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  1. Thread: Cordoba Ukes

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    Cordobas have a special place in my memory. I...

    Cordobas have a special place in my memory. I started playing because I saw a beautiful woman in New Rochelle playing a Cordoba. I know that's creepy, but it is my story. I bought a solid Cordoba...
  2. I've never experienced any issues up the neck...

    I've never experienced any issues up the neck aside from user-problems. Things get too tight for my sausage fingers above the 15th fret. Also, like many people I instinctively use the iron grip of...
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    I received my second covid vaccination. I don't...

    I received my second covid vaccination. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Yes, I was feeling a bit run-down. Then I took a nap. So much for side-effects.

    A theme that has popped up a...
  4. Brad's book is great. When I was devising my own...

    Brad's book is great. When I was devising my own system, it was a constant resource of mine. I think you should take up Ubulele on his offer. I am not very sociable or electronically-savvy, but I...
  5. congratulations Donboody, you've made it to the...

    congratulations Donboody, you've made it to the next step. In my estimation, once someone starts thinking about roots and chords all over the neck, he or she has attained a quantum leap in...
  6. ...Or you could just do it. Take your low-G...

    ...Or you could just do it. Take your low-G string set and tune to DGBE. You're not going to have that traditional Tiny Tim timbre that resembles strumming a guitar between the bridge and the...
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    I see there's a bit of talk on the forums about...

    I see there's a bit of talk on the forums about tone woods. I suppose my main reaction is a big shrug. I am not impressed. I know a bunch of people really obsess on this but I have never really...
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    Isn't that just the nature of the beast? Base...

    Isn't that just the nature of the beast? Base strings always boom. That's their virtue. Being a low-G player I just learnt early on to mute the G string. I also tend to play true triads instead...
  9. get a hygrometer. If you're not accessing, then...

    get a hygrometer. If you're not accessing, then you're only guessing. Trump's gone; it is once again okay to use data to inform your decisions. I keep my ukuleles in hard cases with humidifiers. ...
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    I filled out a blank fret board map with the...

    I filled out a blank fret board map with the notes of my D# dim7. Then I color-coded them for the octaves. My tenors have a little bit of the 3rd and the 6th octaves, and all of the 4th and 5th. ...
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    Fingerstyle and fingerpicking are interchangeable...

    Fingerstyle and fingerpicking are interchangeable terms denoting a technique where one note is played at a time. A chord melody is a melody played with chords instead of notes. For example, instead...
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    I haven't played much lately except for some dim7...

    I haven't played much lately except for some dim7 arpeggios, but I promise: this weekend I am going to try to connect my C notes with those transitioning arpeggios. I'm entering into a corporate...
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    if you're hankering for a different sound, I...

    if you're hankering for a different sound, I think you'd get more leverage by tuning down rather than focusing on the nuance that tone woods impart. I typically use BEG#C#.
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    This weekend has been a mixed bag--to say the...

    This weekend has been a mixed bag--to say the least.

    My mother died--but don't worry, I'm not going to talk about that. A ukulele blog is the least appropriate place for that kind of thing. ...
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    Finally, after two weeks (or so) of drying them...

    Finally, after two weeks (or so) of drying them out, my Oasis humidifiers were at last able to spit out their crystals. I bought some replacement crystals, but first you have to extract the previous...
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    I understand and acknowledge the criticisms...

    I understand and acknowledge the criticisms mentioned, but are you folks really going to complain for being charged for a service? Isn't that like ordering a sandwich with extra meat and then...
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    Do you get to choose the order of the strings? I...

    Do you get to choose the order of the strings? I would think most people would like it GgCEA. Of course, I would prefer gGCEA to marginalize that shrill high G. Even though I have very little use...
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    Worth strings come twice as long as they need to...

    Worth strings come twice as long as they need to be. You can actually cut them in half and have two sets.

    Also, I know that there are some people that use spools of fishing line to string up...
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    My wife wanted some meat. I don't have any...

    My wife wanted some meat. I don't have any philosophical problem with meat, but I do find it rather inconvenient because flesh just takes a while to bake; it throws my timing off. So we had some...
  20. Thread: Giving Advice

    by ripock
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    Unlike Graham, I think it is a good idea. ...

    Unlike Graham, I think it is a good idea. However, if she wants something special, she has to pay for something special. I would have told her to grab at least $2000 and head on over to Beau...
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    I don't know if people need a pharmakos for the...

    I don't know if people need a pharmakos for the pandemic or what, but they're bagging on Terry Carter. I don't mind him aside from him calling a bamboo uke solid wood. I'm not stupid. That is just...
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    My cat knocked a nearly full jar of red chili...

    My cat knocked a nearly full jar of red chili sauce onto the floor. It was quite a clean up and I fancy that all the shards haven't been located; that will be a future joy to my bare feet.

    Before...
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    I'm impatient, so I cut my stings off when I...

    I'm impatient, so I cut my stings off when I change them. So I naturally throw them away. Even if I tenderly unwound the strings I think I would still throw them away because the ends would be all...
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    You don't really have to learn anything new if...

    You don't really have to learn anything new if you don't want to. If, for example, there's a song you play on your soprano in the key of E, you can play it exactly the same way on a baritone and it...
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    Here's what I do. i play the A6 tuning. I do it...

    Here's what I do. i play the A6 tuning. I do it because I like the feel of the strings at that reduced tension. However, I have to mention that I do not play sopranos and therefore I do not know...
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