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    Don't buy another uke just to have another uke. ...

    Don't buy another uke just to have another uke. That way lies madness! Heeheehee

    Play your current uke while paying close attention to the sound and how comfortable it feels. What do you like...
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    True dat. Godspeed, Dave.

    True dat. Godspeed, Dave.
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    For 10 years I had one uke. A no-name bought...

    For 10 years I had one uke. A no-name bought from an antique store in the 1980s. I only played it occasionally; mountain dulcimer was my main axe... and that's stretching the truth because really I...
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    It's good to have a mix of songs. A few of your...

    It's good to have a mix of songs. A few of your teenagers' favorites. Some classic rock for the boomers (Bad Moon Rising, The Weight). Something millennial (500 Miles, I'm Yours, Hey There...
  5. Thread: Why?

    by acmespaceship
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    I don't know... get a bunch of players in a room,...

    I don't know... get a bunch of players in a room, put ukes in their hands and set new songsheets in front of them. What could happen? It's our natural tendency to start playing. Sadly not...
  6. The frets on the plastic fretboard of my...

    The frets on the plastic fretboard of my 19-year-old Fluke are not very high. I don't know if newer models have higher frets.

    The frets on Fleas/Flukes with wooden fretboards are higher and IMHO...
  7. FWIW my Fluke with plastic fretboard (the only...

    FWIW my Fluke with plastic fretboard (the only option available when I bought it) has been my main player for 18 years. Inside, outside, lent to children, banged against tables, dropped on the...
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    How about these songs:...

    How about these songs: https://www.harpkit.com/blog/two-chord-songs-in-the-key-of-c/

    Unfortunately these are in the key of C and require that pesky G7. But you could transpose them to F.

    ETA:...
  9. The most important factors for getting a uke you...

    The most important factors for getting a uke you will enjoy playing:

    #1 Setup
    #2: Setup!
    #3: SETUP!

    The cheaper the uke, the more important it is to buy from someone who will set it up...
  10. Thread: Niche?

    by acmespaceship
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    I actually like the idea of selecting ukes for...

    I actually like the idea of selecting ukes for particular applications. The right tool for the job. It makes more sense than the usual UAS problem of making impulse buys and only later wondering...
  11. I am a champion ditherer. I can spend so many...

    I am a champion ditherer. I can spend so many months dithering about whether to buy a uke that eventually my poor husband tells me to just go ahead and buy it already. Heh heh heh.
  12. Aw dang it, every time I get this UAS thing...

    Aw dang it, every time I get this UAS thing somewhat under control... :drool:
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    "All the songs I really need to know I learned...

    "All the songs I really need to know I learned from Leon Redbone." This is a packet of 13 songs I arranged for our local uke club.

    I get the heebie-jeebies about sharing songs under copyright,...
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    I use the "new posts" filter to view UU so I see...

    I use the "new posts" filter to view UU so I see the Marketplace posts every day. Most of them I scroll past without a second thought. It's easy 'cause I don't like tenors ;-)

    Otherwise I don't...
  15. It's a great thing to work out chords by ear and...

    It's a great thing to work out chords by ear and it will come with practice. But meanwhile I am lazy. I Googled:

    chords wendell berry "to know the dark"

    ... and found this link. Is the...
  16. You are my heroes. Godspeed. :cool:

    You are my heroes. Godspeed. :cool:
  17. I've been to Cary's workshop in Illinois and, of...

    I've been to Cary's workshop in Illinois and, of course, played every uke I could get my hands on. If anything, I like his ukes better than the older Mya-Moes I've had the pleasure to play. Which...
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    Never walk alone in bear country. This is...

    Never walk alone in bear country. This is because it is difficult to outrun a bear. With a hiking buddy you only need to run faster than your buddy.

    If the music companies ever choose to make an...
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    A lovely setting of one of my favorite poems! ...

    A lovely setting of one of my favorite poems! :bowdown:
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    Sometimes there is nothing you can do, an animal...

    Sometimes there is nothing you can do, an animal can run so fast and get in front of a car before anyone could possibly react. In the long perspective (which is very hard to see from here, I've been...
  21. Thread: iPads

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    There's a good and recent discussion about...

    There's a good and recent discussion about tablets here: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?137612-Do-You-Use-a-Tablet-Rather-than-Books

    The tablet that's right for you depends on...
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    Best practice for digital assets is to keep three...

    Best practice for digital assets is to keep three backup copies: one local, one stored in a remote location and one in the cloud. This is not overkill if your computer holds important files -- work,...
  23. Fascinating topic, for sure. I come at this from...

    Fascinating topic, for sure. I come at this from the perspective of a mountain dulcimer player. Dulcimers come in a wide range of body sizes (and shapes) and scale lengths (29+ inches all the way...
  24. I was thinking the same thing about the 5...

    I was thinking the same thing about the 5 favorite players thread. I go to my uke-playing friends' gigs. I've attended a few uke workshops and festivals. And I sometimes listen to uke players on...
  25. Knowing how to read treble clef is a very handy...

    Knowing how to read treble clef is a very handy skill, and bass clef also, but you don't necessarily have to learn it RIGHT NOW. The best advice I ever got about buying cameras was: if you don't...
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