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    Hey Rod, I tried the link to the pdf and I got a...

    Hey Rod, I tried the link to the pdf and I got a 404 error (file not found.)

    -- Gary
  2. Scales and arpeggios

    Have you thought about simply writing out some basic scales and simple arpeggios? You can include them in your practice warm-ups...

    -- Gary
  3. Thread: Amp

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    That's a bit of a contradiction

    That's a bit of a contradiction having a couple of $1000 ukuleles and wanting to use a $200 Amp, isn't it??? Choosing an Amp is first about accessing what size venue you are going to be playing in....
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    Hey from across the bay!

    Welcome to the Bay Area community of ukulele players. Those Kala Ziracote's are real lookers and sound nice real too (I got one for my wife a couple Christmases ago.)

    There is also a monthly...
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    I don't know if that's strictly true, but I think...

    I don't know if that's strictly true, but I think I really like your doctor!:nana:

    -- Gary
  6. Good ears...

    Bill, that's some really good ears you've got. To be honest, if two notes in a chord are off by a cent or two I can't hear it. The tuning of our scales in Modern Western Music are well tempered which...
  7. Look at the simplest of chords like C and F. They...

    Look at the simplest of chords like C and F. They both have duplicated notes so I stand by what I said. Also if are wanting to play a simple chord why in the heck would you tweak one of the...
  8. Intonation and basic tuner sanity check

    First off double check your tuner by tuning by ear. Use the tuner for the A string. Tune the E string by playing an A on it. Tune the C string by playing a E on it. Tune the G string by comparing it...
  9. A better question is why not. Duplicating a note...

    A better question is why not. Duplicating a note in a chord is harmless and that "duplicate" string needs to be a note in your chord when strummed...

    -- Gary
  10. Thread: Recorder Fun

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    I was more of a Early Music person than a...

    I was more of a Early Music person than a Classical Music person... so that's probably more disdain proof. :) I started out trying to learn on my own but eventually ended up with private lessons from...
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    Melodica Maddness

    I got a Melodica a few months back. I hoping to get to the point I can play the Blues with it. Any advice?

    -- Gary
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    Do you have more information

    If you have any more information or contacts there I'd appreciate you sharing them. I play a little bit of Hawaiian music but I'm definitely at the start of the learning curve. I do know some of what...
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    Big groups are not necessarily a good thing

    There are a number of groups in the area but the question is do they play the kind of music that you like? One local group that interested me was a Blues group that doesn't seem to exist anymore....
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    What part of San Jose and what kind of music? I'm...

    What part of San Jose and what kind of music? I'm in Santa Clara on the western edge of San Jose and getting to the other side anywhere near the rush hour is major pain.

    -- Gary
  15. The why of the sharps and flats goes back to the...

    The why of the sharps and flats goes back to the definition of the major and minor scales.
    You can sit down and rederive the circle of fifths from them but remember that it's just a
    handy...
  16. Actually, at a certain age I'm not sure there is...

    Actually, at a certain age I'm not sure there is any difference. I learned to play my first instrument in sixth grade which would have made me 11. It wasn't any easier that learning a new instrument...
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    Those are out of print.

    Those are out of print.
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    That really is not a fake book by any stretch of...

    That really is not a fake book by any stretch of the imagination. You have to know the music before it's any good and for some of the songs in there nobody anywhere that actually remembers them...
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    I find that price for a US handmade ukulele too...

    I find that price for a US handmade ukulele too good to be true. Look at the Kala Elites... they
    cost twice as much and look at what the K brands cost... How can he do this without starving???

    --...
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    The Pono MT at $399 from HMS is really nice. It's...

    The Pono MT at $399 from HMS is really nice. It's well built and has a really good sound.
    Note, I've got a Cordoba 35 series (selling for $250 more) but I prefer the Pono.

    -- Gary
  21. Try looking in Wikipedia... and Music Theory...

    Try looking in Wikipedia... and Music Theory books typically explain this kind of notation too.

    For instance here is what Wikipepia says about Coda:

    "In music notation, the coda symbol, which...
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    I've got one of those in a closet somewhere......

    I've got one of those in a closet somewhere... along with a doumbek, a tin whistle, a tabor pipe,
    a tiny ocarina and some recorders... The Kalimba is OK but it's a fairly limited folk instrument at...
  23. Then write such a book. I have a background in...

    Then write such a book. I have a background in another instrument and all the ukulele
    methods I've seen are pale in comparison to a proper method book.

    -- Gary
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    Are you a retired Computer Scientist like me?...

    Are you a retired Computer Scientist like me? :rock:

    -- Gary
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    On Linux you can use abcm2ps followed by ps2pdf...

    On Linux you can use abcm2ps followed by ps2pdf to get a pdf of your ABC notation
    translated to standard notation (it does tabs too.)

    :shaka:

    -- Gary
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