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    One thing I love about playing my 8-string ukes...

    One thing I love about playing my 8-string ukes is that they sound really good and don't get lost in the mix when I'm playing with acoustic guitars. That high C string really cuts through.

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    Yes! When it comes to chord charts, my experience...

    Yes! When it comes to chord charts, my experience is that the internet is rarely correct. And even more rarely correct and complete.

    I use a large iPad Pro with the unrealbook app, and make all...
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    A Christmas Prayer - The Poorhouse Pickers

    At this point, I'm more of a Seasoninta Alum then an actual Seasonista, but I'd like to share this song anyway, because it was originally written for the 149th Season of the Ukulele, and it was...
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    I bought a used Roland AC-60 for $250 7 or 8...

    I bought a used Roland AC-60 for $250 7 or 8 years ago, and I love it. Brand new, they're out of your price range, if if you're lucky like me, your can find one second-hand for a reasonable price.
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  5. Thread: Tenor Guitar

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    There was a time when "0" was actually the...

    There was a time when "0" was actually the largest size! Maybe you should look at a vintage Martin 5-15T.

    The much cheaper Ibanez AVT1 uses a 2 body size, in between the 0 and the 5.

    - FiL
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    New Thanksgiving Song

    There aren't a whole lot of Thanksgiving songs out there, so when a friend recently challenged me to write one, I jumped on it. This is called "Let's Give Thanks (It's Thanksgiving Day)". Listen...
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    Yes. The post a lot of tutorials of the songs in...

    Yes. The post a lot of tutorials of the songs in their songbooks.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/MorristownUkeJam

    - FiL
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    A quick look at it, and there are a few missed...

    A quick look at it, and there are a few missed opportunities.

    Of course, uke-specific patches would have been nice. I don't know many trumpet, sax, or upright bass players looking for...
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    In addition to the narrow neck, which will make...

    In addition to the narrow neck, which will make some ukulele chords hard to play, the mando-banjo is make for metal strings. If you put ukulele strings on it, it will probably be much quieter. The...
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    New Jersey Uke Fest: Aug. 23-25, 2019

    This year's New Jersey Uke Fest, presented by The Folk Project, will feature Daniel Ward and Heidi Swedberg, Gerald Ross, Rachel Manke, and Christopher Davis-Shannon.

    We'll have two nights of...
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    Very cool! - FiL

    Very cool!

    - FiL
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    I bought one off of reverb for a decent price a...

    I bought one off of reverb for a decent price a year or so ago, and it has become my go-to uke for playing plugged in (which is how I mostly play). My only real complaint is that it is fairly heavy...
  13. Thread: Yo from NJ

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    Welcome! - FiL

    Welcome!

    - FiL
  14. When the marketing department gets involved. :) ...

    When the marketing department gets involved. :)

    When it comes to borderline or hybrid instruments, there are virtually no technical specifications defining instruments. I'm mostly comes down to...
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    If you want to "create a more complex sound",...

    If you want to "create a more complex sound", stick with the high C string. It is my favorite part of the 8-string sound.

    - FiL
  16. Thread: Hello from NJ!

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    Welcome! Hope to see you at the NJ Uke Fest in...

    Welcome! Hope to see you at the NJ Uke Fest in August!

    - FiL
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    If you want a "twangy" acoustic guitar, you...

    If you want a "twangy" acoustic guitar, you probably want something with steel strings. There ain't no twang in a classical guitar.

    - FiL
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    Michael, One thing you can do to improve SEO...

    Michael,

    One thing you can do to improve SEO is to change the <title> tag in the <head> section on your homepage to say "Goat Rock Ukulele" instead of "home".

    Another thing you can do is add...
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    There are lots of threads here about tablets. ...

    There are lots of threads here about tablets. I'm a Windows and Android guy, but for music charts, I prefer an iPad (actually a larger iPad Pro these days).

    The first question you have to ask...
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    Yes, with the right strings, you can tune any...

    Yes, with the right strings, you can tune any tenor guitar to DGBE. That's how I have my Blueridge tenor guitar tuned. Keep in mind however, that most tenor guitars have very narrow nuts and longer...
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    Correct, you don't need iTunes. with...

    Correct, you don't need iTunes. with Dropbox/unrealbook. (Same for OnSong, I think.)

    Come and say hi at the NJ Uke Fest!

    - FiL
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    I know you said you don't want to buy an app, but...

    I know you said you don't want to buy an app, but urealbook is pretty cheap, and the combination of unrealbook + Dropbox (which is free) makes it easy to get PDFs onto an iPad. As an added bonus,...
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    Wildflowers

    This might be my last one of the week. Tom Petty's "Wildflowers", on the Ukulele Strumstick.


    http://youtu.be/L77PQlXl2aM

    - FiL
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    Ring Them Bells

    "Ring Them Bells" is a song from Bob Dylan's 1989 album "Oh Mercy", which was recorded in between the two Traveling Wilburys albums. I don't really know what he's talking about half the time, but...
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    Handle With Care

    haberkow beat me to the punch with his version of "Handle With Care". But it's such a fun song to sing, so here's my take. This is my first video in ages.

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