Search:

Type: Posts; User: ripock

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    I was playing around with linking up a ii V I...

    I was playing around with linking up a ii V I progression with some pentatonic shapes. It went well. For the chord progression I used

    F#m7b5 G7b9 Em7

    For the Em7 I used the straight barre...
  2. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    Just as a change of pace I spent some time with...

    Just as a change of pace I spent some time with my fuzz pedal and a flanger, and created some riffs with the subdominant shape of the pentatonic. My fuzz pedal has a built-in octave capability, so I...
  3. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    I ran across an interesting ukulele reference. I...

    I ran across an interesting ukulele reference. I was reading a Philip K. Dick novel in which people are stuck in alternate realities. It is too complicated to explicate, just take it for granted...
  4. Replies
    29
    Views
    717

    I come back to this thread after three pages and...

    I come back to this thread after three pages and I find I disagree to some extent. The beginner needs to learn the music and the riffs first of all, and approach the mythology later. I'm not saying...
  5. I once bought ($40-50, if memory serves) what was...

    I once bought ($40-50, if memory serves) what was called a hard case...but it was basically a gig bag with some wood in the frame that made it hard. It probably would have protected the ukulele but...
  6. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    Finally...the weekend is here. Before I go to...

    Finally...the weekend is here. Before I go to the porch to study a few things, I thought I would annotate my appreciation of the ukulele world's breadth. There's a current thread on the forum...
  7. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    I've been working on some "jazz" stuff. I put...

    I've been working on some "jazz" stuff. I put jazz in quotes because it isn't quite what people think when they think jazz. I use a lot of jazz chords and ideas, but I do my own thing with them. ...
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    107

    that minor 7 shape is one of my favorites since I...

    that minor 7 shape is one of my favorites since I made it easier for me. I have the same fingering issues as you, Here's my workaround: instead of 2433, play X433. I play it by barring with my...
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    138

    When I was buying my tenor guitar, my only...

    When I was buying my tenor guitar, my only criterion was whether or not the fret markers were in the correct, historical positions. Some, but not all, of the Blueridge guitars met that criterion. I...
  10. Replies
    29
    Views
    717

    Speaking of the last remark you made, have you...

    Speaking of the last remark you made, have you ever pondered what a horrible deal-maker the devil is. I was thinking about this earnestly the other day. So his deal is to give you something really...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    351

    I would of course also support the metronome...

    I would of course also support the metronome suggestion. However, I also think getting a real metronome is also beneficial. They aren't that expensive and offer unique benefits. It is difficult to...
  12. Replies
    29
    Views
    717

    To learn the Blues you need a lot of money and a...

    To learn the Blues you need a lot of money and a bad, bad woman. In lieu of that you can get How To Play Blues Ukulele from howtoplayukulele.com. I went through the book and it is great. Another...
  13. Replies
    27
    Views
    619

    I prefer the Bb, but I am biased because my...

    I prefer the Bb, but I am biased because my tenors are tuned even lower. One is tuned to D and the other to E. I like to do that because of the tension more than the actual sound.
  14. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    I just got up from a nap and I see the Kala...

    I just got up from a nap and I see the Kala thread is still going strong. I am not going to enter into it; it seems like a perfectly good place to offend someone and I need all the friends I have. ...
  15. Replies
    21
    Views
    789

    for your sake I would...but it has twenty frets. ...

    for your sake I would...but it has twenty frets. My kamaka, custom tenor, cigar box, and tenor guitar all have 19 frets. So that's deal breaker for me. Also that surely cannot be a spruce sound...
  16. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    Today's started out great. I had a nice...

    Today's started out great.

    I had a nice breakfast of toasted millet porridge and a demitasse or two of decaffeinated mokka java.

    Now I have set myself the task of translating a horrible...
  17. Thread: F# vs Gb

    by ripock
    Replies
    22
    Views
    517

    She knows, and the only thing she has ever...

    She knows, and the only thing she has ever groused about is the phrygian mode. That seems to be her bete noire.
  18. Thread: F# vs Gb

    by ripock
    Replies
    22
    Views
    517

    Just to put a nail in this coffin, I thought I...

    Just to put a nail in this coffin, I thought I would let everyone know that I am going with F# because it is just more natural to me. When I practice chromatic scales and I get to the second fret of...
  19. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    playing around with some 9 chords. The add9 has...

    playing around with some 9 chords. The add9 has been quite a boon. When you work with just the dom9, sometimes it sounds flat. I don't mean musically flat, but rather somewhat pale or blah. To...
  20. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    I was able to re-draw my one page of barre chords...

    I was able to re-draw my one page of barre chords so that no space was wasted. When I did that I could easily accommodate my add9 and 7sus4 shapes. I even have room to spare in case I ever feel the...
  21. Thread: F# vs Gb

    by ripock
    Replies
    22
    Views
    517

    I love you guys. Where else can I go to discuss...

    I love you guys. Where else can I go to discuss enharmonic matters? My wife puts on a good show for my sake, but I know she really doesn't care.
  22. Thread: F# vs Gb

    by ripock
    Replies
    22
    Views
    517

    F# vs Gb

    How do you guys think of his key when you think of it on an abstract level. I mean, if there's a musical context and the music is moving down the fret board, then naturally you're going to go with...
  23. I've come a bit late to this thread but on my...

    I've come a bit late to this thread but on my Kamaka I normally use worth browns (the clear ones make it sound too tinny for my taste). However, just for giggles I tried the Fremont black lines. ...
  24. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,019

    Not so much for me, but a lot of my connections...

    Not so much for me, but a lot of my connections with the ukulele are online:

    1. I started on the ukulele because I saw a video from a music store in New York--named Bernunzio's or something--and...
  25. Replies
    319
    Views
    30,881

    Ugh! I just learnt that I cannot live without...

    Ugh! I just learnt that I cannot live without add9 and 7sus4 chords. I think I can squeeze them into my new essential barre chord sheet by squeezing down the standard 4X4 box that I use to...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4