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  1. Thread: Points to ponder

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    Well said, Nickie. Having the right attitude,...

    Well said, Nickie. Having the right attitude, and being able to put things into perspective, are both essential life skills. The third essential skill is having a good sense of humor. When the...
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    Very nice playing, emux. Thanks for sharing this...

    Very nice playing, emux. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Jan
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    You don’t need to learn a ton of miscellaneous...

    You don’t need to learn a ton of miscellaneous music theory to play songs without tabs. You just need to learn how to read music notation (i.e. the black dots on the page). First you need to know...
  4. Wow, Tim! Both songs are impressive, especially...

    Wow, Tim! Both songs are impressive, especially Koki Beach Concerto. Koki would make a great theme song for a movie or TV show. Well done!

    Jan
  5. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    [QUOTE=ksiegel;2235030]I was going to say "They...

    [QUOTE=ksiegel;2235030]I was going to say "They are all in this list"... But I guess your answer is correct, also. (g)

    Yet another correct answer is that for each of the seven words in the list,...
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    Your voice was perfect for this one, John. Well...

    Your voice was perfect for this one, John. Well done!

    Jan
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    Welcome back, Mike. It’s always good to have...

    Welcome back, Mike. It’s always good to have another Oregonian on board. :-)

    Jan
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    You’ll also want to make sure you are tuning the...

    You’ll also want to make sure you are tuning the strings to the correct octave.
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    I’m a big fan of Levy’s straps too. They are an...

    I’m a big fan of Levy’s straps too. They are an excellent value for the money. For me, owning a Levy strap is like owning a piece of home, because they are made in Nova Scotia, where I was born. ...
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    When my eye caught the title of your latest...

    When my eye caught the title of your latest video, I just knew the song would be perfect for your voice and singing style. And it was! Very, very nice. And, like BillM, I also loved the subtle...
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    This is not an all-in-one chord chart, but it...

    This is not an all-in-one chord chart, but it does show you the different variations of a specified chord as you move up the neck. Simple select a particular chord, then continue to click the arrow...
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    Lovely waltzes, Herman, and nicely played. I...

    Lovely waltzes, Herman, and nicely played. I thinks yours is the first mini-concert I’ve ever seen where the performer was sitting on top of a pile of wood chips. I must also commend the superb...
  13. Based on the photo, it looks like (a) you strum...

    Based on the photo, it looks like (a) you strum with your index finger, (b) your index finger is at an almost 90 degree angle to the strings. Try bending the knuckle of that finger a little more so...
  14. Haven’t heard that one in a long time. Well...

    Haven’t heard that one in a long time. Well done, Chelle!

    Jan
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    I highly recommend Mike Lynch’s Chord Melody...

    I highly recommend Mike Lynch’s Chord Melody Collection. There are five volumes containing many familiar tunes, all available in pdf format for email delivery. The link below will take you to a...
  16. Thread: Song Title Game

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    A Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney

    A Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney
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    I’m fascinated by folk songs from any country, so...

    I’m fascinated by folk songs from any country, so I enjoyed the Japanese ones that you present in your videos. Nice arrangements, well played, Ondrej!

    Jan
  18. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Old Dan’s Records - Gordon Lightfoot

    Old Dan’s Records - Gordon Lightfoot
  19. Thread: Long stalls.

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    It continues to happen to me, on a fairly new...

    It continues to happen to me, on a fairly new iPad Air with the current version of Safari. I love the UU Forum, but the site stalls repeatedly, and the required process each time — “quit Safari,...
  20. Thread: Song Title Game

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    I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby - Jimmy...

    I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby - Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
  21. Thread: Song Title Game

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    What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

    What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
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    That was lovely! A really nice arrangement, well...

    That was lovely! A really nice arrangement, well played. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Jan
  23. Thread: Song Title Game

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    I’ll Follow The Sun - The Beatles

    I’ll Follow The Sun - The Beatles
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    There are physical exercises you could probably...

    There are physical exercises you could probably employ to stretch and warm up your strumming hand and wrist, but you can also get there by focusing on your strumming by itself — no fretting, no...
  25. Welcome to the UU Forum, Clara, and...

    Welcome to the UU Forum, Clara, and congratulations on your first ukulele. I think you’ll find that your guitar experience will be tremendously helpful. Enjoy the journey!

    Jan
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