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  1. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    This was my experience. I had a (new) S1 that I...

    This was my experience. I had a (new) S1 that I liked very much, but when I got a (newish) S2 it was even much better than that, particularly with fingerpicking.
  2. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    Regarding the street master, I'd love to know if...

    Regarding the street master, I'd love to know if they actually apply the finish in an intentional design to mimic wear, or if it's just that the finish is very thin so there are random lighter spots....
  3. Thread: Muting Question

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    Thanks for this, I hadn’t thought of this...

    Thanks for this, I hadn’t thought of this possibility. I don’t think I have good enough control to do this effectively yet, but at some point it would be great to be able to, I can see why it would...
  4. Thread: Muting Question

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    Thanks so much, that's very helpful. I'm thinking...

    Thanks so much, that's very helpful. I'm thinking that using this technique might work well enough if there are 0, 1 or 2 open strings. With 3 open strings I'd think it might not really work much, I...
  5. Thread: Muting Question

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    Muting Question

    Hello, I’m trying to learn the song On the Sunny Side of the Street from a video by Cynthia Lin (see the video link below) and I have a question.

    The part that I can’t figure out is how she is...
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    I have a T1K, it was the first all solid, “nice”...

    I have a T1K, it was the first all solid, “nice” ukulele I bought and I absolutely love it. Like you, I identified it as the uke I wanted and saved for it. Before I bought it, I noticed that it is...
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    I’m resting the lower bout on my thigh. I found a...

    I’m resting the lower bout on my thigh. I found a video of James Hill holding a soprano this way as an example, you can see it well right at the beginning of the video:
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    Sitting position when playing a soprano

    Hello, I’m not sure if anyone would be able to answer this question, but I thought I’d give it a try.

    When I play my soprano, I’ve always sat down and used my strumming forearm to pin the uke...
  9. Does switching between different sizes of Ukes slow progress?

    Hello, I’ve been playing for almost two years now, and I’m trying to improve as much as I can. I regularly play two sizes, Tenor and Soprano, and I was wondering if splitting up my practice time...
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    Thanks everyone for the advice. I don’t use a...

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I don’t use a strap, but I’ve tried what Uncle Rod Higuchi suggested and it definitely helps compared to what I had been doing.
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    Chord Change Question

    Hello, I’ve been having trouble with a particular chord change for a while now and haven’t been able to figure it out so I thought I’d ask the experts.

    The chord change I’m talking about is E...
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    Clawhammer Question

    Hello, I’ve recently started to learn the very basics of Clawhammer Ukulele and have a question.

    When I use my index finger to play the melody note (the “Bum” in “Bum Ditty”) it’s...
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    Most of the time is practicing strumming...

    Most of the time is practicing strumming techniques, switching chords, fingerpicking patterns, and recently I’ve started working on fingerpicking scales. I have a few chord progressions I usually...
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    Splitting Up My Practice Routine

    Hello, I started playing the Ukulele about a year and a half ago. I’ve had a pretty steady practice routine where Ive made an effort to practice pretty much everyday, usually around 45 minutes or so....
  15. Finger placement when fingerpicking a melody

    Hello, I’ve been working on learning how to fingerpick, and I’ve run into a problem. Fingerpicking patterns and arpeggios are going fine and make sense to me. The problem is when I try to...
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    Thank you everyone for the info, I appreciate...

    Thank you everyone for the info, I appreciate your help.
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    How to position my fretting hand

    Hello, I'm new to the Uke, and I have a question about changing positions with my fretting hand.

    As a very simple example of what I'm asking about, when I'm fretting, say, a C7 (0001) chord,...
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    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Thanks for the responses everyone.
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    What do you consider to be “the basics”?

    I know this is a pretty subjective question, so I’m just looking to hear some opinions.

    I’m a beginner with the Ukulele, and I think that the best way for me to learn would be to focus on...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I guess its possible,...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I guess its possible, though the area I live in is not particularly humid. I'll pay more attention to the humidity level though and see if I notice anything.
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    Ukulele strings losing volume?

    Hello,
    I’m a total beginner so please bear with me if this is a dumb question.
    I got my first Ukulele about two weeks ago. It’s a Soprano with Nylon strings, just a cheap beginners Ukulele but...
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