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    Pre-amps give more push and flexibility, however...

    Pre-amps give more push and flexibility, however you can manage without one, especially for home or small venues.
    If you can, try a bass amp or two in your local music shop.
  2. If it sounds ok, has good intonation then there...

    If it sounds ok, has good intonation then there is an easy fix for both issues.
    Lower the action by gently filing the nut slots, it does not take much.
    Fill the 1st string slot with baking soda and...
  3. If you replicate the knots on the old strings you...

    If you replicate the knots on the old strings you cannot really go wrong.
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    The Arc, Stockton and Darlington Ukulele, Redcar...

    The Arc, Stockton and Darlington Ukulele, Redcar Rockulele, Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele, Resolution, Cleveland Ukes and others. July 7th sees the first Teesside Ukulele festival in Redcar, see their...
  5. You would tune up to D, one full tone using the...

    You would tune up to D, one full tone using the same strings.
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    I agree, exercises, practice and patience in...

    I agree, exercises, practice and patience in everything. Even after forty years I'll still get a Woah what is that? feeling on some obscure chords but after a dozen or so repetitions, back and forth...
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    Especially for frustrated players, pre-chewed.

    Especially for frustrated players, pre-chewed.
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    I'd hang on a bit Ken. There'smore to come and...

    I'd hang on a bit Ken. There'smore to come and all the roads are closed because of accidents. All the trains have slid off the rails and all the shops and schools are closed.
  9. Here's a link to the chords...

    Here's a link to the chords https://www.e-chords.com/chords/laura-shigihara/everythings-alright
    To make a pdf is time consuming especially if you want tablature.
    Someone might have one or you could...
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    I can remember chord sequences without too much...

    I can remember chord sequences without too much trouble. After playing music for many years I know which chords go where depending on the melody. Words are something else. And when I play alone, I...
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    Perhaps learning the basics of the circle of...

    Perhaps learning the basics of the circle of fifths or chord wheel so you know if you are playing in a key, which chords will give the sound, rise and fall, you want. Also become familiar with your...
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    Breast implant

    Breast implant
  13. When I first started ukulele banjo I was learning...

    When I first started ukulele banjo I was learning Formby style and tunes. There was no internet so it was a case of listening to recordings and figuring out what was going on. I had the privilege of...
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    Magazine centerfold

    Magazine centerfold
  15. Check out Kmise.

    Check out Kmise.
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    About the same in Billingham. Smart meters make...

    About the same in Billingham. Smart meters make me paranoid about how much we spend on heating.
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    Try this...

    Try this http://www.ukuleletutorial.com/how-to-put-a-ukulele-solo-together-by-peter-moss/
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    Nice one. I firmly believe that in order to play...

    Nice one. I firmly believe that in order to play a tune properly you must learn to play it slow.
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    I tune open strings then check and retune if...

    I tune open strings then check and retune if required by fretting up the neck.
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    How does it sound and is it well made and easy to...

    How does it sound and is it well made and easy to play? If so, that's what counts in my book.
  21. It will elevate your playing to a higher plane. I...

    It will elevate your playing to a higher plane. I meant for you to tap out the rolls on a hard surface, but you knew that, didn't you?
  22. It may help if you approach the technique as a...

    It may help if you approach the technique as a roll. Practice a forward roll as thumb, index, middle. Thumb plays 4&3 alternately while index and middle play 2&3. This method is used in blugrass...
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    Anybody remember "the good old days" when jamming...

    Anybody remember "the good old days" when jamming and the cry would go up, "someone give me a G?"
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    Most sopranos have that punchy, percussive sound....

    Most sopranos have that punchy, percussive sound. That's what I like about them. Mellow means more air movement means bigger body means concert. Stick a low g on and you have a big range for strum...
  25. I think it was Ukulele Ike back in the 1920's...

    I think it was Ukulele Ike back in the 1920's used to tune his A string low. It makes for an interesting sound but you need the correct, thicker string.
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