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I hadn't heard of this, thank you! I guess if you were to leave it out emoticon

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Plastic ~ All plastic Ukuleles emoticon

Several companies are marketing all plastic ukuleles that are not damaged by leaving them out in the snow or under water or in the sun.

GugsGearUkulele. com is a mountaineering company that is selling one to take on the trail with you.

Makala has a Waterman plastic uke they are now marketing. At NAMM they had one on display underwater in an aquarium. They are suppose to replicate the plastic ukes of the 1950's. But, better built with newer plastics and special strings.

[I had one of those plastic ukes in 1954, and then sold it to a friend and taught him to play it, 60 years later he now has an Oscar Schmidt concert he plays when his life isn't tooo busy]

A uke for all weather. Keep it in your car for any occasion. $60

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Yes, I'm thinking of getting one.

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Visited the NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center. It filled then entire center, four floors worth of musical equipment, accessories, and musical electronics. We only did two floors Saturday. Too much stuff and way too loud with all the instruments being demonstrated. That was expecially true on the main floor with Ludwig and other drum manufactures displaying their drum sets.

I visited about a dozen ukulele manufactures/distributer companies. Also, stopped at a Marimba display and played their five octave rosewood marimba as well as their synthetic bar marimba. Rosewood is by far the better sound.

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Held the second session of the Beginning Ukulele class last night. Three more people showed up wanting in. It is now at 25 registered students. I was trying for 15.

Amazing how popular the ukulele has become in the last 10 years. emoticon

World Ukulele Day, February 2nd. Are you ready?

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Another Full Ukulele class. emoticon

The ukulele has become so popular that it is easy to have a full class with more wanting into the class. This will be a seven week class that I might extend to eight weeks.

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I wish you a great New Year emoticon and a good year with your classes emoticon emoticon

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Another Beginning Ukulele Class starts Thursday. Looks like 15 to 20 new Ukers. *

I've got to get my latest revised "Simple Strummin'" class songbook printed. But, since the cost is almost what I sell them for I'm waiting to see what the final signup will be before I have them printed.

More Happy Strummers !!! emoticon

* I had wanted a class of 15, the City wanted to have it open for 20 or more.
Last Fall's class had 31 new strummers. emoticon Way tooo big, even with my three assistants. So, this smaller class will be nice.
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Happy new year to you too!
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*** Georgia and Richard ****


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A belated emoticon Merry emoticon Christmas emoticon emoticon Happy Hanukkah emoticon and a emoticon Happy New Years emoticon to you both! emoticon

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emoticon .... There is a New Year a comin' !

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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Merry Christmas!!

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To all the Happy Ukers: emoticon

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Had the fun of strumming along with the music for a hula dance club last night. The "band" included the lead singer/ guitar player, who is their regular music player, and three of us sit in and strum along (as best we can) ukulele players.

I'll never be a Hawaiian singer!!! But, I can be part of the instrumental group. Most Hawaiian songs are relatively simple chording. I'll have to work on my 'Olapa' strum though. It is an often used Hawaiian strum pattern = UD D D
Now do it fast!!!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0
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Thanks for the heads up. Will check their schedule.

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will be touring California in January, from San Diego to Arcata. (Also in Boston, Salt Lake City and Mesa AZ.)

Gig Calendar:
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They are a fun group to watch perform! Been together for something like 25+ years. I had the pleasure of doing a small workshop with them and then watching them perform at Cal Poly, SLO, CA last year.

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Went to a Slack Guitar concert last evening. Very enjoyable Hawaiian and Christmas music slack guitar style.

Also the local hula group performed as part of the concert. This was the group that I'd gone to their practice and strummed along with their lead guitarist on Thursday night. Hey, they asked me to come back and support their guitarist. Guess I have to learn to play a lot more Hawaiian music. Mostly simple strumming, so I can almost handle it.

