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    Quote Originally Posted by lfoo6952 View Post
    Start jamming with friends again.
    Zoom makes that easy. We have people from all over the country and occasionally Canada join us on Saturday afternoons. If you want to send me a PM with your email address, I'll see to it that you're added to our mailing list.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    ...do more walking...

    John Colter
    I find that I'm walking to the kitchen more often - snacks!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    1. Keep my job (so I can buy ukuleles)

    2. Move house (so I have more room for ukuleles)

    3. Stay married (could be a problem if I keep buying ukuleles)
    Kamaka HF-3DC - KoAloha KTM-S00 - Kanile'a SUS B DLX - Kanile'a K-1B - Pono MGTP5-PC

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    1. Build up some repertoire.
    2. Write a few simple chord melody arrangements.
    3. Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord shapes (think CAGED for f.i. am7) in different positions.
    4. Set up my cheap baritone (esp. the nut needs sanding, but probably I'll lower the saddle as well).
    5. Get back to Telemann's 12 Fantasias for traverso.
    6. Learn (about) multi-track recording and editing in OpenShot or Audacity.
    7. Work out a study programme for myself, teaching myself about Old English and Old Norse.

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    1. Learn Greensleeves well enough to play it in public by St Patty's Day
    or,
    2. Learn to play What Child Is This by Christmas Day.
    "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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    1. learn/ practice ukulele everyday (been learning ukulele for two years and playing almost everyday);
    2. learn to play chords together with my wife playing violin; and
    3. spend less time browsing Reverb/ HMS
    Last edited by Graylights; 01-03-2021 at 03:55 PM.

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    "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord shapes (think CAGED for f.i. am7) in different positions"

    Sitting or standing are the best positions. Canoes can be problematical.

    John Colter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord shapes (think CAGED for f.i. am7) in different positions"

    Sitting or standing are the best positions. Canoes can be problematical.

    John Colter
    LOL. I could have phrased that better, but I would have missed the laugh.

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    Thanks for the chuckle!

    John C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I've been looking for a job that will pay me to stay home and evaluate YouTube videos. Nothing yet.
    I was laid off October 2 when my school district, anticipating even more loss of state aid, closed half of the buildings and laid off 423 people. Then the Department of Labor, for some inexplicable reason, failed to approve my Unemployment Insurance payments until just before Thanksgiving. Now I'm getting the payments, but it is less than NYS minimum wage - and about 40% of what my salary was. The $300 federal unemployment boost will help, but since I'm the only income in the family, things have been tough. I've applied for 12 jobs, and had 2 responses; one said that I am overqualified to be a secretary/administrative assistant, and the other had nearly 300 applicants, and apparently winnowed it down to the final 3 before looking at all of the applications. (I applied the day it was posted.)

    I'm #2 or 3 on the Civil Service List when they start calling people back, but that won't happen with the 7-12 students all virtual learning, and half of the elementary schools closed. I've seen lots of jobs that want 5-10 years experience plus a bachelor's degree, but even if I met those qualifications, they only pay $13-15/hr.

    THIS is why I only play ukulele 15-30 minutes a day - the joy is lacking.

    -Kurt
    Banjo Ukes: Southern Cross, Firefly, Stella
    Sopranos: Donaldson, Timms, Moku, Waterman, Bugsgear, Outdoor, Waverly Street, Harmony
    Concerts:Cocobolo #460 &#412, Ohana CK450QEL, CK-65D, Rosewood Vita, Mahogany Vita,
    Donaldson Custom, Epi Les Paul, National Triolian Reso, Republic
    Tenors: Kala KA-KTG-CY, KoAloha Sceptre, Fluke, Cordoba 20TM
    Bass: Fluke Timber

    Am I done?

    ...Maybe?...

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