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    I'm mostly sticking to cowboy low position...

    I'm mostly sticking to cowboy low position chords. I know mostly only 1st string these days and have forgotten pretty much the rest.

    But I'm feeling pretty good in soloing with CEA strings up and...
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    Herb Ohta senior is one great ukulele player...

    Herb Ohta senior is one great ukulele player Bill1. I love his playing too.
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    No it is not the same at all. Of course the...

    No it is not the same at all. Of course the support brings a great freedom that you can't have without a strap. But have a freedom be and able play without a strap is one too.
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    I had a revealing thought about how difficult it...

    I had a revealing thought about how difficult it is to play a solo like Van Morrison's Brown eyed girl, with the exact double stops, up and down the fingerboard.

    The instrument is light, so it...
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    I'm too a recorder fan. I subscribe in youtube to...

    I'm too a recorder fan. I subscribe in youtube to Sarah Jeffery.
    Unfortunately I have not played one since one morning a neighbour came ringing to my apartment door while I was like like practising...
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    This Ohta guy seems mostly a thumb strummer and...

    This Ohta guy seems mostly a thumb strummer and uses it also in melody play. He supports many times uke with his other right hand fingers.
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    Usually chords like Am, Em, B7 3 finger one are...

    Usually chords like Am, Em, B7 3 finger one are played cradled. Meaning my thumb points out when playing without a strap. G allows the index finger knuckle support too. Main thing is to have the...
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    When usually playing Dm7, as I described,...

    When usually playing Dm7, as I described, "cradling" is very much what I do. The other way is thumb behind the neck same as in barre chords that I do too, a few times, depends of a situation. You...
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    For something like Dm7, 2213, it feels most...

    For something like Dm7, 2213, it feels most natural for me rest the neck totally so that my thumb points out like a dick, from side of the neck. I understand that a strap would change things and even...
  10. Before you posted, I wen't to tube and found it...

    Before you posted, I wen't to tube and found it before you posted a link. Thank you anyways. Did not like except as a speciality the tulips.

    Seen a few utube vids of george formby, but they too...
  11. I have never heard a song of Tiny Tim, maybe. I...

    I have never heard a song of Tiny Tim, maybe. I did not like George Formsby, really. Or any of the old time populars.
    What I liked was Iz and all the nameless other players producing good music...
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    A tie bridge is a safe choice, just have to learn...

    A tie bridge is a safe choice, just have to learn how to tie the strings. Construction wise the slotted bridge is the weakest. And string through is the strongest but a bother, what if scratch...
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    I'm participating this thread in a somewhat...

    I'm participating this thread in a somewhat theoretical basis if to add any. Not concerning some particular song or piece.
    Some major 7ths can be hard, though there are are alternatives for Fmaj7,...
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    Some good points in that he has. Maybe someday we...

    Some good points in that he has. Maybe someday we find out what is better. The cutaway though, while many people want that and goes a somewhat maybe against that principle, but how much those...
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    The sound hole placement is something that I can...

    The sound hole placement is something that I can imagine myself to mess up with strumming. Of course not when being aware it is there, but just in general.

    Just a thought, cannot say how it is...
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    You can't tune an octave lower unless being like...

    You can't tune an octave lower unless being like you a real string instrument newbie. Or an octave higher, then the string breaks before most likely.
    In a balanced set the tension in strings is...
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    I too play it something like that. Instructions...

    I too play it something like that. Instructions to keep thumb always behind the the neck in the middle go so against normal ukulele play for this partial barre chord. Might work well with a strap...
  18. Thread: Concertinas?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad7iRU-iCPY Some...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad7iRU-iCPY
    Some butttons ;)
  19. Thread: Concertinas?

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    Accordeon is I think more usual than concertinas...

    Accordeon is I think more usual than concertinas or bandoneons.

    Here in Finland we have the 2 row accordeons, that give different note when pulling or pushing. More common is the 5 row...
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    With more pay you usually get better set up ukes...

    With more pay you usually get better set up ukes too. With cheaper ukes, their fret placing is normally fine. What is not is nut action and/or saddle height.

    Then when you want use somethings like...
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    I'm still with my starter Kala-CEM. It looks...

    I'm still with my starter Kala-CEM. It looks somewhat "exotic" compared to the basic C model. I've seen videos of guys playing much more costly ukes, but i'm not sure if you just want sing and strum,...
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    I'm afraid guys your posts are way too long for...

    I'm afraid guys your posts are way too long for me to bother read and think if any usable stuff here. Should be better if links given etc. instead musing all yourselves. Some paragraph spacings could...
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    My Flight TUS-50 definitely shows some wear on...

    My Flight TUS-50 definitely shows some wear on its plastic frets, might have been from an earlier stuff bought it from Thomann. All I can say plastic frets don't last really long time. About the same...
  24. You can't unless really long fingers, use...

    You can't unless really long fingers, use mandolin fingerings. And chords will harder than with standard DGBE. Other than that wish you an interesting experiment :)
    Classical 6th E string tuned 3...
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    Strings don't have much range. Sets come balanced...

    Strings don't have much range. Sets come balanced and you can tune them maybe a few steps higher, or lower, thats all.

    There are online tuners for instruments, some use your microphone and some...
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