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Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

I found a ukulele hanger that looks like it should work. As you posted here or on another thread, when the uke is all packed away nicely, I'm less likely to practice. Maybe if it's out, I can just pick it up for a few minutes and play. I think I've been embarrassed to have it out since I don't play well. But the only way to change that is to play more!

Glad you were able to able to play through the power outage.

Thanks for the great tips and encouragement and enjoy the weekend!

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Your ukulele will appreciate being TUNED emoticon
(Always keep your ukulele tuned)

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What do you do when the lights go out? emoticon

About 35 minutes into my 1.5 hour class the lights went out . BLACK !

What to do???? Should I punt??? emoticon
Fortunately a safety light came on near me and I move my music stand where it help illuminate it. Now what ???
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This was the last class in a 10 session series. So, time to do some "play by ear.
After about 20 minutes the lights came on and I continued with some of my planned lesson only to have the lights go out again. emoticon

I'd planned to have a play by ear Christmas song addendum to the regular class.
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Finally the lights came back on and it was 8:30 PM, class was over.

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Check out my new Hawaiian type Tatoo.

I posted a picture of it. emoticon

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Last ukulele class session was last night.

There was a power outage and our lights went out twice or for about a third or the hour and a half class. Fun trying to teach in the dark. Time for some play by ear practice.
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A new beginning class starts next year. (Jan 8th)

Free for the holidays! emoticon

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To keep the goal you have to keep your ukulele out and accessable so you can get in that minute.

Don't put it away so it takes you several minutes just to get it out.

Hey, ukuleles are beautiful! Keep it where it can be seen. emoticon

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The second five class series for my beginning ukulele class started Thursday with 19 students. That is going to keep me busy until Thanksgiving. Good group, they all have some basic chords and strumming skills so we can move forward to playing in more keys and with different strum patterns.

I enjoy teaching these beginning classes. But, they keep me from focusing on advancing my own skills. But, since I'm not another Jake, I'll just stick to having fun Simple Strummin'.
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Everyone practicing their ukulele regularly? It is the ONLY way to improve.

I've been working on Chord Melody. I got Ukulele Mike's Chord Melody Arrangements book and have been working on a couple of his arrangements.

Also, It is the time of year to play the old popular standard: "Autumn Leaves" (Most recorded jazz standard in the world) Besides playing it with a shuffle strum try it playing with your thumb and pluck some of the strings to bring out the melody and enhance your strum.
And, If you need a ukulele arrangement I can email you one.

Happy Strummin'

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The first Beginner Ukulele class of Fall is over, six weeks long. Now I get almost a month before starting classes again. Taking this time to work on some of my own skills. Trying some of Ukulele Mikes Chord Melody arrangements.

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Beginning Ukulele

I'm now planning the final class of our beginning 5 week series. = emoticon

While the primary emphasis has been on getting people strumming three chords, (C,F, G7), we have now introduced at least 11 chords for the faster students. Still, the emphasis is on getting them strumming those three chords. This week I added an Am. That Am allows us to do four chord songs, "Doo Wop" and more.

I've taken the verses from a half dozen different hit four chord songs of the 50's- 60's and made them into a medley that just uses those four chords; C, Am, F, G7. Fun to play/sing those oldies, and without having to deal with their more difficult bridge sections.

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Wow, that does sound like fun I wish there was 1 close to me emoticon Hope it goes great!

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Your class sounds like fun! I need to find a group class that's a good fit.

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23 sign up ahead of time. BUT, 7 more showed up to get in the new ukulele class = 30.

Fortunately, I had three assistants to help them get started playing ukulele. We had most of them strumming along on several songs.

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LEARN UKULELE

More ukulele students. I think this class may reach 25, again. I had to print more class books for the overflow. It is fortunate I have a couple people to help me with the new students. 25 is too big for one person to work with.

And the City Recreation Department wondered if I could get four students, their minimum sized class.

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I'm teaching a new Beginning Ukulele class through the city recreation department on Thursdays. . Full class already signed in, 20 students, plus more wanting in.

