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    Seven is old enough to learn the value of money...

    Seven is old enough to learn the value of money and having a budget. It’s a great opportunity for that too! I’ve not yet been able to visit a music shop since my ukulele interest began. It’s...
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    Let us know how it goes and have fun!

    Let us know how it goes and have fun!
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    I love this!! But yes, if visiting a shop is...

    I love this!!

    But yes, if visiting a shop is an option for you it will be an adventure for the child and they’ll be more invested in playing if they choose themselves! :)
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    For anyone who is interested I've just come...

    For anyone who is interested I've just come across a ten day chord melody challenge on youtube. Not sure how to do links but it's called:

    #ChordMelodyChallenge - Day 1 - How to play the Melody &...
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    Steedy, that is an excellent post and one I’m...

    Steedy, that is an excellent post and one I’m going to print out and practice while watching tv, thank you!

    I’m fortunate that I can use my voice while strumming which doesn’t upset my family but...
  6. Thread: D chord

    by NewLele
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    Perhaps it depends how bendy your fingers are to...

    Perhaps it depends how bendy your fingers are to begin with. A bit like exercising without warming up.

    My fingers are very bendy after 30 years of touch typing and I’m surprised I can achieve all...
  7. There’s a thread called Chord Melody Lessons in...

    There’s a thread called Chord Melody Lessons in the ukulele tips section linking to videos explaining how to construct. I found them easy to understand and fascinating.
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    I think Ms Bean suggested that positioning above....

    I think Ms Bean suggested that positioning above. I’m blown away by how many different ways there are to get the same result! Such a versatile instrument. I’m on about week 7 and every day learning...
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    Thank you for posting these videos! As a newbie...

    Thank you for posting these videos! As a newbie they’ve really helped me understand chord melody. I had a lightbulb moment watching them :)

    I can’t find the pdf download link. Please may you post...
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    Beginner here. My G chord looks like that too but...

    Beginner here. My G chord looks like that too but is getting more relaxed the more I practice.

    I’ve seen videos where the player is holding down three strings on one fret with their index finger...
  11. That is a beautiful song! How lovely �� ...

    That is a beautiful song! How lovely ��

    Hopefully someone experienced can help you. I can find the ukulele chords with an internet search. What about finding a piano version and applying it to...
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    That is absolutely beautiful Kenn! Right up my...

    That is absolutely beautiful Kenn! Right up my street :)

    Many of the beginner videos show the same repetitive strum and I don’t want to get stuck doing the same strum for every song. I like how...
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    Thank you very much Clear! That is very helpful...

    Thank you very much Clear! That is very helpful :) I’m still struggling with different strumming patterns so I think I’ll get a metronome app and slow it right down. Perhaps I’m trying to run before...
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    That would be wonderful! And I’m sure helpful to...

    That would be wonderful! And I’m sure helpful to lots of people as I can’t see anyone else on YouTube doing it! The nearest I saw was a cam clipped to the fretboard to show chords but not looking...
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    Lots of food for thought Ms Bean, thank you! At...

    Lots of food for thought Ms Bean, thank you! At first, all the different styles seem daunting but it’s also more choice to find your own preferences I’m guessing!

    I just need to do lots of...
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    Thank you Ms Bean :) I'm definitely liking the...

    Thank you Ms Bean :) I'm definitely liking the trip so far!

    The first thing I learnt when I got my uke was happy birthday (for a family member) but I didn't know it was called fingerpicking then!...
  17. Thread: How to chunk

    by NewLele
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    I have the same squeaky problem sometimes when...

    I have the same squeaky problem sometimes when I'm changing chords (like my fingers are sticking to the strings) so I'm looking forward to the answers you get AviBass!

    Cynthia Lin's videos are...
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    Thanks AviBass :) Quarantine has been hard but...

    Thanks AviBass :)

    Quarantine has been hard but hopefully when we get out the other end some people will change their lives for the better. Work a little less, play a little more, appreciate the...
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    That's interesting Nickie, is that exactly how...

    That's interesting Nickie, is that exactly how you hold your index finger, supported by your thumb? And do you strum the strings with the side of your finger or the nail?

    Thank you for the video...
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    Thanks Chris :) They really are pretty...

    Thanks Chris :)

    They really are pretty immediate enjoyment! I’ve got 2 cocker poodle crosses. Ones a big lad at 30kg and more scared than my small girl of the thunder. Every time I stopped playing...
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    Thank you TopDog!

    Thank you TopDog!
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    Happy Side Effects

    Hello everyone, great forum!

    I’ve had my uke 3 weeks now and just wanted to share a few observations.

    My motivation for getting a uke was simply a new hobby but I’ve found some great side...
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