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  1. Welcome to UU Ukalena, yes I lived in Palo Alto...

    Welcome to UU Ukalena, yes I lived in Palo Alto for about 15 years, though it’s been a while now. A lot of good memories of the place, San Gregorio, HMB, etc...
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    Trees.....

    Trees.....
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    Exercise.....

    Exercise.....
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    Another tip is to: left hand...

    Another tip is to:
    left hand squeeze...strum...release...pause, etc a bit like reggae style.
    That way you are putting pressure on your fingers only say 30% of the time, a marked reduction.
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    Very warm welcome to UU, LadyShamen, thatís a...

    Very warm welcome to UU, LadyShamen, thatís a nice ukulele.

    My advice (if thatís ok) would be to get a one hour private lesson per week if you can afford it. ItĎll really help you to stay...
  6. Thread: La Di Doh

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    What a great song, well done mate! -ahh, no that...

    What a great song, well done mate!
    -ahh, no that Ďs another one I just have to learn!
    Thanks for the motivation.

    Your song reminded me of this one, that you may know....
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    Y’all.....

    Y’all.....
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    I ‘got’ it about a year ago. My advice would be...

    I ‘got’ it about a year ago. My advice would be to use your trusty metronome, and set it SLOW.
    Aim to complete the cycle of three strums in 9 seconds.
    Yes nine seconds.
    Slow motion, count maybe 4...
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    Cigarette.....

    Cigarette.....
  10. Another idea is to look at the fretboard like a...

    Another idea is to look at the fretboard like a road map, you start here, here or alternatively here (all same notes, some an octave apart) and you move to here, a direction, a distance and with this...
  11. I bought a Donner ukulele bass about eight months...

    I bought a Donner ukulele bass about eight months ago and love it. I already play the mandolin by ear so I just tuned it like a mandolin (GDAE, well actually it’s CGDA) that is, in fifths and I can...
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    The general rule for pain is stop. There are...

    The general rule for pain is stop.
    There are some types of pain and stiffness that just show that you’re working well, but if in doubt you definitely stop.
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    Here’s an exercise for you guys: Play a full...

    Here’s an exercise for you guys:

    Play a full chord, for example a full C major (all four strings are fretted -5433) as you would normally play it.
    Now play the C major WITHOUT your thumb.
    I use...
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    If you have two dimes in your pocket, hold them...

    If you have two dimes in your pocket, hold them together and place at the 12th fret.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dime_(United_States_coin)

    That’s about the right string height. Though some...
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    I’m no ukulele expert but it does sound to me...

    I’m no ukulele expert but it does sound to me like the strings are tuned a tone or tone and a half lower than manufacturers recommended. I like the sound, and it’s a nice song, well sung.
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    Metronome, definitely, or better still, a drum...

    Metronome, definitely, or better still, a drum machine, one that has at least one boom among the clicks. But also one that wont let you waste time trying to program a new beat into it.

    Ghost...
  17. Thanks Steve and John, it’s nice to be here! :)

    Thanks Steve and John, it’s nice to be here! :)
  18. Greetings from a little village in the South of France

    Hello!
    I’ve just recently joined Ukulele Underground and want to wish everyone, ‘bonne continuation’ as they say over here.

    I ‘started’ when I was about thirty and I’m now sixty, playing guitar,...
  19. Nicely played Keonepax and great singing too. ...

    Nicely played Keonepax and great singing too.
    -hey, and you could get these beer companies to pay you big bucks for the product placements.
    What do you think?

    I’m going to have to try and learn...
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