The ukulele is back and rolling along. People want to learn this instrument.
Thanks, Iz and Jake for helping bring it back. Forget Tiny Time who helped kill it.

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We had two couples visiting us for five days. They were ukulele players, too. So we had lots of fun strumming together.

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Good for you! Yes, get that uke out and enjoy it.
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We're headed RVing at Lake Tahoe in a week. My wife and I expect to sit out side and strum and see if we draw out any other strummers.

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Sounds like a good time.

I brought my ukulele on our camping trip. I never thought I'd have the nerve to play it outdoors in daylight, but I did, and it was fun!!

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Nice group at the kanikapila yesterday. Much of the strumming was lead by a cousin of "Izzy". It lasted a couple hours.

I don't know Hawaiian or the words to most of the songs that were sang. But I enjoy the melodies and the strum rhythms. Its fun to join the strum

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We had our Fun Strum here today, and singing Blues. Good fun. Played a total of 20 song that included lots of 12 bar blues songs.

Not as big a crowd as two weeks ago. Many people had other activities going on, Summertime.

Tomorrow is Kanikapila Sunday at the local Hawaiian coffee house. Another fun strum of a mix of island type songs.

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What are your favorite Blues songs to play on the ukulele??

Our next Fun Strum on 7/26, has The Blues as its Theme.
Got any suggesions?

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We got 22 strummers into our patio room yesterday for a ukulele strum. Had the theme of "Summertime" so we started with songs with summer words or themes. Ended in a general strum of Play Along type songs without music sheets to look at, just follow the simple chords, sing the words if you know them. In 1 3/4 hours we had strummed 20 different songs.

Fun Strum

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The four ukuleles we bought on Maui make up the 'ukulele flower' that is the picture for this site. Mine is that light colored (spruce front) vita shaped one, The spruce front gives it a loud bright sound.

This year we spent May on the big island . I took my favorite Concert uke with me and enjoyed playing at several public kanikapilas in Kona. I did buy another uke: A mini soprano, a pretty little blue one with hibiscus flowers,
Cost me $1495
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Oh, needs a decimal. It was $14.95 at Kmart.
Yes, after I got it tuned in it plays. The fingerboard is so small I have trouble getting the correct frets. Its a fun little souvenir.
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No, I didn't. Sounds like a great shop. We mostly swam and snorkeled, and enjoyed good music at our resort and some of the restaurants we went to. I can see why you'd want to buy more..there are lots of good looking and good-sounding ukes out there!



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Did you stop by the Mele Ukulele store in Wailuku. Last year four of us stopped here. NONE of us needed another ukulele. But we all can away with a new ukulele. My wife got a pineapple shapped soprano, I got a Vita shaped soprano. Her pineapple has become her primary instrument.

I play the Vita soprano when I want a soprano with that high Rentry tuning. Mostly I play a Concert or a Tenor with a low G..

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I just got back from week in Maui. I'm now more inspired than ever to learn to play!

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Our neighbor who holds a Tuesday night Ukulele Workshop was unable to do it tonight. So, last minute we stepped in an held it at our home. Had seven strummers working on skills, especially different strums for different songs.

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And, today was Kanikapila Sunday at the Red Dirt Coffee House.

There was a nice group there playing a mix of Hawaiian songs. As a HaoIe, it is fun to let the Hawaiians sing the Hawaiian lyrics and to just follow the chords and strum along. Matching their strums is part of the fun.

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emoticon Kanikapila !


We had eighteen ukulele strummers here yesterday for the Fun Strum at our home. Songs were from the theme "Island Fever" emoticon and included Caribbean and Hawaiian type songs. Wear tropical attire. Great fun strumming together.
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Having a "Fun Strum" here at the house this afternoon. Eighteen people have said they are coming. Should be a crowd and we'll move to the outside patio.

