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Old 08-18-2015, 11:01 PM   #11
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:07 PM   #12
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I bought a ukulele! Seems like it will be fun to learn how to play and a portable instrument for my escape!
You would be welcome around our campfire any time. Rarely a night goes by without some playing of guitars and singing. One of the great things about camping, in my mind.

On the rare occasions when in campgrounds, I play more quietly, and not late. It very often draws in other musicians, or just others who love music.

This is old, but I have always loved it. Check out some of his other stuff, and while you are at it, find even more great ukulele music on YouTube.

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Old 08-18-2015, 11:17 PM   #13
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Fox Hunt, this sounds like a great way to spend a rainy afternoon....
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:30 AM   #14
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I know a guy who had a backpacker guitar for travel - not as small as a ukulele, but more compact than a normal acoustic guitar.

Another approach to compact stringed instruments is an electric version. There is the well-known electric guitar, but now there are electric violins and cellos, which play like the traditional acoustic but don't have the big soundbox. They can also be used quietly - with headphones - for practice or just to avoid annoying neighbors.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:40 AM   #15
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Ok ... got me talked into it .... I'm bringing my Uke too .... I'm a ukenewby
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:26 AM   #16
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You would be welcome around our campfire any time. Rarely a night goes by without some playing of guitars and singing. One of the great things about camping, in my mind.

On the rare occasions when in campgrounds, I play more quietly, and not late. It very often draws in other musicians, or just others who love music.

This is old, but I have always loved it. Check out some of his other stuff, and while you are at it, find even more great ukulele music on YouTube.

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Old 08-19-2015, 03:56 AM   #17
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:22 PM   #18
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Some people have the talent to make great music, even with inferior instruments. These guys do a very credible job with a cheap plastic walmart guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z49QgiOB4Wg
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It's all about the musician not the instrument (says the tone-deaf guy who couldn't play a musical instrument if his life depended on it!) -- witness this guy (we had him for comic relief at a corporate retreat several decades ago):

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I'm an adequate guitar player -- been doing the same strums and picks for 40 odd years -- It's kind of a prop so I can sing folk music -- I had a martin travel guitar for years but being merely an adequate guitar player I couldn't make it sound like much. So now I have a mini Taylor -- I switch it back and forth from the trailer to the car -- I had hoped it would fit in the closet in the 19 but it takes up too much room so I put it in the corner of the dinette when it's not in the car. It''s lightweight and I don't have to baby it like I do my good guitar at home.

It makes a difference having music, especially on those rainy days we were talking about in another thread.
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