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    I would hate not to have put something in this...

    I would hate not to have put something in this week. I had a great time at Whitby for the two days I visited. Sessions and singarounds. In between there were domestic matters to attend to but I now...
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    Lots of scope there, Linda. Hope I can get...

    Lots of scope there, Linda. Hope I can get something in but it's Whitby Folk Week, one of the UK's big folk festivals and only just down the road (figuratively speaking). So I might be elsewhere some...
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    I've broken a string just once. I had tuned that...

    I've broken a string just once. I had tuned that particular uke (a soprano) up and down between GCEA and ADF#B a few times trying to decide which I preferred. I tuned it up to ADF#B once too often...
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    Are you thinking of a steel string or nylon...

    Are you thinking of a steel string or nylon string instrument?

    (Using nylon as a generic term for polymer strings)
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    This is a sailor's song about coming home at the...

    This is a sailor's song about coming home at the end of a voyage. It's a forbitter, not a shanty. A forbitter is a song sung by sailors for entertainment during their recreation time whereas a shanty...
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    Something different from my previous song. An old...

    Something different from my previous song. An old Elvis number.

    https://youtu.be/HFMFCYOOCFU
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    When you add your pinky to third fret, your...

    When you add your pinky to third fret, your actually playing a Dsus4 chord. Sus2 & sus4 chords are useful for adding colour to an accompaniment.
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    You can upload images to the UU forum and post them here if you wish.
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    The 19th century was a time of migration when...

    The 19th century was a time of migration when millions of people left Europe for a new life often thousands of miles away. Sometimes the migration was forced, sometimes it was because conditions at...
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    Another song from ELO's Time Album. ...

    Another song from ELO's Time Album.

    https://youtu.be/rz21nn8RUfE
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    Sticky: There's another of the same title which I would...

    There's another of the same title which I would do in preference.
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    I've done this one before though this is a new...

    I've done this one before though this is a new recording just made today. It let's me get something up reasonably quickly while deciding what to do next.

    https://youtu.be/7Po7LnmhCAs
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    My guess is that you will have to download it,...

    My guess is that you will have to download it, then upload to YouTube so it can go on the playlist.
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    I have an Alic soprano which I keep in the car....

    I have an Alic soprano which I keep in the car. It's construction is similar to a Flea but it's much cheaper. They're sold by Risa in Germany. Current price is 55 Euros. I found it good value for...
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    Sticky: I'll go for 400 and see if I can think of an...

    I'll go for 400 and see if I can think of an appropriate theme.
  16. Thread: Open G

    by Tootler
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    GCEG is also open C and involves tuning the A...

    GCEG is also open C and involves tuning the A string Down a tone. A lot safer than tuning up 3 semitones and the reduction in tension is actually quite small.

    Edit to add, the only time I've had a...
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    With cheap strings, intonation can be a problem....

    With cheap strings, intonation can be a problem. You get the open string in tune and then when you fret it, it's off. If all the strings are off then setup needs investigating. If it's just one...
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    As I understand it, in the EU you pay VAT at the...

    As I understand it, in the EU you pay VAT at the rate for the country you buy the item from. I buy harmonicas and parts from Seydel in Germany and pay the German 19% rather than the UK 20% - until...
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    Here's a second from me. Some Bruce Springsteen....

    Here's a second from me. Some Bruce Springsteen.
    It doesn't explicitly mention dreams but the middle section is clearly a dream sequence - at least that's how I interpret it.
    ...
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    I wasn't sure I would get anything done this...

    I wasn't sure I would get anything done this week. With a combination of a bad cold and a busy time, I've missed two seasons, so I did want to get something in. Here's an old Bobby Darin song.
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    I've ordered uke leashes direct from Lori in the...

    I've ordered uke leashes direct from Lori in the USA and they've always arrived promptly. Her postal charges are very reaaonable too.

    Eagle Music are very good. I've got stuff from them too.
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    Believe it or not we do still have a functioning...

    Believe it or not we do still have a functioning post office. :p

    Thanks for the info. I'll check them out. I fancy trying them on one of my Brukos.
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    Are these available in the UK?

    Are these available in the UK?
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    Lindisfarne are a Tyneside Band (named after an...

    Lindisfarne are a Tyneside Band (named after an island off the Northumbrian Coast, famous for its religious associations, especially in the Saxon Era). They came to prominence in the 1970s and Lady...
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    Did our host mention The Carpenters? I do believe...

    Did our host mention The Carpenters? I do believe he did. Like Val, I found them too sickly sweet for my taste but they did a very good cover of this Tim Hardin song which I've been wanting an excuse...
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