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    Today, 08:01 PM
    Playing is an athletic activity. You have to develop muscle groups and strength before you can move on to accuracy and the intellectual parts of...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Money and price is not everything in a world of ukulele. Having a nice instrument that has a great story to go with it can be a great ten year long...
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    08-13-2017, 09:20 PM
    I do live in Australia near latitude 32, between the Indian Ocean and a big estuary on an island. I don't have a heater or air conditioner in the...
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    08-13-2017, 11:44 AM
    I would just hang it on the wall and leave it exactly as you found it. Tune it and use the wing nuts to lock the tension, and play it every now and...
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    08-12-2017, 12:58 PM
    I have a koaloha uke which I purchased direct from the company and asked for the most natural looking finish, which it has. I am not sure if Koaloha...
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    08-12-2017, 12:00 PM
    An exercise to try is to let go completely with your fretting hand and hold the uke in place with your strumming arm, like holding a baby with one...
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    08-12-2017, 11:52 AM
    English is a language where we like to have a single way of spelling a word, but you can say it in whatever way fits the context of the sentence you...
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    08-11-2017, 11:12 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Jazz Ukulele? in Uke Talk
    Jazz has so many styles and sub-genres. The kala uke suits one or two of them. A Mahalo MR1 will also suit some styles, as will other low cost ukes....
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    08-10-2017, 08:20 PM
    What about a printed uke case? Lots more useful to many uke players, the data could be set up in an App type style so you could just type in some...
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    08-10-2017, 08:16 PM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Define "Bark" in Uke Talk
    Define the colours red or blue. Define the sound of an A note. "Bark" is a sound, 1000 words wont describe it all. You have to learn what it is by...
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    08-10-2017, 12:40 PM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Side dots in Uke Talk
    For a class of children, you could just issue some masking tape and let them (within reason) sort out their own personalised markers. The markers...
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    08-10-2017, 12:33 PM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Jazz Ukulele? in Uke Talk
    The original ukulele jazz resource (Lyle Ritz not Apple)? Some of these date back to the late 1950s, no doubt other played jazz on ukulele before...
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    08-09-2017, 10:43 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Side dots in Uke Talk
    I have used stick on stars for side markers. Anything with a paper and sticky back will eventually wear off, which is a good thing. You can change...
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    08-08-2017, 11:40 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Does low G sound lower? in Uke Talk
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    08-08-2017, 10:51 AM
    1. You can try different strings it wont do any damage. Try to avoid wasting money by changing strings on a whim, instead of when they need to be...
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    08-06-2017, 03:14 PM
    Bill1 replied to a thread 9th Chords on the Ukulele in Uke Talk
    Look at the melody and/or what you want to punctuate in the tune. Leave out the least important note. 9th chords shown in charts don't have to be all...
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    08-05-2017, 12:26 PM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Memorizing songs - melody in Singing
    I always get the melody right when I sing, and the rest of the world is wrong when they say I am out of tune. Look up a form of notation called ABC...
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    08-05-2017, 11:38 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread We Secret Ukers in Uke Talk
    There are useful technical reasons for not bothering with real names. When I type my real name into the internet, if finds at least 10 others with...
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    08-05-2017, 11:15 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread HPL opening up? in Uke Talk
    HPL is cellulose material bonded in resin, not unlike wood in some ways. In real wood the binding stuff is affected by water and oxygen, in HPL the...
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    08-04-2017, 10:40 AM
    A recent article posted on UU says that 1.5million (?) ukes have been sold by fender recently. Since 2004/5 probably millions of low cost ukes have...
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    08-03-2017, 12:42 PM
    Yes, I don't think you should buy it. You have too many doubts and wont enjoy it because it wont be what you expect. Be patient and play two or three...
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    08-03-2017, 10:50 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Bulk felt picks in Uke Talk
    Flea Market Music Store used to sell felt picks. There are and none shown there at the moment, but they may know of a source for a bulk buy for...
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    08-03-2017, 02:12 AM
    I don't think electronic tuners vary much. The development of the technology in the chips in them and a 440Hz standard for A is pretty much developed...
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    08-02-2017, 08:32 PM This article explains the differences. An example to provide a short and simple answer: Just Temperament...
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    08-02-2017, 12:04 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Tension? in Buying Tips
    I would tune down to Bb just to see how it feels with lower tension. If that makes a useful difference then spend some time looking for strings with...
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    08-01-2017, 11:04 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Talent Show Help! in Uke Talk
    Simon and Garfunkel 59th St Song Feelin' Groovy.
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    08-01-2017, 10:51 AM
    Bill1 replied to a thread Do you carry a Uke around? in Uke Talk
    No I don't take a uke everywhere. When you travel and there is not enough space, you can still do some ukulele work. Use an app game like MuseScore...
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    07-31-2017, 10:23 PM
    Maton seems to do these deals with the selected shops, so they will do a semi-custom run with a bunya top or something else for a selected shop. I...
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    07-31-2017, 09:36 PM
    The Daily Uke is certainly a great book, I have a signed copy. However, if you can cope with a FakeBook style layout already, you can probably use...
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    07-31-2017, 03:35 PM
    Learn about thirds and fifths, and how to find them relative to the melody note. Then you have a melody note, its third and/or fifth to make a chord...
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