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    If I Told You, You'd Cry

    If I Told You, You'd Cry


    A solo instrumental thing. Just did this a little while ago after messing around with it for a couple of weeks. I had time and need to get it out of my system for a bit....
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    If you can overlook the silly risque song ...

    If you can overlook the silly risque song (it was for a dear friend's amusement) It's a good representation of what my Keli'i soprano sounds like.

    Seriously, I've had this one for a number of...
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    Fremonts sound really good on my Kellii. Less...

    Fremonts sound really good on my Kellii. Less good on other ukes. It's a personal aesthetic. Some folks love Aquilas on a Koaloha which to me sounds like a painful shrieking. To each his own.
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    I was just recommending Kelii in another thread....

    I was just recommending Kelii in another thread. Are you going to start carrying them? That'd be very cool...

    I've had a soprano for a few years now and it's usually one of the first instruments...
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    I second this. These are so underrated. I really...

    I second this. These are so underrated. I really love ours and play it all the time. great sound, great feel. Just a wonderful little uke.
  6. This. It's a matter of taking reasonable...

    This.

    It's a matter of taking reasonable precautions and accepting that wear and tear is a fact of life that adds character and uniqueness to your instrument. I bought it and I'm going to play it...
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    The hardest part was keeping a straight face.

    The hardest part was keeping a straight face.
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    Where Eagles Dare

    I have a day off today and nothing better to do than record a video of Where Eagles Dare by the Misfits.

    Played on an Ohana sopranino (with Fremont strings) tuned ADF#B for maximum evil and...
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    A little while back I was in a local guitar store...

    A little while back I was in a local guitar store and they had a mahogany tenor by Gordy Bischoff that was one of the most amazing sounding and playing instruments I've ever held in my hands. (If I'd...
  10. That's why you need to keep a humidifier in your...

    That's why you need to keep a humidifier in your case.
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    I'd always go with the Sox cap, myself. (Going...

    I'd always go with the Sox cap, myself.
    (Going to see them beat the Twins on the 25th.)
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    Congratulations. It looks wonderful and I'm...

    Congratulations. It looks wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing the video demonstration. (and then completely putting it out of my head so I won't go nuts until my turn comes in Brad's queue.)
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    What they all said. I suggest spending a...

    What they all said.

    I suggest spending a larger chunk of time on just going through the picking part and the changes until it's more or less burned into your muscle memory before going back to...
  14. If this thread had a like button, I'd click it.

    If this thread had a like button, I'd click it.
  15. The same might be said of those who take such...

    The same might be said of those who take such offense at being corrected that they feel the need to start a thread about it on an online ukulele board.

    Seriously.

    (I mean, if that's the most...
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    As has been brought up before, dynamics and...

    As has been brought up before, dynamics and responsiveness are things that any musician likes to have in an acoustic instrument. I also like to be able top feel the uke's vibrations in my chest when...
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    Very cool. It's a really lovely instrument. I...

    Very cool. It's a really lovely instrument. I play the snot out of our Kelii soprano.
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    It's all about the practice and patience. I've...

    It's all about the practice and patience. I've played for years and even now I struggle occasionally with certain songs ("Boys Don't Cry" can be a bear on uke)

    The chord switching will come in...
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    It really depends on the instrument itself....

    It really depends on the instrument itself. Different strings sound good on different ukes depending on your own particular preference. It's going to take some experimenting on your part to determine...
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    I suppose it is nice to have some more...

    I suppose it is nice to have some more competition in the market, but it really does seem like it's starting to get a bit saturated at around this price point for instruments.

    Which isn't to say...
  21. Thanks, I'm not as sure though. As much Blind...

    Thanks, I'm not as sure though.
    As much Blind Boy Fuller as I've been listening to lately, I think I found just enough stuff to add to the pattern to make it sound at least plausibly blues-ish....
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    For some reason the original video posting got screwed up on Youtube's end. I reupped it and edited the link above, so all should be cool again.
  23. The Sun & My Baby Blues - a bit of risque hokum

    The Sun & My Baby Blues

    A little risque hokum of the type I occasionally give into writing when I've got nothing better to do and don't feel like reigning in my creative process for more...
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    I really like the look of that Ghost soprano....

    I really like the look of that Ghost soprano. It's got a real Maccaferri vibe about it.
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    To be honest, hand size really doesn't have as...

    To be honest, hand size really doesn't have as much to do with playing as some would have you believe. (It's kind of one of those beginner myths that get perpetuated by repetition. See also:...
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