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  1. I have one student who plays a left handed...

    I have one student who plays a left handed guitar, but he was already playing before he came to take lessons from me, so we didn't switch back. He says it's just like looking in the mirror, but we...
  2. Thread: Stealin'

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    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune. ...

    Jenny Whiteley does a super job of this tune.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjGYH_vitY

    And here's The Memphis Jug Band with Will Shade:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfD-HBBtZU
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    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as...

    My son uses the thumb, bird and ring fingers as well when he's picking acoustic guitar. I figure that's because when he plays his Tele, he holds a flat pick with his thumb and index and picks with...
  4. Thread: Strap pins

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    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd...

    I don't have heel pins on all of my ukes, but I'd like to have a pin at the bass (butt) of my ukes.
  5. Thread: Strap pins

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    Strap pins

    I'll never understand why ukuleles come with no strap pin installed. While it is possible to strum open first position chords without a strap, any up the neck closed chords or chord melody playing...
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    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of...

    No problem. It's always nice to have a couple of variations.
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    Here's a link to the chords I use: ...

    Here's a link to the chords I use: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?139935-Smile-(though-your-heart-is-breaking)-by-Charlie-Chaplin

    For my students, I include this:
    C-0003 ...
  8. Thread: Concertinas?

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    I got a Trinity College English concertina about...

    I got a Trinity College English concertina about a decade ago. It was just under $300, the least expensive English (same note on push and pull) style I could find. The Anglos (diatonic in one or...
  9. Thread: Concertinas?

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    I haven't seen the Swan 1040, but I'll keep my...

    I haven't seen the Swan 1040, but I'll keep my eye open for one.
    The Hohner Chrometta 10 hole is close to $180 in Canada. Is there a cheaper model? Is this the one you mean?

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  10. Thread: Concertinas?

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    I doubt you'll find a chromatic harmonica that's...

    I doubt you'll find a chromatic harmonica that's any good for much under $100.
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    Harmonicas are no longer cheap instruments. In...

    Harmonicas are no longer cheap instruments. In the early sixties a Marine Band (the only diatonic harp worth playing at the time) cost about two bucks. There is quite a variety of harps available...
  12. Very impressive. I love this chord melody style...

    Very impressive. I love this chord melody style and you do it so well Brenda.
  13. How long a scale would that be? It seems pretty...

    How long a scale would that be? It seems pretty light for a bass uke. Many players use a .105 for the low E on a standard P bass (34" scale length). Do they feel really loose?
  14. I would have thought that steel strings would...

    I would have thought that steel strings would have to be very thick in order to get down into bass range on a uke. . . unless you had some kind of pedal that would drop the tone an octave.
    I...
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    An Aspiring Reso-Uker?

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    Maggie and I had our 3 year old grandson, Mickey, for a sleepover last weekend and he seemed fascinated with the reso-uke. He had an unorthodox style, but was singing Abiyoyo.
  16. I really thought that Pete was gonna smash that...

    I really thought that Pete was gonna smash that nice little uke at the end of the song.
  17. But the sax, flute, clarinet. . . cannot play...

    But the sax, flute, clarinet. . . cannot play chords at all. The piano can't bend notes. All instruments have their limitations. What is the definition of "a proper instrument"? A violinist can't...
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    I have a uke beside my computer that I use to...

    I have a uke beside my computer that I use to play along with Youtube videos. . . I sit on a pressed back chair for this. I also have a uke beside my recliner that I use to amuse myself during...
  19. Thread: Cartoon

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    Have you ever tasted "calorie free" anything that...

    Have you ever tasted "calorie free" anything that tasted good? The calories are what makes them taste so great.
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    A very common progression is C to Am to F to G7. ...

    A very common progression is C to Am to F to G7. In the key of C, the G7 will fit most places where a G is called for.

    Many old pop and rock & roll songs used this progression.
    -Make a C...
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    Irwin banjolele

    This seems like a very reasonable price for a banjolele that is playable and has a acceptable sound. Has anyone tried them? Are they any good?
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  22. But if you want a girlfriend, remember that...

    But if you want a girlfriend, remember that lacquer is NOT the same thing as shellac:
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    I live in Port Hope, a small town about half way...

    I live in Port Hope, a small town about half way along the north shore of Lake Ontario.

    This is looking up Walton Street (our main street) in Port Hope, Ontario a couple of months ago.
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    It is also available with 5 slots cut in the...

    It is also available with 5 slots cut in the saddle and, I believe with eight slots for a mandolin banjo.

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    117868 Here's an old SS Stewart tenor banjo...

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    Here's an old SS Stewart tenor banjo that I have strung with nylon strings and tuned f,Bb,D,G with a capo at the 2nd fret, making it gCEA. I like it a lot. It's sharing the couch with...
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