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    I was just on youtube and Ukelikethepros.com was...

    I was just on youtube and Ukelikethepros.com was offering a video on Aolani ukes. I didn't want click on it because I didn't want youtube thinking I was interested in that type of thing. However,...
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    I've swung around a bit. Maybe not the...

    I've swung around a bit. Maybe not the proverbial full-circle, but a bit. I've become a bit more interested in claw hammer.

    I did study clam hammer a bit a year or so ago, but I gave it up as...
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    It is just terminology I have read. 1. When...

    It is just terminology I have read.
    1. When skimming jazz websites to pick up an idea that I can apply to ukulele I see references to "playing outside" where they mean playing notes when soloing...
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    I'm slightly disappointed in this thread. When I...

    I'm slightly disappointed in this thread. When I think of playing outside, I think of two things

    1. playing chromatically, i.e., playing non-diatonic notes
    2. playing the outside strings in...
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    I agree. I don't dig the standard ukulele vibe. ...

    I agree. I don't dig the standard ukulele vibe. I tend to play things a bit darker. My only ukulele t-shirt is from the 4-stringed reapers of doom ukulele club. Google it. It is a nice logo
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    I finally had an evening when I didn't feel...

    I finally had an evening when I didn't feel totally spent.

    I made a nice meal of roasted potatoes and a stir fry of eggs (sauteed in shallots, garlic, and ginger) with brussel sprouts.


    Then I...
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    I use Oasis (humidity is currently 48% inside my...

    I use Oasis (humidity is currently 48% inside my cases...and I live in a desert) and I hang my cases. I suppose you could make a blocker to disallow the humidifier from sliding those few centimeters...
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    for me, the sketchiest aspect in all this is...

    for me, the sketchiest aspect in all this is paying $600 for a Kala. All the denizens of this forum know the virtues of a Kala: it is a serviceable lower-end instrument. If you want to get a Kala,...
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    I try to play every day, but I have challenges. ...

    I try to play every day, but I have challenges. I am working two jobs and my ukulele seems to pierce the walls, so I cannot play when my wife needs to sleep. Regardless, I do try to play every day....
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    About 6 years or so ago, I saw a video of this...

    About 6 years or so ago, I saw a video of this beautiful woman playing a Cordoba concert. My reasoning was: she's totally hot, I'm totally going to play the ukulele. That's my story.
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    this is very particular to me, but I wouldn't...

    this is very particular to me, but I wouldn't even consider a baritone without a cutaway...but, as I said, that's me and how I play
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    Thanks for dropping by; I always appreciate it. ...

    Thanks for dropping by; I always appreciate it. Unfortunately I don't have time to do anything right now as I have to go to bed and get up tomorrow for work. I will just describe the posts:

    The...
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    I saw a series of various posts for a fence which...

    I saw a series of various posts for a fence which is no longer extant. They suggested to my mind intervals because of their varying heights. The sequence was 4321314. I am going to take some...
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    I focused tonight on the D# on the 15th fret. I...

    I focused tonight on the D# on the 15th fret. I didn't do much with it. I made it the end-point for the D# dim7 arpeggio beginning on the 18th fret. I played around with it in the contexts of the...
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    I don't want to be a recrudescence to this...

    I don't want to be a recrudescence to this thread, so I'll just say one more thing and depart. When I was a boy I paid $23.89 a month for a flute. It seems that I was paying that for years. So,...
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    I agree with Kaelre's disagreement, especially...

    I agree with Kaelre's disagreement, especially when you do the math. For my re-entrant uke needs I ended up with a $2200 Kamaka custom.

    I know a lot of people are like OMG!

    But think of how...
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    I of course played around with my latest fetish,...

    I of course played around with my latest fetish, the D#. I don't have anything to write about, because I really didn't do much today. Rather, I didn't do much thoughtfully. I did pivot on the D#...
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    I don't patronize any one website. Whenever I...

    I don't patronize any one website. Whenever I want sheet music I just google the music and add the words sheet music. Then I pay the $5 and get what I want.
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    Humidity isn't a problem, except when it is. There is no need to impulsively hydrate when there isn't a need, but you only know if there's a need by using a hygrometer. Take the guesswork out of...
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    Does the A string's stubbiness occur regardless...

    Does the A string's stubbiness occur regardless of where you fret it? I ask because I let my uke get too dry and it got wonky on the 16th fret, and I had to go get it serviced. Maybe you also have...
  21. My favorite ukulele is made of London plane which...

    My favorite ukulele is made of London plane which I understand to be in the same genus as sycamore. The last ukulele that I will ever bespeak is going to be a 100% North American build. I haven't...
  22. I'll tell you what I do electonically. However I...

    I'll tell you what I do electonically. However I have to say I don't know what I'm doing--for example, I've never played guitar a day in my life. What I do is completely arbitrary but it works. ...
  23. I'll tell you what I would do, but I fancy you...

    I'll tell you what I would do, but I fancy you won't agree or even like it. If I were in your shoes with a truss rod that needed tweaking, I would just go to my local luthier, throw down a...
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    School is back in session, literally. As I drove...

    School is back in session, literally. As I drove to the corner market for my weekly duties as chief officer of my home's commissariat, I saw buses. It is good to be getting back to normal, but I am...
  25. I agree. Theory isn't about compulsion; it is...

    I agree. Theory isn't about compulsion; it is about enthusiasm. If you're playing other people's music, they've already done the thinking for you. All you need to do is put your finger where they...
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