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    It depends. I had no real background as a string...

    It depends. I had no real background as a string player. I didn't come from guitar but spent my professional playing days as a trumpeter.
    I bought my first uke around 2000 and just strummed and...
  2. It's a beauty Chuck. I saw Led, Uncle George and...

    It's a beauty Chuck. I saw Led, Uncle George and Kawika last month in Boston and I got a real close look after the show.
    We don't know each other but I'm a good friend of Stan Muneoka. I spend 4-6...
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    I played one today for the first time. You are...

    I played one today for the first time. You are spot on. I didn't have the heart to tell the guy I thought it was a piece of junk. He's a very accomplished guitarist, banjo and mandolin as well. I...
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    Only Led had his uke. He mentioned how Chuck...

    Only Led had his uke. He mentioned how Chuck Moore had made it for him. I've heard George a few times and have never heard him play ukulele. I've seen pictures of him playing uke. I was talking with...
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    Slack Key Show

    We spent the weekend in Boston to hear Kawika Kahiapo, George Kahumoku Jr. and Led Kaapana at Club Passim in Cambridge.
    What a great evening. This was the first time I had heard Kawika and he's...
  6. Thread: help!!!

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    help!!!

    I partially tore the nail on my index finger recently. I've been trying to keep it intact with super glue until it grows out. The glue kind of creates a raspy sound when strumming. I've tried filing...
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    Ha! Took a few seconds to get it. Hau'oli...

    Ha! Took a few seconds to get it. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!!!!!
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    Thank you. In early November I played at Nico's...

    Thank you. In early November I played at Nico's in Kailua. Bryan Tolentino invited me to play on their break. Sitting watching me play was Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. I used to have issues with...
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    Nice work. I'm participating in a holiday...

    Nice work.
    I'm participating in a holiday themed jazz concert this Sunday. I'll mostly be playing djembe. I'm also going to open the performance on uke with a medley I worked out. I've got several...
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    Jake is coming my way not long after your date....

    Jake is coming my way not long after your date. Tickets are a bit higher but I have a gift certificate for the venue that will cover most of the cost for two seats. It's also my 64th birthday.
    I...
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    Nice tribute. My father in law worked at Pearl...

    Nice tribute. My father in law worked at Pearl Harbor as a sheet metal worker. The morning of the attack he had just got home around 7:30 am after working the graveyard shift. All employees were...
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    I sort of had an encounter once with Arlo. Back...

    I sort of had an encounter once with Arlo. Back in the 70's I was playing in a jazz quintet, I was a trumpet major in college. We used play at a place owned by Alice Brock the owner of Alice's...
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    Is there a serial number on the label?

    Is there a serial number on the label?
  14. Thread: $100 uke

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    $100 uke

    A former music dept. colleague asked me for some help in finding a decent uke for $100. The instrument is for her daughter. Her daughter is a former trumpet student of mine and is about 17 years old....
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    I agree with going to a Kamaka. I have a Kamaka,...

    I agree with going to a Kamaka. I have a Kamaka, Kanilea and a Koaloha Tenor. I really like the Kanilea and the Koaloha. That said, I love the Kamaka. I'll never part with it.
    I stop in the Kamaka...
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    I play in church during services a fair amount....

    I play in church during services a fair amount. Due to money issues we have no full time paid musicians on staff. We have a part time choir director and I also sing in the choir. Generally the choir...
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    I recently purchased a Koaloha koa tenor from...

    I recently purchased a Koaloha koa tenor from their facility in Honolulu. The instrument was a factory special. The instrument plays great and has a small ding on the headstock. It went for a little...
  18. Thread: Scary Moment

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    I agree, Hale is a great guy and an extraordinary...

    I agree, Hale is a great guy and an extraordinary musician. I spent a lot of time talking to Hale at Nico's. I also heard him play uke at the library in Kaneohe at the Music For Life Event. Bryan...
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    I just returned this morning from visiting my in...

    I just returned this morning from visiting my in laws. We're both retired and can spend 4-5 weeks. A good place to hear music, especially ukulele is Nico's in Honolulu and there is a Nico's in...
  20. Thread: Scary Moment

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    Very good advice. The two pieces I walked up...

    Very good advice. The two pieces I walked up intending to play are pretty much automatic. I may have pushed the tempo a bit but technically I played the piece as well as I can. It was a good...
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    Thanks. I donít play in public a whole lot and am...

    Thanks. I donít play in public a whole lot and am a convert from trumpet. I have had some stage fright issues playing in public. Told my wife after surviving playing in front of Benny and Byron I...
  22. Thread: Scary Moment

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    Scary Moment

    I’ve been in Hawaii visiting family for the last 5 weeks. Bryan Tolentino and a guitarist/ukulele player named Halehaku Seabury play in a restaurant close to my brother in law’s house. I had done a...
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    Great Article

    Thereís a great article in Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou Magazine about Joe Souza from Kanilea. He and his family traveled to Madeira recently and met up with local musicians and luthiers. I read it on...
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    Definitely. Led is a great ukulele player. Iím on...

    Definitely. Led is a great ukulele player. Iím on Oahu right now visiting my wifeís family. Going to see Led this Saturday at Honeyís in Kaneohe. Led is a great guy as well.

    Bryan Tolentino is...
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    I have pickups in my Kamaka and Kanilea Tenors....

    I have pickups in my Kamaka and Kanilea Tenors. I've found that when I play in public I've leaned toward not using the pickup but using a microphone instead.
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