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    Poll: Was surprised that there's essentially an even...

    Was surprised that there's essentially an even split between those that play in a group vs. solo. Just had a feeling that there'd be more in groups.
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    Poll: Leading songs with zoom sessions was like...

    Leading songs with zoom sessions was like singing/playing solo (at first, wasn't too thrilled with that). It's sooooo much better when we can play with actual people again.
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    Poll: Pre-pandemic - up to 5x/week with groups. ...

    Pre-pandemic - up to 5x/week with groups.

    Presently - 3x/week with groups in Hawaii, zoom 2x/week w/ Seattle groups.
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    mjh42 and hendulele, I'd never heard about June...

    mjh42 and hendulele, I'd never heard about June 21 until recently. Actually, anyone can sign up - in Hawaii there's a map on the website that shows all locations & names of the groups performing. ...
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    Choirguy, Mahalo! Good to know about these...

    Choirguy, Mahalo! Good to know about these sessions on the 21st. Are you part of Flight?
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    With so many people on this forum from all over,...

    With so many people on this forum from all over, surprised that nobody else signed up.

    Our leader is an excellent singer while the remaining 3 of us muddle along. A bit unnerving because we're...
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    June 21 Make Music Day

    Just learned that one our small group leaders wants to sign us up. It's a worldwide event - anyone else participating?
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    The Queen's Prayer, a beautiful mele - will be...

    The Queen's Prayer, a beautiful mele - will be performing this at a celebration of life next week.
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    You should get a set of strings that you’re...

    You should get a set of strings that you’re interested in & try ‘em out. That’s the only way you’ll know. If you don’t like them, try another set when it’s time to change strings.
  10. Thread: Room Acoustics

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    Actually, concert halls are not acoustically dead...

    Actually, concert halls are not acoustically dead spaces. Direct & reflected sound is carefully considered in the design of the side & ceiling panels.

    Big factor is sound absorption of the...
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    Hi Uncle Rod, Just saw this; didn't know that...

    Hi Uncle Rod,

    Just saw this; didn't know that you were in Honolulu recently. Were you able to jam with anyone? Things were shut down for a long time so have been zooming with AC & Dick's groups...
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    For several months, the only gatherings I had...

    For several months, the only gatherings I had were on zoom with several groups in Seattle. The leaders wanted everyone to take turns leading songs. Thought to myself 'no way', but after my close...
  13. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Thanks!! A whole lot of 80's weird funkiness.

    Thanks!! A whole lot of 80's weird funkiness.
  14. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Just stumbled onto this video from almost 40...

    Just stumbled onto this video from almost 40 years ago. Heard of Talking Heads but never really listened to their music or seen their videos. Tina Weymouth is outstanding on bass - amazed she can...
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    When everyone in my uke groups are strumming away...

    When everyone in my uke groups are strumming away identically, it feels like getting running over by a freight train. Fortunately, others strum differently or fingerpick. When I play guitar or bass...
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    I forgot.... Do any of you remember these? ...

    I forgot....

    Do any of you remember these?

    Can You See Him - Batdorf & Rodney
    8:05 - Moby Grape
    The Lady Wants To Know - Michael Franks
    The City - Marc-Almond
    No Matter What - Andrew Lloyd...
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    Years ago, I heard about boiling bass guitar...

    Years ago, I heard about boiling bass guitar strings to extend their life. Since a set costs between $20-$60, thought I'd give it a go. Sounded better than before but not worth the effort. Ukulele...
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    Dave, great song!! Thot it was hilarious!! ;)

    Dave, great song!! Thot it was hilarious!! ;)
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    Concur with kissing & manOa - the iRig Acoustic...

    Concur with kissing & manOa - the iRig Acoustic Stage doesn't need to be permanently mounted & sounds better than most. I use it on my Terada classical guitar & Blackstar Fly3 Bass mini amp. Sounds...
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    Way back when the only tuner was a big...

    Way back when the only tuner was a big stroboscopic tuner in the band room, we used to tune to a piano, or to one guitar. Often had up to 20 guitars jamming together at parties.

    Later, when...
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    One of the members of our uke group plays...

    One of the members of our uke group plays something smaller than what's in the photos. Don't know what it's called but she's really good - the fills & leads she plays really adds to the sound.
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    Hi Dave, I can get a taste of your cold weather...

    Hi Dave, I can get a taste of your cold weather by opening my freezer! 😝 You can do this song better now??? We have a lot of Monty Python fans in our group. I alternate playing bass with another...
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    Hi Dave, Hope that you’re doing well. It’s been...

    Hi Dave,
    Hope that you’re doing well. It’s been stormy, rainy & cold (60’s for Hawaii). Wanted to let you know that I shared your video with members of my uke group. They recently added this song...
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    When I started fingerpicking, I also my thumb &...

    When I started fingerpicking, I also my thumb & index finger. Seems like most self-taught players do that. Did that until some friends took classical guitar classes & taught us to use the PIMA...
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    Many people have good suggestions about dealing...

    Many people have good suggestions about dealing with this person.

    This guitarist sounds like a real jerk - he should concentrate on what he's playing & butt out. What gives him the right to...
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