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    I was braving the New Mexican winter (it was in...

    I was braving the New Mexican winter (it was in the 60's because of a semi-overcast sky) and reading some Vergilius. A certain passage seemed significant. At Aeneid 8.8 it says "vastant cultoribus...
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    I am still having some conceptual blind spots,...

    I am still having some conceptual blind spots, and it seems like they occur on the E string more frequently than not.

    I have run across this with dominant chords already. I do not like the 7...
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    I, on the other hand, prefer closed chords. And...

    I, on the other hand, prefer closed chords. And I would probably play that 1645 progression as:

    C: 543X
    F: 555X
    Am: 545X
    G: 777X

    However, my version wouldn't be any more interesting than...
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    I had become homesick. I enjoyed trying out...

    I had become homesick. I enjoyed trying out different keys and using different roots for my chords, but I missed my E, my favorite key. It will be of course comforting to be back in my key, but it...
  5. I know that I am in the minority here, but I see...

    I know that I am in the minority here, but I see absolutely no sense in an outdoor/car uke. To me, the uke you take with you to the car is the car uke. It is also the driveway uke when you're on...
  6. Thread: Rough night.

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    What about playing the best Christmas song ever,...

    What about playing the best Christmas song ever, "I wanna be your dog" by the Stooges. All it takes is three nearly adjacent chords (G F# E) and sleigh bells.
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    I forgot about that. The arm is important in...

    I forgot about that. The arm is important in improvising as well. In certain contexts, like a blues progression, you're allowed to improvise for a measure before you get back to the progression. ...
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    for posterity's sake I need to mention what I'm...

    for posterity's sake I need to mention what I'm doing. However I cannot be very specific because I've just been playing without much of a plan. Without a road map, it is hard to tell where you've...
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    This may sound weird (and it may in fact be...

    This may sound weird (and it may in fact be weird) but I find that there is an ontological inferiority with all the computer stuff. The computer stuff lacks a certain amount of "realness." The...
  10. For my ukulele, tenor guitar, and cigar box...

    For my ukulele, tenor guitar, and cigar box guitar, I use a Blackstar 75 with a Fat Fuzz Factory pedal. It serves all my electrical needs. I have never had the volume past 2.
  11. Thread: 11.11.11

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    I googled this date, 11/11/2011, and I didn't see...

    I googled this date, 11/11/2011, and I didn't see a lot worth remembering. The mathematician Georges Papy died. Am I missing something?
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    okay, I see the misconception I had. Thanks.

    okay, I see the misconception I had. Thanks.
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    and it looks like they come in watermelon...

    and it looks like they come in watermelon color...at least that's what I assume by "sandia." I wonder how they would look against a dark fret board?
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    hey ubulele, I've been working through your list...

    hey ubulele, I've been working through your list of cool things to do with sus chords. You mentioned using a 7sus2 in tritone substitution. Do mean something like this:

    instead of C F7 G7, do...
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    I agree that sus4 chords are very nice because...

    I agree that sus4 chords are very nice because they are merely triads. I normally play mine as triads, using only three strings. For example, for A sus4 I use:

    220X
    14 14 12 X
    9 9 10 X
    455X...
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    There is a lot to think of here, and I have...

    There is a lot to think of here, and I have nothing cogent to add. I only wanted to quote your comment for reference because in the past I have found that your posts seem to disappear and I would...
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    sussing out the sus4

    Does anyone have any suggestions for things to do with the sus4 when composing/improvising?

    I am restricting my question to the sus4 because it seems to be highly preferred to the sus2 (at least...
  18. Thread: Need low B

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    Or you can transpose to another key

    Or you can transpose to another key
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    That was my impression as well. I would...

    That was my impression as well. I would appreciate it if someone with knowledge could set the record straight.
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    that isn't clear.

    that isn't clear.
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    When I entered this lifestyle my vow to myself...

    When I entered this lifestyle my vow to myself was to change my strings every six months. However, the reality is that I change strings whenever I want. Some strings I have had for 2+ years. Here...
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    Not being a millennial, I don't engage in social...

    Not being a millennial, I don't engage in social media; I just use online resources and leave when I am done. So I didn't really know about rating conversations and threads and such. Today I just...
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    Another aspect to be considered is that the...

    Another aspect to be considered is that the ukulele community's goals are less lofty. Many people here are completely content with strumming cowboy chords and singing, and they don't seem to have...
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    I will start by saying that I vastly prefer low G...

    I will start by saying that I vastly prefer low G for any and every thing. However, it all depends on what you're fingerpicking. Some arrangements, like Daniel Ward's arpeggio studies, are written...
  25. There's always Jared James Nichols for a...

    There's always Jared James Nichols for a contemporary rock and roller
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