...

    For the last thirty years I have derived some supplementary income and health insurance from shipping companies and I can verify for you that boxes are kicked and tossed or even used as a keystone to...
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    You could do what I do and go the opposite route....

    You could do what I do and go the opposite route. Instead of using guitar stuff, use soprano uke stuff. I have had a baritone ukulele and tenor guitar (in Chicago tuning) for many years and have...
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    well I made some in-roads on this progression. ...

    well I made some in-roads on this progression.

    As I said above, the chords are very cluttered. Once you locate a Bb, the G, F, and Eb are also right there and concomitantly the chords are very...
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    you guys are hilariously pugnacious and fight...

    you guys are hilariously pugnacious and fight about anything.
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    The Iwato is nice and it isn't as "exotic" as...

    The Iwato is nice and it isn't as "exotic" as others, such as the Hirayoshi. I immediately started to link my previous thoughts on Rachmaninoff to the Iwato. There was in Rachmaninoff that half...
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    I thought I'd thrown down a favorite scale of...

    I thought I'd thrown down a favorite scale of mine, the Iwato:


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    It is a nice pentatonic scale...although not "the" pentatonic which we all know and love.
  7. The only switch that has caused me any problems...

    The only switch that has caused me any problems was switching from being a sit-down player to being a standing player. The angle between the two was significant enough to that I had to take a while...
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    pursuing a thought from the last update: since...

    pursuing a thought from the last update: since we're not allowed to play ukuleles like guitars but since we haven't been forbidden to use piano music, I played around with Rachmaninoff's prelude in...
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    I've been noticing an increase of guitar-people...

    I've been noticing an increase of guitar-people around here lately. It is unfortunate because they are different and they just don't understand.

    Anyway...I don't really have time for their...
  10. I use guilt as my guide. I cut down my...

    I use guilt as my guide. I cut down my collection to two instruments, one for linear tuning and one for re-entrant tuning. I heavily favor the linear tuning. However, whenever I feel that it has...
  11. wab223, since you're looking for fun, look into...

    wab223, since you're looking for fun, look into tenor guitars. Despite what Chris667 said, I treat my tenor guitar just like a steel stringed baritone. I re-tuned it from CGDA to DGBE and play it...
  12. I suppose I am a little less literal-minded than...

    I suppose I am a little less literal-minded than the other folks on this thread.

    When the OP says "I would like to eventually sound like this," I interpret that as meaning he wants to fingerpick. ...
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    I've seen a video or two over the years that...

    I've seen a video or two over the years that portends to humorously typify the ukulele player. The caricature usually focuses on the stultifying brisk strum patterns and the tendency to emasculate...
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    well, I played around with the formulae that I...

    well, I played around with the formulae that I mentioned last entry and I was rather dissatisfied with them. I won't detail all the dominant chord substitutions I sampled, but in general they either...
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    In my locality, businesses have re-opened at 25%...

    In my locality, businesses have re-opened at 25% occupancy but patrons must employ face coverings which is a joke. Many people are using cotton bandanas and I myself use a wintertime neck gaiter...
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    I feel a bit guilty about this, but I haven't...

    I feel a bit guilty about this, but I haven't really noticed a big change. I haven't missed a day of work because of my field. I work, read, smoke a pipe of tobacco, play ukulele, sleep. Pretty...
  17. Thread: Noodling

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    Noodling at home is essential, but in a...

    Noodling at home is essential, but in a public/performing context it is another matter. In ensemble/orchestral experiences I've had noodlers were immediately dealt with. Since the behavior is...
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    pulling strings off fretboard

    In a recent discussion somewhere on the ukulele boards, someone mentioned that finger style players like wider nuts. Being a finger style player myself, this was news to me. One reason I don't...
  19. 127146 I attached, I think, a slightly blurry...

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    I attached, I think, a slightly blurry picture that my wife took for me of my main squeeze, my Rob Collins long neck tenor. I waited two years for it and it is the end of the UAS road for...
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    I wasn't feeling very strummy today, so I worked...

    I wasn't feeling very strummy today, so I worked more on picking. I was taking advantage of both the linear and re-entrant patterns. Let me try to explain my idea. If you have linear tuning, you...
  21. well...I wouldn't call it good, but I had an...

    well...I wouldn't call it good, but I had an Oscar Schmidt. The action was high but when you fretted a note, it intoned that note. It had a pickup, but it was a bit sensitive. I couldn't play in...
  22. I am also a monogamous player. Because of that...

    I am also a monogamous player. Because of that fact I want to warn you of a $400 ukulele. When I upgraded to my $400 ukulele, it gave me a taste of the upper-level instruments. I couldn't just let...
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    To be honest, I have absolutely no notion how...

    To be honest, I have absolutely no notion how wide my nut is. I am primarily a finger style musician and I just play. My philosophy is "a poor craftsman blames his tools." If my nut was wider, I...
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    I'm still struggling with the Phrygian modal...

    I'm still struggling with the Phrygian modal harmonization. Struggle, perhaps, is an inadequate word I am not at all resentful or frustrated with the hurdles placed before me.

    One of the bigger...
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    I am definitely in the "other" category. I never...

    I am definitely in the "other" category. I never play other people's music; that's what my CD player is for. I practice scales and certain chord qualities in all keys. I browse the internet for...
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