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    All the chords are the same with low G linear...

    All the chords are the same with low G linear tuning. Re-entrant tuning gives a uke, especially the soprano it’s unique voice.
  2. Thread: Strumming

    by Barrytone
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    I can assure all new players you do not need...

    I can assure all new players you do not need force to strum. Good technique with a relaxed hand moving mainly from the wrist.
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    When working with bone ensure adequate...

    When working with bone ensure adequate ventilation and wear a mask.
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    5 string banjo is not a uke. If you wish to play...

    5 string banjo is not a uke. If you wish to play the five buy one.
  5. I do all the above plus tapping and a bit of...

    I do all the above plus tapping and a bit of finger drumming. I call it “my style”. After 30 years of playing different stringed instruments, I let my right hand do what it wants whilst keeping good...
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    I once saw a very small person in the Paris...

    I once saw a very small person in the Paris underground.
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    Have sympathy for aspiring drummers.

    Have sympathy for aspiring drummers.
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    Press record then poodle about for a while. Try a...

    Press record then poodle about for a while. Try a few tunes you know well. Have a bit more poodle etc. Keep recording.
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    Try a violin bow.

    Try a violin bow.
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    I have a Noah spruce top tenor with built in...

    I have a Noah spruce top tenor with built in Fishman’s pickup. It is a beautiful instrument, well made and easy to play. I have strung it with Living Water low G. Matt Cohen is a good guy providing...
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    Hi Ken, I live in Billingham. I would appreciate...

    Hi Ken, I live in Billingham. I would appreciate the opportunity to visit and have a chat, perhaps with the prospect of buying your first tenor.
    Cheers
    Brian Grantham.
  12. It will be difficult to replicate the 5string...

    It will be difficult to replicate the 5string picking. Try sliding through the chords using a 3finger roll 4,1,3, 2, 1,3,4,1.
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    Ken Middleton sells Living Water strings, low and...

    Ken Middleton sells Living Water strings, low and high G. Good for all types of playing. They tune up quick, hold tuning after only a few hours(I overtune a full tone and leave for a few hours).
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    After lockdown, if normality returns, join a...

    After lockdown, if normality returns, join a group or ukulele club. That is the fastest way to learn rythmn, timing and songs.
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    When you first started, most of the shapes were...

    When you first started, most of the shapes were unfamiliar, some more difficult than others. Practice and repetition was the key then and remains so now. Take your time. You will get there.
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    It takes time. You need to become accustomed to...

    It takes time. You need to become accustomed to listening to the notes as well as watching the tab. Try playing short passages with your eyes closed.
  17. Jazz sounds sweet on a uke. I play a tenor with...

    Jazz sounds sweet on a uke. I play a tenor with low g, also good for ragtime and blues style. 7ths, 9ths etc are much easier and once you master patterns then the chords fall easily under the...
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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.
  20. 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.
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