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  1. 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.
  6. 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.
  9. Donít 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  20. 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?”
  22. 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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