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    Chord Warning for Beginners

    Hey, all you newbies out there! I'm glad you're with us, and hope you're enjoying the heck out your new Ukulele.

    I wanted to give y'all a word of warning about chords. You'll be wanting to play...
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    That sounds like a perfect opportunity to try out...

    That sounds like a perfect opportunity to try out the good old super glue and baking soda trick. Just mix up a little baking soda with a couple of drops of the glue, then quickly apply it, filling...
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    If the thin spot on the paint bothers you, just...

    If the thin spot on the paint bothers you, just slap on a sticker you like! It's good to have a knockaround, junker Uke that can go anywhere without a care. You can literally throw it in the back...
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    Oops! Curiosity took me over to Amazon to see...

    Oops! Curiosity took me over to Amazon to see for myself what that "fugly" Uke looked like. Well, I see a mistake in the advertising. The Amazon lead in page says "Concert" but in the description...
  5. IMHO the Ukulele sounds best at or under the 7th...

    IMHO the Ukulele sounds best at or under the 7th fret. And since I play Concert size most of the time, my fat fingers work best between the lower frets. They become unmercifully squeezed above the...
  6. Thread: Snail S60C

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    Snail S60C

    I now have a few days of experience playing my new Snail S60C Concert Ukulele. I feel well acquainted with its characteristics.

    The body is made from Flamed Acacia, the neck is Mahogany, and the...
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    https://smile.amazon.com/Kensington-Soniclock-Moti...

    https://smile.amazon.com/Kensington-Soniclock-Motion-Detecting-Alarm/dp/B00004Z6H1/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=laptop+alarm+from+Kensington&qid=1617752097&sr=8-29

    There you go!
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    Also near Austin, and ditto re Austin Ukulele...

    Also near Austin, and ditto re Austin Ukulele Society! Welcome!
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    I have a critical ear when it comes to pitch. ...

    I have a critical ear when it comes to pitch. But, unfortunately, I have a very tentative familiarity with pitch when I'm doing the singing. I hear myself wandering off, out of tune, and very often...
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    Apropos that this thread came up just now. I'm...

    Apropos that this thread came up just now. I'm engrossed in reading "A Stowaway Ukulele Revealed - Richard Konter and the Byrd Polar Expeditions." I'm finding it to be interesting and entertaining,...
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    "Ovangkol?" What the heck is that? Of course,...

    "Ovangkol?" What the heck is that?

    Of course, there are a lot of variables that effect tone quality other than the wood itself. For instance, size is a big item. Just about any Soprano is going...
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    Ranking Tone Woods, Mellow to Bright

    DownUpDick's reply on the "https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?137196-Laminate-vs-Solid-Mahogany-A-Question-of-Mellowness thread got to thinking about the issue of Mellow versus...
  13. Dick, really? I guess your ears are (a lot)...

    Dick, really? I guess your ears are (a lot) older than mine. :rolleyes: First off, RedStickUkulele, you're on the right track with Mahogany. My most mellow, dark, rich sounding Ukes are my...
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    I love Concert size Ukes, and have fifteen or...

    I love Concert size Ukes, and have fifteen or twenty of them. I'm sitting here right now playing one of my favorites, a Mainland Mango. I am extremely happy with my Mainland Ukes, and the price is...
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    Try plucking the strings one at a time, with the...

    Try plucking the strings one at a time, with the other strings muted. Time the sustain on each string. Let us know the results.
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    I wouldn't buy a cracked Uke. In fact, I...

    I wouldn't buy a cracked Uke. In fact, I wouldn't keep a cracked Uke. There are way too many perfect instruments out there to be messing around with defective ones.
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    In my experience the less certain a singer is of...

    In my experience the less certain a singer is of proper pitch, the wider the vocal vibrato employed. :o
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    I've never quite understood why it's called "Chord Melody." It's basically finding melody notes within the chord, and it works best when by happy circumstance, the melody note is on top. You can,...
  19. I think and function in avoirdupois. Every time...

    I think and function in avoirdupois. Every time I run across metric specifications, I have to resort to a conversion table or app. I don't care what the rest of the world does, I'm sticking to the...
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    Would using a strap on the Uke help?

    Would using a strap on the Uke help?
  21. They look like the same basic instrument, made...

    They look like the same basic instrument, made with different woods. Spruce top and Mahogany for the Cheesecake, and all Mango for Creme Brulee. The Spruce top should give you a brighter and...
  22. Sounds to me like you don’t need to worry about...

    Sounds to me like you don’t need to worry about the summers. Just don’t let the Uke sit around in the direct sunlight. In the winters, keep your Uke humidified overnight and when not in use. A...
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    Just lovely! And, I believe every word of it! ;)

    Just lovely! And, I believe every word of it! ;)
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    This whole subject is very confusing. And, I...

    This whole subject is very confusing. And, I really wonder how accurate or meaningful subjective observations are when trying to compare two or more instruments, then relate whatever differences are...
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    I ordered the Snail S60C, Solid Acacia model.

    I ordered the Snail S60C, Solid Acacia model.
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