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    I play because I simply love music.Many kinds....

    I play because I simply love music.Many kinds. After almost fifty years being a competent but hardly original guitarist, I simply bought a cheapie painted Mahalo that caught my eye in our local music...
  2. I cannot read music, and have only a basic...

    I cannot read music, and have only a basic knowledge of music theory; but the main thing with a uke (for me!) is having fun and singing loads of old favourites. Especially with a bunch of like minded...
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    As I said to a sick Teacher I knew,...

    As I said to a sick Teacher I knew, 'There,Their,They're'. It made him feel a bit better!
  4. Thread: your 1st song

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    Probably 'Ain't She Sweet' or 'Five Foot Two'....

    Probably 'Ain't She Sweet' or 'Five Foot Two'. Long time ago though so memory may be faulty!
  5. Thread: Hi from Mexico!

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Greetings from Derbyshire!

    Greetings from Derbyshire!
  7. Hi Tony, good to 'see you' back! I have been on...

    Hi Tony, good to 'see you' back! I have been on here for a good few years,although I have had to re-register a couple of times owing to loss of password etc for varied reasons! So obviously I have...
  8. Thread: Giving Advice

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    I always refuse to help someone decide which is...

    I always refuse to help someone decide which is the 'best' uke for them; I think it is purely subjective,and that one persons 'ideal' instrument, would be disliked by the next person! I will advise...
  9. Thread: New on board

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome aboard! Pull up a Ukulele and relax....

    Welcome aboard! Pull up a Ukulele and relax....
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    Poll: Not a fan. I personally like a plain looking...

    Not a fan. I personally like a plain looking (but good sounding!) instrument.
  12. I have posted before,that over the years I have...

    I have posted before,that over the years I have played all of the different scale sizes of Ukulele; and as per my signature on every post I make, I seemed to always go back to Soprano! And now, it is...
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    I leave mine in the upright position and store it...

    I leave mine in the upright position and store it in its case after playing. Instrument is around ten years old now and has never shown any detrimental effects of this. So when I need it, out it...
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    I once ran a beginners Ukulele Workshop, and one...

    I once ran a beginners Ukulele Workshop, and one thing we did was get everyone to tune up 'by ear'. Most found no problem with it,although there were always a couple who struggled!
  15. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears...

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it....then my illegal logging business is doing well!
  16. Thread: Buzzing strings

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    Well,whatever happened,that was short and sweet!

    Well,whatever happened,that was short and sweet!
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    I never made it through episode 1!

    I never made it through episode 1!
  18. Thread: Ready to Learn!

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    ANY time is a great time to start! Best wishes on...

    ANY time is a great time to start! Best wishes on your decision,you will never regret it.And you will find all the help you need online, either on this forum or watching tutorial videos on YouTube or...
  19. Thread: New member

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    Good to 'meet you' Fred!

    Good to 'meet you' Fred!
  20. Thread: New guy from FL

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    Greetings from another old fart former guitarist

    Greetings from another old fart former guitarist
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    Have just finished re-reading all of Steven...

    Have just finished re-reading all of Steven Goulds 'Jumper' series, five novels and one short story; am now tackling his five or six standalone novels.
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    In my earlier post, I did not mean to imply the...

    In my earlier post, I did not mean to imply the size of the child dictated the ukulele size per se! I meant, that many big adults,myself included, play a soprano scale from preference. People often...
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    I would have thought soprano scale myself, but it...

    I would have thought soprano scale myself, but it depends on the size of your son! All the points made by clear in the above post are valid.Best if you could somehow let him handle different sizes...
  24. Thread: Hurting fingers

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    Like bicycle riding, be patient; it all comes...

    Like bicycle riding, be patient; it all comes together eventually!
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    A strap may help, but it could be any number of...

    A strap may help, but it could be any number of things causing the 'twist' that you refer to. Fiting a strap button/buttons is easy enough,there are many threads advising how to do so. Maybe give a...
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