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    #31
    Very nice crashbang.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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      #32
      thank you, van quad, patrick and paramoto.

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        #33
        March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. patron saint of Ireland.
        Less well known is March 1, St. David's Day, for the patron saint of Wales.
        Here is a Welsh air, 'David of the White Rock', for St. David's Day:
        http://youtu.be/wS5R0D8rU6w
        Last edited by Crashbang; 1 Mar 2013, 9:30 PM. Reason: tried to embed, failed.

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          #34
          My husband was a master guitar player before his accident (C6/7). He struggles with the loss of this part of his life as well. His left hand is mostly immobile. There is something called a "chord buddy" - google it. Its a piece that fits on the neck of the guitar and you just push one "button" to make a chord. It only has 4 chords that you can make (G,C,D,Em) . He can't really even push one of the buttons yet, but this way is much more attainable than the original way. He also experiments with a "slide" (you just slip it on one finger and move it up and down the neck)... He has now just taken to the Piano as well. Its great therapy for his hands and incorporates music at the same time. Just some food for thought

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            #35
            jacksons girl, your husband might consider trying a small tabletop harp for his hands.
            if you look at the clip i posted, you can see how i can use wrist extension to let my left hand fingers ( index finger mainly) fall on the correct string. the harp is a great therapy instrument for quads with some hand function because you can prop your elbows on either side and drop your fingers onto the strings. tuning it is a challenge, but once tuned it's hard to make it sound bad, it's fun to noodle around the strings. i played piano before my accident but afterward couldn't extend my LH fingers enough to hit the right keys.

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              #36
              Latest effort:
              Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLVkY...A4hnN6&index=5
              Last edited by Crashbang; 20 Jun 2013, 2:26 PM.

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                #37
                Bach Arioso:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vsl...uTizGO3tA4hnN6

                Gershwin A Foggy Day (w/rhythm track):
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtiu8...uTizGO3tA4hnN6
                Last edited by Crashbang; 20 Jun 2013, 2:38 PM.

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                  #38
                  I have pretty good hands for a c7 and can still play some guitar. the problem with guitar is having to curl your wrist making any tenodesis useless. my fingers get tired after a few minutes. I got a native american flute recently... i would really recommend it for some quads that want to play music... its neat for anyone imo

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                    #39
                    Dang Crash, incredible stuff, love the jazz Foggy Day. It's been on my list to learn on the tenor uke. I love playing the uke from a chair, so much easier than a guitar.

                    Speaking of ukes, I'm having a custom being done as we speak. gonna be really special and will post it when it's done in a couple of months. Body will be Milo in honor of the Hawaiian Natives and Bearclaw Spruce Top in honor of the Great Mother from my Native heritage.

                    Way to go on the flute Max, I've made a lot of them and still do once in a while. Lots of dust but sue worth it when that first note is played. I'm playing a walnut in F lately when I sage in the mornings.

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                      #40
                      very cool harping there.

                      how about trying dulcimer? both hammer dulcimer and lap dulcimer. you could, just fine. the hammers you can hold with Velcro, and a lap dulcimer would use a noter, which is a dowel to lay across the strings. you strum with a feather or your nails if you cant hold a pick. I can't keep ahold of a pick so I have them stuck to my instrument so I can grab another one when I flip the one im holding off into space, or I strum with a turkey feather. with a lap dulcimer there would be only four strings to tune, with hammer dulcimer, there are more strings than a harp has. same kind of idea on the string setup but it lays flat on a stand or table.

                      I got an apple creek starter dulcimer for 65.00, and it is nice. I have a first act for the same price, and it is smaller but has lower tension, so that one is easier to play but the apple creek brand sounds fuller. I hope you try one.
                      http://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-...creek-dulcimer

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                        Dang Crash, incredible stuff, love the jazz Foggy Day. It's been on my list to learn on the tenor uke. I love playing the uke from a chair, so much easier than a guitar.

                        Speaking of ukes, I'm having a custom being done as we speak. gonna be really special and will post it when it's done in a couple of months. Body will be Milo in honor of the Hawaiian Natives and Bearclaw Spruce Top in honor of the Great Mother from my Native heritage.

                        Way to go on the flute Max, I've made a lot of them and still do once in a while. Lots of dust but sue worth it when that first note is played. I'm playing a walnut in F lately when I sage in the mornings.
                        you're having one made? oh how about that?
                        Im thinking of getting a kit and making one.
                        Iv wanted a mainland uke since I first tried one though. Mango wood.

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                          #42
                          Hey Jody, yeah Mainlands are probably the best out there in that price range. I have a friend who just got a concert cedar top/ rosewood sides and back from them. If you decide,go thru Uke republic as Mike personally does the setup to ensure it's right. A good setup is really critical.

                          Boy, kit ukes are really a challenge, don't bother getting one from Grizzly as they are really faunky; would be better to get a used one unless you really want to try making one.

                          This will be my third custom. All three from a 80yr old man making them close to where I live, Griffinukuleles.com. You can see my Pinecone concert in his available instruments section #36. I'll probably be selling it as I much prefer tenors and baritones.

                          I also have a 46-53 Favilla baritone '63 Martin bari and a Webber baritone along with a Kala Ubass. The Ubass is a blast to play.

                          This new build is being done by Chuck Moore of moorebettahukes.com.

                          Am having an inlay done of two eagle feathers in honor of a spirit guide who showed up when I was four or five sitting on Mt. Jumbo in Missoula, Montana. I've had numerous readings in my life and was told by more than one that there was a native standing at my right side wearing two feathers in his hair. I heard his voice as I was flying thru the air on the motorcycle stunt I was injured on telling me everything was going to be okay; he was right. I was injured 40 years ago today, so has been a surreal day and feel Two Feathers by my side as I type. My native grandmother felt it was her grandfather as that is how she remembered him when she was young.

                          Also having the imprint of a grizzly bearpaw done on the end of the fretboard to signify, strength dignity and perserverance; it's what it represents in my Lakota heritage on my dad's side.

                          "Two Feathers" is in honor of my turning 65, 55 years playing stringed instruments and 40 years in a chair. I want this instrument carried on thru the family pickers for generations to come.

                          I'm not sure if you go to the uke sites but Ukulele Underground is probably the best one out there.

                          I feel blessed finding the uke as it brought music back into my life; playing like I did back in the Hollywood days in the '60's.

                          Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.
                          Last edited by Patrick Madsen; 21 Jun 2013, 11:44 AM.

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                            #43
                            patrick and jody, thanks for the good words, i'll try to post more jazz tunes in the future.
                            good luck with your ukes, those sound like fun.

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                              #44
                              A bit of seasonal music for CC and the holidaze: https://youtu.be/Ohd8Am-01Tw

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                                #45
                                That was really nice Crash.. What size harp is that? Looks like it would be a soprano if the have soprano harps.

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