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    Because of C-19 causing students to stay at home, there are a lot of new online & TV college courses. I found one that goes into music theory so I am enjoying that. I found another on computer networking so I'm doing that one, too.

    I enjoy the TV courses more than the online stuff, because a 50" TV means the instructor is life-sized, like she's there in the room with me, but I can still watch her lecture while in my underwear.

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    Reading this....
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I'm playing my new Aklot all bamboo tenor cutaway uke with new D'Addario black strings because I'm really liking it. Also playing my new mini bass that I had converted from a short scale guitar, locking in the bass arrangement I did for the Sinatra/Basie version of "Fly Me to the Moon" doing straight ahead walking style, it's more intricate than I realized.

    (I'm also making my own chicken sausages, faro and black beans, avocado and green salsa, and many other items low sodium because in the last couple of years my blood pressure has gone up due to gaining too much weight, which I'm in the process of loosing.)






    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 6 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 41)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
    How do you like the Aklot? I've been looking at one. Like your bass. Boy I wish I had bigly hands lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellgamin View Post
    Because of C-19 causing students to stay at home, there are a lot of new online & TV college courses. I found one that goes into music theory so I am enjoying that. I found another on computer networking so I'm doing that one, too.

    I enjoy the TV courses more than the online stuff, because a 50" TV means the instructor is life-sized, like she's there in the room with me, but I can still watch her lecture while in my underwear.
    What are TV courses? While my TV is only 32", I might still enjoy the courses, but don't know how I'd access them or what is available.

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    I'm not at home too much. I work in an essential services industry and find my work days to average about fourteen hours. Today's my day off, so I went to the bank and then dropped by a little hole in the wall restaurant I know and ordered some take-out breakfast. I read an old Nero Wolfe novel in the park while smoking some rope tobacco in my pipe (that should keep people six feet away). I practiced improvising with B mixolydian and E major pentatonic to accompany my version of Rhythm Changes in E. I also played around with pedal point technique using the G as a drone and using the upper three strings to G mixolydian. I charred a chicken carcass and made a brown stock. I am pressure cooking some barley and millet to accompany the stock as soup. I'm drinking IPA's ad libitum and tonight I'll probably do the floors and laundry. So, yeah, it is a fairly average day for me in spite of the pandemic pandemonium.

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    Window shopping Tiples...


    Scooter
    Martin Konter Uke Style 1K soprano
    Late 40's Martin Style 1 soprano
    Soprano Martin Backpacker Ukulele
    Soprano “Uke Can Change The World” Flea
    Soprano Firefly (wood fretboard)
    iUke Bound Natural Pineapple piccolo mini
    Concert Tie-Dye Flea (wood fretboard)
    Concert Eddy Finn moon and Stars
    Concert Oscar Schmidt Mousekulele
    Tenor Koa Fluke (wood fretboard)
    Tenor Mainland Mahogany slothead

    "The way I see it as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a Ukulele."
    ~Linus Van Pelt~

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    How do you like the Aklot? I've been looking at one. Like your bass. Boy I wish I had bigly hands lol.
    I love the Aklot, it replaced a tenor Fluke I bought here in the Marketplace because I found that it didn't project as well as I wanted, kinda dull sounding and hard to play with the rounded edges and thick squared off neck. The Aklot with new D'Addario black strings is bright and projects well.

    All of my basses are sub-short scale, 21" to 25" and should be good for anyone with smaller hands. I prefer that size mainly because standard size is too cumbersome and also that mine fit well playing in a ukulele group.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 6 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 41)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
    Last edited by kohanmike; 03-21-2020 at 07:53 AM.

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    Hubby and I packed a picnic lunch, put a couple of lawn chairs in the car, and drove around the back roads. When we found an uninhabited place with a view, we sat outside, ate our lunch, and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. It really does help to get out in nature. The scrumptious strawberry rhubarb cobbler was therapeutic too. :-)

    Never touched a ukulele all day, but no worries. There’s an endless supply of days ahead with nothing on my calendar except cancelled events, so making up for lost playing time shouldn’t be a problem.

    Jan
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    KoAloha Opio KCO-10
    Thormahlen Yew-kulele
    Kala KA-SLNG
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I'm playing my new Aklot all bamboo tenor cutaway uke with new D'Addario black strings because I'm really liking it.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 6 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 41)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
    One of these days, I'm going to put all the black bits on my Aklot Bamboo.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Oh, I think I'll be doing what I normally do.......I'm retired.

    Stay safe.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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