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  1. No. The Booster Uke level is a very well done set...

    No. The Booster Uke level is a very well done set of lessons for very beginner players. And even once you're ready to move onto The Ukulele Way, it stays pretty simple for the first bit, gradually...
  2. Yes, the metronome is much more important a...

    Yes, the metronome is much more important a practice tool than a drum machine. Playing with drum machine = easy. Playing with metronome = work. If you practice with a metronome you will always be...
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    Here's some interesting discussion on the subject...

    Here's some interesting discussion on the subject with math and such on WHY it's not really feasible (but also with other links to options that supposedly use work-arounds):...
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    Methinks we would have a lots more sub-threads if...

    Methinks we would have a lots more sub-threads if everyone had a say in organizing the forum (I'd love to see NUD threads in their own place).

    To me, these COVID-19 threads are no more annoying...
  5. I'm not currently doing private lessons, but...

    I'm not currently doing private lessons, but there's a ton of material and lessons on my website, https://liveukulele.com/, if I could be included for that.

    All this week I'm doing free live...
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    My gig this weekend was cancelled. Merrie Monarch...

    My gig this weekend was cancelled. Merrie Monarch was just cancelled! Totally the right thing to do - props to the event planners making such a big call to pull the plug.

    I've been thinking I...
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    There have been 10s and 10s of threads on this:...

    There have been 10s and 10s of threads on this: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aukuleleunderground.com+unwound+low+g+string

    A Google search with "site:ukuleleunderground.com" will help you...
  8. The market for steel-string uke lessons is...

    The market for steel-string uke lessons is probably very small. I can't imagine anyone making a living catering just to those players.

    If that's the style you're interested in, you'd probably do...
  9. If you get a good one they work fine. I had a...

    If you get a good one they work fine. I had a Digitech Drop that tracked SUPER WELL.

    The problem is that when you detune nylon strings down an octave they sound like rubber bands. Definitely gets...
  10. Yes, I usually do a couple workshops a year....

    Yes, I usually do a couple workshops a year. George Kahumoku Jr.'s Slack Key and 'Ukulele Workshop is the big one.
  11. Left Hand Technique For ʻUkulele: A Guide to Fretting and Fingering - Ebook

    Today I'm releasing my newest ebook, Left Hand Technique For ʻUkulele. It's a 55+ page guide to improving your fretting hand technique.

    I don't normally toot my own horn, but I'm very proud about...
  12. The Ukulele Way. Beyond that you should...

    The Ukulele Way.

    Beyond that you should probably look into some of the fabulous instruction for other instruments available like The Advancing Guitarist and The Groove Workshop.
  13. Online, I'd start with The Ukulele Way. It's not...

    Online, I'd start with The Ukulele Way. It's not personal, but it's great and James Hill is the best uke teacher I know of. The course is well paced and perfect for your interest in chord melody and...
  14. He or she who knows how to manipulate the system...

    He or she who knows how to manipulate the system will appear first in search results. What you are seeing on Google or Youtube is a listing of people's skill at making the algorithm happy, ranked...
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    Heard of plastic bottle bricks/Ecobricks?...

    Heard of plastic bottle bricks/Ecobricks? https://www.ecobricks.org/how/

    It's not a solution for civilization's overuse of plastic, but from a simply practical household standpoint it's a great...
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    It depends. But I'm mostly with Baz on this...

    It depends.

    But I'm mostly with Baz on this one. That said, he or she who plays and operates his or her gear better will sound best at the end of the day - regardless of how much the uke costs.
    ...
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    This is a REALLY good video on this subject:...

    This is a REALLY good video on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6E-HNioxHk. (Here's the first lesson if the "mobility jumps" are confusing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKgb9X-Bjg.)...
  18. Probably going to be easiest to completely remove...

    Probably going to be easiest to completely remove the jack and fish it to the soundhole to tighten the nut by hand. You might have to pull the jack further out of the uke to undo the outer screw (it...
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    Can't say I've stayed up to date on uke releases...

    Can't say I've stayed up to date on uke releases this year... *Yawn*

    But I'd like to commend Line 6 and their HX Stomp, which won an award this year. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best compact...
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    This. Search "strings" and you will find,...

    This.

    Search "strings" and you will find, literally, thousands of posts on strings for all styles and instruments.
  21. I have a lot to say about this. None of which is...

    I have a lot to say about this. None of which is probably appreciated. So I will just point out some simple math.

    $140 will buy you:

    -Two to four (or more) private lessons from any number of...
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    Great tips here, but brainy. Music is about...

    Great tips here, but brainy. Music is about listening. In most cases, I believe it's way more useful to practice hearing what sounds good than knowing the "right notes".

    I say this because Western...
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    No kidding! I never noticed that until now. Less...

    No kidding! I never noticed that until now. Less intuitive if you don't have the 3rd fret marked, but a good teaching tip for me to file in the back of my head!
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    These are the most musically useful videos I've...

    These are the most musically useful videos I've seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ImproviseForReal
  25. IMO, Musescore would probably look better than...

    IMO, Musescore would probably look better than this. It's really a no-brainer program if you want great-looking transcriptions without the Sibelius price tag.
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