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    On this site as well as others that I belong to I...

    On this site as well as others that I belong to I try to let nothing bother me. Opinions, politics, religion, likes, dislikes, and so on. I just scan read and keep my finger on the delete button....
  2. As of the 5th of the month the strings had not...

    As of the 5th of the month the strings had not yet arrived. We departed Korat, Thailand, home, 0900 5 Oct. They should have arrived by the 9th of October and probably did and are waiting for us to...
  3. Tried first time 1997, age 59. Tried to play...

    Tried first time 1997, age 59. Tried to play electric for a little more than a year and quit. 2008/9 I tried again and found I had an injury to hand, thumb so I quite again. Last year, about August...
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    When playing in D Major Key with guitar tuned D ...

    When playing in D Major Key with guitar tuned D A D G B E the drone strings sound nice and full. However, what about when you play the other chords in the Key of D Major - Em F#m G A7 Bm C#m...
  5. Hi Jim. I do not know the technical stuff. I...

    Hi Jim. I do not know the technical stuff. I ordered from Strings and Beyond. I searched their site for guitalele strings and two chocies came up. One for the standard
    A set and one for the E set....
  6. No one need reply. Ordered strings a few minutes...

    No one need reply. Ordered strings a few minutes ago from Strings and Beyond. Fast friendly service. Ordered the e set.
  7. Yamaha Guitalele GL1 needs strings e, a, d, g, b, e

    I have probably been told the answer already and forgot, so, that is the way with us old ones. So anyhow, please give me the e-mail link to buy guitelele strings on line. I am looking to change from...
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    I recently purchased a Yamaha GL1 Guitalele. I...

    I recently purchased a Yamaha GL1 Guitalele. I was about about to trash it because when I reach for the 5th and 6th strings my fingers were to short and fat to fret clearly. I also have a mushroom...
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    Thanks to both of you. You guys are great. Now...

    Thanks to both of you. You guys are great. Now off to practice. Thank you.
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    I tried playing yesterday in drop D tuning and it...

    I tried playing yesterday in drop D tuning and it sounded great. Very full and mellow. Now that brings up a question. If I continue to play the chord shapes for the key of D but I capo on the 2nd...
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    An another alternate, relative to ampeep's post,...

    An another alternate, relative to ampeep's post, I have a classical that I tune strings 5 and 6 as drone strings. Really, it's simply just tuning the 6th string to drop D. The result is DAD for...
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    Warp or Not

    I have a Yamaha CS40 Classical Guitar and I want to remove strings 5 and 6 and play it as one would a baritone ukulele or tenor guitar tuned D G B E. Will the removal of two strings cause the neck...
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    Ukulele Instrumentals on CD?

    Looking for ukulele instrumentals on ukulele recored on CD's. No vocals and very little struming. Just nice chord melodies and or fingersltyle playing of nice popular music or old favorites. Is there...
  14. I use D'addario classical strings on My Kala...

    I use D'addario classical strings on My Kala baritone. Strings 5, 4, 3, 2. I do not use the E,e strings. At first the sound was too hard and short. I tuned down 3 half steps and it sounds fine with...
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    I live in Thailand. A very humid and hot country....

    I live in Thailand. A very humid and hot country. All of my ukuleles and guitars hang on the wall in a bedroom that is air condtioned 80 percent of the time or more. At times it still feels...
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    From what I have seen and learned on ukulele in...

    From what I have seen and learned on ukulele in my short time on ukulele is that the only time one uses only the thumb for everything is chord melodies. Otherwise all of the above information is...
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    I have Mike Lynchs books 1 - 3 of chord melody's....

    I have Mike Lynchs books 1 - 3 of chord melody's. I reallly like chord melodies. Since I know basic chords well I can play a single note melody on string one and two and with little effort fill in...
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    Fingerpicking beyond beginner

    I have only been playing baritone ukulele since Sep 17, however, I am already bored with learning fingerpicking patterns from u tube. I want some more advanced and better sounding licks.

    Can...
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    I have played a varity of instruments over the...

    I have played a varity of instruments over the years from 10 years of age to now 80. Clarinet, Sax, Accordion, Guitar, Piano. Almost good on clarinet and sax. Failure on accordion. Almost pro level...
  20. CGDA tuning for Tenor or Baritone Ukulele

    I want to try tuning in 5ths on either my Tenor or Baritone. Are there string sets available for such tuning? Where would they be available.
  21. I do not have much choice. I live in Thailand and...

    I do not have much choice. I live in Thailand and most shops do not speak English. Same with music teachers. And as to be expected, they do not carry all of the items one might want. A good example, ...
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    You are right Jim. I did some experimenting and...

    You are right Jim. I did some experimenting and measuring and I think I have discovered the scale and nut width I can deal with. I can play without too much trouble a 17 inch to 22 inch scale. 20...
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    String Sacing to Tight - next step up

    When one is playing a six string instrument, in this case a guitalele, and the spacing between the strings seems to small for ones hands, moving up, what is the next choice of six string instrument,...
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    How do you save it? It is too large to print?...

    How do you save it? It is too large to print? Please provide link. Thank you

    you are correct: I am not computer lite - daahhh I realy have a hard time with computers.
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    Thank you, Bill. It is a lot clearer now. Since...

    Thank you, Bill. It is a lot clearer now. Since September 2017 I went from guitar to playing baritone ukulele tuned DGBE. Then added tenor ukulele tuned GCEA in May and July 30 I received my...
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