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    Tried Discord but it is not the right platform....

    Tried Discord but it is not the right platform. Facebook is better.
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    Do you use a strap to support your uke? If not,...

    Do you use a strap to support your uke? If not, cradle the body on your hip and stomach. Hold the uke about 45 degrees upright. Angle wrist slightly down from the headstock.
  3. Don’t get around much anymore (updated)

    I wrote some new lyrics for today.
    https://share.icloud.com/photos/0gc76KUwtEVtx9BSyqwLKFjig
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    I use a flexible carborundum nail file... one of...

    I use a flexible carborundum nail file... one of my wifes’
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    Fretting low g string at fifth fret is same as...

    Fretting low g string at fifth fret is same as 3rd string C.
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    Nice banjolele. Much better sound than any of the...

    Nice banjolele. Much better sound than any of the modern brands.
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    The younger you are the easier it is to learn...

    The younger you are the easier it is to learn many tasks. Enjoyment is uttermost. Slow accurate repetition builds muscle memory. Your subconscious mind can help.I try to practice a new sequence or...
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    Sometimes the low E does not have enough energy....

    Sometimes the low E does not have enough energy. Try fretting at the twelfth to see if you get a clearer tone.
  9. Thread: Mr. Noah

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    I remember Peter, Paul and Mary singing this....

    I remember Peter, Paul and Mary singing this. Great song.
  10. There is a world of difference between a...

    There is a world of difference between a banjolele and a five string which Bela plays. The banjo uke was developed so the ukulele rhythm part was audible in a big band. In a ukulele group it...
  11. Check out Noah Ukulele. I love my spruce top...

    Check out Noah Ukulele. I love my spruce top tenor.https://www.noahukuleles.com/
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    They all require a very good knowledge of chord...

    They all require a very good knowledge of chord structure, flexibility, concentration and a willingness to put hours of effort into learning. If you do this you will be rewarded with great tunes and...
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    Our band play care homes. I loathe, Delilah,...

    Our band play care homes. I loathe, Delilah, Teenager in Love but the old folks love them and that audience are always right.
  14. A piece of wooden dowel or similar. There is...

    A piece of wooden dowel or similar. There is usually a nut inside which may have slackened back. In this case you will need to bite the bullet. Insert an old string through the jack hole into the...
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    The discussion would be almost the same, but...

    The discussion would be almost the same, but louder with the occasional comment, “how do I tone down the noise?”
  16. Tuners are ok to get you in the ball park. I...

    Tuners are ok to get you in the ball park. I always tune a uke to itself as ofttimes, although individual strings may ring true, when fingering chords, it can sound off.
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    As mentioned, forget guitar fingering. F# is F#...

    As mentioned, forget guitar fingering. F# is F# or Gb on every instrument. Learn basic chord positions, if you know 221,2221 and pentatonic scales the the rest is familiarity with fretboard.
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    I use a regular pyramid metronome. Seeing the arm...

    I use a regular pyramid metronome. Seeing the arm swing is as important as hearing the click or bell, especially when learning to play off the beat.
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    Be aware that you can overuse any technique. I...

    Be aware that you can overuse any technique. I like a triple when filling between melodies Dm to G7 for example or as a turnaround.
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    For what it’s worth, as mentioned, banjo uses are...

    For what it’s worth, as mentioned, banjo uses are loud, they were designed to be heard. Modern banjo uses are tubby, lack good tone and resonate over much. It is difficult to play quietly.
    A banjo...
  21. Does it have an under saddle pickup? If so then...

    Does it have an under saddle pickup? If so then plug it in and set it to 11.
  22. Thread: Open G

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    Open tunings allow for greater freedom to fret...

    Open tunings allow for greater freedom to fret melody notes while allowing unfretted strings to ring in key or harmony. Many guitarist who play blues based music use open tunings.
    I like...
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    Paddle Battle in 1972

    Paddle Battle in 1972
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    Try a dusting of violin rosin.

    Try a dusting of violin rosin.
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    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have...

    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have always worked by the rule that, get it close by adjusting, filing etc then fine tune when fretting.
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