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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...
  6. Thread: Any Opinions

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll be on Oahu in...

    Thanks for the replies. I'll be on Oahu in October visiting family and plan on trying a Koaloha while we're there. I don't live anywhere near a Klos dealer. I may try one of the Blackbird Ukes if HMS...
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    Any Opinions

    I'm considering purchasing another tenor. Three instruments I'm considering are Klos Carbon Fiber, Koaloha Acacia and one of the Big Island tenors.
    Anyone here owned one of these? What do you...
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    I have two high end tenors, a Kamaka and a...

    I have two high end tenors, a Kamaka and a Kanilea. I keep the Kamaka tined in C and the Kanilea is tuned down 3 half steps to A. I tune the Kanilea down because I felt the C string just didn't...
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    Could have been a soprano. Ohta San is indeed...

    Could have been a soprano. Ohta San is indeed very small. I have a picture of me standing next to him and I felt like Hulk Hogan. I'm only five foot seven and 160 pounds and I towered over him. That...
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    Ohta San played a hybrid size instrument at one...

    Ohta San played a hybrid size instrument at one time. It was made by Kamaka and was in between a concert and tenor. I've seen Ohta San perform a few times and I'm not sure if he was still playing...
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    I love that movie. I once read that Andy's...

    I love that movie. I once read that Andy's character Lonesome Rhodes was loosely based on Arthur Godfrey. Andy was a very gifted actor who could play a wide variety of characters. Andy was also a...
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    We're slowly taking over the world!!!!!!

    We're slowly taking over the world!!!!!!
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    While it's not a book I think Uncle Rod's...

    While it's not a book I think Uncle Rod's materials are an excellent place to start. I did an uke pd workshop with the music dept. of the town I taught in a few years ago. I used Uncle Rod's...
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    I had to chuckle at the OP saying that going to...

    I had to chuckle at the OP saying that going to HMS was the main thing he wanted to do while on Oahu. It just shows how crazy we can be about the ukulele.
    I have some extended family, a husband and...
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    I remember watching Art Linkletter once around...

    I remember watching Art Linkletter once around Christmas time. He asked a little girl if she knew who Jesus's parents were. She replied Mr. and Mrs. Christ!!!!
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    Reminds me of the show biz saying, never work...

    Reminds me of the show biz saying, never work with kids or dogs!
    I taught 23 of my 34 year career in elementary schools. I could write a book of things that some of the kids said. We had an intern...
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    I saw James and Anne in February,.2017. They were...

    I saw James and Anne in February,.2017. They were amazing. The concert was in a small congregational church in Clinton, Connecticut. James clogs and plays mean fiddle as well. Anne has a nice, earthy...
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    Tuba and uke, how cool! Any video? I attended a...

    Tuba and uke, how cool! Any video? I attended a community college for a time that had a very fine music dept. The guy who played tuba in the concert band used to walk around carrying the tuba without...
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    Interesting Experience

    As I've gotten older (63)I've begun to sometimes experience a bit of anxiety or stage fright. In my previous musical life as a trumpeter I rarely ever had issues with stage fright. I've played the...
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    I spent Saturday afternoon at the Magic Fluke...

    I spent Saturday afternoon at the Magic Fluke facility. Bryan Tolentino was holding a workshop for about 25 ukulele enthusiasts. It was fun and interesting. Bryan played a couple of pieces at the end...
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    The first song I learned finger style is Here...

    The first song I learned finger style is Here Comes The Sun. That's usually my go to. We usually travel to Oahu every year to visit my wife's family. We were at our usual spot at Ala Moana Beach and...
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    I tune my Kanilea Tenor down a whole step and...

    I tune my Kanilea Tenor down a whole step and sometimes go a half step lower than that. I noticed that the c string just didn't resonate in standard gcea tuning. I have a Kamaka Tenor and keep that...
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    I took guitar class as well as keyboard for my Music Ed Degree. My main instrument was trumpet. I have absolutely no interest in guitar. I play keyboard fairly well but play almost exclusively by...
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    My first few ukes didn't have a pickup. I...

    My first few ukes didn't have a pickup. I purchased a Dean Markley Acoustic Guitar Pickup. It attaches to the body with putty. I've used it from time to time and it works just fine. The putty dried...
  25. I agree. Kapena is a great group to hear, Kelly...

    I agree. Kapena is a great group to hear, Kelly Boy DeLima is a magnificent ukulele player.
    The Ukulele Club Jam is fun, I'm on Oahu 4-6 weeks a year and go join their get together.
    Led Kaapana...
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