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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...
  2. you're very kind! thanks, Ziret! :)

    you're very kind!

    thanks, Ziret! :)
  3. 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...
  8. looks wonderful! I ll bet it sounds really...

    looks wonderful!

    I
    ll bet it sounds really nice and mellow :)

    keep uke'in', and Welcome!
  9. 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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    an unfortunate individual is brought before a...

    an unfortunate individual is brought before a judge for shooting seagulls.

    the judge asks him for details.

    the man says he and his family have fallen on bad times and are living in their car....
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    I'm not a finger-picker, but I have recently been...

    I'm not a finger-picker, but I have recently been working on

    Faraway Places (with strange-sounding names)

    My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me

    :)
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    email me (rohiguchi@seattleschools.org) I'll send...

    email me (rohiguchi@seattleschools.org) I'll send you my 'Favorites' Songbook :)
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    Faraway Places (with strange-sounding names) ...

    Faraway Places (with strange-sounding names)

    You were only Foolin' (while I was falling in love)

    Tammy (! :) )

    All I have to do is Dream (Everly Bros)

    All of Me
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    personally, I was a bit put off by "I shot a man...

    personally, I was a bit put off by "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" from
    Folsom Prison Blues, so we modified it to "I pinched a man in Reno just to watch him
    cry" :)

    of course, that...
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    NOTE: STRUM has a "STRUM Strings" for those...

    NOTE:

    STRUM has a "STRUM Strings" for those who want to go deeper into
    playing their ukulele, in addition to our regular Wed night Song Circle
    at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant (85th and 5th NE -...
  18. with a short time frame, I would encourage you to...

    with a short time frame, I would encourage you to find someone or a group to help you.
    you will need to do it on the sly, but if there are ukulele players around, i think that would
    be my advice. ...
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    FREE Hawaiian Songbook

    looking for a selection of Hawaiian Songs?

    check it out (ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com)

    Not updated recently, but older favorites :)

    keep uke'in',
  20. OK, 5-string ukers please comment

    I'm currently using a 5-string Concert that may be traded in for a 5-string
    longneck Soprano!

    anyway, any comments about what you like and don't like about playing a
    5-string uke (any size)?
    ...
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    Welcome from STRUM... unless you already know...

    Welcome from STRUM... unless you already know about us, a member perhaps?

    Regular Wed meeting tonight at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant (85th and 5th NE, about
    a mile south of Northgate Mall on 5th...
  22. FREE Holiday Songbook, don't miss out

    the Season is in high gear.
    I don't want you to miss out on this FREE offer :)
    up to 40 Holiday Songs and Christmas Carols just
    visit ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com

    Also, there's more FREE stuff...
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    Thanks for the kind words. if you'd like the...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    if you'd like the pdf, drop me a line at
    (rohiguchi@seattleschools.org) and I will
    email a copy to you :)

    it will be in the key of C, however,
    my rendition is in...
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    I did this a few years back....

    https://youtu.be/fLOtJLvnJH0

    I first heard Ralph Shaw do this (2006?) and I enjoyed it so much I had to learn it.

    I believe you can still find the song on Ralph Shaw's CD Table for Two.

    I...
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    I'm partial to minor 7ths, Diminished and...

    I'm partial to minor 7ths, Diminished and Augmented chords.
    Some minor 6ths and Major 7ths :)

    you can see how I use them in the various songbooks at
    ( ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com ).

    if you go...
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