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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...
  4. 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?
  12. 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...
  16. 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...
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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...
  19. Thread: Scary Moment

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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...
  20. 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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    Poll: Most teachers retire around 60. In my state the...

    Most teachers retire around 60. In my state the max pension is based on 37.5 years of service. Many start teaching around 22-23. I taught 34 years and started at 26. Teaching is different than other...
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    Poll: That says it all. I retired 3 years ago at 60. I...

    That says it all. I retired 3 years ago at 60. I taught band, string and some classroom music. My main instrument was trumpet and I haven't played too much the last 10-15 years. I always thought I'd...
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