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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    I don't understand what your age has to do with all this. I took up the ukulele last year and I'm having a blast. I'm 71 and still going strong. I'm into the playing but also into the theory of music trying to tear the Circle of Fifths apart. Bottom line is keep your eye on the goal, your never to old as long as your on top of the grass looking down. Boy, is that sage wisdom or what.
    Keep on trucking.
    This is so interesting because I am currently putting the finishing touches on a litte Circle of Fifths lesson for the ukulele for my blog. I'd like to get your opinion on it when it is up. And, yes, your are right - age has nothing to do with it. The song is a fun one that comments on how a lot of us middle-aged guys have turned to ukulele and I think the implied but unstated message is that I DO believe that one is never too old to accomplish their dreams! I'm a big Burt Munro fan (of "World's Fastest Indian") so I really do agree with you.

    You have my respect and my best wishes and hope we get to talk about that circle of fifths. It's the key, don't you think?

    Mike
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    Playing Kamaka HF-3 Tenor with LR Baggs Five.0, modified Cordoba signed by Jake, a Lanikai S-TEQ and a Kohala Tenor
    www.mikekasselmusic.com
    see my blog at http://lambchopukulele.blogspot.com
    Youtube song of the month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXqQjScntHM

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    There is only one way I find that age affects my uke playing....finding folks to play with. As much as I like being with folks 20 or 30 or even 40 years younger, I often have never even heard of the songs they want to play or the artists they want to cover. Conversely, they are not interested in playing much of the "old" stuff I enjoy.
    Things get better with age. I'm approaching magnificent....

    Kala KA-SC :: Sapele /ebony soprano, handmade :: Kiwaya K-Wave Tele Uke :: Big Island KTO-TR :: Lanikai LU-8EK :: Eastman concert prototype :: vintage banjolele :: Mainland gloss mahogany concert

    "And if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there..." - George Harrison

    "Just a few ukulele hooligans getting wild and strummy...." - chindog


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    Keep on runnin brother. Ukes are not just for the youth. (I'm 52 but feel 25)

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    Lamb Chop
    Will be looking for your blog on the Circle of Fifths. It solves the mystery of chord grouping and notes that make up the chords. If you want to write music, it's a must.

    The Circle is the key.
    " WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND SOMETHING,
    EITHER IT'S LOST OR YOU ARE " - - BENDER
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    Loved the song! Wonder if I can still get away from singing it at age 53...

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    Your as young as your Ukulele feels :-) aged 51 and hoping for 52.
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    Aloha Mike,
    The ukulele is an equal oppertunity instrument, crosses many barriers..
    From young to feeling young, enjoy!!!
    MM Stan....(54)it's only a number..As far as middle aged???What's that????

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    Quote Originally Posted by groucho26 View Post
    Loved the song! Wonder if I can still get away from singing it at age 53...
    I'd still say that falls into middle age. Thanks for the kind words.
    Lampchop
    Playing Kamaka HF-3 Tenor with LR Baggs Five.0, modified Cordoba signed by Jake, a Lanikai S-TEQ and a Kohala Tenor
    www.mikekasselmusic.com
    see my blog at http://lambchopukulele.blogspot.com
    Youtube song of the month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXqQjScntHM

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    The only part of being 47 that affects my uke playing is my gut! I find it makes my uke lie a little horizontal... it doesn't hang down right if you know what i mean.
    But then again, that is more to do with my overeating and overdrinking than my age!
    Love the vid.

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    Awesome! I'm 43. Hope I can make it another 43 years. Would love to be an old man with a ukulele. That would be alright by me.
    MY UKULELES:
    Mainland Mango Concert
    Lava Concert Fluke
    Waverly Street #166 Concert

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