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  1. I have AS but my budget keeps me under control,...

    I have AS but my budget keeps me under control, I only have two ukuleles. One tenor, high G and one baritone. I may buy a second tenor for low G. I also am currently trying to make up my mind about...
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    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the...

    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the notes like a robot. I use mostly Mike Lynch books one thru three and a lot of Spencer Gay's arrangements which I like a lot. When strumming or playing...
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    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played...

    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played clarinet and took lessons in the Public School System in New Orleans, La. I played clarinet off and on until my mid 30's when I took up accordion for...
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    Poll: LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I...

    LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I think music keeps one alive more than the reverse.
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    Poll: So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?

    So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?
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    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go...

    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go elec.
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    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old...

    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old man with all sorts of hand and fingers, plus other old age problems. 81 now. September 2017 I purchased my first Baritone Ukulele because when I tried...
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    Well I have been having second thoughts about...

    Well I have been having second thoughts about Guitalele and my short scale guitars. My Yamaha CS40 has a 23 inch scale. But my Aria A 20-53 has a 21 inch scale. So basically I have a Guitalele with...
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    Rubbee Concert Ukulele

    A little girl about 8 years old lives in my house now and she has a ukulele some one gave here for a birthday present about two years ago. I was playing it tonight. Good sounding very nice...
  10. Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. ...

    Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. I am over 80 years old and still love some of the songs my father called favorites or standards from about 1910 on. Since I was raised on the Big Band...
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    I could easily fall in love with a Kanile'a GL-6...

    I could easily fall in love with a Kanile'a GL-6 or better, however, I am not sure it is worth a divorce due to price to obtain one. The Romero Baritone 6 is also a beautiful and desirable...
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    Does any one on here own one of these? I...

    Does any one on here own one of these? I contacted the company and sent an e-mail about free shipping, customs, etc. I am now waiting a reply.
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    Jim, you have a lot of post. About when, month...

    Jim, you have a lot of post. About when, month and year if possible would be helpful. I looked through about 5 pages but there is many more.

    The Mini has a 20"scale and the Mini II has a 22 inch...
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    Guitalele with 20 inch scale

    I recently learned that there is a Guitalele with a 20 inch scale. Can anyone provide any information on this instrument? Width of nut? How doe it sound in your opinion? A link to purchase on line...
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    Bill, Do I ever understand what you are saying. I...

    Bill, Do I ever understand what you are saying. I change my mind about ukulele or guitar, and one key or the other at a faster rate then you do. Almost monthly or faster. That is my big problem. I...
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    If one keeps their guitar in open D or open G and...

    If one keeps their guitar in open D or open G and plays most or all of their music in only the keys of D, G, Dmin, and Gmin. Is that possible, do-able, bad, good? I too am not hot on standard tuning...
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    What is double flat pickin?? I do not understand...

    What is double flat pickin?? I do not understand the double part.
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    If you take the time to learn the 12 basic Major...

    If you take the time to learn the 12 basic Major Triads and the 12 basic Minor Triads you can then compose Chord Melodies. For example a song calls for a C chord and the melody note is D. Just add...
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    Flat Picking Ukulele???

    I have been wondering about this for awhile and have not seen any thing on it. I know what finger picking is and how to, however, does any one flat pick on ukulele as one does on guitar?
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    On my CS-40 Yamaha I capo on second fret in order...

    On my CS-40 Yamaha I capo on second fret in order to have no buzzing of the strings. Using the capo on 1st fret on my Aria A 20-53 to avoid buzzing.
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    LOL - I am using the pick more now then before....

    LOL - I am using the pick more now then before. Makes for louder sound and I like the way it sounds. In 1997, the first time I tried to play guitar, electric, I used a pick all the time.After a...
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    Looking through some of my music books I came...

    Looking through some of my music books I came across a book, "Celtic Guitar Encyclopedia" Fingerstyle Guitar Edition by Glenn Weiser. On page 18 I found "Castles in the Air", key of G. I need to...
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    YAHALIELE - I learned the D scale from John...

    YAHALIELE - I learned the D scale from John Sherman site. I like that scale. Since I can pick out tunes that I know a lot better on a C scale, I dropped the D scale 2 half tones. So now I am tuned...
  24. What strings would you recommend for a tenor...

    What strings would you recommend for a tenor ukulele tuned DGBE? I want to try it. If I like it I will then have to buy another ukulele because I like the high g on the tenor also.
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    With both my baritone and my tenor I played...

    With both my baritone and my tenor I played without a strap for a few months. Then I added buttons and a strap. Right or wrong I now use a strap on both of them all the time. With a strap your hands...
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