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    Eh, Len, so good to hear from you. please pass...

    Eh, Len, so good to hear from you.

    please pass along my appreciation for who they are and what they do for those
    members of the Ukulele Community World-wide who have the privilege of meeting...
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    one might also carry around a piece of Cedar (or...

    one might also carry around a piece of Cedar (or any other desired aroma) and simply sniff that
    instead of 'creating a scene' by lifting one's uke to one's nose periodically. :)

    just my 2 cents...
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    Hey RafterGirl, Hooray for 30s, 40s, (even 20s...

    Hey RafterGirl,

    Hooray for 30s, 40s, (even 20s and 50s) music!

    Although I grew up in the 60's I really like my Mom's generation of music.
    To me the melodies and the lyrics are more memorable...
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    They are fantastic players and really great guys!...

    They are fantastic players and really great guys!

    it's a pleasure and an honor to know them!

    keep up the great work, guys! :)

    and keep uke'in' everyone!
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    Thank you for your reply :)

    Thank you for your reply :)
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    sound of the Populele

    I know there's been a lot about the electronics of this model, however,
    aside from the 'teaching' capabilities of the instrument, I'm more interested in how it sounds and plays.

    As a carbon fiber...
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    Thanks for the string suggestions! and the...

    Thanks for the string suggestions!

    and the welcome to the Martin C1-K club :)

    keep uke'in',
  8. contact Hawaii Music Supply/The Ukulele Site and...

    contact Hawaii Music Supply/The Ukulele Site and ask for contact info for Aaron Crowell.
    Aaron has taken over HMS' Hawaii Music School and has several YouTube videos you
    can check out.

    keep...
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    Well, Ukecaster when the accompaniment is...

    Well, Ukecaster when the accompaniment is drowning out the soloist it's not a good thing :(

    otherwise, loud might be a good thing :)

    keep uke'in',
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    NUD from Uncle Rod in Seattle

    I was fortunate to pick up the Martin C1-K that a UUer made available
    earlier this month. Please search "Martin CK-1 and Hard case" for his pictures :)

    I took it to our weekly STRUM Song Circle...
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    Hey Gordon, STRUM is meeting tonight at the Kona...

    Hey Gordon, STRUM is meeting tonight at the Kona Kitchen Restaurant, 6-8p,
    8501 5th Ave NE Seattle WA. it's located about a mile south of Ngate Mall on
    5th NE at the intersection of 5th NE and Ne...
  12. Uncle Rod is on the take... that is, PM sent to...

    Uncle Rod is on the take... that is, PM sent to acquire the 5 Ohta-san DVDs :)

    Thank you MM for making them available at a discount :)

    keep uke'in',
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    I'm currently waiting on delivery of a Martin C1K...

    I'm currently waiting on delivery of a Martin C1K from a UU member.
    hoping to make it my go-to uke for a while also. It will need some
    volume to help with leading at our song circle :)

    I use...
  14. My grandmother bought me my first ukulele from...

    My grandmother bought me my first ukulele from Long's Drugs at the Ala Moana Shopping Center almost 60 years ago!
    it was a 'noname' very light wood soprano made in Japan... $7 if I remember...
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    it's called 'spaced repetition' and it's an...

    it's called 'spaced repetition' and it's an educational sine qua non (necessary for
    proper learning to take place :) ).

    no worries, just keep uke'in'... when you get back! :)
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    Ted's Bakery, the Shrimp Trucks (not in Haleiwa),...

    Ted's Bakery, the Shrimp Trucks (not in Haleiwa), Dole Plantation, and other businesses should give you some
    of their proceeds since many who make the trek to HMS Haleiwa often stop at other...
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    Hey! We are almost single-handedly keeping the...

    Hey!
    We are almost single-handedly keeping the world economy above water (that's rising by the way) :)

    keep uas-ing... oops, uke'in',
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    you gotta love counsel and suggestions from...

    you gotta love counsel and suggestions from someone with 'squeaky' in their Avatar :)

    keep uke'in',
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    it is what it is :) No worries. I like your...

    it is what it is :)
    No worries.
    I like your comparison with the 'squeak of steel strings' :)

    just think of it as your 'style' and see if others can mimic it!

    keep uke'in',
  20. PM sent :) Thanks for making these available....

    PM sent :)

    Thanks for making these available.

    Japan has a lot of great Ukulele music! :)
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    PM sent :)

    PM sent :)
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    Thanks for the heads up, Andrew, and for...

    Thanks for the heads up, Andrew, and for clarifying the situation.

    Can't wait for bigger and better things from HMS/The Ukulele Site!

    We appreciate all you do for all of us... Worldwide!!
    ...
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    Hey Uku-Guy,

    Lord willing, I'll be in HNL for the Ukulele Guild event at the Bishop Museum this
    November 20 to 25th. Hope to meet you then.

    I generally play for the lei-makers at the Makai...
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    looks like you're in the key of Bb so barre on...

    looks like you're in the key of Bb so
    barre on the 3rd fret could be a kind of Eb
    and a barre on the 5th fret could be a kind of F or F7.

    a common progression in the key of Bb would be:
    Bb, Gm,...
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    I saw some used Imua ukes at Ala Moana Shopping...

    I saw some used Imua ukes at Ala Moana Shopping Center, lower level, beach side,
    at a shop called Eco Town specializing in used merchandise (consignment?).
    anyway, a good selection of ukes of all...
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