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    Rats! That is my go to Uke. We were on Oahu,...

    Rats!
    That is my go to Uke.
    We were on Oahu, stumbled upon the Ukulele Site store. Told the fellow what I was looking for. He picked it up , played a few chords to check the tuning and handed it...
  2. So much is or is based on it. 12 Bar Blues...

    So much is or is based on it.

    12 Bar Blues
    From:
    Roll over Beethoven, to
    Route 66, to
    Flip, Flop and Fly

    Same three chord progression- but so powerful
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    Until the end of never.......... �And that’s a...

    Until the end of never.......... �And that’s a long, long time......

    With apologies to Johnny Mathis, Jerryc41, and everyone else
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    OTOH, when I patronize local establishments to...

    OTOH, when I patronize local establishments to stimulate the economy....
    I tip very well —- they need it, and are sharing with their furloughed employees.
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    I also have that aversion. I also ask — “Why?”...

    I also have that aversion. I also ask — “Why?”
    We don’t play at group events. We don’t perform for others. People just like us to all look alike as we play in our jam.

    I wore a freakin’ band...
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    I agree with tuning by ear — tune the Uke to...

    I agree with tuning by ear — tune the Uke to itself. Tune the C string, then tune the E string so that it vibrates sympathetically when you pluck an E on the C string. And proceed onward to the rest....
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    Anybody know this song

    40 or 50 years ago, out here in California, Jim Lange had a morning radio program on KSFO.
    Every Friday his opening song was Thank God It’s Friday

    At about 100 BPM, a nice, slow, bluesy tune...
  8. I have an AMIGO Tenor, made in Romania. I have...

    I have an AMIGO Tenor, made in Romania.
    I have strung it with Classical Guitar Strings. D, E, A, D
    Tuned to G, C, E, A

    The result is a long sustain and it plays one full octave below standard.
    ...
  9. My idea? Learn C, F, G7 Play The Wanderer,...

    My idea?
    Learn C, F, G7
    Play The Wanderer, Boogie Wookiee Bugle Boy, Tutti Frutti, Mamma Don’t Dance and Daddy Don’t Rock and Roll, Route 66, Roll Over Beethoven.
    Very easy chord progressions....
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    �� Thumbs up - love the concept

    �� Thumbs up - love the concept
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    Remember, you can tune a Uke, but you can’t tuna...

    Remember, you can tune a Uke, but you can’t tuna fish
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    And one really cool fact about the C of F ...

    And one really cool fact about the C of F

    Years of music in school and memorizing
    The key of G has one sharp - C
    The key of D has two sharps - C, G
    The key of A has three sharps - C, G, D
    ...
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    Let the Circle be Unbroken

    Let the Circle be Unbroken
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    My advice as a self taught... Learn basic chords...

    My advice as a self taught...
    Learn basic chords using suggested fingering — as in play an ope C with your ring or little finger.


    Try playing simple 12 bar songs C, F, G7, Or
    Do-woo C, Am, F...
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    To paraphrase an old joke.... Happiness is a...

    To paraphrase an old joke....

    Happiness is a can of Spam, a bottle of wine and a 🐶 dog.....
    To eat the Spam
  16. I have a Kala KA-8 eight string. It has a nice...

    I have a Kala KA-8 eight string. It has a nice sound, some what mellow.

    I can finger pick or strum - usually I do a combination. It is somewhat more difficult to play as it requires TWICE the...
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    With age comes wisdom We learn more from our...

    With age comes wisdom
    We learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes

    If this be true.....
    I’m wiser and oh so MUCH, MUCH more learned than these darn Millennials.

    (Wanna see...
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    When I play with my Blues Jam, the guitar players...

    When I play with my Blues Jam, the guitar players LOVE the Key of E — Yuck
    But they also seem to like to play Blues in the Key of A — A, D, E7
    Ukulele friendly and, apparently Guitar friendly.
    ...
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    Late to the game/ response, But yes, I too had...

    Late to the game/ response,
    But yes, I too had forgotten about El Kabong
    And I know cartoons draw 4 fingers instead of five,
    But El Kabong has a 4 string, not a 6 string

    Day ~40 of self...
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    I like my Kala Tenor KA ATP CTG CE I would...

    I like my Kala Tenor KA ATP CTG CE
    I would STRONGLY suggest that you consider a cutaway and solid wood over laminate.
    My opinion, other options enhance but are less important.
    Good luck and let us...
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    I’ve read Kate considered herself a drummer who...

    I’ve read Kate considered herself a drummer who sang, but...
    I could and can wrap myself in the contra-alto that she had.
    So sad she left us so soon.

    Thanks for the tribute
  22. If $$ are the problem, could this site allow...

    If $$ are the problem, could this site allow (shudder) advertising?
    I created a Discord Account, and it seems less intuitive than this one.
    Having authored and been editor/ co-editor of several...
  23. Anyone who can’t remember the Kennedy-Nixon...

    Anyone who can’t remember the Kennedy-Nixon election is a young whipper snapper.
    Another Ukulele, aka Old Man Tracy
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    I’m lazy - be nice to have a ‘transcript’ of the...

    I’m lazy - be nice to have a ‘transcript’ of the lyrics.

    I’m in SF Bay Area and all the counties are in lockdown. Luckily, a couple of weeks ago we shopped in preparation of
    such a lockdown....
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    This whole Carona / Covid-19 seems like a Peter...

    This whole Carona / Covid-19 seems like a Peter Max painting
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