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    I don't notice this too much on ukulele. When I...

    I don't notice this too much on ukulele. When I play in public I usually play into a microphone or plug into a sound system. I've come to prefer using a mic over the last few years.
    There is one...
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    Fremont Black Line high G is my choice.

    Fremont Black Line high G is my choice.
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    Every day. The only day I have taken off in the...

    Every day. The only day I have taken off in the last 3-4 years was the day after my second Moderna shot. Spent that entire day flat on my back on the couch. I usually practice 1.5 to 2 hours a day. I...
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    This was filmed at Todd's house on Kaui. Long...

    This was filmed at Todd's house on Kaui.
    Long time fan of Todd's going back to the early 70's. I've seen him several times and he's one of my favorite musicians.
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    Not an absolute necessity but it wouldn't hurt. Lot's of fabulous musicians play mostly by ear and have no formal training. Many don't read music or possess a lot of theoretical knowledge.
    Glen...
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    Some of the tab/chord sites allow you to...

    Some of the tab/chord sites allow you to transpose. Ultimate Guitar.com is one that comes to mind. Some of the renditions that people post are really out there chord wise. I don't use them a whole...
  7. One of my 3 tenors has a radius fret board. I...

    One of my 3 tenors has a radius fret board. I don't have large hands and thought it would make barring easier. I've found that I have an easier time barring on my other tenors. I tend to roll my...
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    Best advice I ever got came from...

    Best advice I ever got came from singer/songwriter Michael Johnson. He had a few top 40 hits in the late 70's. Bluer Than Blue was his biggest. Michael was a world class finger style/classical...
  9. The A String on my Kanilea Tenor has slipped out...

    The A String on my Kanilea Tenor has slipped out after changing strings. I've had the bridge pin fly across the room more than once. I've spent a lot of time on my hands and knees looking for it...
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    My two cents. Growing up a in the 60's and 70's I...

    My two cents. Growing up a in the 60's and 70's I have been a big admirer of Billy Joel. I can tell you exactly where I was the first time I heard Piano Man on my car radio. My ears perked up.
    We...
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    The one cuatro I played had nylon strings.

    The one cuatro I played had nylon strings.
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    Cuatros vary from country to country. I played...

    Cuatros vary from country to country. I played one once for a few minutes a few years back. A group called Surcari played a concert at the school I retired from. The leader of the group is from...
  13. Do you have a pick up on the instrument? Two of...

    Do you have a pick up on the instrument? Two of my tenors have a pick up and I use the jack and headstock. I noticed Bruce Shimabukuro doing that. I don't have a pick up on my other tenor and use a...
  14. Thread: I strum!

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    I don't strum terribly well since starting to...

    I don't strum terribly well since starting to fingerpick 7-8 years ago. I finger pick pretty well after staking lessons for a few years. I had no real instruction when I got my first uke and...
  15. Thread: Not So Nice?

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    If everyone played the ukulele, the world would...

    If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a nicer place. A quote from Jake. Let's keep it that way. Thanks for bringing this up Jerry. Much aloha!
  16. Thread: Lyle Ritz

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    Most videos of Byron I've found he's playing bass...

    Most videos of Byron I've found he's playing bass with Benny. I heard them live in Nov. 2019 at Nico's in Kailua. Brian Tolentino and Halehaku Seabury have a regular gig there and invite people to...
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    I took lessons for 2 plus years after purchasing...

    I took lessons for 2 plus years after purchasing my first high end tenor. I had strummed casually for a few years and wanted to learn finger style. I came to the uke after years as a working...
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    I'm sure someone mentioned Manny Halican. Except...

    I'm sure someone mentioned Manny Halican. Except for 2020 we spend 5-7 weeks in Hawaii every year visiting family. Numerous friends have mentioned Manny as on of the best.
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    Depends on the piece I'm working on. I have 6, 3...

    Depends on the piece I'm working on. I have 6, 3 concerts that I rarely play and 3 high end tenors. Kamaka HF3, Kanilea K1 and a KoAloha. Certain pieces sound better on a particular uke. The Kamaka...
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    A guy in my neighborhood was a piano performance...

    A guy in my neighborhood was a piano performance major in college. I didn't really know him as he's 5 years older than me. He was always a bit of an oddball and seemed quite impressed with himself. A...
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    I'd love to try one. I have played a cuatro a few...

    I'd love to try one. I have played a cuatro a few years back but only for 2-3 minutes. Size wise it was a little bigger than a tenor but not as big as a baritone. I play re-entrant and it was also...
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    Slack key maybe!

    Slack key maybe!
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    Fremont Black Lines on my three tenors.

    Fremont Black Lines on my three tenors.
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    Six years is a pretty long time to keep strings....

    Six years is a pretty long time to keep strings. I normally change every 3-4 months on the tenor 3 ukes I play the most. I keep a supply of Fremont Black Lines. I usually visit family in Hawaii every...
  25. Thread: Strings

    by peanuts56
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    String choice is highly personal. My choice is...

    String choice is highly personal. My choice is Fremont Black Line for my 3 tenors. I use C tuning on my Kamaka. On my my Kanilea I use B Flat, I found the sound more pleasing to my ears. On my...
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