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    Sponge Bob - Campfire Song...

    Sponge Bob - Campfire Song

    Pretty basic, and you can play it without the capo. (of course, I don't sing, so I guess you'd have to sing lower, too)

    I'm a blues guy, you could teach them a simple...
  2. Thread: Stale Peanuts?

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    I'm actually dragging this thing out to the car...

    I'm actually dragging this thing out to the car tomorrow! Not sure I'll have time to play it with my schedule tomorrow, but it will be there.

    I've got the intonation quite nice on it. Compensated...
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    I might add that sometimes you can create your...

    I might add that sometimes you can create your own "wrongness". If what you're playing doesn't sound right to YOU, or you simply can't play what they're asking you to play... experiment with...
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    I'd do that, but I already have a handful of...

    I'd do that, but I already have a handful of spare nuts. I just checked, the ones I have already have shallow slots in them. But, the slots are indeed spaced closer together and inboard of where they...
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    This one will live in the back seat of my...

    This one will live in the back seat of my driver's ed car. It came with a nice padded case. I may even use it!

    Playing with the setup, I'm coming to the conclusion that these are probably quality...
  6. Thread: Stale Peanuts?

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    Low G is good. I really like the sound of this...

    Low G is good.

    I really like the sound of this wound Low G string, but I remember what I don't like. The noise is makes when you slide across it. I'll leave it for a while, but I don't I'll keep...
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    Color me happy. Uke showed up about 5:30pm,...

    Color me happy.

    Uke showed up about 5:30pm, and it IS a Concert scale!

    It's not perfect. There's a spot where the green paint is thin and you can see black under it. Inside is VERY sloppy with...
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    Yeah, I saw that, too. Hoping I get a Concert!...

    Yeah, I saw that, too. Hoping I get a Concert! They have another listing for a Soprano, and you can tell in the photos that they are different. This one is fretted for a Concert scale in the photos....
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    I've downloaded a couple different apps, but...

    I've downloaded a couple different apps, but haven't played with them much. I find it too hard to focus on the small screen while I'm playing. Might actually be easier to do that in the car, since my...
  10. Thread: Stale Peanuts?

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    Stale Peanuts?

    So, I picked up my Waterman soprano today to give it one more chance to be useful. I didn't even really care if it sounded "good". I just wanted to throw it in the back of the car (I'm a driving...
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    I'm no expert, but... if you want to tune to...

    I'm no expert, but... if you want to tune to GDAE, and standard tuning is GCEA... you'd benefit from rearranging some strings.

    You've got a G, E and A string, just switch the A and E strings. Now,...
  12. Thread: your 1st song

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    It is. I didn't really know what it was about...

    It is. I didn't really know what it was about until years after I'd fallen in love with it. But, it's a fun and snappy tune... to be such a dark song written about such a sad event.
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    Boomtown Rats - "I don't like Mondays"...

    Boomtown Rats - "I don't like Mondays"
    https://scorpexuke.com/I_Dont_Like_Mondays

    It had fairly easy chords, and I always liked the song.
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    Mmmm... tasty jazz chords. :) I think my...

    Mmmm... tasty jazz chords. :)

    I think my biggest mistake was not practicing enough. Since COVID hit, I've been trying to pick up the uke at least once every day, even if it's just for 10 minutes....
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    I'm a beginner who's been playing for 10 years......

    I'm a beginner who's been playing for 10 years... what Bill said!

    Keep playing. Keep learning. Have fun with it. Go where it takes you.
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    YES, you can use your middle finger. Whichever...

    YES, you can use your middle finger. Whichever finger works!

    In fact, if you can keep two fingers straight, you can make some really cool "jazz chords".

    I learned this from a Glen Rose video....
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    This is one of my favorite things:...

    This is one of my favorite things:
    https://ukebuddy.com/chord-namer

    You can use it to look up chords, and scales and such... but, the "namer" might be useful for you. Figure out what strings you...
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    I've seen pictures of these devices, but never...

    I've seen pictures of these devices, but never seen one in person or played with it.

    Other options could be similar to above. Open tuning combined with simple barre chords, like one finger across...
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    Playing just 7 chords is better than nothing, but...

    Playing just 7 chords is better than nothing, but seems it would be very limiting.

    Have you considered strumming with your left hand and fretting with your right? Makes my brain hurt just thinking...
  20. Thread: Dumping Weight

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    Losing/managing weight is simple math. It's not...

    Losing/managing weight is simple math. It's not always easy to ACHIEVE, but it's simple math. Calories in, calories out.

    So, you're on the right track. Sensible eating. You don't have to starve...
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    Well, you guys inspired me to spend an hour or so...

    Well, you guys inspired me to spend an hour or so playing with this thing again. I made another saddle piece. This time from a proper saddle blank. Basically remade the wooden one that I made, but...
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    I was kind of thinking that some kind of support...

    I was kind of thinking that some kind of support like that could have been the original production solution to the problem. I could try playing what notion myself. But, the sound hole on this thing...
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    Yes, they're cheap. And Kala knows how to make a...

    Yes, they're cheap. And Kala knows how to make a GOOD cheap uke. My first uke was a $40 Makala tenor.

    Yes, they're designed to be tossed around and to get wet without damage. None of that is the...
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    You might be onto something! What it probably...

    You might be onto something!

    What it probably comes down to is that they hired engineers with no musical/luthier experience to effectively make a plastic copy of one of their existing designs....
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    I tend to agree. They put a lot of engineering...

    I tend to agree. They put a lot of engineering into this thing. It's got molded fan bracing, a necked sound hole that is probably some kind of resonator enhancement to improve volume (which it DOES...
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