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    Sorry to hear about Merrie Monarch, but not...

    Sorry to hear about Merrie Monarch, but not surprised. On the other hand, my wife and I enjoyed your set at Waikoloa Uke Fest on Saturday. I like the idea of a weekly live stream.
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    Amazing how many companies on the mainland canít...

    Amazing how many companies on the mainland canít handle shipping here. Maybe they nevah heah of ďPost OfficeĒ or ďUPSĒ.
  3. Thread: Practice

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    Personally, I pick up the uke more days than not....

    Personally, I pick up the uke more days than not. I find that if I keep going back to it, I continue to improve. I’ve been playing more seriously for about 10 years now. Finally getting to the place...
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    I remember Bela at a workshop being asked how...

    I remember Bela at a workshop being asked how long he had to practice to get that good. He seemed confused about “having to”. It’s just what he does.
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    Ukulele Site’s new store in Honolulu has music, I...

    Ukulele Site’s new store in Honolulu has music, I believe the second Sunday every month. Check it out.
  6. Looks good, Brad. I would lobby for adding DGBD...

    Looks good, Brad. I would lobby for adding DGBD to the list of alternate tunings. DISCLAIMER: I may be prejudiced about this.
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    I have a G-String baritone, and have used and...

    I have a G-String baritone, and have used and been fairly happy with Living Waters, Aquila Reds, and Worths, both brown and clear. All were low G. Not sure whether this helps with the tenor.
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    After 10 years playing it, my favorite is my...

    After 10 years playing it, my favorite is my G-String Baritone. I tune it DGBD (tarot patch) and mostly fingerpick. Bought it here in Hilo while taking a slack key uke class at the local cultural...
  9. Iíve been a fan of Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer...

    Iíve been a fan of Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer for over 30 years. I swear, between the two of them, probably at least one of them plays any non-bowed stringed instrument you can think of.
  10. Andy Andrews currently runs PUKA, the Puna...

    Andy Andrews currently runs PUKA, the Puna Ukulele and Kanikapila Association, which USED TO meet in Leilani Estates on the Big Island. Sigh. (He found us another space to use.) He previewed the...
  11. He’s at the Palace in Hilo fairly regularly,...

    He’s at the Palace in Hilo fairly regularly, Brad. We missed him a couple of months ago, but he’ll be back. Saw him there in 2016 with his bass player.
  12. Ain’t it the truth!:wallbash:

    Ain’t it the truth!:wallbash:
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    mac- I thought the restriction on sectors R or...

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    I thought the restriction on sectors R or D was only after curfew.
  14. Thread: great show

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    Mike and Daryl are awesome. My wife and I used to...

    Mike and Daryl are awesome. My wife and I used to see them all the time when we volunteered at Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. My favorite was when they sat in with Back Up and Push one...
  15. Alas, Hilo Guitars and Ukuleles closed last...

    Alas, Hilo Guitars and Ukuleles closed last month. Owner Ken relocated to the mainland due to health issues. I got my G-String Baritone from Ken about 8 years ago.

    I like the folks at Hawaiian...
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    I often use three fingers for D, but use 213...

    I often use three fingers for D, but use 213 instead of 123. Some how it fits better for me that way. Plus it makes transition to G7 easier - just move middle finger from string 4 to 3 and ring...
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    Thanks for the update Brad. I'll check out the...

    Thanks for the update Brad. I'll check out the truck next time I'm over there.
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    Speaking of Honoka`a, many of us swear by the...

    Speaking of Honoka`a, many of us swear by the malasadas at Tex's. Malasadas are a portuguese pastry sort of related to a donut. Tex's is right next to the highway. Can't miss it unless you go into...
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    When will you be here? PUKA (Puna Ukulele...

    When will you be here? PUKA (Puna Ukulele Kanikapila Association) has our bi-weekly get-together this Saturday the 7th in Leilani Estates. Free uke lesson at 1:00, usually helpful regardless of your...
  20. I got to 35 and noticed I could not play any...

    I got to 35 and noticed I could not play any musical instrument. Took a couple of guitar classes at the local community college. 2 years later my wife and I went travelling for 6 months, including 4...
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    You might also check out Brittni Paiva. Her 2012...

    You might also check out Brittni Paiva. Her 2012 album Tell You What was produced by Tom Scott of Fourplay. She also did a killer version of Take 5 on her 2nd or 3rd album. She does instrumental...
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    Where on the Big Island will you be, and what...

    Where on the Big Island will you be, and what dates? We'd love to have you join us at PUKA (Puna Ukulele Kanikapila Association). We get together in Leilani Estates every other Saturday. The...
  23. I have osteoarthritis in the joint at the base of...

    I have osteoarthritis in the joint at the base of my thumb. Sounds like mine is not as bad as yours, but I have had very good results with Aspercreme, or generic equivalents. Look for active...
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    Just saw her at the Puna Music Festival...

    Just saw her at the Puna Music Festival Kanikapila in Pahoa. GREAT STUFF!! Killer versions of Kavika (Kawika?) and Lochs of Dread. She also did a couple of songs that will be on the new album. She's...
  25. Nice, Jon. Thanks. Another resource is...

    Nice, Jon. Thanks.

    Another resource is BestGuitarChords.com (http://www.bestguitarchords.com/). They have chords for guitar, mandolin, and uke. My favorite feature is the Custom Tuning you can...
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