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    One way to use this in a song is to play the...

    One way to use this in a song is to play the triplet right at the beginning and louder. It can be seen as a very short intro.

    For example a song with simple down strums in 4/4 time:...
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    Vraiment bien fait, Mathilde! I live in France...

    Vraiment bien fait, Mathilde! I live in France too, but I don’t have a French accent, ha, ha. :)
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    Welcome Dimac, have fun!

    Welcome Dimac, have fun!
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    Welcome to UU, I lived in Manly for 6 months one...

    Welcome to UU, I lived in Manly for 6 months one time. Lot of fun there.
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    One exercise is to get a ukulele thatís...

    One exercise is to get a ukulele thatís amplified, switch on the metronome (important) and play one of your favourite songs for about 20 minutes.
    BUT you donít use your picking hand at all.

    You...
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    Welcome to UU Vvc, my advice would be to join a...

    Welcome to UU Vvc, my advice would be to join a ukulele club as soon as you can.
    And don’t be concerned about your level, ukulele players really are a friendly, understanding bunch.
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    Welcome to UU from France, Sonya. Another...

    Welcome to UU from France, Sonya.
    Another reason for a detuning issue could be strings that stick in the grooves on the nut. Silicone or graphite grease can help.
    -the problem is when you strum...
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    Hereís the song sung by Frankie:...

    Hereís the song sung by Frankie:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LEsgLzgH_po

    Hereís a great uke jazz instrumental version:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZYXi8Fvk3o

    -sorry, no YouTube icon...
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    Welcome Megan! :)

    Welcome Megan! :)
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    xxxl.......

    xxxl.......
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    Welcome to UU Matthieu! And bienvenue de Lyon.

    Welcome to UU Matthieu! And bienvenue de Lyon.
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    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...
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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.....
  21. 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...
  22. 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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