Recent content by Emmjay

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    Ukulele acquisition syndrome

    I just purchased another Uke last night, my third in near enough to 12 months. I am currently 47 years old. I adjusted life span expectation based on my lifestyle and figured i could maybe make 75. Based on my current pattern it appears I will leave behind two children, 2 nieces and 3 nephews...
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    Death grip while thumb strumming

    I have been working on some right hand techniques. I am amazed with the range of sounds my Uke can produce. At the moment I am learning a nice gentle thumb strum, as you often hear in songs like moon river. I am in love with the sound but keep finding my right hand sore while practicing. My...
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    Help with group

    Hi All, I work in a residential centre, it has been under lock down for about 5 weeks. Understandably the residents have gotten bored. I ran a singing/strum along group which everyone enjoyed, so basically it is going to become a regular thing with the group doing performances for the rest of...
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    It's Oh So Quiet

    I think due to playing alone so long i have developed a really quiet strum. I recently started going to a group and i find i have to bend my head down to hear myself and a couple of people mentioned it at a strum along i attended last weekend. When i strum harder it doesn't sound good. Any...
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    Broken peg

    Apologies for the lack of correct terms. I changed the strings on my uke tonight and the part of the tuning peg that you hold came off. So the peg is still firmly attached to the headstock, with just the metal rod? sticking up, the oval shaped part is no longer attached. Is there a way to fix...
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    Greetings from Sydney

    Hi everyone, my name is Mel and I am from Sydney. I have been playing uke for about six months, i never knew it could give me so much happiness! I don't know anyone else who plays uke so my 2020 resolution is to chat with others who love this gorgeous instrument. I am also hoping to link in...