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    A really lovely song, Capt Amazo. And you have a...

    A really lovely song, Capt Amazo. And you have a beautiful singing voice. Thanks for sharing your video with us. Looking forward to your next one!

    Jan
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    Another stellar performance, Demetrius! Jan

    Another stellar performance, Demetrius!

    Jan
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    Haven’t heard that song in ages. Well done,...

    Haven’t heard that song in ages. Well done, Peter! I especially enjoyed the many different musical layers in your recording.

    Jan
  4. Thread: ~ Smile ~

    by Jan D
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    Smile is one of my favorite songs, and your...

    Smile is one of my favorite songs, and your rendition was beautiful, pix. It had a haunting, pensive feel. Quite lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Jan
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    Thanks for the Valentine’s Day video, Jared, and...

    Thanks for the Valentine’s Day video, Jared, and Happy V-day to you too!

    Jan
  6. Thread: A song I played

    by Jan D
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    Jared, Thank you for your song. It’s a...

    Jared,

    Thank you for your song. It’s a lovely early Valentine’s gift to all of us here on the Forum. We may not all be the same age, but you can rest assured that we are your friends and you...
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    Thank you, Jurg. My first attempts to play...

    Thank you, Jurg. My first attempts to play finger-style and chord melody came from your music in Volume 1, as well as from the vast amount of music on your website, so I’m looking forward to playing...
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    Mike, Wouldn’t the “Ukulele Tabs and Chords”...

    Mike,

    Wouldn’t the “Ukulele Tabs and Chords” section be the more appropriate place for Jurg’s book? That’s where I have found most of the music that other UU members give to us free of charge.
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    I have played (briefly) a couple of regular Sound...

    I have played (briefly) a couple of regular Sound Smith concert scale ukuleles. Generally speaking, I found them to be well made, with a good sound. They were a bit quieter than I personally...
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    Twiggy, A couple of things to keep in mind......

    Twiggy,

    A couple of things to keep in mind...

    (1) The ability to move a finger independent from the others is something that needs to be developed. We just dont do that kind of thing much...
  11. Thread: G'day

    by Jan D
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    Welcome to the Forum, badscooter. Yes, playing...

    Welcome to the Forum, badscooter. Yes, playing the ukulele can definitely be addictive, and that “growing collection” thing is something many of us here suffer from. It even has a name - UAS...
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    Poul, below is a link to samples of the music in ...

    Poul, below is a link to samples of the music in Ondrej’s books. As you will see, they contain both tabs and music notation. Lots of great stuff here!

    http://osos.sweb.cz/preview-ukulele.pdf
  13. Well, my ears had no problem keeping up, but my...

    Well, my ears had no problem keeping up, but my fingers took one look at the tab and said “No way!” :-)
    You are one heck of a great musician, Brysen. Keep those fabulous videos coming!

    Jan
  14. One good reason for having a side sound port is...

    One good reason for having a side sound port is that it can help you hear your own ukulele when playing with a bunch of other musicians. For those whose hearing is not what it used to be, this can...
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    Great harmonies in “Englesa,” Ondrej. Well done!...

    Great harmonies in “Englesa,” Ondrej. Well done!

    Jan
  16. Sweet and delicate. A very lovely tune, Choan. ...

    Sweet and delicate. A very lovely tune, Choan.

    Jan
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    I like it, Choan. My fingerpicking abilities are...

    I like it, Choan. My fingerpicking abilities are not quite up to this level yet, but I guess that’s the whole point of your new project, isn’t it? :-) Looking forward to hearing #2.

    Jan
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    Nothing to fret about.

    Nothing to fret about.
  19. Ukujiji, your post(s) is the most beautifully...

    Ukujiji, your post(s) is the most beautifully expressed, heartfelt tribute to the ukulele that I have ever read. Thank you so very much for sharing your journey with us. It is such a treat to hear...
  20. Thread: Aromanticism

    by Jan D
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    I have found that people who are comfortable in...

    I have found that people who are comfortable in their own skin, who enjoy their own company and don’t feel pressured by societal expectations, often have less interest in being in a romantic...
  21. Becky, I looked everywhere but could not find...

    Becky, I looked everywhere but could not find your original music theory question from 3 weeks ago, nor the one you expanded on today. Your profile indicates you joined the Forum today (Feb. 5), so...
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    Great use of dynamics, Ondrej! Jan

    Great use of dynamics, Ondrej!

    Jan
  23. I’ve watched a gazillion of your ukulele review...

    I’ve watched a gazillion of your ukulele review videos, but I’ve never heard you sing before ... so that was a real treat, Barry! Thanks for sharing your competition song with us.

    Jan
  24. Thread: A passing noted

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    It’s always sad to lose a friend, but especially...

    It’s always sad to lose a friend, but especially a musical one. We miss the richness they brought to our own lives, and our world becomes just a little bit quieter without them. May your memories...
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    Nice arrangements, Ondrej. Thanks for sharing...

    Nice arrangements, Ondrej. Thanks for sharing those three lovely folk tunes with us!

    Jan
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