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  1. Drew Bear

    Comprehensive Aldrine Guerrero Ukulele Lesson List

    Works ok for me: http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/05/uke-lesson-5-wonderful-tonight/
  2. Drew Bear

    Full List of Live Lessons

    Here are the lessons after 11/16/11. You can also check here for the latest lessons. 2/8/12 Landslide 2/1/12 A Certain Shade of Green 1/11/12 Hotel California 1/4/12 Mrs. Robinson 12/28/11 So Happy Together 12/21/11 Common Kings 11/23/11 Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
  3. Drew Bear

    Anyone Rocking the Waverlys?

    They are Koa. They're great and really hold tune very well, but I have little experience with other tuners. The stock Grovers on an Islander MSC-4 do not hold tune nearly as well as the Waverlys.
  4. Drew Bear

    James Hill & Anne Davison (HI*Sessions videos)

    More excellent work from HI*Sessions! http://www.youtube.com/user/hisessionsshow#p/c/BAA76076F7410378 The last vid below also features Aldrine! Cameo from UU's Aaron, who's usually behind the camera. Fast forward to the 2:15 mark to hear James talk about his DaSilva uke and how it takes him a...
  5. Drew Bear

    Fly Me To The Moon (Video Tutorial)

    Thanks, Casey! Good to see the Kanile'a getting some playing time. :D Ivan, thanks for the SpeedupTV idea. How are you capturing Youtube vids for the iPad? I haven't yet researched the various options.
  6. Drew Bear

    Would you pay more for a uke signed by Jake?

    Or would you consider the uke less valuable? He seems to make an effort to autograph neatly and legibly. I was considering asking him to sign the back, upper bout just below and to the right of the neck (see bad photoshop'd image below). Part of me agrees with Jake:
  7. Drew Bear

    Anyone trying the "One Uke" philosophy?

    At around the 3:00 mark on this video, Jake Shimabukuro talks about why he plays and practices with only one ukulele. Although I am a new uke player with minimal experience playing various ukes, this concept/philosophy made sense to me. Has anyone tried this? Observations & comments? I've only...
  8. Drew Bear

    Matt Dahlberg mentioned in NYT article

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/us/music-lessons-on-webcams-grow-in-popularity.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
  9. Drew Bear

    Buying new, looking at <$300

    Bookmatched can refer to both veneer and solid wood instruments. I don't know if there's any advantage or disadvantage to NuBone, but it's what Kanile'a also uses for their $1k+ ukes. Real bone nut/saddle are inexpensive, but it takes time to make it fit your uke. Elderly Music sells both...
  10. Drew Bear

    Taylor Ukulele

    I couldn't find a clear pic of a Taylor uke bridge, but if it's just a mini version of the guitar one, the Kanile'a version is clearly different.
  11. Drew Bear

    Kanile'a K-1 Tenor Premium

    I'm finding it difficult to capture the beauty of this ukulele in photos. (Same goes for sound, but that's another story.) Here's the best I've come up with so far. The first photo shows direct morning light on the body. The others are all filtered (by tree shade) sunlight. Slight changes in...
  12. Drew Bear

    Good iPad app chord database?

    Thanks. I've got so many PDF tabs & video instructionals to work on right now, but I'll keep this in mind for later.
  13. Drew Bear

    Good iPad app chord database?

    Do you need an internet connection for all these features? I'm just taking my first look at Chordie and that definitely needs a data connection.
  14. Drew Bear

    Good iPad app chord database?

    Why not just download all the great free PDFs posted by Dominator et al and view them on Good Reader? I'm not traveling much nowadays, so I've simply printed out the songs I'm working on. But I've got all the PDFs ready for the iPad when I need to bring a bunch of songs around.
  15. Drew Bear

    Danny Boy & Over the Rainbow

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I just put it in my Amazon cart.
  16. Drew Bear

    Musician gea rtenor hard case sale $29.99 shipped

    This was a good deal at $40; it's a super deal at $30. It will depend on how deep/thick your uke is, but an alternative to modifying the neck brace is to add cushioning on the bottom of the case. I have remnant pieces of memory foam from a mattress topper and will wrap the foam with old fleece...
  17. Drew Bear

    Buying My First Tenor Uke

    Hey, Sean. It was definitely a great choice for me. Here's my review. I'm still working on better photos to add to the review, but here's one from my phone: BTW, can someone please tell me how to size photos so they fit within the boundaries of the thread? Usually I can search and find an...
  18. Drew Bear

    New Banner Ad

    "Gathering data..." + browser keeps loading = worrisome. I have to manually stop the loading, which is a pain. I suggest you at least change the text of that banner. I usually leave a tab open to UU, but if I keep getting constant browser loads I'll probably stop doing that...which is also a...
  19. Drew Bear

    Koala changes tuners on tenors and super concerts...first look

    I prefer the existing color; just a shade of gray in the chrome.
  20. Drew Bear

    Knotting, rather than tying (on a tie bridge)

    I don't know if this is looks like a typical knot, but the angle change does not seem significant.
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