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    I'm currently waiting on delivery of a Martin C1K...

    I'm currently waiting on delivery of a Martin C1K from a UU member.
    hoping to make it my go-to uke for a while also. It will need some
    volume to help with leading at our song circle :)

    I use...
  2. My grandmother bought me my first ukulele from...

    My grandmother bought me my first ukulele from Long's Drugs at the Ala Moana Shopping Center almost 60 years ago!
    it was a 'noname' very light wood soprano made in Japan... $7 if I remember...
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    it's called 'spaced repetition' and it's an...

    it's called 'spaced repetition' and it's an educational sine qua non (necessary for
    proper learning to take place :) ).

    no worries, just keep uke'in'... when you get back! :)
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    Ted's Bakery, the Shrimp Trucks (not in Haleiwa),...

    Ted's Bakery, the Shrimp Trucks (not in Haleiwa), Dole Plantation, and other businesses should give you some
    of their proceeds since many who make the trek to HMS Haleiwa often stop at other...
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    Hey! We are almost single-handedly keeping the...

    Hey!
    We are almost single-handedly keeping the world economy above water (that's rising by the way) :)

    keep uas-ing... oops, uke'in',
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    you gotta love counsel and suggestions from...

    you gotta love counsel and suggestions from someone with 'squeaky' in their Avatar :)

    keep uke'in',
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    it is what it is :) No worries. I like your...

    it is what it is :)
    No worries.
    I like your comparison with the 'squeak of steel strings' :)

    just think of it as your 'style' and see if others can mimic it!

    keep uke'in',
  8. PM sent :) Thanks for making these available....

    PM sent :)

    Thanks for making these available.

    Japan has a lot of great Ukulele music! :)
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    PM sent :)

    PM sent :)
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    Thanks for the heads up, Andrew, and for...

    Thanks for the heads up, Andrew, and for clarifying the situation.

    Can't wait for bigger and better things from HMS/The Ukulele Site!

    We appreciate all you do for all of us... Worldwide!!
    ...
  11. Hey Uku-Guy, Lord willing, I'll be in HNL for...

    Hey Uku-Guy,

    Lord willing, I'll be in HNL for the Ukulele Guild event at the Bishop Museum this
    November 20 to 25th. Hope to meet you then.

    I generally play for the lei-makers at the Makai...
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    looks like you're in the key of Bb so barre on...

    looks like you're in the key of Bb so
    barre on the 3rd fret could be a kind of Eb
    and a barre on the 5th fret could be a kind of F or F7.

    a common progression in the key of Bb would be:
    Bb, Gm,...
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    I saw some used Imua ukes at Ala Moana Shopping...

    I saw some used Imua ukes at Ala Moana Shopping Center, lower level, beach side,
    at a shop called Eco Town specializing in used merchandise (consignment?).
    anyway, a good selection of ukes of all...
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    at one time there were very long neck sopranos...

    at one time there were very long neck sopranos with basically a Tenor neck/fretboard attached
    to a soprano Body. I believe Koaloha and Ohana offered these. This one may be a clone. :)

    keep...
  15. Great info! Where can one find this kind of...

    Great info!

    Where can one find this kind of information anywhere else?

    you guys (and gals) are wonderful for sharing your experiences with
    the rest of us! Copier paper, brown paper bag......
  16. Happy Belated Birthday, "Howie" :) I see...

    Happy Belated Birthday, "Howie" :)

    I see you've moved coasts! :)

    will you be making it to the 50th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii this coming July, 2020?

    I'm planning on being there, Lord...
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    Hey Gordon, have you been to a STRUM event? ...

    Hey Gordon,

    have you been to a STRUM event? We meet weekly at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant in the Maple Leaf district,
    about a mile south of Northgate Mall on 5th NE at the intersection (NW...
  18. This is just a suggestion for inexpensive...

    This is just a suggestion for inexpensive options:

    used Tennis Racket Bags.

    some are pretty nice and even a bit padded, but mostly just weather protection and ease of carry :)

    if you find...
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    Poll: As much as I would enjoy a good condition 90-100...

    As much as I would enjoy a good condition 90-100 year-old Martin, it will still be an aged instrument.
    so my vote went to the latest, greatest production model - in my case a Blackbird Clara.

    I...
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    Quick, Check on Ebay as the price there has been...

    Quick, Check on Ebay as the price there has been dropped from $120 to $108.
    I ordered another (don't really need it, but my rationale is for my students... of course! :) )

    radiused neck! and I...
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    Song leaders and especially those who arrange...

    Song leaders and especially those who arrange song sheets need to deal with this issue because
    of the varied vocal ranges of the participants in their groups.

    I choose to arrange songs, that I...
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    Yes, i got a notice from UU so I deleted a few...

    Yes, i got a notice from UU so I deleted a few PMs :)

    the 'challenge/goal' is something to aspire to. I did not mean to overly encourage not looking at your chord-forming fingers from the very...
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    Sorry to the Luthiers among us. Not being...

    Sorry to the Luthiers among us.
    Not being financially endowed, I generally gravitate toward the less expensive ukes.
    My grandmother started me out in 6th grade with a $7 Japan-made uke from Long's...
  24. Eh Brah (meaning Just Russ, but also anyone),...

    Eh Brah (meaning Just Russ, but also anyone), please email me at ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org ) and I will email
    the pdf of the Song Circle Songbook I'll be using for the informal Jam at the...
  25. I believe I can show you how to earn a...

    I believe I can show you how to earn a Participant's Gold Medallion by playing with Roy Sakuma's Strummers
    (Senior Ukers) probably around 2p or so. Be prepared to purchase the correct color...
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