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    What about transposing? You're dealing with a...

    What about transposing? You're dealing with a I-IV-V progression in Bb. I personally would move everything a tritone away and do it in E, but you could change it to anything else. I remember from...
  2. Thread: UAS Intrigue!

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    Since you have this golden opportunity, you could...

    Since you have this golden opportunity, you could get something other than Chinese assembly-line ukes. I know, for example, that Rob Collins sells sopranos for about $700. If you don't get fancy...
  3. Thread: Ulu Wood

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    yeah, I checked and it is now gone. What Moore...

    yeah, I checked and it is now gone. What Moore Bettah Ukes was saying above was very reminiscent to what I remember reading on the koolau site. I seem to recall that the Koolau site also mentioned...
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    I've had to do a lot of stuff relating to my work...

    I've had to do a lot of stuff relating to my work and couldn't put in the time necessary to make any musical progress.

    I'm still fiddling around with pentatonic and minor harmonic shapes that...
  5. Thread: Ulu Wood

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    I don't know if it is still up, but a few years...

    I don't know if it is still up, but a few years ago I was contemplating a Koolau custom and I went to their website and they had a page devoted to tonewoods, among which was ulu.
  6. When I bought my first ukulele, I also bought the...

    When I bought my first ukulele, I also bought the Hal Leonard scale finder and chord finder. With those two books, you have your chords and your individual notes. With that, you can play anything;
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    I watched a really insightful video on the circle...

    I watched a really insightful video on the circle of fifths. Most of the time, people are trying to dumb down or make less intimidating the circle of fifths. But I saw one that actually, as the...
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    From what I have heard, nylon strings couldn't...

    From what I have heard, nylon strings couldn't generate enough vibration to make a decent sound.

    Don't fear the steel strings. I have never used a plectrum in my life and I strum with impunity...
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    I'm trying to do my part. I didn't mean to cast...

    I'm trying to do my part. I didn't mean to cast any aspersions. I just meant that, as a consumer, when I approach google with a question such as "what is a chromatic mediant" or "rules for chord...
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    I thought I would take advantage of the unwonted,...

    I thought I would take advantage of the unwonted, although not unwanted, presence of both flour and gravy in my home. They just don't fit into my lifestyle. I am normally a protein and vegetables...
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    I had heard a voice coach say that singers, such...

    I had heard a voice coach say that singers, such as Simon and Garfunkel, achieve harmony by singing a fifth apart. I'll take your word that this doesn't apply to ukuleles.
  12. Thread: I strum!

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    clairvoyance. That and the original post was...

    clairvoyance. That and the original post was longer originally but it has become truncated for some reason
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    I never learned a single baritone chord. I...

    I never learned a single baritone chord. I always play mine like a tenor. And I think it would work in a group setting since it is a perfect interval removed from the rest of the group. Of course...
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    I recently commented on a thread that my ukulele...

    I recently commented on a thread that my ukulele routine hasn't altered with the pandemic, and that's true. But I have modified my behavior in another way. I adhere to a morning grooming routine. ...
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    I have a few things to report on "Under the...

    I have a few things to report on "Under the Rainbow" which is the name of the song blueprint I am currently working on. The name was inspired by the recent thread devoted to good ukulele songs. Of...
  16. My playing hasn't changed one bit. I sheltered...

    My playing hasn't changed one bit. I sheltered in place before the pandemic and I sheltered in place during the pandemic. The only difference is that I now have the option of passing judgment on...
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    Okay. The review of the Bird Blues has been...

    Okay. The review of the Bird Blues has been instructive, but now my dilly dallying has started to become shilly shallying. It is time to return to the basics.

    So. There are 7 B's. I can pull...
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    People talking about what's a good ukulele song. ...

    People talking about what's a good ukulele song. What song isn't a good ukulele song? You can play anything with the ukulele. I'm essentially playing "Blues For Alice."

    Speaking of which, I...
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    Also, it depends on who you are and what your...

    Also, it depends on who you are and what your intentions are. For example, even though Tenzen's recommendation is totally solid, I wouldn't follow it because it isn't what I want. I would actually...
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    I would re-post in the uke tech support or...

    I would re-post in the uke tech support or Luthier's Lounge sub-forum because the experts and experienced people hang out there.
  21. Thread: I strum!

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    Anybody? More like everybody. You're going to...

    Anybody? More like everybody. You're going to work on making your right hand less spazoid, then you'll notice the development of your left hand has been seriously arrested. Then you'll work on...
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    I wasn't too happy with my playing today. ...

    I wasn't too happy with my playing today. Earlier in the day I got my Kamaka out and I just wasn't hitting the chords. I don't know if it was a CNS issue or what. However, later in the day I was...
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    I just browsed the threads and it is quite...

    I just browsed the threads and it is quite hilarious. There are circa 1995 usenet trolls bestirring trouble. I often miss the days of moderated discussions. However it still seems weird to have...
  24. Hey Elysium, let me tell you what I was told. I...

    Hey Elysium, let me tell you what I was told. I was told that a standard bar has 8 strums in it:

    1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and

    The numbers are the down strokes and the "ands' are the upstroke.
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    There was a recent thread adjuring us all to...

    There was a recent thread adjuring us all to abstain from using our electronic tuners for a week. I could have promised to do so, but it would have been a promise bereft of meaning because I...
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