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  1. Poll: My Favorite

    The Kan't Afford! :biglaugh:

    -- Gary
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    Me too! I played the flute as a kid and recorder...

    Me too! I played the flute as a kid and recorder (a serious $2000 recorder at today's price not a kid's toy plastic recorder) in my thirties and now I'm taking a stab at the Ukulele. I'd also like to...
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    How about Joplin's The Entertainer? -- Gary

    How about Joplin's The Entertainer?

    -- Gary
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    Your disposition seems pretty sunny! It's clearly...

    Your disposition seems pretty sunny! It's clearly time for you to learn "Always Look on The Bright Side of Life."

    -- Gary

    I almost ended up moving to Edmonton back in the eighties! :D
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    Some travel insurance companies do cover the...

    Some travel insurance companies do cover the theft of musical instruments but
    there are lots of exclusions so you need to have a conversation with you travel agent
    or travel insurance provider and...
  6. Thread: Fretless Uke

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    Bending notes would be more natural... remember...

    Bending notes would be more natural... remember instruments in the violin family don't have frets and they quite playable.

    -- Gary
  7. Thread: ASCAP blues

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    One thing I like to play is music from the...

    One thing I like to play is music from the Renaissance though the Classical period. Let's see ASCAP try and squeeze money out of that stone. Also, jamming on Blues progressions sounds pretty ASCAP...
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    That much brass has a certain amount of value at...

    That much brass has a certain amount of value at a scrap yard. :) That's often why people steal bronze sculptures.

    -- Gary
  9. I own an Acacia Cordoba and a Pono Mahogany. Some...

    I own an Acacia Cordoba and a Pono Mahogany. Some of the things I say will be a comparison of the two. The sound on the Cordoba is nice and bright unlike the Pono which is warmer. This probably just...
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    Many years ago I played the recorder. I started...

    Many years ago I played the recorder. I started out learning it on my own and eventually worked my way up to private lessons from John Tyson the recorder instructor at NEC Early Music Program. I...
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    She looks like she's having fun on her Luna so...

    She looks like she's having fun on her Luna so more power to her!
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    If you have to use your thumb for those chords...

    If you have to use your thumb for those chords then you are truly doomed when it comes to really hard chords. :2cents:

    -- Gary
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    Please remind me occasionally never go to a...

    Please remind me occasionally never go to a retirement home because the music played there would surely kill me. :wallbash:

    What would be wrong with playing something that doesn't appeal to the...
  14. Thread: Early Music

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    That's the one!

    That's the one that I play... many thanks to you and those on web the that supply free EM tabs.

    -- Gary
  15. Thread: Early Music

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    It's kind of fun to work out the dances too! ...

    It's kind of fun to work out the dances too!

    -- Gary
  16. Thread: Early Music

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    Do you play or high-g or low-g? Note, there are...

    Do you play or high-g or low-g? Note, there are probably more things out there for low-g. I'm working on Tell me Daphne by Byrd and Espanoleta by Gaspar Sanz. The best way to find them is with a web...
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    Sometimes better is not about how something...

    Sometimes better is not about how something sounds now, sometimes it's how it will sound in a year or two. If the ukulele in question was built in high humidity conditions then it might not be even...
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    That seems like a bit much for a single day... my...

    That seems like a bit much for a single day... my head would really hurt by the end of the day. :2cents:

    I went to UU in Bend this summer and it was three days long (but real content was on the...
  19. In another discussion here not too long ago...

    In another discussion here not too long ago posters noted it takes years for unused unwound strings to simply age out of usability... Don't over think things and just play!

    -- Gary
  20. "Fresh" strings also don't stay in tune all that...

    "Fresh" strings also don't stay in tune all that well...

    -- Gary
  21. Right in front of my Linux desktop computer (so I...

    Right in front of my Linux desktop computer (so I display PDFs on a big monitor.)

    -- Gary
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    Each maker's neck has a slightly different...

    Each maker's neck has a slightly different geometry. I own a MT which I really like the sound of but I wish the neck was 1/16" to 1/8" wider at the nut.

    -- Gary
  23. Thread: Tension?

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    You guys don't have any calipers in the house!?...

    You guys don't have any calipers in the house!? :nana:

    -- Gary
  24. Thread: Tension?

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    The distance between the strings is a totally...

    The distance between the strings is a totally independent factor so it can't possibly make any difference.

    -- Gary
  25. Thread: Tension?

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    I've heard from somebody who has setup a lot of...

    I've heard from somebody who has setup a lot of them that they are often way too high at the nut.

    -- Gary
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