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    Right now I’m reading: Option B by Sheryl...

    Right now I’m reading:

    Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
    Halloween 4 by Nicholas Grabowski
    The Practice of Practice by Jonathan Harnum
    Dave Says... Well Done! By Dave Thomas (from Wendy’s fame)
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    Day 3: “Astro Zombies,” by The Misfits ...

    Day 3: “Astro Zombies,” by The Misfits


    https://youtu.be/LlDmbTs3Hlw
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    Day 2: “Jade Rings” ...

    Day 2: “Jade Rings”


    https://youtu.be/ADlTDbuM99Q
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    Day 1: “Last Kiss” ...

    Day 1: “Last Kiss”


    https://youtu.be/AyoGpqUwwTY
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    Covid Challenge - One A Day

    I donít know about you, but Iíve been leaning more and more on my ukulele for a little peace and happiness lately. I was practicing before work and thought I should record a video and then, as a sort...
  6. $500 can get you an insanely good ukulele. Not a...

    $500 can get you an insanely good ukulele. Not a Hawaiian one, but they don’t need to be Hawaiian to be good. ;-)
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    I use low G for teaching because it's easier to...

    I use low G for teaching because it's easier to lock students into the first five frets or so and be able to nail almost anything needed while they're learning the basics.

    I also use low G for...
  8. It's all in what you ultimately want. If you...

    It's all in what you ultimately want. If you just want to learn the songs you like and have fun, you can learn those songs specifically and be done with it. But if you want to get into the...
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    Regarding ukulele: working on Artist Works...

    Regarding ukulele: working on Artist Works lessons and building YouTube lessons for my mom to learn ukulele, too.

    Guitar: I strung up my ES-125 with flats and need to transcribe the lessons from a...
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    I really like Chicago Music Exchange. It’s a...

    I really like Chicago Music Exchange. It’s a great shop filled with a knowledgeable staff that wants you to be happy with your purchase as opposed to Guitar Center, which just wants you to purchase....
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    Sorry, this is wrong and wanted to correct it....

    Sorry, this is wrong and wanted to correct it. Ares Management owns Guitar Center, but Sweetwater is itís own thing. Completely separate from Guitar Center or Musicianís Friend. They also send candy...
  12. When my kids were looking to get into ukulele,...

    When my kids were looking to get into ukulele, they both chose sopranos and one got a bottom-rung Kala while the other got a Makala. For the sopranos, they were $5.00 different ($20 different for...
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    My daughter has a uke signed by her two favorite...

    My daughter has a uke signed by her two favorite players and I have a guitar signed by one of my favorite players and a good friend. Theyíre both signed on the headstock, though.

    I do like...
  14. I started playing ukulele with a pick after 25...

    I started playing ukulele with a pick after 25 years of playing guitar. Then, after a while, I stopped looking for picks and used my fingers so much I started using them on guitar as well. Now that’s...
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    I’d like to try a Hive since I’m saving for one....

    I’d like to try a Hive since I’m saving for one. It’s all blind faith at this point.

    I’d also like to try a vintage Martin 1 and 3, as well as a Mya Moe in cherry.
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    I like tons of ukes, but even if a dream ukulele...

    I like tons of ukes, but even if a dream ukulele was offered for free from a person that made it smell heavily of smoke, I’m out.
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    I think there are some flaws in logic here: 1)...

    I think there are some flaws in logic here:

    1) Any seller can charge whatever they like. The market will dictate whether the prices stick and, if they do, then it's not that the ukes aren't worth...
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    The easiest way is to draw it, take a picture,...

    The easiest way is to draw it, take a picture, and insert it into the iMovie timeline by dragging it. I save all the photos I’m going to need for a video to my desktop before I start working on the...
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    I taught myself guitar and did most of the work...

    I taught myself guitar and did most of the work with ukulele and can say that a good curriculum with steady progression in difficulty and knowledge might not be required, but it makes everything feel...
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    I’ve played guitar for over 20 years, but had...

    I’ve played guitar for over 20 years, but had horrible technique that, when combined with my playing habits where I would put in about 4-5 hours of straight practice, did a number on my wrist to the...
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    I definitely don’t recommend guitar if you’re...

    I definitely don’t recommend guitar if you’re having issues with the uke. I had to move from the guitar to uke when playing guitar for more than an hour would kill my playing for days. The necks are...
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    As a seller (I’ve sold mostly guitars on the used...

    As a seller (I’ve sold mostly guitars on the used market) I would get emails saying they found the same guitar on eBay or craigslist for less, to which I respond that it must be a great deal and they...
  23. Just from the description, that sounds like a...

    Just from the description, that sounds like a Hoffee case.
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    The pineapple Sunday I reviewed was maple and...

    The pineapple Sunday I reviewed was maple and spruce (both known for highs) and the first thing I thought was also banjo, which has good and bad points. I like the sudden decay and way it would cut...
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    I’ll definitely back it again. I was sorely...

    I’ll definitely back it again. I was sorely tempted to do the concert reward, but we’re in the process of buying a house and my wife would skin me alive for such fiscal irresponsibility.
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