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    I just went to ozbcoz and tried using the...

    I just went to ozbcoz and tried using the baritone tuning function (found in the "tuning" pull-down menu). The bracketed chords in the songs sheets I experimented with stayed the same, but the...
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    There are some ukulele makers and players (and...

    There are some ukulele makers and players (and guitar builders and players too) who prefer a slotted headstock because the strings bend at a sharper angle at the nut. Some people believe that this...
  3. Thread: New Onos

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    It's there now (July 25 at 12:37 a.m. PDT)....

    It's there now (July 25 at 12:37 a.m. PDT).
    https://theukulelesite.com/ono-custom-cedar-claro-walnut-super-concert.html
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    In June, San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion had its...

    In June, San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion had its first in-person meeting since the pandemic began. We met outdoors and limited participation to people who had been vaccinated. Unfortunately, people...
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    In my ukulele group (San Francisco Ukulele...

    In my ukulele group (San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion) we used to go around the room pre-pandemic for anyone who wanted to to pick and lead a song. To preserve as much as we could of that formula...
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    You can also follow Hamakua on Instagram. ...

    You can also follow Hamakua on Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/1379hmi/
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    I've done the same thing! However, I haven't...

    I've done the same thing! However, I haven't been as energetic about finding new homes for the cases that the Crossrock cases replaced.
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    Congratulations! I've really enjoyed your...

    Congratulations! I've really enjoyed your YouTube channel! One of my favorites of your videos is this unforgettable and haunting recording of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" in tribute to the...
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    Have you thought of either emailing The Ukulele...

    Have you thought of either emailing The Ukulele Site or leaving a comment on the video asking for the name of the song?
  10. I don't think mint green and orange are hideous...

    I don't think mint green and orange are hideous colors. (Full disclosure: I have this case in yellow.) Cases in colors like mint green and orange (and yellow) are a lot easier to find than a black...
  11. I recently added a few expensive instruments to...

    I recently added a few expensive instruments to my renter's insurance policy with California AAA. They required only a copy of the invoice if I purchased the instrument within the year, but they...
  12. I use with my ukulele's what?

    I use with my ukulele's what?
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    Mine are arriving today! Woo hoo!

    Mine are arriving today! Woo hoo!
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    In response to the 2016 election, I wrote...

    In response to the 2016 election, I wrote alternate lyrics for "Hallelujah" that encourage and celebrate racial diversity. I almost never play "Hallelujah," but I'll play my version of my version of...
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    My first ukulele was a Kala solid acacia tenor. ...

    My first ukulele was a Kala solid acacia tenor. I poromised myself I would get a Hawaiian "K brand" ukulele, but not until I could hear, feel, or otherwise tell the difference between a K brand...
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    That's actually only the chorus of the song. The...

    That's actually only the chorus of the song. The song actually has two verses that, as is the case with many songs from that era (for example, Take Me Out To the Ball Game" as well as "God Bless...
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    Many ukulele players get asked, jokingly, to play...

    Many ukulele players get asked, jokingly, to play Tiptoe Through The Tulips, a beautiful song that, in the 1960s, Tiny Tim intentionally mangled for comedic effect.
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    Ten years ago, someone made a list of the songs...

    Ten years ago, someone made a list of the songs in the He Mele Aloha book in another forum and posted a link to a YouTube recording for each song. Some of the YouTube videos are gone now, but this...
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    I'm sure the book is wonderful, in either...

    I'm sure the book is wonderful, in either edition. This, along with the first book of Chuck's work, Building and Owning a Bettah Ukulele, is the next best thing to owning every ukulele Chuck has...
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    I would recommend Uke Logic baritone strings from...

    I would recommend Uke Logic baritone strings from The Ukulele Site. Resonant and very nicely balanced, and to me they sound a lot like my tenor wound Thomastik-Infeld and fluorocarbon Frankenstrings.
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    With all respect to Tia Carrere, her phrasing of...

    With all respect to Tia Carrere, her phrasing of the hui (chorus) of Aloha 'Oe is not how Queen Lili'uokalani wrote it. I encourage people to learn this version instead.

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    I recommend a book called He Mele Aloha, which...

    I recommend a book called He Mele Aloha, which contains more than 200 Hawaiian songs. He Mele Aloha only has chords and lyrics, but you can find videos for most of the songs in the book on YouTube...
  23. Thread: Woman luthier

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    Toni Maloon is (was?) a Bay Area builder...

    Toni Maloon is (was?) a Bay Area builder (Anakoneke Ukulele), but the website domain name has expired and there hasn't been a new post on the Anakoneke Facebook page since 2016.
  24. David, why do you torment me so? I have two of...

    David, why do you torment me so? I have two of your baritones (one a fantastic custom, and one a fabulous six-string) and a delightful tenor, and yet whenever you post a new uke, my first thought is...
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    I run Ukulele Rebellion. We used to meet at La...

    I run Ukulele Rebellion. We used to meet at La Promenade Cafe on Balboa on the third Saturday of every month and at Andronicos (although they began renovating the space we use there before the...
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