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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    ? What? Did you read the post?
    Yes, I did, and I was commenting on his first sentence, as I showed in the quotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Yes, I did, and I was commenting on his first sentence, as I showed in the quotation.
    Oh, because your post didn't have anything to do with his post, or even that part of the post. I take it you have an issue with personal polls being called invasive and with privacy? Second time you mentioned the obvious pet peeve about blurred license plates.

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    I don’t play on the g string very often, might as well have a CEA ukulele. I have been trying to expand on my use of all strings and up the fretboard. On C and E I play up to the fifth fret, and on the A string up to the 12th. In one of the tunes I play, I actually play up to the 16th fret.

    It also depends on the ukulele I am playing on. One of my concerts has a neck that isn’t much longer than my soprano.
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    Thanks for the input, everyone. I do appreciate the info. My ukulele journey is taking me up the fret board for practical and theoretical reasons.

    Practical: Some of the things I do require a breadth of notes. E.g., yesterday I started picking the melody of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and I started on the 10th fret and scooted back to the 2nd.

    Theoretical: I come from a musical background where my self-perception gainsays complacency. I.e., I have 19 frets, so I have to use them...or at least be able to use them. I play my modes on all 19 frets and it is only natural to follow suit by playing my chords on all 19 frets (or at least as high as I can go with my cutaway.

    I am in the process of moving 1200 miles and am about to pack up my ukulele stuff but I am keeping my beloved custom uke with me during my travels. We will be playing half-diminished chords and m7's all up and down the fretboard. By the time October 10th rolls around, the new domicile will be set up, I can pick up the wife, and my upper fret chords should be well on their way to awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
    Thanks for the input, everyone. I do appreciate the info. My ukulele journey is taking me up the fret board for practical and theoretical reasons.

    Practical: Some of the things I do require a breadth of notes. E.g., yesterday I started picking the melody of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and I started on the 10th fret and scooted back to the 2nd.

    Theoretical: I come from a musical background where my self-perception gainsays complacency. I.e., I have 19 frets, so I have to use them...or at least be able to use them. I play my modes on all 19 frets and it is only natural to follow suit by playing my chords on all 19 frets (or at least as high as I can go with my cutaway.

    I am in the process of moving 1200 miles and am about to pack up my ukulele stuff but I am keeping my beloved custom uke with me during my travels. We will be playing half-diminished chords and m7's all up and down the fretboard. By the time October 10th rolls around, the new domicile will be set up, I can pick up the wife, and my upper fret chords should be well on their way to awesome.
    I envy your grasp of theory and chords.My goal for my second year is a much better understanding rather than just following instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    I envy your grasp of theory and chords.My goal for my second year is a much better understanding rather than just following instructions.

    After a lifetime in education, my advice is to keep following instructions. Just keep following instructions 'til the time comes when you just naturally break free. You have to learn the patterns before you can unlearn them and branch out on your own. A long time ago I was told that the only day you don't practice is the day you don't eat. That's a bit harsh but the idea is sound: keep practicing. The rest will follow.

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    I stay in frets 1-5 mainly, but I'm venturing up the neck more & more. Mostly when I'm putting a chord melody together, and staying in the first position gets a bit stale for every verse.
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    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
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    Now I play mostly 1st position chords, 2nd position ones to the 3rd fret sometimes barring to the 5th. There has been some adjustment after a mild stroke, hey it still makes me happy.
    Last edited by PetalumaRescuke; 08-31-2019 at 01:30 PM. Reason: grammer

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    My playing style is usually favoring open chords. I definititely need a strap support if I go higher with chords, which I don't use most times. It is not so with soloing, then I go higher, up to 15th fret for C and sometimes also the D. My uke plays them well in tune there. Eb is the highest on 18th fret but seldom used.

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    I am cowboy chord player. I stay as low as I can.


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