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  1. I don't often stumble across a published book of...

    I don't often stumble across a published book of original songs. My richest sources of old sheet music have been junk shops and charity shops. In particular my local Oxfam shop often have...
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    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print...

    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print each page (or set of pages for each song) to PDF, giving the file a suitable name (the name of the song). After creating all those PDFs I then bulk...
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    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more...

    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more like Randy. :eek:
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    ^ | this! :D

    ^
    | this! :D
  5. Thread: Adf#b

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    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for...

    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for ADF#B tuning, whenever I look for them, I can't seem to find them anywhere, although having just said that I see SUS have some in stock so I'll give them...
  6. I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings...

    I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings I guess three or four years ago, still working my way them no problems yet. They're stored in a drawer because, as Peter said, UV light wouldn't be...
  7. Thread: Adf#b

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    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be...

    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be fine. I'd use lighter weight strings, for example GHS Hawaiian D tuning (SKU 10).
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    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a...

    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a cross-channel ferry. Earliest I remember playing was Space Invaders at the students union in Lancaster University same year as Charles & Di were married...
  9. Sticky: I feel for you Joko! I took over leading our...

    I feel for you Joko! I took over leading our local ukulele jam a few months ago and numbers have been generally more down than up. I'm blessed with a couple of loyal and supportive regulars though,...
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    Thanks Uncle Rod, that's a timely reminder. ...

    Thanks Uncle Rod, that's a timely reminder.

    Cheers, and happy Christmas!
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    My guess is concert scale oil can ukulele tuned...

    My guess is concert scale oil can ukulele tuned F#BD#G# with a capo on fret 2.

    I'm joking of course, but not about the oil can (or perhaps biscuit tin).
  12. The problem with stickies is that as soon as you...

    The problem with stickies is that as soon as you have more than two or three, they really get in the way of the forum. It gets beyond a joke when you have to scroll past all the stickies to get to...
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    May Singhi Breen...

    May Singhi Breen
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    Good riddance, ya bum! :p

    Good riddance, ya bum! :p
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    Quite a few Tin Pan Alley songs were scored in Eb...

    Quite a few Tin Pan Alley songs were scored in Eb major. For that key, usually the tuning BbEbGC is easiest. I compiled my own chord chart so I could easily pick a tuning that suits a particular...
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    I can't say I've tried tuning a tenor ukulele...

    I can't say I've tried tuning a tenor ukulele that high. To get lower tension you need a lighter weight, so yes I guess the lightweight Worth brown (BL) strings might work. I reckon string breakage...
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    God Save The Queen

    https://youtu.be/SwbEzLbWV7s

    A late entry from me this season, but doesn't this one always come at the end?
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    If it's any consolation, I've been practicing the...

    If it's any consolation, I've been practicing the triplet strum for a while and still don't feel I've got it. I think I just need to incorporate it in to more of the songs I play so eventually it'll...
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    I can think of at least two perfectly reputable...

    I can think of at least two perfectly reputable luthiers in the UK selling fabulous ukuleles for a lot less than 1,000. I can think of at least one other who could easily charge a lot more...
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    If I recall correctly, my first one broke, or...

    If I recall correctly, my first one broke, or rather one of the tuners did. Back then before the internet and resurgence of popularity of the ukulele, finding a replacement tuner was nigh impossible...
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    Passive pickups are no better or worse than...

    Passive pickups are no better or worse than active, but yes you do need to run them through a preamp to tame the sound. An active pickup is simply the same sort of pickup, but with the preamp...
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    Thanks Tom, yes Horace Wimp is one of those songs...

    Thanks Tom, yes Horace Wimp is one of those songs that tells a touching story and I really enjoyed performing it; I'm so glad you found that connection with it.
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    I bought a couple of cheap passive undersaddle...

    I bought a couple of cheap passive undersaddle pickups a while ago and had my local luthier fit them to my two main sopranos. I use them a lot as I play in a band, but at home I almost never plug...
  24. We should all play whichever songs we enjoy...

    We should all play whichever songs we enjoy playing! I don't play Iz's version of Over the Rainbow (or any other version), nor any George Formby songs, nor any tunes with a title ending with "rag". ...
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    You know what they say... "If it ain't broke".

    You know what they say... "If it ain't broke".
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