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    Are we allowed to call a Ko'alau a custom? From...

    Are we allowed to call a Ko'alau a custom? From my experience with them, you plunk down $4500 and you get to choose which of the pre-determined options you want. I personally wouldn't call that a...
  2. In terms of the homonyms of this thread: at...

    In terms of the homonyms of this thread:

    at least in the United states the standard usage is "due" [e.g., making due] when using it as a verb and "do" when it is an adjective [a make do solution].
  3. I usually buy new and then make due. For...

    I usually buy new and then make due. For instance I still regularly wear socks and shirts that I had in the 80's.

    Speaking of shirts, what bugs me is that I have to throw away shirts merely...
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    I have a few thoughts on the subject. First of...

    I have a few thoughts on the subject.

    First of all, a used custom uke makes no sense. The whole point is to create a uke to your own specifications.

    I think you need more money. $1000 for a...
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    Bad intonation is like cancer. You cannot say...

    Bad intonation is like cancer. You cannot say what is the one thing that causes cancer and how do you remedy it. You can be born with cancer, you can be exposed to materials, you can give yourself...
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    and Florentine cutaways are always nice

    and Florentine cutaways are always nice
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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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  16. 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.
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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...
  24. 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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