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  1. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. there's a link to pdfs under "a rendition of...

    there's a link to pdfs under "a rendition of something like Crazy G" post #13 :)
  10. Ukulele Festival Hawaii July 21st, 2019

    Hey fellow UUers, Uncle Rod Higuchi here,
    Lord willing, I'll be heading to HNL next Thurs the 18th to attend the Ukulele Festival Gala, Friday night at the Ala Moana Hotel, then the actual Festival...
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    check Ebay for an Ammoon or Naomi Bottle Shape...

    check Ebay for an Ammoon or Naomi Bottle Shape electric uke.
    I got a Naomi 23" (concert scale) model and I can either play it softly or with a
    bit more power (strum) get a louder sound out of this...
  12. i'm a singer strummer on ukulele only. i can do...

    i'm a singer strummer on ukulele only.
    i can do a bit of fingerpicking and chord melodies, but I prefer to sing
    the lyrics of the songs I love (mostly 30's, 40's, 50's tunes).
    I like listening to...
  13. Looking for tickets to the Ukulele Festival Hawaii Gala, Friday July 19

    Uke Fest Gala tickets wanted by Uncle Rod Higuchi.
    Up to 2 tickets desired.
    When I last checked they were sold out.
    If you have 1 or 2 tickets you are willing to sell to me, please email me (...
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    Hey, Hey! STRUM (Seattle's Totally-Relaxed...

    Hey, Hey!

    STRUM (Seattle's Totally-Relaxed Ukulele Musicians) meets every Wed (6-8p) at the Ballard Locks,
    concert patio across from the Locks Museum. NOTE: we may cancel tomorrow if it looks...
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    Hello There! STRUM (Seattle's Totally-Relaxed...

    Hello There!

    STRUM (Seattle's Totally-Relaxed Ukulele Musicians) meets at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant (Seattle) every
    Wed evening from 6-8p. Beginning Wed June 5th, STRUM will be meeting at the...
  16. you're very kind! thanks, Ziret! :)

    you're very kind!

    thanks, Ziret! :)
  17. Uncle Rod's very rough recordings for possible CD?

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x0hed105f9hcqwx/AACf-B1C7PpP8tgT2BFFG5RLa?dl=0

    Talk about shameless self-promotion!

    Well, I'm not getting any younger and perhaps some of you would like
    some of the...
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    I'm more used to a PC and thumb drive, so i've...

    I'm more used to a PC and thumb drive, so i've been using the Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive.
    it creates its own wifi wireless connectivity with devices that have the free Sandisk Connect App...
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    an unfortunate accident created a long and deep...

    an unfortunate accident created a long and deep gouge in the imported Marble Entry to a very prestigious, high-profile Bank.
    an emergency Board of Directors meeting was called and after hours of...
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    the way I learned 'my strumming patterns' was to...

    the way I learned 'my strumming patterns' was to simply experiment by trying to
    mimic the rhythm and cadence I was hearing. this was back in the 6th grade many,
    many years ago when Rock-n-Roll...
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    Mahalo, Choirguy

    I just used your ‘ukulele boot camp’ practice videos on YouTube.
    I went through the 4-3-2-1 strum practices videos and was challenged with the keys of A and D...of course I was doing the chord...
  22. looks wonderful! I ll bet it sounds really...

    looks wonderful!

    I
    ll bet it sounds really nice and mellow :)

    keep uke'in', and Welcome!
  23. ongoing saga about Uncle Rod's 5-string 'grail' uke

    well, I didn't mean to be that dramatic!

    here's a brief history:

    around Christmas time 2018 I was gifted a 5-string uke built by local
    luthier Kerry Bannister, Lynnwood, WA. He had some...
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    Well, kkimura, sometimes we need a little...

    Well, kkimura, sometimes we need a little challenge.

    obviously, when I first put this together, my proof-reading and scanning skills
    left a lot to be desired... not that they're any better now,...
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    Mahalo for the link, Kanaka916! keep uke'in'...

    Mahalo for the link, Kanaka916!

    keep uke'in' everyone!
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