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    The River City Ukulele Society meets at 7pm every...

    The River City Ukulele Society meets at 7pm every third Tuesday at Sam Ash, 9110A West Broad Street. There's also a beginner's jam that is held every 1st Tuesday of the month also at 7pm at Sam Ash....
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    Beautiful rendition, Jon. Thanks for posting!

    Beautiful rendition, Jon. Thanks for posting!
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    Well, I do like beer as well. :)

    Well, I do like beer as well. :)
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    Truly a great piece of art that really captures...

    Truly a great piece of art that really captures you, Jon. Many happy returns! And welcome to the 40s club (I can say that for 2 more months before my membership is revoked!).
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    One of my first passions in the internet forums...

    One of my first passions in the internet forums age was (still is) Lindy Hop, a dance developed in the late 1920s out of Charleston and which spawned various swing dances (east coast swing, west...
  6. You're awesome, Steve! Much mahalo!

    You're awesome, Steve! Much mahalo!
  7. Rewording my original post (thanks Olarte!): ...

    Rewording my original post (thanks Olarte!):

    Wondering if I should look for/buy them via Amazon, et. al. for myself. Can anyone who has them tell me if the books have tabs or is it just sheet...
  8. Wondering if I should buy these myself. Do the...

    Wondering if I should buy these myself. Do the books have tabs or is it just sheet music style? Kind of important for me since I can't read music.
  9. makai/mauka ;)

    makai/mauka

    ;)
  10. Haha! When I go with my family, talk around the...

    Haha! When I go with my family, talk around the table when we're out eating is always about where we're going to eat next!

    Second on Ono, Helena's and Rainbow Drive-In. Nico's on Pier 39 too....
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    I'm also doing a lot of basic picking practice...

    I'm also doing a lot of basic picking practice and from what I've heard/read it seems that whatever is comfortable for you is the right way to do it. I tried various combinations of thumb and...
  12. Thread: A Quality Uke

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    Hey, you're talking to someone who, with no prior...

    Hey, you're talking to someone who, with no prior musical background, took the plunge and purchased a KoAloha concert as his first ukulele. I haven't regretted it one day since. So yeah, that Kala...
  13. Thread: set up?

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    Here's a brief description from Hawaii Music...

    Here's a brief description from Hawaii Music Supply: "We now set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes Saddle and Nut heights, Fret work and intonation...
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    Point of clarification: Ukuleles aren't made...

    Point of clarification: Ukuleles aren't made specifically for right-handers or left-handers. It's a matter of how it's strung so any uke can be played by either lefties or righties.

    Those are...
  15. Thanks for the great responses, all! And yes,...

    Thanks for the great responses, all! And yes, Lori, I was also wondering about the tuner. I had already told my friend about those great Snark tuners.
  16. Friend Looking for Entry Level Uke for Girlfriend

    I need the expert opinions of the UU forums for a friend of mine who is looking to buy an ukulele for his girlfriend. He's sent me the following links to ukes (Ibanez and Makala) available at Austin...
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    Oooooo, I'd be interested in this too! I can...

    Oooooo, I'd be interested in this too! I can play the chords and sing along but it would be nice to have an instrumental in between verses. Can't read standard notation though so I'd need the tabs.
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    Fantastic! The instruction was right on. I was...

    Fantastic! The instruction was right on. I was able to pick this up in about a week. I'm still perfecting the changes and strums but I was surprised at how easy it was to pick up. Thanks for...
  19. Thread: Ukulele apps

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    Hey Gary, is that an Android app? I can't seem...

    Hey Gary, is that an Android app? I can't seem to find it in the market.
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    Welcome! I was in just about the exact same boat...

    Welcome! I was in just about the exact same boat as you a few months ago. I play pretty much every day and it's always a joy. I've actually surprised myself at how much I've been able to pick up in...
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    Ha, I just couldn't resist but I put my high bid...

    Ha, I just couldn't resist but I put my high bid in 3 hours before the end and walked away. I resisted the urge to watch the clock tick down. It went for a decent price I think but higher than what...
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    OK, so who scooped me at the last second...I mean...

    OK, so who scooped me at the last second...I mean who's the lucky winner? ;)
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    :iwant: Must. Resist. Temptation.

    :iwant:

    Must.

    Resist.

    Temptation.
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    1-7/16" at the bridge.

    1-7/16" at the bridge.
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    I hope you get better soon, Stan. Best wishes!

    I hope you get better soon, Stan. Best wishes!
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