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    The Fremont Soloist is a very nice squeak-free,...

    The Fremont Soloist is a very nice squeak-free, boom-free wound Low G string that balance quite well with fluorocarbons. Available online at Uke Republic. You might want to give it a try. Very...
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    Wow! Gorgeous scenery and beautiful music on an...

    Wow! Gorgeous scenery and beautiful music on an amazing instrument. Terrific video. Many thanks for sharing it!
    Jan D
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    Jerry, Try Wedgie picks. They are made of a...

    Jerry,
    Try Wedgie picks. They are made of a type of elastomer and feel a bit like rubber. They do not make any clicking sound at all, and are easy to grip too. Available in three different...
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    A beautiful tune, played with much feeling. ...

    A beautiful tune, played with much feeling. Lovely. Thanks, Patico!
    Jan D
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    That's Feng E playing the Pulse in the video. He...

    That's Feng E playing the Pulse in the video. He can make any uke sound good. :-)
    Jan D
  6. Thread: New Owner!

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    Congratulations! It's a beautiful looking uke,...

    Congratulations! It's a beautiful looking uke, and the sound will likely match it's looks. Exciting times! :-)
    Jan D
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    The Magic Fluke is a good sounding, easy to play...

    The Magic Fluke is a good sounding, easy to play ukulele, with the added bonus of being a "go anywhere, no worries" instrument. It's worth the extra money. Should you ever feel the need to move to...
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    While I haven't taken any of Brett McQueen's full...

    While I haven't taken any of Brett McQueen's full online courses, I have watched enough of his individual videos to know that he provides a wide variety of ukulele instruction that can be useful for...
  9. Thread: It Had To Be You

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    I haven't viewed the arrangement, so don't know...

    I haven't viewed the arrangement, so don't know what skill level it is, but Spencer Gay has one in his Chord Melody songbook (on pg.162). I tried to post a link, but it didn't work (UU told me I was...
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    Thanks for the link, Dave. Will definitely check...

    Thanks for the link, Dave. Will definitely check it out!
    Jan D
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    Hi Jim, The Sound Smith brand is not as widely...

    Hi Jim,
    The Sound Smith brand is not as widely known as Kala, but they do make good quality ukuleles. I've played a few of their regular ukes. Well made, a little bit on the quiet side. But lack...
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    Wow! I knew I would enjoy the video because it's...

    Wow! I knew I would enjoy the video because it's one of my favorite songs. But it was even better than I expected. A great arrangement, really well done. I found it mesmerizing to watch the...
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    I believe new Tiny Tenors come with LaBella Pro...

    I believe new Tiny Tenors come with LaBella Pro (Pepe Romero) strings. HMS sells them.
    Jan D.
  14. Sweeeet! Definitely memory-inducing. Really...

    Sweeeet! Definitely memory-inducing. Really well done, Mike. Thanks!
    Jan D
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    Your videos clearly show that your connection...

    Your videos clearly show that your connection with music is far more heartfelt than anything Justin Beiber does. Give me "real" anytime ... that's where the most satisfying music lies. Don't ever...
  16. I agree. Those are fabulous looking ukes! Jan D

    I agree. Those are fabulous looking ukes!
    Jan D
  17. Thread: Bonjour !

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    Bienvenue, Mathilda!

    Bienvenue, Mathilda!
  18. Thread: Aloha Kakou

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    Any of the three K brands would be a good choice....

    Any of the three K brands would be a good choice. I recommend you pay a visit to the Ukulele Site store (Hawaii Music Supply) in either Honolulu or Haleiwa and try a bunch of them in person. You'll...
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    Another vote for Fremont Soloist Low G string. ...

    Another vote for Fremont Soloist Low G string. Also available at Elderly Instruments.
    Jan D.
  20. Very nice. Great playing. Thanks for sharing it...

    Very nice. Great playing. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Jan D
  21. Thread: Building speed

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    Dave, I'm just a rank amateur, but I do think...

    Dave,
    I'm just a rank amateur, but I do think the secret is to strum only using your hand and wrist. (And yes, they both need to be somewhat relaxed.) When the strumming movement involves the...
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    A pale fretboard. They just don't work for me....

    A pale fretboard. They just don't work for me.
    Jan D
  23. Thread: Concert to Bari?

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    I recently purchased a Fremont Soloist Low G...

    I recently purchased a Fremont Soloist Low G string. Based on my research, I found that Elderly and Lucy had the lowest shipping fees. (The string itself only costs $4.00.). Mine arrived from...
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    Welcome to the UU, where we all learned our...

    Welcome to the UU, where we all learned our chords one at a time. Repetition will get you there. Good luck, and hope you enjoy what the Forum has to offer!
    Jan D
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    Really, really well done, Matt! Though not a...

    Really, really well done, Matt! Though not a song I was familiar with, your musical skills and great singing voice really made it a special video. Thanks for sharing it with us. And keep them...
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