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  1. Kinda depends on where I'm gonna play - indoors,...

    Kinda depends on where I'm gonna play - indoors, outdoors (could get rained on), how crowded the place is, location (nursing home, club, park, house), need to amp? + overall feeling that day.
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    Here's Josh's lesson on how to play the guitar on...

    Here's Josh's lesson on how to play the guitar on the video. It's a long video, but interesting to see what he plays; good explanation of what he's doing.
    https://youtu.be/seqRu9sSN2I
  3. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Les Claypool is really amazing - definitely one...

    Les Claypool is really amazing - definitely one of a kind!!

    Completely forgot about Sheryl Crow; here's a quarantine version of her song.
    https://youtu.be/B3H1yZrz0rQ
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    Thanks!! Haven't heard that song in many years. ...

    Thanks!! Haven't heard that song in many years. :)
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    When I was growing up, we had two mango trees in...

    When I was growing up, we had two mango trees in our yard. A 3' diameter Perie & a 2' diameter Hayden. I remember raking up several trash cans of leaves every day. Nowadays, there are less mango...
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    My friend passed away last year; we met in grade...

    My friend passed away last year; we met in grade school & hung out together, played music, sports over the next 50+ years. He was was the best guitar, bass, keyboard, singer & drummer of all of my...
  7. Thread: Sing book.

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    Was wondering why you have a problem with the uke...

    Was wondering why you have a problem with the uke books. I have more problems with the keys used in Real Fakebooks.
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    Swiftsailor98, you're right! Are you familiar...

    Swiftsailor98, you're right! Are you familiar with them? I remember Daniel saying that he writes articles for a ukulele magazine.
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    Was watching Daniel Ward giving his lesson &...

    Was watching Daniel Ward giving his lesson & thought 'he sure looks familiar'. Turns out he & a lady joined us at a gig last year at Kalakaua Gardens. He was in town to pick up a custom Koaloha,...
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    W No problem - guess everyone is on edge these...

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    No problem - guess everyone is on edge these days.

    Take care,
    Keith
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    You just HAD to politicize this...... Not...

    You just HAD to politicize this......

    Not helpful
  12. Thread: Fear of Crowds

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    My friend from Seattle informed me that a member...

    My friend from Seattle informed me that a member of his Uke group went to a kanikapila with 14 people. Later, they learned that 9 tested positive for the Coronavirus!! Everyone, stay safe.
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    So sorry to hear about your Ladybird - you did...

    So sorry to hear about your Ladybird - you did the right thing to keep her from suffering. Keep those memories of her in your heart; you’ll never forget her.

    Keith
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    These seem to get a good reception when we play...

    These seem to get a good reception when we play ‘em: This Land Is Your Land, Hanalei Moon, Love Potion No. 9, Mustang Sally, City of New Orleans, Wahine Ilikea, Little Red Riding Hood, Hawaii...
  15. I totally agree with merlin666; plus it's hard to...

    I totally agree with merlin666; plus it's hard to compare the kind of wood unless they are identical except for that. I've heard laminates that sound very good & solid instruments that didn't. ...
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    Guess I'm the exception cuz I have ZERO ukes. ...

    Guess I'm the exception cuz I have ZERO ukes. However, I have 2 classical guitars; an el cheapo Terada bought in 1977 for $100. The second one, is a bit better. Use the Terada when playing...
  17. Mike, you have virtually all kinds of solid body...

    Mike, you have virtually all kinds of solid body bass shapes covered!! How do you rotate playing time with all of these instruments? Also, how do you store 'em?

    Oh wait, just figured that you...
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    Hi Uncle Rod! Now you have a couple of Outdoor...

    Hi Uncle Rod! Now you have a couple of Outdoor ukuleles. Sent you a private message.

    Happy New Year (& keep warm)
    Keith
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    dcuttler, have to admit, your guitar is the...

    dcuttler, have to admit, your guitar is the exception.

    If you glanced at photos of a Cordoba ($130), Takamine Hirade H5 ($900) & Yamaha GC82 ($10k), they all have basically the same design...
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    gochugogi, you sure have some interesting looking...

    gochugogi, you sure have some interesting looking guitars! Do the oval sound holes affect the sound? The black one is especially striking.
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    Why Classical Guitars look alike

    I traded my Merida classical guitar in for a Suzuki SCG-200 yesterday. It has a solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Rosewood back & sides. The Merida looked nicer, but didn't sound nearly as good.
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    We used to have some recordings on cassette tapes...

    We used to have some recordings on cassette tapes but have no idea where they are. Don't have any working cassette players anymore! 😆 Seems like as the years go by, the better we (think) that we...
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    Dave, thanks for posting. Brought back memories...

    Dave, thanks for posting. Brought back memories - our rock group used to play this song. (also stuff like White Wedding, Saved by Zero & Rock n Roll)
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    One of my friends suggested Green Green Grass of...

    One of my friends suggested Green Green Grass of Home as a wedding song! (He hadn't listened to the lyrics & liked the music.)
  25. H Wow, she really had some bad luck with the...

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    Wow, she really had some bad luck with the U-basses. Hope these issues can be resolved.

    I have an iRig Acoustic Stage. It sounds really good, easy to mount & the feedback killer button works...
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