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  1. The chorus of that song is popular with children,...

    The chorus of that song is popular with children, but the verses are more sketchy. I guess that doesn't matter too much if you are playing fingerstyle.
  2. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    I haven't tried the concert ukuleles, but I have...

    I haven't tried the concert ukuleles, but I have an Enya HPL soprano and a Martin HPL soprano and the Martin has a much louder and crisper sound with more sustain. The Martin is also much lighter...
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    I know there is a Lanikai neighborhood in...

    I know there is a Lanikai neighborhood in Honolulu, but I had no idea that Lanikai Ukulele was ever located there. The "contact us" address on the Lanikai Ukulele website is in Tennessee.
  4. The best sounding ukulele depends a lot on what...

    The best sounding ukulele depends a lot on what kind of music you are playing. The Kamaka has a sweeter sound, which works great with more melodious music like hula music or folk music or modern...
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    Jake's concert is saved on YouTube, so you can...

    Jake's concert is saved on YouTube, so you can always watch it later.
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    The latest versions of the Opio and Koalana...

    The latest versions of the Opio and Koalana ukuleles have a Koaloha logo on the headstock, so Koaloha really is going the same route as Kala. The label in the sound hole will say it is made in...
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    Honoka posted a Bodysurfing tutorial on YouTube. ...

    Honoka posted a Bodysurfing tutorial on YouTube.

    https://youtu.be/lcSCTfnGIrA

    You can find the full tab for this arrangement on Ultimate Guitar:...
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    Ohta-san is the father of low-G

    Ohta-san is the father of low-G
  9. My advice: vintage instruments can sound...

    My advice: vintage instruments can sound wonderful, but only if they have been properly maintained over the years. A lot of older instruments have dried out and started to crack or warp or lose their...
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    Kanile'a standard soprano has 14 frets to the...

    Kanile'a standard soprano has 14 frets to the body plus 6 more frets above that.
    https://theukulelesite.com/kanile-a-k-1-gloss-soprano-k-1-s-19058.html
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    Pops Okami is the nickname of the founder of...

    Pops Okami is the nickname of the founder of Koaloha. He was a respected musician before he started building ukuleles. Now days, his children manage the company, but Pops Okami still makes some of...
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    Here is a good sound comparison of standard...

    Here is a good sound comparison of standard soprano vs long-neck vs pineapple soprano. Of course, other brands will sound different. IMHO - getting a better quality instrument is more important with...
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    https://sheetmusic-free.com/ has a wide variety...

    https://sheetmusic-free.com/ has a wide variety of free sheet music from many different genres in printable PDF format with lyrics, chords, and full standard staff notation. I don't know how legal...
  14. That's a triplet strum. She is strumming with her...

    That's a triplet strum. She is strumming with her index finger then thumb then index again. YouTube has lots of triplet strum tutorials, using different combinations of these 2 fingers.
  15. Thread: Sleepwalk

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    The magic of this song is the long slides. You...

    The magic of this song is the long slides. You can use regular finger slides, but this is a clever way to it. The original recording of this song used an Hawaiian slide steel guitar.

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    My sopranos all ring for 5 to 8 seconds on the A...

    My sopranos all ring for 5 to 8 seconds on the A string, with my ear to the sound hole.

    I think I heard Aldrine once say that nylon strings have more sustain and Aquila Nylgut has the least, with...
  17. Are DVD lessons still being published? Seems to...

    Are DVD lessons still being published? Seems to me those went out of style 10 or more years ago. The books with video lessons that I see now are all internet-based. If you're going to go for...
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    I don't know about that. My idea of UAS is a new...

    I don't know about that. My idea of UAS is a new ukulele that I will enjoy playing (because of sound or feel, etc) more than any of my current ukuleles. The 3 ukuleles in that ad look less...
  19. Thread: Dynamite bts

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    They have a free printable PDF of the tab as...

    They have a free printable PDF of the tab as well.


    https://youtu.be/8Q9OoumChr4
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    Some people hate all rich people. They are...

    Some people hate all rich people. They are welcome to that opinion.
    More people hate the way he treats his employees. You can read lots of news reports about this. Not just the ones about making...
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    Ken Timms makes great ukuleles. However, pricing...

    Ken Timms makes great ukuleles. However, pricing went way up after they got a great review in gotaukulele.com. Now they sell for more than a new Opio or a used Koaloha, both of which I think are...
  22. Thread: Kids and ukulele

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    Has anyone tried this book? This is a new release...

    Has anyone tried this book? This is a new release from Hal Leonard.

    https://www.halleonard.com/product/326868/ukulele-for-young-beginners

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  23. Thread: Cordoba Ukes

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    I've never seen a Cordoba ukulele at a dedicated...

    I've never seen a Cordoba ukulele at a dedicated ukulele store. I've only seen them at big box stores like Guitar Center. Guitar Center does not inspect or setup the ukuleles that they sell and the...
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    Also, a lot of online ukulele music is transposed...

    Also, a lot of online ukulele music is transposed from the original guitar music to make it easier to play on the ukulele. Transposing changes the key of the music so it no longer sounds like the...
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    Mim wrote a good tutorial on ukulele strings:...

    Mim wrote a good tutorial on ukulele strings: https://www.ukulelemag.com/lessons/things-about-strings-what-you-need-to-know-about-this-vital-part-of-your-ukulele

    IMHO, especially with cheaper...
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