"Island Fever" is the theme. We're doing songs from both Carabbean and Hawaiian islands and another tropical Change in Latitude for the Parrotheads. Simple stuff, mostly three chord in C so our beginner can join in and have fun. Also playing F, G, and A, something for more improved strummers.

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Not fair emoticon Sounds like a lot of fun I used to live in CA. But never got to go Thanks at least I give to hear about them from you emoticon emoticon emoticon & emoticon

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So, welcome to the group. Fun Strummin' is the goal.

What kind/size of a ukulele do you have, and what kinds of music are you playing?

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I missed your earlier question.

The Live Oak Music Festival is in the mountains above Santa Barbara, CA. It happens over the Father's Day weekend. We live an hours drive away, on the coast near San Luis Obispo, CA. We attend the music festival most years. It helps support our local public radio station.

Peace, Love, Dirt; a festival motto. This year with it being so dry it was REALLY dusty. We camp at the festival in our trailer. Thurs. - Monday

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Sounds like a lot of fun!

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We attended a program last evening with a falsetto singer and ukulele player from Hawaii. Quite a voice and nice ukulele strumming: Kamaka Fernandez

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It was sponsored by the local hula club and the women also performed. Great entertainment
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emoticon , Aloha, and glad you joined our site.

Also, welcome to the wonderful world of ukulele and happy strummin'. Let us know what is happening in your ukulele world.

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Hey everyone!! Just joined SparkPeople a couple days ago and was excited by the prospect of being in a group of other ukulele lovers on here. I've been playing a little over a year. What a fun instrument!

Cheers!!

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I wish I lived were they have these emoticon If I can ask do you live near the MUSIC FESTIVAL? And I will try I guess i'm just afraid that I will kill it

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We head down to camp at the gate party tonight. Fri - Sun is the festival.
Lots of impromptu strumming sessions, along with all the different performing groups.

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The uke is a fun little instrument. Keep it around and strum whatever you can, You'll improve and expand what you are playing. Just have fun with it.

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You are great, I still don't feel comfortable emoticon But I wish I could go to some of these I really like Elizabeth Mitchell & she sent me this youaremyflower.org/ Never anywhere near me emoticon Oh well maybe someday

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Aloha. emoticon
I'm back on the wagon after almost three months of travel, eating way too much and too much sitting. Yep, 8+ pounds worth. I've dropped a couple now that I back in the Spark groove.
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I came back playing several Hawaiian songs including Koke'e. However, the song that really also stuck with me was a 1970's Kris Kristofferson song: "Help Me Make It Through The Night." A guitar player was strumming it at a kanikapila and it stuck with me
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"Help Me Make It Through The Night."
I've put together an arrangement in C. It is basically a three chord song C, F, G7, with three additional chords: a Dm, and C7, D7 to complete the bridge. It is available, if anyone wants a copy let me know. It includes a page of six different strum patterns that can be use to play the song. I'm using it with a beginner group I'm assisting with for a couple weeks.

Aloha'oe Richard
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Aloha, We're back. :(

Had a great time! emoticon

A month of Island Style; = (eat, drink and play all day) = an extra 5+ pounds. emoticon



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Wow! Have fun!!

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May on the Big Isle. emoticon Kailua, Kona.
Should catch some kanikapila. I know where there is one every Thursday at noonish.

Ukulele, sightsee, bird, snorkel, relax, swim, Island Style (= eat, drink, and sing all day).

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KANIKAPILA SUNDAY
"eat. and drink, and sing all day
Kanikapila in the old Hawaiian way. "
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Thanks for the welcome backs. emoticon

Playing ukulele isn't necessarily about practicing. Just play and have fun! emoticon


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Welcome back, RICHE. Sounds like a fun trip!

I'm feeling kind of sheepish....I haven't practiced ukulele for a few weeks. I need to set a time to play it. It's fun, once I get over that rustiness.

