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    The construction of the instrument can only carry...

    The construction of the instrument can only carry one so far. In my opinion what makes the difference is the performer. I have a professional musician friend who can play anything with strings and...
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    Thank you. I hope some day to see one of her...

    Thank you. I hope some day to see one of her shows. I just live so far away unless she comes to Asia again.
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    I am late coming to this thread but I just...

    I am late coming to this thread but I just recently started watching this lady perform. No doubt about it, she is great. She does not play my type of music, however, I still find myself listening to...
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    I have been working on this for a few months now...

    I have been working on this for a few months now and it is starting to come in a little smoother. I really like the way Kimo Hussey teaches it as in the above video. However, I am not sure how to...
  5. Thread: Modulation

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    Thank you Jamo_S. That looks like what I need. ...

    Thank you Jamo_S. That looks like what I need. When I studied piano in Philippines my instructor gave ma a piece of music. Memories in C with instructions to play second time thru in Db and third...
  6. Thread: Modulation

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    Modulation

    How does one modulate from one key to another key? I am especially interested in how to go from key of C to key of Db, and then to key of D. What chords or rules does one follow to do this.

    Also...
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    They all sound good to me too. I drop my tuning ...

    They all sound good to me too. I drop my tuning from one half step down to 3 half steps down. Drop 3 Tuning. My Baritone is tuned two half steps down and my Tenor is three half steps down. With...
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    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand...

    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand something. Why, or what is the reason the teacher set the guitar so low that it buzzed? What is the benefit of doing that?
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    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a...

    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a string between frets 2 and 3. Check the gap between fret 1 and the string. If it's more than the piece of paper the nut slot is not deep enough.

    I...
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    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere -...

    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere - just slide the paper under the first fret. Yes/No?

    I did slide a single sheet of paper under the first fret including the first fret wire. I could...
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    I read where people say one does not need any...

    I read where people say one does not need any pressure to fret any chord. I think that is nonsense unless one tunes the string down 3 to 5 half steps. Otherwise the string just buzzes when you lay...
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    Looks like I have the correct set up or very...

    Looks like I have the correct set up or very close. 12 fret measures with ruler 1/8" as close as I can tell. I fretted 3rd fret and slid a business card at fret one. Felt a slight drag when pulling...
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    High Action or No

    I often hear it said that, maybe your action is set too high when I say I cannot do all barre chords. So I took my Kala Baritone Ukulele to a guitar shop. The most popular one around this area and...
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    That is exactly why I only play certain barre...

    That is exactly why I only play certain barre chords and know that there is some barre chords that I will never play. I try many different things to be able to play but when pain comes I open my...
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    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb...

    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb on the left hand? I sort of get the idea from reading this thread that one could if they practiced enough. I have arthritis or old age problems...
  16. I have AS but my budget keeps me under control,...

    I have AS but my budget keeps me under control, I only have two ukuleles. One tenor, high G and one baritone. I may buy a second tenor for low G. I also am currently trying to make up my mind about...
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    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the...

    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the notes like a robot. I use mostly Mike Lynch books one thru three and a lot of Spencer Gay's arrangements which I like a lot. When strumming or playing...
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    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played...

    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played clarinet and took lessons in the Public School System in New Orleans, La. I played clarinet off and on until my mid 30's when I took up accordion for...
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    Poll: LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I...

    LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I think music keeps one alive more than the reverse.
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    Poll: So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?

    So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?
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    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go...

    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go elec.
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    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old...

    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old man with all sorts of hand and fingers, plus other old age problems. 81 now. September 2017 I purchased my first Baritone Ukulele because when I tried...
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    Well I have been having second thoughts about...

    Well I have been having second thoughts about Guitalele and my short scale guitars. My Yamaha CS40 has a 23 inch scale. But my Aria A 20-53 has a 21 inch scale. So basically I have a Guitalele with...
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    Rubbee Concert Ukulele

    A little girl about 8 years old lives in my house now and she has a ukulele some one gave here for a birthday present about two years ago. I was playing it tonight. Good sounding very nice...
  25. Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. ...

    Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. I am over 80 years old and still love some of the songs my father called favorites or standards from about 1910 on. Since I was raised on the Big Band...
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