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    I just ordered one of the yellow smilie face...

    I just ordered one of the yellow smilie face Mahalo ukes to give to my grandson for Christmas. He's four years old, and in to everything. I'm hoping the bright color and smilie face will catch his...
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    OK, I think this will have to be the last word in...

    OK, I think this will have to be the last word in this thread. Seriously, I don't see how anyone could top this: https://youtu.be/aB3IiNRteDE?list=PL7QjW6dq4g5UVDGRtbhcGsl08SSyyAELe
  3. Thread: What Tune?

    by VegasGeorge
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    Hey, thanks efiscella! Now, to see if I can play...

    Hey, thanks efiscella! Now, to see if I can play it.
  4. Thread: What Tune?

    by VegasGeorge
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    What Tune?

    What tune is Jake playing in this video. I recognize it, but can't think of the title. https://youtu.be/Vxvx0RaR3FI
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    I have three thoughts on this. First , try...

    I have three thoughts on this. First , try different strings. Second is the fact that it's the C string giving the trouble. That string, regardless of tuning, is the root note of the home key of...
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    You're being very reasonable. Makers who produce...

    You're being very reasonable. Makers who produce Ukes made out of exotic woods expect to sell them based on their physical appearance. Buying one without seeing it first would be pointless. I...
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    I just ordered the BKT 250G. I like the Bari...

    I just ordered the BKT 250G. I like the Bari sound, but my poor old arthritic fingers need the shorter scale length. In fact, I wish someone made a nice Tenor sized body with a Concert scale length...
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    I have five of them. Worth every penny. Not...

    I have five of them. Worth every penny. Not fabulous instruments, but good. I had one arrive needing a fret lowered to stop a buzz. I had one arrive needing a complete setup, the nut was way...
  9. "No," on the Kala Cedar top. My Kalas are all...

    "No," on the Kala Cedar top. My Kalas are all spruce tops. I think mahogany does sound a bit darker, which is probably the same as your "muddy." I have a few mahogany Ukes, and they are all like...
  10. A BIG thumbs up for Mainland Ukes! I first...

    A BIG thumbs up for Mainland Ukes! I first bought a Red Cedar/Rosewood Concert. It played so well, and was so pretty to look at that I bought a Long Neck Pineapple to go with it. I was so happy...
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    Ukulele Insurance?

    I'm worried about the uninsured risk of having my Ukulele collection in my home. The homeowners policy sets a low limit on losses to musical instruments. I tried simply determining the acquisition...
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    My wife went to Hawaii in 1984, and returned with...

    My wife went to Hawaii in 1984, and returned with a Soprano Kamaka as a gift for me. Still have it. That started the ball rolling. Now I have over 40 Ukuleles. I play every day, and never tire of...
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    Oh yes, real as it gets! I have a Tenor due to...

    Oh yes, real as it gets! I have a Tenor due to be delivered on Saturday, a Soprano coming shortly thereafter, and a Concert I just now ordered. My God! They're stacked up in a landing pattern just...
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    I now have three Bruce Wei Ukes, and a fourth one...

    I now have three Bruce Wei Ukes, and a fourth one on its way as I write. They're just fine. They come in looking exactly as in the pictures. The tone quality is good, and they are very playable. ...
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    Yup, I get that. Playing my Kamaka, Martin,...

    Yup, I get that. Playing my Kamaka, Martin, Collings, Ukes are like riding in my Lexus. Whereas, that Ohana or my other less expensive Ukes are like riding in my Honda. But, you know, I really do...
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    You Get What You Pay For?

    In Ukes, not always. True, more expensive Ukes seem to made of finer quality woods, and the fit and finish seems more dependably good. But really, that's just "looks." I've never had a Uke just...
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    This is essentially the same melody and harmony...

    This is essentially the same melody and harmony as American Tune by Paul Simon.

    From Wikipedia, "American Tune" - The tune is based on a melody line from a chorale from Johann Sebastian Bach's St...
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    OK, I've sent Spike an invitation to join us, and...

    OK, I've sent Spike an invitation to join us, and let us know exactly what she means by her chord notations.

    Bad news! My email was returned as "undeliverable," and further research revealed that...
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    The music can be seen at:...

    The music can be seen at: http://spikesmusic-folk.spike-jamie.com/ppm/BECAUSE-ALL-MEN-ARE-BROTHERS.pdf
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    Question on Cord Notation

    I'm looking at a piece written in the key of D. I see the following progressions noted: "Ds5 C#m-D G C#m-A G D," and "D G/E D As3 A-D."

    What do you think the "Ds5" and "As3" represent? I don't...
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    Wearable display for reading music

    Is anyone using smart glasses or Google Glass type eyewear for reading their music while playing? If so, what works best?
  22. Thread: New Owner!

    by VegasGeorge
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    Just installed an Aquila Red low G String on it. ...

    Just installed an Aquila Red low G String on it. Had quite an argument with myself as to whether or not to do that. I had to widen the slot in the bridge a little to accommodate the fatter string. ...
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    Headstock Shapes

    My newly acquired Collings has an attractive and unusually shaped headstock, which they call a "haircut" shape. That got me to thinking, are there names for the other headstock shapes? I Googled...
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    I’ve gotten darn tired of the wound low G strings...

    I’ve gotten darn tired of the wound low G strings breaking. So now I’m only using the Aquila Reds. So far, none have broken, and I’ve had a couple of them on Ukes for a couple of years. And, I...
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    If you're playing melodies, and hanging around...

    If you're playing melodies, and hanging around first position chords, the low G string is really necessary unless you fudge on the melody lines a lot. Of course, if your up on the fretboard, it...
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