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    It's a little more complicated than that, having...

    It's a little more complicated than that, having to do with the framer's desire to balance state based (legislature) and population based control. The southern states also felt they would be...
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    It adds to the total. Perhaps someday we will...

    It adds to the total. Perhaps someday we will bypass the electoral college. (The national popular interstate vote compact is 61% of the way to completion.) You've got a blue district up in the NW,...
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    Blowing off a tiny amount of steam

    So, here I am, presuming a right to post because I can strum C-F-G7 more or less on the beat.

    After last night, when I think about my future, I just feel depressed. When I think about my daughter,...
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    How small are your living quarters? You might...

    How small are your living quarters? You might want to try playing and see how intrusive it really is.

    I practice at the end of the day and I don't wake the sleeping child or disturb the book...
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    My brief survey of people playing Kiyoshi...

    My brief survey of people playing Kiyoshi Kobayashi arrangements seems to indicate that they are G-agnostic. The melody occurs mostly on the A string (maybe a couple of notes on the E and C), and...
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    The Pono website http://koolauukulele.com/pono/...

    The Pono website http://koolauukulele.com/pono/ has videos of the same person playing the same tune on nearly all its models. You might find it helpful.
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    My ukulele was probably made by Muslims

    The vast majority of Muslims are decent, peaceful, hardworking people.

    We all know this fact, but sometimes it can seem a little abstract, with no direct connection to our everyday lives.

    Pono...
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    Maybe you have a resonance at D. Here are two...

    Maybe you have a resonance at D. Here are two things to try: does D an octave up buzz? If you change the tuning on the C string does the buzz follow the D or does it remain at the second fret?
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    Don't forget expansion due to warming from your...

    Don't forget expansion due to warming from your body.

    As an easy experiment just hold your ukulele for 10 minutes and check the tuning.

    I don't even bother tuning for the first 10 minutes of...
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    You need a Google+ account now to comment on...

    You need a Google+ account now to comment on youtube now.

    Google says it's to prevent inflammatory comments. (It's not working for that.)

    It actually an attempt to use youtube to force people...
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    Thanks for the info (and the Katakana) Janeray. ...

    Thanks for the info (and the Katakana) Janeray.

    I have bookmarked Kinokuniya. Although it looks like Wasabi Sheet Music has very fair prices as long as you are willing to wait for economy...
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    Ukulele players in Japan, can you help me?

    Has any one used any of these collections of studio Ghibli sheet music?

    http://www.wasabisheetmusic.com/product-list/18

    Is so, could you give me a review?

    Thank you.
    Domo arigato.
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    Hello Doebringer, I don't own an Eleuke, but I...

    Hello Doebringer,

    I don't own an Eleuke, but I have read internet reviews once or twice. People usually will only put out the effort to post about something they feel strongly about. It is...
  14. This is a fairly common security measure. (It's...

    This is a fairly common security measure. (It's called two factor authentication.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-factor_authentication

    The theory is, that while some hacker might crack your...
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    Lowell Folk Festival...

    Lowell Folk Festival
    http://www.lowellfolkfestival.org/

    (Nothing ukulele related this year, but still a wide variety of great stuff.)
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    Here are a few suggestions: 1. Go to ukulele...

    Here are a few suggestions:
    1. Go to ukulele melee this weekend at Brandeis http://ukulelemelee.tumblr.com/
    2. Very useful video on ukulele ergonomics here:...
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    Practice and persistence are are important, but...

    Practice and persistence are are important, but here are a few other points:

    1. Experiment. Vary the angle of your uke (Many people rotate it backward to look at the frets, a more vertical face...
  18. Thread: Mellow vs. warm

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    Hello ukuhippo, Actually, it is possible to...

    Hello ukuhippo,

    Actually, it is possible to describe a sound accurately, precisely and objectively. However one cannot do it quickly and simply.

    You could view a spectrogram or read the...
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    Yes, the Music Emporium stocks Ponos (sometimes,...

    Yes, the Music Emporium stocks Ponos (sometimes, some models). However, I do not feel good about sampling an item at one store because it is closer, and buying it at another (HMS).

    In an ideal...
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    I am very happy for everyone who likes his or her...

    I am very happy for everyone who likes his or her mahogany.
    I am very happy for everyone who likes her or his acacia.

    My dilemma is that I must base my choice on sound samples available on the...
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    Masking tape for a string change? Why?

    Masking tape for a string change? Why?
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    Pono wood: Mahogany or Acacia?

    Hello,

    I am considering buying a new ukulele. I have settled on a Pono concert, but I am unsure of which wood option I should choose. Here are two samples, helpfully provided by Ko`olau:
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  23. Thread: I hate B flat

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    Bob, Keep at it, you'll get there. Here are...

    Bob,

    Keep at it, you'll get there.

    Here are a few points I'd like to add to the fine advice given so far:

    1. Youtube exists. Watch videos of other people playing Bb, you may find a...
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    Here are a few suggestions: Youtube: Just...

    Here are a few suggestions:

    Youtube: Just type "song title" and ukulele into the search field and see what turns up.

    Here are two sites that have cost me a lot of sleep (in a good way):...
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    Poll: I heartily second the use shaving soap and a...

    I heartily second the use shaving soap and a brush, not the foam in cans.

    It really makes a difference. It's more comfortable and the shave is closer.

    Yes, it is a tiny speck more...
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