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    Unfortunately my group has a lot of high risk...

    Unfortunately my group has a lot of high risk members, i am pretty sure we are a long way off from meeting again. I have been joining other groups on zoom via meetups, nice to make new friends all...
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    I work in a drug and alcohol service. So many...

    I work in a drug and alcohol service. So many sensitive and artistic people seem to end up in addiction, often having played an instrument in better times. Many go back to music in recovery or learn...
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    I am only a year into playing, but wanted to...

    I am only a year into playing, but wanted to offer my newbie perspective. One thing I have loved is trying hard chords. I play around with them for a while, maybe so I can tell that they are...
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    Well i suppose 2 dozen will be enough...

    Well i suppose 2 dozen will be enough...
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    That made my morning!

    That made my morning!
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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....
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    I just discovered her myself through the wings of pegasus channel. Incredible that someone this important to commercial music is relatively unknown.
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    Absolutely beautiful, and yes a truly wonderful...

    Absolutely beautiful, and yes a truly wonderful song.
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    Thanks, yes slowing down and relaxing is great...

    Thanks, yes slowing down and relaxing is great advice.
    You know now it has been brought to my attention i realise i have become a little lazy. I remember adjusting the strap whenever i started...
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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...
  11. Thread: Help with group

    by Emmjay
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    Kohanmike i agree with you. What I meant was that...

    Kohanmike i agree with you. What I meant was that i thought about the times that had happened (no count in) and that those times had been off putting. Sorry i didn't express that clearly.
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    Bunnyf thank you, I took the Ukulele Club book...

    Bunnyf thank you, I took the Ukulele Club book volume 2 with me. There are some fairly simple songs in there, similar to what you are describing. I am just learning myself but i googled to see what...
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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...
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    That was great, thanks.

    That was great, thanks.
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    Thanks, i would like to try the plastic finger...

    Thanks, i would like to try the plastic finger picks, i was enjoying doing some begginer finger picking but i have a tendency to use my nails as tools which breaks them and found the different length...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. My Uke is an 1880...

    Thanks for the suggestions. My Uke is an 1880 brand concert with solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Its not the most expensive uke, i purchased it for around $280 Australian.

    I...
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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...
  18. Thread: Bm major issue

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    Honestly sometimes it is sometimes it is not. I...

    Honestly sometimes it is sometimes it is not. I seem to be pretty inconsistent with my finger position. I will give it a try though, thank you.
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    My uke teacher told me to play anyway, even if i...

    My uke teacher told me to play anyway, even if i was missing or muting. He told me from this i would grow familiar with the position of my fingers on the strings and learn to transition to and from...
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    Thanks for sharing, i have a low g set on the way...

    Thanks for sharing, i have a low g set on the way and would no doubt have done exactly the same thing. I will check out my tuner today in preparation.
  21. Thread: Broken peg

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    Kkimura you are a legend. I figured i would try...

    Kkimura you are a legend. I figured i would try it because a dot of superglue wouldn't be hard to remove if it didn't work. It works perfectly. I literally used a dot right on the top of the shaft...
  22. Thread: Broken peg

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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...
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    Thanks all for the welcome. Plunker you are...

    Thanks all for the welcome. Plunker you are right, it is the most dreadful bushfire season, we are safe but had many family and friends that were effected. Thanks for your wishes.
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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...
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