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    When I play in A tuning, I use several methods to...

    When I play in A tuning, I use several methods to orient myself.

    First, I play using relative patterns; this works well with any fleas tuning or region of the neck, and matches how we really hear...
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    Good fluorocarbon trebles (Oasis, Living Water,...

    Good fluorocarbon trebles (Oasis, Living Water, Martin, etc.), Thomastik-Infeld CF35 and CF30 guitar string singles for the basses. If you want to go with reentrant G tuning, then the Living Water...
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    If you want the chords for the verse part, try...

    If you want the chords for the verse part, try these, based on period sheet music (the piano part, which is more reliable and a tad more interesting than the given uke chords):

    F Cdim | C7 | F...
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    First, the ranges in that video are significantly...

    First, the ranges in that video are significantly wider than most people have without using falsetto or "head voice" (don't include those notes); the video's voice range limits go both lower and...
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    Tenor, and, I presume, using falsetto on the top...

    Tenor, and, I presume, using falsetto on the top notes.
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    That's not so bad: I get requests for 900 Miles.

    That's not so bad: I get requests for 900 Miles.
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    If the maker uses a slightly longer scale (say,...

    If the maker uses a slightly longer scale (say, 21.5", like a 1/2 size or tenor guitar), then you would use the same string string sets as for bari ukes; the string lengths have enough excess to...
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    If you mean what is your voice range, after a...

    If you mean what is your voice range, after a brief sampling of your videos, I think you'd be classed a low contralto, between contralto and (male) tenor. The lowest note I heard was D3 (D a step...
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    Once you learn the five basic keys for a uke...

    Once you learn the five basic keys for a uke tuning, no other key is more than a semitone away—an easy pitch adjustment for any singer to make with most songs, so in theory, there really isn't any...
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    It isn't. The chord name may be C, but the...

    It isn't. The chord name may be C, but the voicing will vary with the pitch range: a C on a Bb uke can be played as 2220, with a different sound than in C tuning. In C tuning, 0003 is an open...
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    Truth is not a democracy; not all "experience"...

    Truth is not a democracy; not all "experience" (and certainly not opinion) is of equal value. And therein lies the great failing of social media.
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    I hear you, bud, loud and clear. Fora like this...

    I hear you, bud, loud and clear. Fora like this are full of folks who don't bother to read (or at least properly digest) what others write—and who don't consider the expertise of the writers before...
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    To clarify, the 10th corresponds to the minor 7th...

    To clarify, the 10th corresponds to the minor 7th above the open string pitch.
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    Proper technique is the technique which is most...

    Proper technique is the technique which is most ergonomic and efficient, making it easier for the music to come out. Some things (like tilting the uke toward you, so you can see the fretboard face...
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    Wrong yet again. Ukes vary in where the body...

    Wrong yet again.

    Ukes vary in where the body joint is. If you only have one uke you may not need a 12th fret marker and can be guided by the body joint. But more ukes have body joints at the...
  16. So you're coming to the defense of trolling?? ...

    So you're coming to the defense of trolling?? O...kay. You won't mind, then, if I post my honest opinions of the artists you choose to cover in the Seasons, or of your renditions. No one should...
  17. if you meant no offense, why did you bother to...

    if you meant no offense, why did you bother to post that at all? Should we all do that whenever one of the artists you happen to like gets mentioned? How is "she just doesn't do it for me"...
  18. Two of my baris came in C tuning. I couldn't see...

    Two of my baris came in C tuning. I couldn't see the point. I quickly switched them to G tuning (one linear, one reentrant).

    For me, one of the main reasons for having baris is to offer a...
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    Actually, ukists use inversions (chords where the...

    Actually, ukists use inversions (chords where the lowest note isn't the root) more than guitarists--not so much on purpose but because it's hard to avoid them. Because inversions are more frequent...
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    You're looking at my chart backwards: the top row...

    You're looking at my chart backwards: the top row is the key you're transposing from (E major), the bottom row is the key you're transposing to (C major). C doesn't transpose to E, E transposes to C...
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    A does map to F, but Ab (properly, G#) maps to E....

    A does map to F, but Ab (properly, G#) maps to E. An accidental following a letter is an intrinsic part of the root pitch.

    A simple aid to transposition is just to write out the notes of the two...
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    Harmony is so much more that a set of...

    Harmony is so much more that a set of simultaneous pitches in isolation. Two notes can belong to a plethora of chords, so you have to see the bigger picture to know what to call a single note pair. ...
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    I'm sorry, but my own experience says the...

    I'm sorry, but my own experience says the analysis above is BS. To shift the wrist toward the headstock, you don't have to bend the wrist, only twist the arm slightly; the wrist remains virtually...
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    If you angle the wrist toward the headstock, the...

    If you angle the wrist toward the headstock, the middle finger can reach the fret while maintaining a natural arch; you shouldn't have to crook your middle finger as zztush is demonstrating (and the...
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    It wasn't constructive criticism. Don't forget,...

    It wasn't constructive criticism. Don't forget, we read your other posts, too—same kind of thing.
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