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    I am cleaning my floors and have everything but...

    I am cleaning my floors and have everything but the main room mopped. I have to let the others rooms dry so that I can transfer furniture to them and give me unencumbered access to the floor of the...
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    that denotes a slide down the neck

    that denotes a slide down the neck
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    It seems these recent journal entries have been...

    It seems these recent journal entries have been peppered with culinary tid-bits. This one is no different. I went to a new market today and procured some essentials like cumin seeds, ghee, as well...
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    I tend to play closed chords because I prefer the...

    I tend to play closed chords because I prefer the control. For me, open chords just happen and I use them for a change in dynamics. Here's an example from what I was doing the other day.

    1. I...
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    hey Jupu, What do you mean when you say...

    hey Jupu,

    What do you mean when you say "closed chord?" Some people say a closed chord is one which is played with fretted notes (no open strings). Other people say a closed chord is a chord...
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    Just to be more useful, I thought I would just...

    Just to be more useful, I thought I would just list some typical things I do with my linear tuning.

    1. do nothing special. If I hear of a chord progression, I just strum it as would any other...
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    Of course, you and Ubulele are correct regarding...

    Of course, you and Ubulele are correct regarding the specificity of the two tunings. I was merely trying to allay the OP's concerns that the two tunings were so utterly different. I suppose I meant...
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    Isn't this much ado about nothing? I personally...

    Isn't this much ado about nothing? I personally play low G because it sounds better and less toy-like. Four linear strings give me more scales to play.

    However, I do play both linear and...
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    I tend to think of myself as a soloist, even...

    I tend to think of myself as a soloist, even though I don't have the chops for it. So, I prefer a relatively wide range of notes. Accordingly I opt for 19 frets, cutaway, and preferably a low G...
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    To finger pick, all you need is fingers. Any...

    To finger pick, all you need is fingers. Any string will work. It is just a matter of preference. The D'Addario strings that came with my Kamaka were fingerable. They sounded great. However,...
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    To be honest, I would never even consider an...

    To be honest, I would never even consider an Ohana...especially after your description of that ukulele. I don't have anything specific to cite as my evidence. It is more of a vibe. I believe if I...
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    I am avaricious but monogamous. I always wanted...

    I am avaricious but monogamous. I always wanted more and more, but only played my favorite. I figured it wasn't fair to the world-at-large to horde ukuleles that wouldn't really be played. So I...
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    My HF-3 is great. It has a lot of sustain, if...

    My HF-3 is great. It has a lot of sustain, if you like that kind of thing. I don't. I spend a lot of time muting and dampening when I play. That's why I ditched the strings as well. Even though...
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    At least his strings are now numbered correctly...

    At least his strings are now numbered correctly as 1234 instead of that asinine convention of 4321.
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    I hated them for the same reason as you'll love...

    I hated them for the same reason as you'll love them: they were stiff. I think they'll accomplish everything you want. The tone I want is muddy--jangly without the jangle. Those BFs made my...
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    I ran across an interesting passage in an old...

    I ran across an interesting passage in an old British detective novel. I don't have it in front of me, but the purport is this: an impoverished character was being interviewed in her rooms and she...
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    Have you ever considered a D shaped neck? I know...

    Have you ever considered a D shaped neck? I know I never would have. However, after I received one on my custom uke, it became my new standard. I will never own another without a flattened oval...
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    downupdave: I have a BT-40 Blueridge which I...

    downupdave: I have a BT-40 Blueridge which I love because it has the correct fret markers. I wish it had its pegs behind the headstock like an old Martin, but I still like it a lot. It also has a...
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    Here is something that I cut out of some blog...

    Here is something that I cut out of some blog somewhere in times past:

    30lb - Soprano / Concert A string
    40lb - Soprano / Concert G string or Tenor A string
    50lb - Soprano / Concert E string or...
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    ukulele to guitar

    I wanted to give my ukulele friends some encouragement. If you want to, you can totally play guitar.

    On a whim, I bought what would have been considered cool in my youth, a magenta B.C. Rich...
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    Good luck on finding a resource. In my...

    Good luck on finding a resource. In my experience (more in the form of books than the internet) resources are either way above your head or really far beneath you. I have rarely come across...
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    I basically do two things in regards to tunings....

    I basically do two things in regards to tunings.

    1. I adjust all my strings in unison. For example, instead of GCEA my ukulele is tuned EAC#F# (all strings are three half-steps looser than...
  23. I'm a solid wood fan, but even I have to admit...

    I'm a solid wood fan, but even I have to admit that's probably more of a fetish than anything else. It is the sound board that matters most because it is the soundboard's vibration that contributes...
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    I had an accident. My pressure cooker blew up. ...

    I had an accident. My pressure cooker blew up. Well, not actually. It must have developed a blockage, blew off its safety valve, and sent pinto bean juice everywhere. The latter was especially...
  25. I cannot take credit for it. If you listen to...

    I cannot take credit for it. If you listen to some of the luminaries, such as Kimo Hussey and Peter Forrest, they talk about embracing the individuality of the uke's voice. And that's what I try to...
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