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  1. It makes sense to me. As you move up the fret...

    It makes sense to me. As you move up the fret board you are really shortening the strings, less vibration less sound.
  2. It could be a faulty string.

    It could be a faulty string.
  3. Thread: Barring

    by SailingUke
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    Keep you thumb on the back of the neck and don’t...

    Keep you thumb on the back of the neck and don’t let the Uke slip into your palm.
    Have your thumb about a fret above your barre. If you are barring 5 put your thumb behind 4.
    This creates leverage...
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    An easier solution is Acapella. It is an iPad or...

    An easier solution is Acapella. It is an iPad or iPhone only app. Records video, but the audio track can be saved separately if wanted.
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    I have an older TK-50, it is an excellent...

    I have an older TK-50, it is an excellent instrument.
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    Try the TK-70R, from Mim. It is a great uke for...

    Try the TK-70R, from Mim.
    It is a great uke for the money. I have one for teaching beginners, and many of my students have gone with the model as well.
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    I have a Terry Mead all wood banjouke. Tenor...

    I have a Terry Mead all wood banjouke. Tenor size, if you are interested send me an email or pm and I will send some pics.

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  8. I have done the same many times. The slope on the...

    I have done the same many times. The slope on the saddle usually goes toward the bridge.
    I have started marking all my saddles with a pencil or magic marker so I know which direction it was in.
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    Worth Browns are dark and are close to black on a...

    Worth Browns are dark and are close to black on a ukulele.
  10. There is more to strings than gauges. Density is...

    There is more to strings than gauges. Density is also a factor. LW's by Ken Middleton feel smoother to me than other flouros I have tried.
    Ken uses a very high quality flour-carbon. I have not...
  11. No question, the most ringing ukulele I have is...

    No question, the most ringing ukulele I have is KOA body and spruce top.
    I believe a spruce top rings the best. A rosewood body and cedar top can also ring.
  12. My TK-35 sounds great with clear fluorocarbon....

    My TK-35 sounds great with clear fluorocarbon. Living Waters by Ken Middleton go with the Ohana nicely.
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    I really believe it is either in saddle/bridge. A...

    I really believe it is either in saddle/bridge. A more serious problem would a bracing issue.
    You may need to have a luthier look at it.
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    Loosen the strings and check the ribbon, the...

    Loosen the strings and check the ribbon, the saddle may not be seated. If there is space between the saddle and ribbon gently move the ribbon. You need be careful if you slide the saddle you can move...
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    I have not had this issue. Is it an acoustic or...

    I have not had this issue. Is it an acoustic or plugged in issue.
    The pickup may not be seated correctly. I had a Uke where the pickup slipped a bit and my “A” string was weak when plugged in. I...
  16. Thread: Spice it up

    by SailingUke
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    Spice it up

    Here’s a short video on how to add something simple to your group.
    This not meant to be an all inclusive lesson, but only the basic substitution of the 9 chord for a dominant 7th.

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  17. I like to learn the chord progression. And listen...

    I like to learn the chord progression. And listen to the chord changes. Hum the melody and strum, change when you hear the change.
    Pick an easy two or three chord song.
    I find that when I can play...
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    You can also put the fork on the fret where there...

    You can also put the fork on the fret where there is an “A” note and the tines will chime when tuned.
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    In Spite of Ourselves

    My better 7/8 went to Texas to visit grandkids, I stayed home in California. We did this little video today. I is our first long distance collaboration.

    https://youtu.be/qSkKlh-r6JQ
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    I had a few of the MiSi Airs. They produced a...

    I had a few of the MiSi Airs. They produced a great acoustic sound. Recording with one is fabulous, but live through an amp there is a feedback issue. MiSi recalled them, they replaced 2 of mine with...
  21. Ventura Coastal Ukesters and Ukulele Strummers of Camarillo.

    I have been the leader of the Ventura Group for almost 10 years.
    The lockdown has been a pain, but we are still playing via Zoom.
    Here is a little video montage. The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
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    I have had GREAT experience with the SabineTek...

    I have had GREAT experience with the SabineTek SmartMic. It is Bluetooth so no wires needed. Clipped on my shirt picks up voice and uke/guitar with natural sound. Works with any device with BT. My...
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    My KoAloha super concert was my low g ukulele for...

    My KoAloha super concert was my low g ukulele for a long time. I have found hi g fluorocarbons sound the best.
    The small concert body really brings out the highs and the longer scale gives it a loud...
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    Deep River Blues

    I have always loved the Doc Watson guitar version, thought I give it try on the ukulele.

    https://youtu.be/i0riQ0t9HmM
  25. I always encourage my beginning students to use...

    I always encourage my beginning students to use the standard chord chart fingering.
    Once you are familiar with the chord shapes then you can modify fingers used depending on the chord you are coming...
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