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  1. 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 fine on the C...
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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....
  7. 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 fingerpick...
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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 getting...
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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 it...
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