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    I viewed a discussion today about fret board...

    I viewed a discussion today about fret board shapes and it was puzzling. The tacit consensus was obviously for a radiused fret board. I don't necessarily have a preference. Whether you use a flat,...
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    I read something today which referred to the...

    I read something today which referred to the fourth mode of the Harmonic Minor as the Dorian #4. I have always called it the Dorian #11. Obviously the 4th and 11th intervals of a scale are the same...
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    I called into work today. I either have a mild...

    I called into work today. I either have a mild instance of Covid or the regular flu. Headache, runny nose with yellow snot...that kind of thing. Even though I feel fine again I am going to milk...
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    Can we please have some conversation of our...

    Can we please have some conversation of our "planned" improvisation. We all have a plan to appear unplanned. So what's yours? Without giving away too much, my plan is pentatonics and modes. ...
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    I find the whole thread absurd on an abstract...

    I find the whole thread absurd on an abstract level. Is there a certain kind of cutaway which will accommodate a female's budding breasts? No. Is there a certain shape that will do things to a...
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    Mine is a long-necked tenor from Rob Collins. It...

    Mine is a long-necked tenor from Rob Collins. It is of plane wood from a London park and the neck is walnut and laburnum is used for the bridge. The binding is English cherry. It has a unique...
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    Just out of curiosity, why would you go to the...

    Just out of curiosity, why would you go to the trouble of getting a baritone but string it like a soprano?
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    For what it is worth I keep my tenor guitar tuned...

    For what it is worth I keep my tenor guitar tuned as DGBE. I didn't even buy special strings. It came tuned in fifths and I just adjusted the strings to DGBE
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    For what it is worth I keep my tenor guitar tuned...

    For what it is worth I keep my tenor guitar tuned as DGBE. I didn't even buy special strings. It came tuned in fifths and I just adjusted the strings to DGBE
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    I know this seems lame, but your last option does...

    I know this seems lame, but your last option does work. I have never played guitar a day in my life, but I bought a B.C. Rich, Rich Bich, and play it like a ukulele by removing the base strings.
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    The ruler is a gold-plated Milne Trucking Co....

    The ruler is a gold-plated Milne Trucking Co. product. The Kamaka is a HF-3LDS and since it is one of the centennial anniversary ukes it has some special appointments and I don't know if the nut...
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    Here's a video of a real double-necker being...

    Here's a video of a real double-necker being played by two people
    https://youtu.be/2FL6GbjE9pY
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    I had never considered it before, but your...

    I had never considered it before, but your comment bestirred my curiosity. I pulled my ruler out of the drawer and measured my Kamaka, and it has a 1.5 inch nut. I'm sure my custom uke also has the...
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    I tend not to cogitate about this excessively. I...

    I tend not to cogitate about this excessively. I don't try to balance out my ratiocinations to see if it is right or wrong, necessary or not; I just put my ukes in hard cases with a hygrometer. I...
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    I'm starting to get a feel for those Lokrian...

    I'm starting to get a feel for those Lokrian shapes. Yeah, I know we can all google Lokrian and get the canned answers about it being a passing tool. And I acknowledge that. When I play the D#...
  16. Isn't this universal? I don't play sopranos, but...

    Isn't this universal? I don't play sopranos, but my tenors (a Kamaka and a custom uke) have less sustain up there. I remedied, or at least mitigated, it by downtuning so that the strings are...
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    Fair enough. Here's my subjective input. I tend...

    Fair enough. Here's my subjective input. I tend to tune down to E A C# F# (sometimes I even go one half step beyond that). As I said before, I do this to get a tension that I want. I play roots...
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    This thread is too subtle for me. As far as I'm...

    This thread is too subtle for me. As far as I'm concerned, you can down tune any stringed instrument of any scale. The bigger question is: Why? There should be some motivation. I have heard some...
  19. I hope the OP will update us on his/her progress....

    I hope the OP will update us on his/her progress. I am morbidly curious. My advice would have been: 1. learn to read music; 2. download any sheet music for any instrument; 3. play it. However I...
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    Size doesn't matter. The child will adapt to...

    Size doesn't matter. The child will adapt to whatever ukulele he or she plays. I personally would take the child to the music store and merely ask "which one do you want" and then abide by the...
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    Pursuing my plans I naturally did some 19 fret...

    Pursuing my plans I naturally did some 19 fret runs.

    Then I made some efforts connecting the shapes I know very well with the adjacent shapes to make one big super shape.

    Then I gravitated...
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    I put my Yorkie away although it pains me to do...

    I put my Yorkie away although it pains me to do so. It had been out for a week or two. Typically the air around here is about 20%. Inside the ukulele cases, he hygrometer says it is 42%. I owe it...
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    I've been a bit busy, but today I entranced...

    I've been a bit busy, but today I entranced myself with a little I-IV-V progression. The chord qualities were a bit eccentric. The progression was Em add9 to Am to Bm7. I really liked the movement...
  24. For a few years now I've been down to one linear...

    For a few years now I've been down to one linear uke and one re-entrant. Don't weep for me; the former is a custom uke and the latter is a spruce top centennial anniversary Kamaka. I'm feeling no...
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    Welcome. You've been sucked into the vortex and...

    Welcome. You've been sucked into the vortex and event horizon of the dark side. Now the real discussions arise: will you go low G? will you go to fluorocarbon? Will you give up salsa casera in...
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