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    Guitars are definitely harder for beginners to...

    Guitars are definitely harder for beginners to play. Believe that's one reason.

    Ukulele groups tend to have a wide range of abilities, from total beginners to those that are pretty good. With...
  2. Thread: Ievan Polkka

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    Dave, Was surprised that you can read & write...

    Dave,

    Was surprised that you can read & write Japanese! I went to Japanese language school after regular school for 6 years but fooled around & barely learned anything. Thot I'd never use it -...
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    Great job with this rocking Bryan Adams song! ...

    Great job with this rocking Bryan Adams song! Hadn't heard this in a long time - brought back memories.
  4. Thread: Bass & singing

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    I saw some videos on YouTube about a kanikapila...

    I saw some videos on YouTube about a kanikapila at Na Mea at ward center. A couple of my uke group members went before & told me thereís no written music. Iím not so hot at playing by ear nowdays,...
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    I play a classical guitar & never had a string...

    I play a classical guitar & never had a string break. I did have some start to unravel but could see the wear on the string + the intonation was off by that time. Was just being lazy when I knew I...
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    The Takamine would be a good choice. Several of...

    The Takamine would be a good choice. Several of my friends have hybrid nylon cutaway Takamines (Santa Fe?) that are similar. They sound good with or without an amp.

    I hadn't played a steel...
  7. Thread: Lately on piano

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    Happened to be looking through this section &...

    Happened to be looking through this section & found you video. Great job!! Didn't know you were such a good piano player - it's one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs.

    Regards,
    Keith
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    I'm too lazy to take lessons, but have friends...

    I'm too lazy to take lessons, but have friends that had great teachers.

    Ohta-San taught two of my friends from UKE groups. He sold one of his older ukes to one of them.

    Jake taught two of my...
  9. A mixer might be good since she would be able to...

    A mixer might be good since she would be able to control the volume of each source. An amp with several channels would also work. Another way is to use two amps, one for the piezo & one for the...
  10. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Didn't know that A Taste of Honey's lead singer...

    Didn't know that A Taste of Honey's lead singer also played bass. Can't imagine playing that funky bass line + singing lead!

    https://youtu.be/zcVwjg6ko6o
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    Dave, sorry to hear of your health issue. Hope...

    Dave, sorry to hear of your health issue. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Regards, Keith
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    Sorta related; I saw a video on playing shakers. ...

    Sorta related; I saw a video on playing shakers. So i made a couple of them by filling containers with black beans & rice. Advil (small one) for ballads & bigger iced tea bottle for rockers.
    ...
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    I wonder if this is related to how 'new' the...

    I wonder if this is related to how 'new' the instrument is to the individual.

    About 40 years ago, I went through a number of guitars, amps, effects & basses. Then for most of the last 30 years, I...
  14. Thread: NUD regrets

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    One of my friends has a ukulele that her long...

    One of my friends has a ukulele that her long time friend & teacher, Ohta-san sold her years ago. Not surprisingly, she's an excellent fingerpicker.

    Roy Sakuma also wanted to buy that uke, but...
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    frianm, thanks for your response. So it is...

    frianm, thanks for your response. So it is possible to play it like a banjo.

    Once got together with a old friend - didn't know he played any instrument; was totally blown away when he played...
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    I have a question for those who are familiar with...

    I have a question for those who are familiar with banjolele - I know a few people who have 'em but they all strum their instruments. Thot it would be cool if they could fingerpick them like banjos. ...
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    Groups I play with have a variety of additional...

    Groups I play with have a variety of additional instruments: bass, ubass, washtub bass, Cajon, kazoo, harmonica, egg shaker, steel guitar & steel/nylon string guitar.

    Helps when some ukulele...
  18. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Bass & singing

    While playing the guitar I can sing but have a much harder time when playing bass. Have to concentrate on the rhythm which throws me off. Impressed by bass players that can sing well.

    Have...
  19. Great feel for the song!!

    Great feel for the song!!
  20. Thread: Practice

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    For the past 30 years, jammed with friends maybe...

    For the past 30 years, jammed with friends maybe twice a year. My guitar strings were 20+ yrs old.

    Now if I play with all my uke groups, it would be 6 days/week. I play with them 3 days - my...
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    Looked up the Farmer's Foot Drum & was surprised...

    Looked up the Farmer's Foot Drum & was surprised that it's like having a full drum set that is intended to be played with your feet!! I can see that it would take a LOT of effort to play well. I've...
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    bunnyf, since you're the group leader, you...

    bunnyf, since you're the group leader, you probably need to continue with playing rhythm guitar/mandolin. What I do with my irig is in addition to the group leader playing chords and the bass player...
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    Irig acoustic stage - percussion?

    I either play electric bass or guitar with several uke groups in Honolulu. If our cajon player is missing & there's enough uke players & I'm playing guitar that day, I sometimes use my irig to turn...
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    Joining a group or playing with others will...

    Joining a group or playing with others will definitely get you out of a rut cuz everybody has different tastes in music. You'll end up playing some stuff that you'd normally never play.
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    Prior to joining a few uke groups, I used to play...

    Prior to joining a few uke groups, I used to play along to a variety of music styles. Main reason is that I'm lazy & hate to practice.

    They included: Frank Sinatra, James taylor, Barbara...
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