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(@dogbite)
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you need to get one of these puppies. small and postable and they dont cost hardly anything. four strings is all you need. you would be amazed what a uke can do.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@dave-t)
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So what do you practice with only four strings? Do they match a particular 4 strings on the guitar?

thanks


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(@frosk)
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You can decide yourself i think, if you want: ADF#B (D Tuning) or GCEA (C Tuning), and there are tenor ukes that are tuned DGBE <- like the four thinnest strings on the guitar.


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(@dogbite)
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my uke is C tuned. I can play anything and I am surprised what four strings can do.
a C chord requires one finger. amazing. there are minor chords, major chords. everything.
a chord is a triad; three strings.
lately I have been wanking the blues on this thing.
the other day I worked minor chords and played an old Yardbirds tune,'Heart Full of Soul".

another reason I like the uke. besides portability, is it keeps the mind/finger connection active.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@poppaduck)
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... We're going on a cruise, so I doubt I'll find many pawn shops on the ship... -Kirk

No reason why you can't bring your guitar on the cruise - that's what we did. Just make sure that you've got a hardshell case and carry it aboard both the flight (if any) and the ship.
It fits just fine in the corner of the cabins or in the closet.

And don't be afraid to take it out on deck and play in the sunshine.....

Enjoy the cruise...
-PD


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(@poppaduck)
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... We're going on a cruise, so I doubt I'll find many pawn shops on the ship... -Kirk

No reason why you can't bring your guitar on the cruise - that's what we did. Just make sure that you've got a hardshell case and carry it aboard both the flight (if any) and the ship.
It fits just fine in the corner of the cabins or in the closet.

And don't be afraid to take it out on deck and play in the sunshine.....

Enjoy the cruise...
-PD


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(@ak_guitar)
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Joined: 16 years ago
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I got one of these a while back:

http://www.travelerguitar.com/

If you've got the $, I highly recommend. The lack of a body is a shortcomming especially for beginners, but otherwise it keeps you playing in situations that you wouldn't otherwise. I use it to do scales in front of the tube.

Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:2-4


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