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  1. Poll: It wasn't so much performing as it was people...

    It wasn't so much performing as it was people just being around while I made music. If someone actually pointed out the people to me, I think I'd puke.
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    Poll: Y: The Last Man ... but I digress ... I'm...

    Y: The Last Man ... but I digress ...

    I'm still learning more about being Filipino myself. I really don't know enough about my own heritage. If the ukulele is part of it, that would be...
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    It's easier said than done, but my goal with any...

    It's easier said than done, but my goal with any instrument is to make music come as naturally as humming a tune in my head. You may not believe the advice I got from some of the local jazz...
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    Poll: I'm Pinoy! Kind of ... born and raised in...

    I'm Pinoy! Kind of ... born and raised in Pennsylvania, but living in Kentucky now. I picked up the ukulele 'cause my parents got me one as a souvenir when they first "brought me home" to the...
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    "My Dog Has Fleas" of course ... but oh, man ......

    "My Dog Has Fleas" of course ... but oh, man ... the next one ... my Dad taught me "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" when I was a kid. But TECHNICALLY for the first couple of months, I thought he was...
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    Wow, did you just say "STARCRAFT"?!?!? I can...

    Wow, did you just say "STARCRAFT"?!?!?

    I can see the ceiling/barrier thing. The order I'm in is similar, but from another perspective - learning first position chords, learning strum patterns,...
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    It seems to me that the woods need a certain...

    It seems to me that the woods need a certain quality for the different parts. I don't build them nor have I researched it thoroughly so all this is just opinion.

    The body should be a hard wood...
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    I love this song too, but I'm just a strummer. ...

    I love this song too, but I'm just a strummer. Tabs turn me into a complete idiot, but they're fun to try. Also fun is trying to figure it out after getting an idea of the chord progressions.
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    old topic revisited?

    My low-G tenor was made by Tom Guy who goes by the name "Bluegrass Ukes." His specialty is the cigar box tenor which are sold primarily on e-bay. This video shows Tom playing one of his cigar...
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    That's good stuff! Thank you!

    That's good stuff! Thank you!
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    Louisville here! I'm close, but not so close...

    Louisville here! I'm close, but not so close that I could drop by on a whim.

    My experience has been a lot like Ernie's. If I hear one more person do a falsetto impression of Tiny Tim singing...
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    Tuning the ukulele

    I know I've seen electric tuners for guitars that give a visual indication that certain strings are on pitch. But are there any like these for the ukulele (specifically the GCEA tuning) or can the...
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    Contest? Okay, sure. And because I actually...

    Contest? Okay, sure.

    And because I actually DO care what people think of me ... I didn't register on this site just for the contest ... and I'll keep telling myself that until I learn how to...
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    Poll: Holy Ukulele, Batman!

    I'll play anything as well, but I started playing in church. I sing with a guitar ensemble and sometimes I'll play piano with them too.

    One weekend, my parents found my ukulele that I'd bought...
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    Thank you!

    Hi! I'm Jerome from Kentucky. I've been playing for almost two years. I'm a self taught strummer for the most part, but want to improve on picking technique and musicianship. The desire to get...
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