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  1. I learn instrumentals so I can play and improvise...

    I learn instrumentals so I can play and improvise without a score. I know about ten or twelve tunes I play without a chord sheet. Remembering lyrics is difficult. Once I know the chord progression...
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    2212221 is the answer you seek.

    2212221 is the answer you seek.
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    I can sing a bit, strum or pick and sing ok. When...

    I can sing a bit, strum or pick and sing ok. When playing bass I find vocals very difficult.
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    A good quality ukulele banjo is heavy, much...

    A good quality ukulele banjo is heavy, much heavier than a wooden uke. The pros who play banjulele regularly never use a strap.
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    Paddle Battle aka Pong. Two players held either...

    Paddle Battle aka Pong. Two players held either end of the foot long flat tube with rotary controls.
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    Economy of motion and thinking ahead.

    Economy of motion and thinking ahead.
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    If you are fretting with the ball of your...

    If you are fretting with the ball of your fingertip. Have good posture and hand position nails of normal length, behind the fingertip should be fine. No need to trim back to cause pain. That is...
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    I recommend Noah ukuleles from Matt Cohen in Uk....

    I recommend Noah ukuleles from Matt Cohen in Uk. Superb fit and finish. My spruce topped tenor plays like a dream. Excellent set up. I use Living Water strings from Ken Middleton, also UK.
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    Off topic but, which pintables do you own?

    Off topic but, which pintables do you own?
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    Ain

    Ain
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    Paddle battle.

    Paddle battle.
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    What's With the out of place characters in your...

    What's With the out of place characters in your post?
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    James Hill Peter Moss Andy Eastwood

    James Hill
    Peter Moss
    Andy Eastwood
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    All the chords are the same with low G linear...

    All the chords are the same with low G linear tuning. Re-entrant tuning gives a uke, especially the soprano it’s unique voice.
  15. Thread: Strumming

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    I can assure all new players you do not need...

    I can assure all new players you do not need force to strum. Good technique with a relaxed hand moving mainly from the wrist.
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    When working with bone ensure adequate...

    When working with bone ensure adequate ventilation and wear a mask.
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    5 string banjo is not a uke. If you wish to play...

    5 string banjo is not a uke. If you wish to play the five buy one.
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    I do all the above plus tapping and a bit of...

    I do all the above plus tapping and a bit of finger drumming. I call it “my style”. After 30 years of playing different stringed instruments, I let my right hand do what it wants whilst keeping good...
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    I once saw a very small person in the Paris...

    I once saw a very small person in the Paris underground.
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    Have sympathy for aspiring drummers.

    Have sympathy for aspiring drummers.
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    Press record then poodle about for a while. Try a...

    Press record then poodle about for a while. Try a few tunes you know well. Have a bit more poodle etc. Keep recording.
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    Try a violin bow.

    Try a violin bow.
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    I have a Noah spruce top tenor with built in...

    I have a Noah spruce top tenor with built in Fishman’s pickup. It is a beautiful instrument, well made and easy to play. I have strung it with Living Water low G. Matt Cohen is a good guy providing...
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    Hi Ken, I live in Billingham. I would appreciate...

    Hi Ken, I live in Billingham. I would appreciate the opportunity to visit and have a chat, perhaps with the prospect of buying your first tenor.
    Cheers
    Brian Grantham.
  25. It will be difficult to replicate the 5string...

    It will be difficult to replicate the 5string picking. Try sliding through the chords using a 3finger roll 4,1,3, 2, 1,3,4,1.
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