The Drifting Thread

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
95 posts

Larry that's pretty!




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Keith
Keith
@keith
2 months ago
100 posts

@strumelia

Not sure if you can access the playlist from outside of the forum, as it is 'unlisted' - but if you try these, one might work.

Playlist URL - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqjI5gC-IUKjl1OZ9uiCwqR8kXtKRWUKv

& the thread URL -https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?136190-Season-351-Life-Cycle/page10

 

& my YT channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs5PXY4P-E5n6uJmWEPZiBQ

& if that doesn't get you there, try going from this one -

button_play.png Wandering Star

 

I must warn you, I'm not very good. winker


updated by @keith: 11/08/18 10:13:23AM
LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
2 months ago
38 posts
A piece on my baritone ukulele

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
95 posts

@keith - are any of these clips on youtube or a place where we can have a peek without joining a uke forum?  banjo




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
95 posts

LarryS: I have too many instruments and not enough time

Me too, but I've decided to see that as insurance against getting bored in my old age.  ;)




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Keith
Keith
@keith
2 months ago
100 posts

Today, on my uke forum where I am hosting this week, I had an entry of over 6mins 30secs to listen to, & not only that, but it had a second part of 5min 20secs!

 

Normally entries are between 1 & 2 mins.....bogglingcomfort


updated by @keith: 11/08/18 07:12:22AM
LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
3 months ago
38 posts
@keith I have too many instruments and not enough time
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

Fair enough.......just thought maybe I could point you in the right direction. smiler

LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
3 months ago
38 posts

@keith well...its just I'm not very good at it and its probably not a very good instrument (cost me £5) Plus its more for playing blues and country, and getting clean notes, especially playing chromatically, is hard. Recorder is just easier.


updated by @larrys: 11/06/18 08:26:13AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

Any reason not?

LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
3 months ago
38 posts
@keith I have a harmonica but I don't play it
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

....& today, I found out one of my harmonica forums is shutting up shop - good job I've still got another two. grin

Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

A slightly busy week ahead for me this week, I'm hosting 'Seasons of the Ukulele', likely my last one, as I have so many other things I want to try out yet, & I seem not to have enough time these days - how on earth did I manage to fit in a full week of working before I retired! grin

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 months ago
95 posts

Keith:

Interesting, I thought most banjos came with mylar heads these days.

Most banjos do have either mylar or plastic heads these days.  I myself often play 1800s style reproduction banjos in historic settings, so those three banjos of mine represent banjos as they were made at that time- with real skin heads, wooden tuning pegs, and no frets. The only concession I make is using Nylgut strings... which function and sound very close to gut strings but are not so badly effected by humidity. I've tried having both a real calf head and gut strings- there are many situations where this combo can make it impossible to play the banjo, so most banjo 're-enactors' do use nylon strings for outdoor venues or camping. It's easier to dry out your head than your strings!

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updated by @strumelia: 11/03/18 12:55:09PM
Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

Interesting, I thought most banjos came with mylar heads these days.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 months ago
95 posts

Well, in Summer the humidity causes my calf and goat skin banjo heads to get saggy, which makes them really hard to play.

There's always a challenge with the weather in some way with instruments it seems!




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Keith
Keith
@keith
3 months ago
100 posts

I play chromatic harmonicas....


....& others, but it's the chrom that gives us grief as the weather gets colder, our breath causes condensation, & that sticks the two parts of the valves together, so we have to heat up our chroms before we can play them, it's a hassle. :)

Don't get that hassle with my other instruments, so they will likely get more play time in the coming months. ;)

LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
8 months ago
38 posts
Its good to drift aimlessly at times.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
95 posts

This thread has no theme and it has no end. Just drop by and express yourself with your random thoughts or various goings-on in your life. The subjects will drift from one thing to another, from one member to another. This is the thread where you never have to stay 'on topic'.

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