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Our travel plans have changed a bit and Houston is not going to be a Sunday AM, so what about 610 over the top?

Also considering stopping in Livingston,, TX at Escapees, this adds some miles, but also puts us around Houston.

If you're going through Livingston, anyway, just run up 99 to I-69. Then take US-190 East from there.
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Our travel plans have changed a bit and Houston is not going to be a Sunday AM, so what about 610 over the top?

Also considering stopping in Livingston,, TX at Escapees, this adds some miles, but also puts us around Houston.
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Making music on the road / Re: Sitar
« Last post by LarsMac on Today at 10:06:31 AM »
One of my favorite Sitar pieces, lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lnys8R2fXk


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Tech Talk / Propane regulator problem
« Last post by xtal_01 on Today at 10:04:43 AM »
Hey!

The old 1999 T28 is acting up again.

Two years ago the furnace refused to start.

Turns out it was the safety solenoid.

When I opened the system, oil came dripping out ... not a little bit ... a lot!

I remember someone telling me that they put oil in the propane to help lubricate.

Thinking about it, for the past few years, as soon as it get cold the furnace does not like to light.

Sure enough .... dropping below freezing here in VT ... I am taking a trip next month and again over Christmas (up into Canada) so I didn't want to winterize it yet.

I went to start the furnace (just put a new one in two years ago also) ... won't start.

Took three tries ... finally started .... but the flame does not sound "strong" (if that makes sense ... just does not sound the way it did this summer).

Anyway .... I "think" there is so much oil in the pipes that when it gets cold, the regulator might be failing.

I can try to drain the pipes ... disconnect it from the tank and let it drain out (this is what I did two years ago.

Maybe I could blow the lines out   .... not much I can do about the tank.

It has the original regulator on it.

I don't see a name or part number on it .. but then it has 20 years of winter snow and salt covering it .

Does anyone know what the original one was (make and part number) ... or if they still make them?

I did a quick google search ...dozens that "might" work.

I am thinking the one on the RV might be higher flow than most as it has the furnace, water tank, stove and fridge all off of it.

Thanks .... Mike
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The Shade Tree / Re: The World Series
« Last post by SeilerBird on Today at 10:01:49 AM »
  If I'm not mistaken the World Series will be between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.
My bad, you are correct. I should not type early in the morning.
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I am in the midst of learning music theory. 
start with doing a web search for Music theory classes.
There are a number of them. The one I am taking is from udemy.com
Look for special prices and such, because there are a number of very expensive courses.

Here is one I found recently, though, that looks promising, and the price is right. https://www.musictheory.net/lessons
Excellent resource. Remember you can never be too rich, too beautiful, have too much memory of know to much music theory. You do not need to spend money to learn an instrument.
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I note that several reviews refer to it as a baritone ukulele, I suspect it's Amazon mismatching reviews. But what about that, baritone vs tenor. Seems like I might like the lower sound (more guitar-like?? ??? ). Why did you suggest the tenor?
There are four basic uke sizes. Soprano, the tiny one most people think of when they think of a uke. Concert, slightly larger than a soprano. Tenor, slightly larger than a concert. And a baritone. A baritone isn't really a uke it is a small guitar. It is not tuned like a uke and doesn't sound like a uke. It is tuned like a guitar. I recommend a tenor because your fingers will fit the frets better and be easier to play. If you have a large music store in your area go check out the different size ukes and guitars.

Do a search on YouTube of a song you would like to learn to play. Doesn't matter which song it is, this will work for almost any song. Search something like "Stand By Me ukulele lesson" and watch it. Then do a search on "Stand By Me guitar lesson" and watch it to compare the differences in playing.
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Making music on the road / Re: Best way to learn guitar for beginners
« Last post by Back2PA on Today at 09:56:42 AM »
I am in the midst of learning music theory. 
start with doing a web search for Music theory classes.
There are a number of them. The one I am taking is from udemy.com
Look for special prices and such, because there are a number of very expensive courses.

Here is one I found recently, though, that looks promising, and the price is right. https://www.musictheory.net/lessons


Excellent resources thx
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How would you suggest one best do this?
I don't really know the best way to do it. Music theory is a huge subject and there are lots of books and videos available. YouTube would be my choice to start.
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I have heard the "start with a ukulele" advice before. For a beginner who has played for a year, what's the transition like to a guitar? And where/how (online, software, etc) would you suggest a rank beginner learn to play the ukulele?
YouTube has thousands of beginner videos. I started with the guitar in the 60s when there were no videos, DVDs, books, magazines or in my town even guitar teachers. I only knew one person who played guitar and he was not very good. I had to learn by listening to a song and trying to copy it. Think of the lead to Day Tripper. It was easy to figure out and impressive for a first year guy to be playing. I learned the basic chords and tried to play my favorite songs. Sometimes I was even successful. Then after 50 years of playing guitar I became jealous of Tom's ukulele club and found one locally and joined it. I hardly even touched my guitar after that.
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Wouldn't it still be best to learn theory, or is the ukulele used more as just an exercise device and theory would come at the guitar transition?
The more you know about music theory the better you  will be at being a musician. Most people think of the ukulele as a rinky dink little thing that plays ticky tacky melodies. The uke is a lot more than you would ever imagine. It is a very serious instrument and just as legit as a guitar. Check out this video to see what I mean.

https://youtu.be/puSkP3uym5k

My favorite Jake video is Dragon, where he plays a rhythm part on stage and records it and then puts it in a loop and plays with himself. Jimi Hendrix would be jealous.

Check out this gem from the UOGB whom are as funny as they are good.

https://youtu.be/pLgJ7pk0X-s

Or Highway To Hell.

https://youtu.be/F5-z1c-9QmE
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The Shade Tree / Re: The World Series
« Last post by LarsMac on Today at 09:31:25 AM »
  If I'm not mistaken the World Series will be between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.

That is what I was just reading.
Should be an interesting series.
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