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    I attest to that. I never have and never will...

    I attest to that. I never have and never will use a plectrum. I don't have anything against them per se, but it just requires a new skill that I'm not willing to devote any time to. I have always...
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    What's the point? From the picture it looks as...

    What's the point? From the picture it looks as though the ukulele will fall if he lifts his right arm up. My strap costs around $80, the same as his approximately, but mine is made from leather...
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    I have to wonder if I'm the only one not really...

    I have to wonder if I'm the only one not really affected by the pandemic. I see a lot of headlines about how teenagers or this-or-that population is coping with it all. Maybe I am in a perpetual...
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    I've been prepping for all day--at least...

    I've been prepping for all day--at least intermittently. I made porridge, red beans and rice, and now pinto beans. I still don't understand the Covid mindset. People are buying a ton of instant...
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    I'm not going for sound whatsoever; I'm going for...

    I'm not going for sound whatsoever; I'm going for a string tension I like. I merely accept the pitch as the ukulele's natural voice at that tension. I like the E tuning for one tenor and the D# for...
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    A1: that re-entrant tuning. Linear tuning would...

    A1: that re-entrant tuning. Linear tuning would be G3 C4 E4 A4
    A2: for me and my tenors I like E4 A4 C#5 F#5 or down half a step to D G# C F, But I do that for a tension that will allow me bends...
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    It is important to find your own style. I...

    It is important to find your own style. I personally strum down with a loose fist but the ring finger is the primary strummer. Sometimes I will slightly alter it and other fingers some into the...
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    Hmmm...I think I am going to need to show some...

    Hmmm...I think I am going to need to show some restraint lest this message turn into a sloppy panegyric because my Tinguitar ukulele, hereafter referred to as Yorkie, is the apple of my eye.
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    I have one. What exactly do you wish to know?

    I have one. What exactly do you wish to know?
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    First of all, keep practicing. That overcomes...

    First of all, keep practicing. That overcomes all problems.

    Secondly, don't embrace consistency; it is kind of boring. Use the different fingers to exploit their individual sounds when you want...
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    and not to be disdained is the strap as an...

    and not to be disdained is the strap as an accessory in and of itself. It is a pleasure to look around for just the right strap so that your ukulele can hang and vibrate its music without your arms...
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    Listening to the greatest Black Sabbath album,...

    Listening to the greatest Black Sabbath album, Sabotage. That's how you can legitimate a Black Sabbath fan: if their favorite album isn't either Sabotage or Technical Ecstasy then they didn't grow...
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    ukulele blues, again

    Periodically, someone posts about learning to play blues. They usually get some unhelpful advice about you have to live the blues or something like that. However, I'd like to notify people that on...
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    I do have my Kamaka tuned gCEA out of respect for...

    I do have my Kamaka tuned gCEA out of respect for the tradition. However, I usually just ignore the G string and play my scales and modes and such on the other strings. Yet I am a bit curious now...
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    Which thumb are we talking about? Without...

    Which thumb are we talking about? Without knowing any of the variables involved in your situation, my uninformed opinion would be to stop doing what's hurting you. If we're talking about the thumb...
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    Sorry to keep you hanging, but I am still...

    Sorry to keep you hanging, but I am still privileged to be working and working over 12 hours a day. Anyway, I looked at what I have on my cigar box and right now I have Ernie Ball Earthwood strung...
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    For mine, I use Slinky strings.

    For mine, I use Slinky strings.
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    If the forum doesn't pay for itself, why don't...

    If the forum doesn't pay for itself, why don't you ask us to pay? I pay monthly fees to ukulele players I enjoy on Patreon, I would gladly pay for this forum as well. I can only speak for myself...
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    I've been working a lot lately but I just browsed...

    I've been working a lot lately but I just browsed the site and found several posts relating to cheap ukes. People seem to be thinking that cheap ukes are a different beast altogether and need...
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    Same here. I've been working 15+ hours a day,...

    Same here. I've been working 15+ hours a day, but today's my day off. I dropped by my local wine shoppe and was pleased to see that they are essential as well. I picked up a dozen local beers and...
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    I made a stew of sorts for my wife. It consisted...

    I made a stew of sorts for my wife. It consisted mainly of chicken thighs, red beans, and rice. She likes it. Happy wife, happy life. Because of that principle, I cannot play instruments late at...
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    This was Gawith Hoggarth twist. Keep me in mind...

    This was Gawith Hoggarth twist. Keep me in mind once and if you sell some pipes. I'm always in the market for a largish billiard made from decent ebauchon with any grain. To avoid the censure of...
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    What do I prefer? Linear by a long shot. But it...

    What do I prefer? Linear by a long shot. But it is a no-brainer to have one of each. I mainly have both tunings out of respect of the tradition. I occasionally use my re-entrant Kamaka just to...
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    Plus, when you're a uke player, everything...

    Plus, when you're a uke player, everything relates to the uke so that everything is germane and not off-topic. For example in my little uke thread I often mention my food because you have to eat in...
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    I too learnt the tonette as a child, although for...

    I too learnt the tonette as a child, although for us it was called a flutophone. And I can read music. I'd like to remind people in this thread that there are various levels of reading. For...
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