Search:

Type: Posts; User: kypfer

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    122

    As with so many things, it's all down to practice...

    As with so many things, it's all down to practice ;)

    Your "picking angle" shouldn't be so steep as to be able to hit the top of the instrument on the "follow-through", yet it needs to be steep...
  2. I'd guess the "BU4" is someone simply saving...

    I'd guess the "BU4" is someone simply saving themselves a bit of typing, they are typically BU4S (Soprano), BU4C (Concert) etc. Note there is also a BU5 range, in "blonde" wood, constructionally...
  3. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,317

    Herein lies problem one ... practicing an...

    Herein lies problem one ... practicing an instrument isn't something that can be done a couple of times a week, you really do need to find 15-30 minutes every day, in two or three shorter sessions if...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    440

    In the UK, my suggestion would be a Brunswick...

    In the UK, my suggestion would be a Brunswick BU4T or BU5T ... well rated and well within your budget. I have one, and the "big brother" baritone, and have been totally satisfied with them :)
    My...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    696

    An old acquaintance of mine used to play his...

    An old acquaintance of mine used to play his guitar and these days plays his ukulele "upside down", that is to say, he plays a conventionally strung instrument left-handed. Certainly allows him to...
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    696

    Tuning in 5th's, as per a violin or mandolin,...

    Tuning in 5th's, as per a violin or mandolin, seems to be quite popular. I have a pineapple soprano tuned the same as a mandolin and my baritone is tuned an octave lower, like a tenor banjo. They are...
  7. Poll: The poll is invalid ... there's no entry for...

    The poll is invalid ... there's no entry for banjolele ;)
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    496

    There is/was a series of books from...

    There is/was a series of books from "International Music Publications" called "70 Years of Popular Music", with each ten years from the '20's to the '80's in a separate book. The layout is the usual...
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    540

    Or you could re-string your guitar with nylon...

    Or you could re-string your guitar with nylon strings ;)
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    540

    Or you could re-string your guitar with nylon...

    Or you could re-string your guitar with nylon strings ;)
  11. I use ABC notation to transcribe and re-print...

    I use ABC notation to transcribe and re-print sheet music that is inconvenient to play, either because of the way it is laid out or if it is an awkward key. The very act of having to read the...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    795

    For myself, I think in "instrument keys" rather...

    For myself, I think in "instrument keys" rather than just C, F, G etc., so I'll play in "Banjo G" on my 5-string banjo but "Mandolin G" on my 4-string banjo (or mandolin).

    So I've also got "Guitar...
  13. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,970

    I've bought several collections of arrangements...

    I've bought several collections of arrangements for high-G fingerstyle so that defines that reason ... I sometimes wonder why I bother with low-G arrangements on a ukulele when I can do the same on a...
  14. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,140

    The problem with 64-bit code is all those long...

    The problem with 64-bit code is all those long words ;) ...---... (programmers' joke) ;)

    :music:
  15. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,140

    Being an "ex-coder", albeit mostly amateur, I...

    Being an "ex-coder", albeit mostly amateur, I found the use of ABC to be significantly helpful on my learning curve. Being able to take a sheet of staff notation, in ANY key and convert it into a...
  16. Replies
    5
    Views
    319

    I think that sums it up ... get your basic...

    I think that sums it up ... get your basic technique sorted, then decide if adjusting the instrument will improve things further. You may well find that by holding the instrument "correctly" - (do...
  17. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,140

    I'd been strumming/chording for over 40 years...

    I'd been strumming/chording for over 40 years before I finally decided to learn to read music ... it gets easier :)

    I'd suggest, from my experience, not to try to learn too many things all at...
  18. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,196

    I play four-string tenor banjo as a melody...

    I play four-string tenor banjo as a melody instrument, mostly Irish jigs and the like, but really anything that takes my fancy. It's tuned GDAE, an octave down from a fiddle or mandolin.

    I also...
  19. Replies
    18
    Views
    822

    The sound difference is definitely down to the...

    The sound difference is definitely down to the "open" resonator on the Gibson. My old "John Grey & Son" had a similar (metal) resonator, until I removed it, simply because it was far too loud for...
  20. Replies
    13
    Views
    341

    Let's face it, anyone who's "optimistic" enough...

    Let's face it, anyone who's "optimistic" enough to pay that sort of money for some piece of juju pseudo-science is bound to say that it improved their instrument ... no-one's going to own up to being...
  21. Replies
    1
    Views
    148

    As both a ukulele and banjo player I'd suggest...

    As both a ukulele and banjo player I'd suggest removing the 5th string completely, also be prepared to choose some compromise tuning for the long neck, then fit a capo to bring the instrument up to...
  22. Replies
    13
    Views
    947

    I suffer from arthritis in my fretting hand. I...

    I suffer from arthritis in my fretting hand. I also play guitar, mandolin, banjo and a variety of ukuleles (+ other stuff) ... my most "comfortable" stringed instrument? ... my Antoria "J200 copy", a...
  23. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,070

    You shouldn't be needing anything like that level...

    You shouldn't be needing anything like that level of force to play your instrument!

    I'd guess the action on your ukulele is way too high if you need to squeeze that hard.

    If you're not using a...
  24. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,462

    Fine list ... made me smile :) Also reminded...

    Fine list ... made me smile :)

    Also reminded me of "Little Sadie" getting shot down ... another two-chord song ;)

    :music:
  25. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,094

    Metronome ... or in this day and age a metronome...

    Metronome ... or in this day and age a metronome "app"!

    The human brain has an inbuilt capability to fool itself (or at least satisfy itself) and all the mnemonic counting and foot tapping won't...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4