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  1. Enter Sandman

    Enter Sandman
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    Take a look at Pono as well. They have models...

    Take a look at Pono as well.

    They have models for steel and nylon strings with a wider neck that’s more uku-like

    I have the nylon strung “Baritone Nui” which I adore in dgbE
  3. Thread: F# vs Gb

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    There's lots of history behind it, but the bottom...

    There's lots of history behind it, but the bottom line is that with modern tuning it's arbitrary.

    Guitar players prefer sharps, so I tend to write F# for the band...
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    The late, much lamented Southcoast had tables on...

    The late, much lamented Southcoast had tables on their website showing the tuning for a given scale. I'm using my LAST set of LLs to play Low G on a Baritone.
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    It's not right for every uke, it's not right for...

    It's not right for every uke, it's not right for every player.

    I currently have my Kala Spruce Bari and my Kala Spruce Tenor strung Low g.

    I'm playing fingerstyle uke on the Tenor, and...
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    Ah . . . in context it seems to mean "Play A7,...

    Ah . . . in context it seems to mean "Play A7, but if you feel ambitious, play A13" . . . they're both in the "Dominant chord" family.

    I'd play G6 as o2o2 and A13 as o12o. It's incomplete, but in...
  7. Nothing you learn is ever wasted. I’m a Simply...

    Nothing you learn is ever wasted.

    I’m a Simply Dreadful reader on keyboard but I’m nonetheless trying to learn notes “the right way” on guitar.

    Maybe someday I’ll be a Simply Dreadful reader on...
  8. Have you tried Ukulele Mania in Tokyo?

    Have you tried Ukulele Mania in Tokyo?
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    My wife thinks I'm certifiable... She reminds...

    My wife thinks I'm certifiable...

    She reminds me of this whenever she spots my latest ukulele
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    Yep. Think of it as a BIG TENOR. My Kala...

    Yep. Think of it as a BIG TENOR.

    My Kala solid spruce sounds Wonderful with light gauge strings in Low G. When I got my Pono BN-1, (DoGBonE), I made the switch more or less permanent.

    Mind,...
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    Soprano tuned machete open g Concert in c...

    Soprano tuned machete open g
    Concert in c reentrant
    Tenor in c reentrant (two)
    Tenor in c linear
    Baritone in c linear—I use this primarily for Renaissance guitar pieces
    Baritone Nui in g linear...
  12. The Renaissance guitar was a four-course...

    The Renaissance guitar was a four-course instrument tuned like a ukulele.

    Which one? Well, we have surviving music for high-g, low-g, and for the fourth string to be an octave pair.

    There are...
  13. If the piece was written for Renaissance guitar,...

    If the piece was written for Renaissance guitar, use the tuning of the original four-course instrument.

    Otherwise, play it the way it was originally arranged. There are MANY examples of both...
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    It’s funny, I like the sound of Nylgut in...

    It’s funny, I like the sound of Nylgut in general, even as it’s not my favorite for any particular instrument, though it comes close on me concert
  15. Ukulele Mania in Tokyo

    Ukulele Mania in Tokyo
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    Google search "Guitar Alternate Tunings" and...

    Google search "Guitar Alternate Tunings" and realize that EVERY one of those 1-4 interval combinations fits on Uke.

    The reason to use an alternate tuning is because it inspires you in a way that...
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    I asked Pono. They ship the Nui's with...

    I asked Pono.

    They ship the Nui's with "normal" bari strings.
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    Play both. We might all have opinions, but the...

    Play both.

    We might all have opinions, but the only thing that Really matters is how You like it.

    Iz was a HUGE man and played a soprano.

    I'm average size and find a soprano uncomfortable.
    ...
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    I keep other stuff in fifths . . . :D

    I keep other stuff in fifths . . .
    :D
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    Hmmmm .. .not sure. If I look at Worth, their...

    Hmmmm .. .not sure.

    If I look at Worth, their Bari G looks to be the same diameter as their Tenor C . . . So for C I'd almost certainly want lighter gauge for higher pitch in the same scale . . ....
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    Kala Spruce Bari . . . now in C

    Okay, I have a lead on how to string the Nui . .

    So now my Kala spruce Bari . . which LOVES being in gc'e'a' . . . just got my LAST set of Southcoast LLNWs. . . RIP Dirk . . .

    So what's next?
    ...
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    New strings for a new Nui?

    Guys,

    My Pono Bari Nui arrived yesterday. Woot . .

    But . .um .. How to String it?

    For the unfamiliar, this is 23" scale, tuned Dog Bone like a bari.

    Set it came with has a single wound...
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    Great shop. I recommend a visit if you're in...

    Great shop.

    I recommend a visit if you're in Tokyo
  24. That indeed came as a shock. Dirk has...

    That indeed came as a shock.

    Dirk has incredible knowledge of strings and ukes, and had the best customer service I've ever experienced.

    Praying for a speedy recovery.
  25. Uncle Rod, I've transposed Ukulele Boot Camp...

    Uncle Rod,

    I've transposed Ukulele Boot Camp to all twelve keys.

    Is it okay for me to share with others?
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