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    Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?...

    Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
    Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
    Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
    Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?
  2. Mike, I’ve got a request: For those of us who...

    Mike,

    I’ve got a request: For those of us who live a little too far from McCabe’s to benefit from Denny Croy’s lessons, could you start a thread about some of the patterns that Denny taught you?...
  3. Your bass playing on that song does indeed make...

    Your bass playing on that song does indeed make me smile and that is what the song is all about. Great.
  4. Very nice playing. Got my feet moving, which is...

    Very nice playing. Got my feet moving, which is what a bass player should make you do, dance. Nice to hear the bass up like that also. My compliments to Cali. I didn’t know the song but it definitely...
  5. Couldn’t open your attached Cali song, but I had...

    Couldn’t open your attached Cali song, but I had lunch with Craig and Cali once a number of years ago when they were here for the Waikiki Ukulele Festival. Craig was impressed that I could play...
  6. My pleasure to respond to you, Mike, because we...

    My pleasure to respond to you, Mike, because we all learn so much from you and your recommendations.

    I would say that I work very simply. I use Garage Band on my nine or ten year old MacBook. I...
  7. A quiet piece using Ubass and baritone ukulele

    A quiet piece, no screaming guitars, no words, no insistent pounding beat, just me, my Pono chambered electric baritone, and my Hadean acoustic Ubass.

    Love We Don't Know Your Name (Harley in the...
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    I think it’s great your playing at the Children’s...

    I think it’s great your playing at the Children’s Hospital. Do I understand you right that you play bass for them?

    A friend of mine, Harley Lieber, up in Portland has a program providing ukuleles...
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    That’s important advice. Thank you. You do...

    That’s important advice. Thank you.

    You do find importance, however, in the scale. Once again, will you please explain why?
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    I’m going to be honest and that is that the bass...

    I’m going to be honest and that is that the bass pattern I’m playing there kind of bores me in that it resembles reggae dub and I’m much more into jazz and funk and believe it or not great old...
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    Well, thank you. I’m using a Hadean 20” with...

    Well, thank you. I’m using a Hadean 20” with black strings that I believe are Pahoehoe. I bought the bass from a British studio musician, drummer, here in Honolulu. The guy had had a stroke and was...
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    Not for the faint hearted

    I want to show you what a little Ubass can do. Warning: It might not be your kind of music. I love classical, jazz, folk, soul, r and b, country, World, but I also grew up with rock and funk, etc.....
  13. I traded my kid for a Kamaka. I wanted a Kinnard...

    I traded my kid for a Kamaka. I wanted a Kinnard but only got a Kamaka. Better than nothing.
  14. Thread: U Bass ???

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    Yes, I spend a lot of time playing acoustically...

    Yes, I spend a lot of time playing acoustically also.

    For home I bought an inexpensive Fender Rumbler 25 amp which I use mostly with headphones.

    For playing in other locales I took Mike Kohan’s...
  15. Thread: U Bass ???

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    The days of having to play bass by yourself are...

    The days of having to play bass by yourself are over. The free course I recommend Chord Tone Lessons has great backing tracks, as do Ed Friedland’s books. And I am sure there are many others in...
  16. Thread: U Bass ???

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    I play a couple hours everyday. I love my...

    I play a couple hours everyday. I love my baritone but I write music on bass. It’s been a revelation for me. I work with a really talented guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and similar people,...
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    I bought a Hadean Ubass for $25 from a retired...

    I bought a Hadean Ubass for $25 from a retired British studio musician. I love it. Feeding it into Garage Band it sounds very much like a standup bass. I love the Pahoehoe rubber strings. I was...
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    Private message sent to rorym.

    Private message sent to rorym.
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    My Kanilea K-1 tenor, sweet as butter, and my...

    My Kanilea K-1 tenor, sweet as butter, and my Pono chambered body tenor and baritone electrics. These last two are loud enough for me to practice on unamplified and they’re great through an amp or...
  20. He is a bit of a task master. He says you have to...

    He is a bit of a task master. He says you have to ask yourself the very serious question as to much much you really want to learn walking bass because it will entail work and much practice.

    For...
  21. One thing should be noted and that is that having...

    One thing should be noted and that is that having the skill to play walking bass doesn’t mean you have to walk all the time. Sometimes you can just play the root. Sometimes you can do the old one...
  22. Here’s a link to learning the fretboard while...

    Here’s a link to learning the fretboard while simultaneously learning the triad tones AND learning the blasted cycle of fourths.

    https://youtu.be/DsvYHfj1Ooo

    Yes, I know you’re used to them...
  23. https://youtu.be/cL33EB2wSD8

    https://youtu.be/cL33EB2wSD8
  24. Great Free material, a course in chord tones

    What if I were to tell you that with a half an hour’s practice daily, even 15 minutes, you could learn all the note names of your bass fretboard, including flats, and simultaneously you could learn...
  25. What operation might that be? Another musical...

    What operation might that be?

    Another musical element she emphasizes is knowing the cycle of fifths which is probably in her case best described as the cycle of fourths as it is the cycle of...
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