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    Plucking and Strumming

    Yes, the two in a proper mix in most any number sound great. My question is, is there any guide or rules as to when to pluck or strum other than what sounds best to the performer?
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    I play single note melodies all the time....

    I play single note melodies all the time. Especially if it is a new tune that I do not know. I play single note melody and watch my timing very carefully. I also try to find the tune on utube and...
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    I know that this thread is old but it surprised...

    I know that this thread is old but it surprised me to see concetinas and accordion here. 50 years ago I took up the 120 bass accordion. I played for about four years, got pretty good except for...
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    Sounds good.
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    Sounds great. I just downloaded the pages....

    Sounds great. I just downloaded the pages. However, it may be a few years plus before I can even come close to your performance.
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    The construction of the instrument can only carry...

    The construction of the instrument can only carry one so far. In my opinion what makes the difference is the performer. I have a professional musician friend who can play anything with strings and...
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    Thank you. I hope some day to see one of her...

    Thank you. I hope some day to see one of her shows. I just live so far away unless she comes to Asia again.
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    I am late coming to this thread but I just...

    I am late coming to this thread but I just recently started watching this lady perform. No doubt about it, she is great. She does not play my type of music, however, I still find myself listening to...
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    I have been working on this for a few months now...

    I have been working on this for a few months now and it is starting to come in a little smoother. I really like the way Kimo Hussey teaches it as in the above video. However, I am not sure how to...
  10. Thread: Modulation

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    Thank you Jamo_S. That looks like what I need. ...

    Thank you Jamo_S. That looks like what I need. When I studied piano in Philippines my instructor gave ma a piece of music. Memories in C with instructions to play second time thru in Db and third...
  11. Thread: Modulation

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    Modulation

    How does one modulate from one key to another key? I am especially interested in how to go from key of C to key of Db, and then to key of D. What chords or rules does one follow to do this.

    Also...
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    They all sound good to me too. I drop my tuning ...

    They all sound good to me too. I drop my tuning from one half step down to 3 half steps down. Drop 3 Tuning. My Baritone is tuned two half steps down and my Tenor is three half steps down. With...
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    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand...

    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand something. Why, or what is the reason the teacher set the guitar so low that it buzzed? What is the benefit of doing that?
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    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a...

    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a string between frets 2 and 3. Check the gap between fret 1 and the string. If it's more than the piece of paper the nut slot is not deep enough.

    I...
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    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere -...

    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere - just slide the paper under the first fret. Yes/No?

    I did slide a single sheet of paper under the first fret including the first fret wire. I could...
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    I read where people say one does not need any...

    I read where people say one does not need any pressure to fret any chord. I think that is nonsense unless one tunes the string down 3 to 5 half steps. Otherwise the string just buzzes when you lay...
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    Looks like I have the correct set up or very...

    Looks like I have the correct set up or very close. 12 fret measures with ruler 1/8" as close as I can tell. I fretted 3rd fret and slid a business card at fret one. Felt a slight drag when pulling...
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    High Action or No

    I often hear it said that, maybe your action is set too high when I say I cannot do all barre chords. So I took my Kala Baritone Ukulele to a guitar shop. The most popular one around this area and...
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    That is exactly why I only play certain barre...

    That is exactly why I only play certain barre chords and know that there is some barre chords that I will never play. I try many different things to be able to play but when pain comes I open my...
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    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb...

    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb on the left hand? I sort of get the idea from reading this thread that one could if they practiced enough. I have arthritis or old age problems...
  21. I have AS but my budget keeps me under control,...

    I have AS but my budget keeps me under control, I only have two ukuleles. One tenor, high G and one baritone. I may buy a second tenor for low G. I also am currently trying to make up my mind about...
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    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the...

    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the notes like a robot. I use mostly Mike Lynch books one thru three and a lot of Spencer Gay's arrangements which I like a lot. When strumming or playing...
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    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played...

    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played clarinet and took lessons in the Public School System in New Orleans, La. I played clarinet off and on until my mid 30's when I took up accordion for...
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    Poll: LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I...

    LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I think music keeps one alive more than the reverse.
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    Poll: So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?

    So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?
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