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  1. Lots of options for an intro, but this is what I...

    Lots of options for an intro, but this is what I think of: https://liveukulele.com/lessons/jazzy-intros-and-outros/. Kimo Hussey taught me that style progression at least a decade ago. His advice...
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    Eh... Kapu aloha, brah. Kapu aloha. :smileybounce:

    Eh... Kapu aloha, brah. Kapu aloha. :smileybounce:
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    Not very classy. Maybe we try to keep things a...

    Not very classy. Maybe we try to keep things a little decent around here?
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    I think if we were to make a list of...

    I think if we were to make a list of Hawaiian/Polynesian things that have been offensively appropriated by Westerners we'd need a new forum (or two or three) worth of storage. Standard procedure is...
  5. Lots of info here:...

    Lots of info here: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?136627-Making-sense-of-strap-button-placements-that-impede-playing-up-the-neck.

    My money is on the #5 position in the image...
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    Generally, you should have a similar distance...

    Generally, you should have a similar distance between string and edge of fretboard on the two outside strings.

    Pictures would probably get you a faster yes/no answer on your particular instrument.
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    As much as possible because it's the most...

    As much as possible because it's the most interesting and important aspect of digging into the details of playing, to me. But it's also incredibly subjective which makes it hard to really nail down...
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    Fretting is really important, but in my opinion -...

    Fretting is really important, but in my opinion - buzzes excluded, your right hand usually has way more to do with the tone of what you play.

    Most people just go for a "if it's not broke, don't...
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    This is a huge resource for battery powered...

    This is a huge resource for battery powered options: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?5333-Battery-powered-ukulele-amplification&highlight=battery+amplification

    Should be pretty...
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    YES, PLEASE! Nine times out of ten this is...

    YES, PLEASE!

    Nine times out of ten this is where I find myself pressing the delete key on a post in order to not put my foot in my mouth. It's so important, but there's a certain amount of...
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    How's about scouring the archives for all the...

    How's about scouring the archives for all the favorite uke players and making a poll? One choice gets to a much more definite answer faster, IMO. To be a little more inclusive it could be broken down...
  12. She got them here on island so that's probably...

    She got them here on island so that's probably likely. I hadn't heard anything about it. Sorry if this is a dupe thread.
  13. Martin M600 Soprano/Concert Strings String Order Packaging Error

    Just a heads up for anyone who might have a set of the new pack (light green w/hibiscus flowers) Martin M600 strings for soprano or concert.

    I put a set of these on a student's uke a few days ago...
  14. Strictly speaking of ʻukulele configurations,...

    Strictly speaking of ʻukulele configurations, there are as many variations as there are players. It might be helpful if we were able to narrow down a specific player and their sound (and even the era...
  15. Of course. Not trying to sound judge-y. I guess I...

    Of course. Not trying to sound judge-y. I guess I should have prefaced that post with something along the lines of:

    I once was a player who looked for sound, tone, quantifications external of the...
  16. The player. Period. There are people playing...

    The player. Period.

    There are people playing amazing Hawaiian music on crappy import ukes all over Hawaiʻi (and the world). There are also people playing expensive "Hawaiian" ukes who couldn't...
  17. The only thing "wrong" might be that the break...

    The only thing "wrong" might be that the break angle would change for the worse and make the strings more likely to jam in the nut slots. Doesn't look like it makes much of a difference on your uke.
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    Try Worth clear strings. They have higher tension...

    Try Worth clear strings. They have higher tension options than the browns. You're probably looking for the CD set.
  19. Pure Heart is/was a monster supergroup in...

    Pure Heart is/was a monster supergroup in Hawaiʻi. Did Nashville Sessions not count? I'm a little confused. Guess we're wishing for a specifically ROCK group?

    Think about it: did we have rock...
  20. Impulse responses (IRs) to improve plugged in tone

    Any of the pedal nerds out there playing with this?

    I've been using my Line 6 HX Stomp to great success for the past few months, but haven't had the headspace to dive into making IRs for my uke....
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    I've got MusicPro insurance for my gear. They're...

    I've got MusicPro insurance for my gear. They're covering $13k worth of stuff for $190/year-ish. I thought that was pretty cheap for the peace of mind it gives you at gigs. No appraisals. You just...
  22. I think a more productive approach might be...

    I think a more productive approach might be "songs that capture the essence of the 'ukulele and you should be familiar with." So far Aloha 'Oe is the only song I see here that I'm slightly inclined...
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    They are two VERY different sounds and...

    They are two VERY different sounds and instruments. Making a choice between one or the other will improve the quality and relevancy of any answers you get here. Because it's two different styles of...
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    The point with timing confidence, more than going...

    The point with timing confidence, more than going slow, is to be able to know exactly what is happening and where you are in the framework of a bar. Going slow is about being able to physically play...
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    Metronome. People get overwhelmed because...

    Metronome.

    People get overwhelmed because they jump in too fast. I just get my students to use the metronome to drill silly things like "strum only on the 1" or "pluck on the 2 & 3". By working...
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