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    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th...

    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th century was often marked up for tuning GCEA, ADF#B or BbEbGC. On a soprano, you can use the same set of strings for all those tunings, especially if you...
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    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!

    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!
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    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the...

    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the grade 1 ukulele music exam! In my case I'm going to concentrate on the fingerpicking curriculum, as although I have loads of experience with...
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    I have no plans, but there's an auction house...

    I have no plans, but there's an auction house just up the road from me which runs specialist musical instrument auctions. There's always the possibility that something will catch my eye. A couple...
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    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book...

    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book of Records".
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    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a...

    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a few years ago and they're still good. As Ed said, avoid extreme temperatures and definitely keep them away from sunlight.
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    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow...

    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow Seasonistas! Apologies again I've not been about as much as I would have liked in 2019. Next year my work pattern changes so I hope to join in a little...
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    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried...

    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried other sizes, but nothing else feels 'right'. I prefer ADF#B tuning too, partly because that's what I started learning years ago, but also because it...
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    I joined a band which has members much younger...

    I joined a band which has members much younger than I am. They find the good new songs to play!
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    Valerie because we never seem to know or agree...

    Valerie

    because we never seem to know or agree if we're playing The Zutons' version or that other one.
  11. I don't often stumble across a published book of...

    I don't often stumble across a published book of original songs. My richest sources of old sheet music have been junk shops and charity shops. In particular my local Oxfam shop often have...
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    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print...

    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print each page (or set of pages for each song) to PDF, giving the file a suitable name (the name of the song). After creating all those PDFs I then bulk...
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    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more...

    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more like Randy. :eek:
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    ^ | this! :D

    ^
    | this! :D
  15. Thread: Adf#b

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    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for...

    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for ADF#B tuning, whenever I look for them, I can't seem to find them anywhere, although having just said that I see SUS have some in stock so I'll give them...
  16. I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings...

    I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings I guess three or four years ago, still working my way them no problems yet. They're stored in a drawer because, as Peter said, UV light wouldn't be...
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    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be...

    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be fine. I'd use lighter weight strings, for example GHS Hawaiian D tuning (SKU 10).
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    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a...

    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a cross-channel ferry. Earliest I remember playing was Space Invaders at the students union in Lancaster University same year as Charles & Di were married...
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    I feel for you Joko! I took over leading our local ukulele jam a few months ago and numbers have been generally more down than up. I'm blessed with a couple of loyal and supportive regulars though,...
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    Thanks Uncle Rod, that's a timely reminder. ...

    Thanks Uncle Rod, that's a timely reminder.

    Cheers, and happy Christmas!
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    My guess is concert scale oil can ukulele tuned...

    My guess is concert scale oil can ukulele tuned F#BD#G# with a capo on fret 2.

    I'm joking of course, but not about the oil can (or perhaps biscuit tin).
  22. The problem with stickies is that as soon as you...

    The problem with stickies is that as soon as you have more than two or three, they really get in the way of the forum. It gets beyond a joke when you have to scroll past all the stickies to get to...
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    May Singhi Breen...

    May Singhi Breen
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    Good riddance, ya bum! :p

    Good riddance, ya bum! :p
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    Quite a few Tin Pan Alley songs were scored in Eb...

    Quite a few Tin Pan Alley songs were scored in Eb major. For that key, usually the tuning BbEbGC is easiest. I compiled my own chord chart so I could easily pick a tuning that suits a particular...
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