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    Hi MrE, Welcome to the UU Forum. Thank you for...

    Hi MrE, Welcome to the UU Forum.

    Thank you for your efforts to teach young children. It wonderful that you have been instructing the kids on playing the ukulele. I applaud your efforts.

    There...
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    Good luck, I hope the fugly green peanut works...

    Good luck, I hope the fugly green peanut works out for you.

    Do you have access to written music on your phone?
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    In general, as BuzzBD (Brad Donaldson) said, is...

    In general, as BuzzBD (Brad Donaldson) said, is the overall factor here.

    It takes an experienced luthier, designer, craftsman to have an idea of what kind of sound the wood will produce if they...
  4. Check out the rectangular Fremont Hard Cases....

    Check out the rectangular Fremont Hard Cases. Plenty of headroom in it. I got mine at Lucy's Ukuleles on Ebay. They come in tweed or black.

    133387133388

    If these don't do it for you, Mim's...
  5. Thread: Been too long

    by Kenn2018
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    Welcome back y'all.

    Welcome back y'all.
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    Welcome back! For me, it just takes days for me...

    Welcome back! For me, it just takes days for me to forget stuff. Chords I knew so well, I have to think about because I spent a couple of weeks trying to get my fingers to pick and fret notes instead...
  7. Hi wqking. I've seen many of your posts. It seems...

    Hi wqking. I've seen many of your posts. It seems you are an accomplished musician. Great that you found the ukulele. I too like the tenor. It suits me best.

    I use a solid or chambered electric...
  8. Thread: New to forum

    by Kenn2018
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    Hi Shown! Welcome to the UU Forum. We hope...

    Hi Shown! Welcome to the UU Forum.

    We hope you enjoy the site and playing your uke.
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    Many of the songs in the Yellow "Daily Ukulele" &...

    Many of the songs in the Yellow "Daily Ukulele" & Blue "Leap Year Edition" song books have a "First Note" to use to get the correct pitch for singing the melody of the song.
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    I think I'd experiment with different strings...

    I think I'd experiment with different strings before I'd start mucking around with the resonance of the top. Unless, of course that's your thing.

    I don't like most wound Low-G strings for exactly...
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    Hi Janet Rose, Congratulations on your retirement...

    Hi Janet Rose, Congratulations on your retirement and playing the ukulele. Love those jazz standards.

    Enjoy.
  12. Thread: your 1st song

    by Kenn2018
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    At the beginners' table at my ukulele club, using...

    At the beginners' table at my ukulele club, using one of the club's loaner ukes, "Frere Jacques" using only a C chord. Then "Singing in the Rain" using an F and C7 chord.

    I sat at the beginners'...
  13. Get a hard case for your uke if you don't already...

    Get a hard case for your uke if you don't already have one. Buy a Boveda or D'Addario 49% HumidPack for stringed instruments with a sleeve. Keep the humidPack inside the case all the time. (I smush...
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    Ko'olau is the parent company of Pono. They want...

    Ko'olau is the parent company of Pono. They want to move and promote the brand's strings would be my guess.
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    He is located in Spain is probably the biggest...

    He is located in Spain is probably the biggest reason.

    It's a lovely KTM-00. I like my older one a lot.
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    Very nice looking Kanile'a I'll throw another...

    Very nice looking Kanile'a

    I'll throw another thought into the mix. If your Kanile'a is a newer model, it has the TruR truss-like bracing in it. Which gives, I think a slightly more balanced sound...
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    The Mayo Clinic has these hand exercises for...

    The Mayo Clinic has these hand exercises for people with arthritis. They would be beneficial for playing as well:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/arthritis/AR00030
  18. Thread: Kinnard Tenor

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    Congratulations on your Kinnard. Beautiful...

    Congratulations on your Kinnard. Beautiful craftsmanship. His builds are always so tasteful and artistic. And they sound as good as they look.
  19. Thread: Bad spelling

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    I believe they are saying "Could've" and it comes...

    I believe they are saying "Could've" and it comes across as "Could of".

    The thing that I really cringe at is the use of "Busted" instead of "Broken" or "Broke". Even newscasters do it. "The house...
  20. Thread: Bad spelling

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    Yes. It started in the 60s. A handful of...

    Yes. It started in the 60s. A handful of companies deliberately misspelled their products' names to break through the clutter and call attention to the item. One of the biggies that got a lot of...
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    Studies have shown that you can drp ltrs from...

    Studies have shown that you can drp ltrs from wrds and people have no problem reading them. And will swear that they looked fine to them.

    A favorite book is: "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"* by Lynne...
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    I had two tenor ukes that absolutely did not like...

    I had two tenor ukes that absolutely did not like humidity of 55 - 60% RH. The tops and backs started to get wavy to the point I could feel the bracing underneath as ridges. This was from keeping an...
  23. Thread: Hi Everyone

    by Kenn2018
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    Hi GuitarPete247, welcome to the UU Forum. We...

    Hi GuitarPete247, welcome to the UU Forum. We won't even ask you to change your user name to: UksterPete247. :rolleyes:

    I am a tenor player exclusively. The other sizes are nice, but the tenor...
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    Hi Ukeville B, Welcome to the UU Forum. What size...

    Hi Ukeville B, Welcome to the UU Forum. What size uke did you get? It's great that you have picked up playing from online videos.

    I hope you are enjoying your explorations, even when your uke...
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    One gripe I have about Martin ukes is the cheap...

    One gripe I have about Martin ukes is the cheap quality wood they use for their bridges. They aren't finished. The grain is loose and compresses easily. And it looks terrible. Especially against a...
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