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  1. Literally anything. Which is probably why you're...

    Literally anything. Which is probably why you're not getting the answers you're hoping for.

    The luthier could have added an extra drop of glue to a brace or bent the sides in a hurricane or used...
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    Yes. It bugs the crap out of me! I just end up...

    Yes. It bugs the crap out of me! I just end up throwing it away. I've asked them not to send it, but their "great" customer service is deaf about certain things.

    I also have about 10 SW stickers...
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    Sold to a good home!

    Sold to a good home!
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    Like everything, it totally depends. Good lessons...

    Like everything, it totally depends. Good lessons are worth it. Bad lessons are not.

    Folks who I believe will give you a good lesson experience: Kevin Carroll, Matt Dahlberg, Aaron Crowell, to...
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    Bump. Bump. Bump.

    Bump. Bump. Bump.
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    You CAN do it with open chords, it's just not as...

    You CAN do it with open chords, it's just not as dramatic because you're muting less of the chord and some notes continue to ring. If you listen carefully, you can hear that this is the case here and...
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    FS: Vintage Kumalae Soprano

    I got this Kumalae soprano uke from a friend of my Grandma's. She found it in the closet and thought her dad bought it while he was in Pearl Harbor for the war (do the math...!). I haven't done much...
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    I don't play with picks, but I've spent lots of...

    I don't play with picks, but I've spent lots of time with great players who do. If they're any indication, thumbpicks are for going down. That's it.

    If you're attempting regular strumming, you...
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    I've never heard of this happening. If it doesn't...

    I've never heard of this happening. If it doesn't work, it's because the tuner sucks or you've got it clipped in a dead zone on the headstock.
  10. Just like anything else that's fragile and...

    Just like anything else that's fragile and requires care when handling. Don't leave it in the sun or in the car. Otherwise, nothing special. Humidity isn't a problem except that some fretboards will...
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    I think it's great to be content with what you...

    I think it's great to be content with what you have. There's far too much emphasis on acquiring "stuff" when it should really be about the music. I believe you also get more confident playing on one...
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    I don't know anything about the course, but maybe...

    I don't know anything about the course, but maybe I can offer some food for thought:

    The fact that he offers a guitalele course strikes me as a little strange. I'm surprised that there is enough...
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    Not familiar with that uke, but unless you can...

    Not familiar with that uke, but unless you can get a saddle from the factory, any aftermarket adjustments require sandpaper, a flat surface, patience, and a bone saddle blank bigger than you need....
  14. 1. Practice more 2. Start writing again 3....

    1. Practice more
    2. Start writing again
    3. Finish my first video course
    4. Decide on/arrange five new Hawaiian songs for an album
    5. Finish the fence around my property
  15. Thumb, index, middle nails peeking over the tip...

    Thumb, index, middle nails peeking over the tip of the finger 1-2mm. When looking at your hand, palm facing towards you, the nails slope slightly down to the right. Thumb goes the opposite way.

    A...
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    Poll: As a performer stuck at home most of the year, I...

    As a performer stuck at home most of the year, I barely bought any music gear in 2020, let alone a uke. In fact, it's crossed my mind several times to just sell my PA and start over when things are...
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    The entire "State of Hawaiʻi" is despicable (the...

    The entire "State of Hawaiʻi" is despicable (the government, not the place or people), but the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and what it stands for is probably the most offensive of all. They've...
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    Good lord. Giving away trips to Hawai'i in a...

    Good lord. Giving away trips to Hawai'i in a pandemic? That's pretty tasteless. Just STAY HOME, people!

    Ukes are starting to show up lots more places though. I'm starting to see them on Youtube...
  19. Router bits are cheap! Buy any uke you want and...

    Router bits are cheap! Buy any uke you want and add it yourself. (Joke)
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    Guess there's only one way to find out!...

    Guess there's only one way to find out! Fluorocarbon is usually bright. Do it! Trust your ears!
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    I wrote a bit about this here:...

    I wrote a bit about this here: https://liveukulele.com/lessons/techniques/octaves/. Cool hack that makes some things easier to visualize.

    Re: fretboard math, I've always thought this video is...
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    I think Loren probably gets the closest to the...

    I think Loren probably gets the closest to the root of the problem. A soprano by nature pushes the limits of low-G tuning. Here's some nerdy reading about why:...
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    Elite: Dangerous

    Been really loving this game and how complex it is. Any uke folks play who might want to form a wing for some adventures around 6-10pm HST?
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    1. Download this free bundle of scales:...

    1. Download this free bundle of scales: https://liveukulele.com/scales/.

    2. Sequence them: https://liveukulele.com/lessons/sequencing-scales/.

    3. Report back in five years. :cool:

    Force...
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    Thanks for the plug, Ed. This thread is an...

    Thanks for the plug, Ed. This thread is an interesting look into the mind of the collective uke conscious regarding something I'm always trying to teach better/more effectively.

    FWIW, as I've been...
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