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    There's also Ukulele Hunt's "Songs with Chords...

    There's also Ukulele Hunt's "Songs with Chords You Know"
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    1. Get a tuner. When in doubt, check your...

    1. Get a tuner. When in doubt, check your tuning.
    2. Metronome app. You'll HATE your metronome app. I've been playing music for over fifty years (keys mostly). I still use a metronome. I still...
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    The answer is, of course "It depends." ...

    The answer is, of course "It depends."

    Different builders will have different ideas about what action is "correct" and setup their instruments accordingly.

    There are very few absolutes in...
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    Nonsense! Pedants get a bad rap, but I used...

    Nonsense!

    Pedants get a bad rap, but I used to work in Aerospace. Trust me you REALLY want to know that pedants worked on that 787 you're riding . . .
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    Pedantic, it's zero, but snooty "If it's not...

    Pedantic, it's zero, but snooty "If it's not Martin it's CRAP" "Okay, I'll be over here playing my Collings...." guitarists say "oh" or "double Oh" or "Triple Oh", or sometimes go Old School with...
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    Ignore the haters. My Kala spruce top just...

    Ignore the haters.

    My Kala spruce top just LOVES "Low G" tuning, much better than it ever did in "Low D". It's mostly a substitute Renaissance guitar now, at which it excels. If you look at...
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    Interesting. If I'm playing any chord where I...

    Interesting. If I'm playing any chord where I CAN use a full bar, I do. I know a lot of people who try to play Bb or 2nd position D as a Partial, but that always struck me as silly, though I've...
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    It's more difficult to build a good friction...

    It's more difficult to build a good friction tuner than it is to make a "Good Enough" geared tuner.

    Good friction tuners are in the same price ballpark as good geared tuners . . . I've never found...
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    "Solid" means "Not gaseous, liquid, or plasma . ....

    "Solid" means "Not gaseous, liquid, or plasma . . . "

    There's a TON of marketing speak and misinformation, but USUALLY (not always, see above...) in luthiery, "solid wood" means "We sliced a tree...
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    Well I mean, my steel guitar strings have an...

    Well I mean, my steel guitar strings have an eyelet pulley wired in . . . Now to budget . . .
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    I'm not familiar with that style of bridge with...

    I'm not familiar with that style of bridge with Nylon strings.

    How do you secure the strings on the bridge end?
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    Cut Capo for open tuning?

    Hey,

    Looking for a capo that covers 2-3-4, so if it's on the 2nd fret I get a'd'f#'a' ("Open D", "Machete D", etc).

    Does anyone make that?

    If I have to mod my own, what things to I need to...
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    What part of the Mitten? Name the city, I bet...

    What part of the Mitten?

    Name the city, I bet there's a uke group
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    Early on, E Major before I realized it

    Early on, E Major before I realized it
  15. Yes, and it works well. Remember you're both...

    Yes, and it works well. Remember you're both adding length and raising pitch, so you'll want light strings for this application.

    My current strings on my erzatz Renn Guitar (Kala Spruce-top bari)...
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    I learned "My Bonnie" from my Dad, about a...

    I learned "My Bonnie" from my Dad, about a gazillion years ago
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    D'Addario and others have string tension...

    D'Addario and others have string tension calculators for people that want to do off-book things . . .
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    I think that's Always been a problem with Fender....

    I think that's Always been a problem with Fender. Justifiably legendary solid body guitars. Tele has appeared on more recordings than any other guitar

    But acoustic Anything? Not so much; unlike...
  19. Thread: D chord

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    Because it's a D, not an A? Doubled root is "Bog...

    Because it's a D, not an A? Doubled root is "Bog Standard" for four-voice writing and Just Sounds "Righter" to me. Not a fan of muting single strings in a strum, though I do it when fingerpicking.
  20. Thread: D chord

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    :D . . The VERY one I can't do . . . I also...

    :D . . The VERY one I can't do . . .

    I also like 2225, barring the 2. That's a honestly my preferred voicing for C, C#, D, Eb, E, and sometimes even F
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    There are three different ways you can play 2220....

    There are three different ways you can play 2220. Each is equally "correct."

    –Finger 1, 2, 3. This is REAL easy to think of, but if your hands are at all large, tricky to finger.
    –Bar the three...
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    Eh . . . More important is if the music you want...

    Eh . . . More important is if the music you want to play fits under your fingers and you like the sound.

    For Me that's Tenor, but I know some seriously big dudes who play Soprano and get amazing...
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    You're being pessimistic, because you're being...

    You're being pessimistic, because you're being encouraged to be pessimistic.

    Thing is disease just LOVES Big Cities, and the Big Cities, especially NYC where the major media all are based, REALLY...
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    Both! You might find you prefer one or the...

    Both!

    You might find you prefer one or the other, OR you might find yourself using both depending on the song
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    Pono made a steel-strung version of their...

    Pono made a steel-strung version of their Baritone Nui. Not sure if they still have it still, but you might find one used.
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