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Wow sounds like you had a really good time I hope to start to get to go to meeting, but i'm still emoticon But I know I will need to sometime, so I can learn Well sorry for going off, but again really happy for you emoticon

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Back home after a 6 week RV trip to Texas.
It gave me time away from my groups where I could just do my own thing with the ukulele. Nothing fancy. I practiced my picking with both 3/4 and 4/4 songs. Hard on the old fingers and brain, especially switching between picks. Also strumming some jazz standards with interesting jazz chords. A bit more of a challenge that three chord songs. ;)

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Time For Me

It is good to be through leading classes and group strums for a while. (No classes until Fall.) Now I can focus on my own skills and enjoy working on some songs I want to play. Being in a teacher or leader mode keeps you busy just trying to keep up with the class/group you are in front of. Gotta practice what I'm leading.,

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Yes, I know about attending groups that are ahead of me. Or, at least I need a chance to practice some of the songs before I joined the group's strum. It is good when strum groups give you a head up on what they will be playing if the song are more that four chord songs.

THE ZEN CHORD
You can and should play the Zen Chord when you unable to keep up with the chords in the song arrangement. It helps you keep the beat and adds rhythm to the group's strum. Come back in when you reach chords you can play.

The "Zen Chord" ??? Yep, lightly mute your strings with your hand so they just give a thunk, and keep strumming.

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Uh oh, I'd be in big trouble if I had to lead! emoticon

The class that I'm in is now officially over my head. But that's ok, I can still hang out in the back and just strum on the chords I do know. Slow and steady, I guess...

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The ukulele classes ended last week and it felt good to be done and free. Except, I got asked to lead the local strum group this Sunday. The regular leader is unable to do it this month. So, back up front again.

I've been leading ukulele strums regularly for the past couple years. But, I'm not really comfortable being the band leader. I'd rather sit in the back row and just follow. What price glory!

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I'm off to teach the last Beginning Ukulele class for this five week session. Then tomorrow night we're holding a Fun Strum with both this beginning class and the last session for the Continuing class. Should be a fun ending for both classes.

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Jake Shimabukuro Concert

Jake had a great concert last night. Much better than his concert here a year ago. This one was musical. He showed his skills and the instruments qualities through a number of genre. A year ago his program was mostly technical, showing off Jake's tremendous strumming skills. But, by the end I was tired of the improvisation and running the scales.

Last night we enjoyed the music.
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This concert ukulele is one I've had for 10+ years. It has been the principal ukulele I play, although I have a collection of over a dozen ukes. It just began not to sound as good. Have a friend who recently tried a half dozen different string on his expensive ukulele. He found he like the Worth strings the best and gave me a set. So, I switched to the new strings and like them.

I still like Aquila strings and have them on most of my ukuleles. When I have someone with an inexpensive ukulele complaining about how it sounds I suggest they spend $8 and try new Aquila strings before they buy a new ukulele.

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I wish I had been playing the uke as long as you. Unfortunately, I have only had mine a year and haven't even had to change the strings yet. But I know my day is coming. I will take your information to heart. Thanks!
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I had some old Aquila string on my Concert ukulele that had gotten so they would not hold tuning.. They also sounded tired. A friend gave me some Worth Fluoro Carbon strings.

I'm a long time Aquila fan, But, I really like these new strings.

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I liked Pete Seeger and his music. I find that lots of songs that I enjoy playing over and over were his. They just make me feel good!

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Pete Seeger was a banjo player.

Tonight when my ukulele class played our tribute to Pete Seeger, I played my banjo ukulele for "Where Have All The Flowers Gone."

Sorry Mr. Seeger, I'm not much of a banjo player. But, you were remembered. RIP

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*** PETE SEEGER - DEAD AT 94 emoticon

I sent my ukulele classes an arrangement of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (1955), by Mr Seeger. We will perform it at the classes this week in his memory. Maybe also his "If I Had A Hammer,' 1949, too.

He was a major influence in bringing the folk songs forward into the 1950's and 60s' Yep, protest songs and all.

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