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    As stated above the fretboard is curved. It's...

    As stated above the fretboard is curved.

    It's more of a guitar thing really...

    The smaller the number the more the arch... (because of the smaller the diameter a circle would be to create that...
  2. The main opening line isn't too tricky... The...

    The main opening line isn't too tricky... The whole song would be hard...
    What bit do you mean?
  3. It's like using your nail as a plectrum... He...

    It's like using your nail as a plectrum...

    He does it well although I don't think its a spanish flamenco technique.

    If a flamenco guitarist was creating the effect it would be either picardo or...
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    Generally i would have thought he was referring...

    Generally i would have thought he was referring to single note lines.

    When harmonizing in 3rds you have to be careful whether you choose a minor or major 3rd interval. S couple if good examples...
  5. Jakes and Bartt's are slightly different with...

    Jakes and Bartt's are slightly different with regards to the position in the beat the thumb is playing.

    Normally in guitar terms a tremelo would be 4 fingers (PIMA) in classical and 5 fingers...
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    That's good then, I know the letting go feeling...

    That's good then, I know the letting go feeling can be disconcerting esp as with the uke your LH is supporting it more than on the guitar.

    Are you talking about rolling your index finger down...
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    Shouldn't be too bad if you're using correct...

    Shouldn't be too bad if you're using correct fingering for Dm..

    Dm..........Gm
    --0-----------1-(1st)--------------|
    --1-(1st)-----3-(3rd)--------------|...
  8. Every other wrangler would say I was mighty...

    Every other wrangler would say I was mighty grand...
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    Spoke to the guy in the shop - I couldnt get down...

    Spoke to the guy in the shop - I couldnt get down to try them out...

    He said that he thought the Pono's where better in Mahogany, so I took his word and have gone blind!!

    GOt a stagg pod case...
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    Acacia v's Mahogany

    Think I am going to fork out on a Pono in the coming days.
    It is looking like my choice is between a Acacia or a Mahogany model.
    Both are totally solid.

    Mahogany is a more traditional wood but...
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    Disagree with the fact that Hendrix only muted...

    Disagree with the fact that Hendrix only muted notes with his thumb...

    Do agree with the fact if you're fretting 3 strings like a D chord then it's a no no...

    But if you're rocking a low G then...
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    I say if it works do it... Lots of guitarists...

    I say if it works do it...

    Lots of guitarists do it and thats on a bigger neck...

    What it may hamper in someways may open up avenues in another...

    This man used his thumb and reinvented the...
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    There are a few reasons ... The main one in my...

    There are a few reasons ... The main one in my understanding is that when you invert a perfect interval you still have a perfect interval.

    i.e a perfect 5th upside down is a perfect 4th. When a...
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    Banjo's are outrageously loud ;) esp if you use...

    Banjo's are outrageously loud ;) esp if you use the metal picks!!

    Personally out of all the fretted stringed instruments I think the Banjo is hardest... That top G is mind bender and the finger...
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    Thanks Baz, I can push budget if need be. I'll...

    Thanks Baz,
    I can push budget if need be.
    I'll look into the makes you mentioned.
    I also was recommend a pono, is that up there with the other 2??
    My only query is that these prices are getting...
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    My job is as a guitar tutor... I have lessons...

    My job is as a guitar tutor... I have lessons myself via skype.
    I would say if you have a good idea about what you're doing technique wise then going the internet lesson route is really good, but if...
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    newbie advice please

    Hi I have a sop Banjo Uke...

    I want to get a 'normal' uke and I think I want a tenor.

    I was looking around the 300 mark but would be willing to push 500 for something if it was really worth...
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    33725 See attached... No rhythms although I can...

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    See attached... No rhythms although I can write them if needed...
    Basically just G minor... have fun
  19. Thread: Hi from uk

    by stratman79
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    Hi from uk

    Hi

    a guitarist by trade... got a banjo uke for xmas a couple of years ago, played a few chords and didn't pick it up again until last week...

    absolutely in love with the instrument... love how...
  20. Surely it depends if you're playing 1/4 notes,...

    Surely it depends if you're playing 1/4 notes, 1/8th notes or 1/16th notes....
    Really when everyone talks about 'speed' they refer to 1/16th note exercises...
    I doubt very much your playing 1/16th...
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