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    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have...

    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have always worked by the rule that, get it close by adjusting, filing etc then fine tune when fretting.
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    I flick index finger first then mid, ring, pinky....

    I flick index finger first then mid, ring, pinky. I describe this action to students as if I have a sticky something I want rid off.
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    Kudos for trying.

    Kudos for trying.
  4. In my experience heavy is quiet. My Martin...

    In my experience heavy is quiet. My Martin soprano is as light as a feather and it is the loudest Uke I own.
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    Hi Mike welcome from NE UK. Lots of good info...

    Hi Mike welcome from NE UK. Lots of good info here also on the sister diet on FaceAche.
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    This thread comes a-bouncing back regularly.

    This thread comes a-bouncing back regularly.
  7. I do not agree you should move your arm much....

    I do not agree you should move your arm much. Most of the action comes from the wrist.
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    It is a well established fix.

    It is a well established fix.
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    You could try raising the height of the 4th...

    You could try raising the height of the 4th string. A small folded piece of paper over the saddle and in the nut slot will do the trick. A very small increase can make technique easier to achieve. Or...
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    I would advise buying a pin lifter. Mine is also...

    I would advise buying a pin lifter. Mine is also a winder which makes it much easier to achieve a tidy wind around the tuners and is a lot quicker unwinding and winding up.
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    Heat a spoon and rub the back over the polished...

    Heat a spoon and rub the back over the polished area. That's how we used to "bull" our boots.
  12. Have you paid?

    Have you paid?
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    Do you need a preamp between the piezo and pot?

    Do you need a preamp between the piezo and pot?
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    5th fret on low G is C, same as 4th string open,...

    5th fret on low G is C, same as 4th string open, as a double check.
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    Perhaps you are tying to run before learning the...

    Perhaps you are tying to run before learning the basic steps. Many would like to play like an master after a couple of hours but unless you have an exceptional ability, it is down to hard work. ...
  16. Have you tried open or slack key tuning? Either C...

    Have you tried open or slack key tuning? Either C or G.
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    The jack plug may have three connectors one being...

    The jack plug may have three connectors one being earth. Was there any trace of solder on an empty tag? That is usually the clue as to the correct one when wires come adrift. Are you sure you did a...
  18. Ok Kherome. You are following the instruction but...

    Ok Kherome. You are following the instruction but you are having difficulty. I do not wish to argue. I was only pointing out that it takes time to learn correct fingering and chord transitions....
  19. I think kherome is making the mistake many others...

    I think kherome is making the mistake many others do. Because the general view is the Uke is an easy thing to play, folks do not want to learn how to play the ukulele but how to play a song.
    You...
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    Red nose day concert.

    Hi folks
    Redcar Rockulele and Resolution Ukulele Band invite all ukulele players and friends to a concert for Comic Relief on March 15th from 7pm at Middlesbrough Bowling Club Cornfield Road...
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    A great point by Swamp Yankee concerning Scruggs....

    A great point by Swamp Yankee concerning Scruggs. I strum in many different ways depending on what kind of sound and rhthym I want. The important thing is to have a good solid rhythm. I also pick a...
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    Last year I took a job teaching beginners. After...

    Last year I took a job teaching beginners. After a 6 week.term of hourly lessons, 6 folks are coming along nicely. The new term has brought 6 more students. The admissions is not up to me. I am...
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    Andy Eastwood has a site with quality banjo ukes...

    Andy Eastwood has a site with quality banjo ukes for sale.
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    Anything that chafes is a no no.

    Anything that chafes is a no no.
  25. Check out Noah ukuleles. I have a spruce top with...

    Check out Noah ukuleles. I have a spruce top with a smooth maple neck. So easy to pick and strum. Great fit and finish and Matt Cohen is a good guy to deal with.
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