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    We have a core of songs we play at gigs without...

    We have a core of songs we play at gigs without too much rehearsal. New songs are introduced one or two at a time. Often these songs are unfamiliar to all so we take time to learn chords and...
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    Practice, practice, practice and a modicum of...

    Practice, practice, practice and a modicum of talent and desire.
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    The melody or at least, the bare bones, can be...

    The melody or at least, the bare bones, can be found in the chords. I learn many melodies like this. Find the starting note and peck and poke at the melody. Once you have the basic line you can move...
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    You could try pinky at the heel side of the neck....

    You could try pinky at the heel side of the neck. Easier with a cutout.
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    Check it Noah ukuleles. I have just purchased a...

    Check it Noah ukuleles. I have just purchased a spruce topped tenor and it is superb in sound looks and build.
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    I had some discourse with Tom about his videos...

    I had some discourse with Tom about his videos last year. He claimed he had serious intentions and was not trying to be funny. He invited me to collaborate with him but I declined. I'm British and...
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    You never know Geoff you may enjoy yourself....

    You never know Geoff you may enjoy yourself. There is an open mic and some great workshops especially Peter Moss.
  8. If you like a particular genre, jazz, ragtime,...

    If you like a particular genre, jazz, ragtime, pop, swing or whatever, Then play those tunes. A great way to learn is by listening and watching on YouTube. You do not need twenty chords but if you...
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    There are free tuning apps on the net or buy a...

    There are free tuning apps on the net or buy a tuner. Learning to tune is as important if not more than anything else.
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    Teesside Ukulele Festival 7 th. july

    http://https://www.facebook.com/1878225055537412/posts/2269685413058039/
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    Sounds like an old wives tale.

    Sounds like an old wives tale.
  12. Have you tried. Changing the key?

    Have you tried. Changing the key?
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    You could buy a rosewood armrest that fixes with...

    You could buy a rosewood armrest that fixes with double sided tape, about £6. $10.
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    £555 winning bid

    £555 winning bid
  15. I tuned a Kala tenor down to Bb with existing...

    I tuned a Kala tenor down to Bb with existing strings for GCEA. No problems. It sounds great for jazz and ragtime.
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    Pre-amps give more push and flexibility, however...

    Pre-amps give more push and flexibility, however you can manage without one, especially for home or small venues.
    If you can, try a bass amp or two in your local music shop.
  17. If it sounds ok, has good intonation then there...

    If it sounds ok, has good intonation then there is an easy fix for both issues.
    Lower the action by gently filing the nut slots, it does not take much.
    Fill the 1st string slot with baking soda and...
  18. If you replicate the knots on the old strings you...

    If you replicate the knots on the old strings you cannot really go wrong.
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    The Arc, Stockton and Darlington Ukulele, Redcar...

    The Arc, Stockton and Darlington Ukulele, Redcar Rockulele, Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele, Resolution, Cleveland Ukes and others. July 7th sees the first Teesside Ukulele festival in Redcar, see their...
  20. You would tune up to D, one full tone using the...

    You would tune up to D, one full tone using the same strings.
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    I agree, exercises, practice and patience in...

    I agree, exercises, practice and patience in everything. Even after forty years I'll still get a Woah what is that? feeling on some obscure chords but after a dozen or so repetitions, back and forth...
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    Especially for frustrated players, pre-chewed.

    Especially for frustrated players, pre-chewed.
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    I'd hang on a bit Ken. There'smore to come and...

    I'd hang on a bit Ken. There'smore to come and all the roads are closed because of accidents. All the trains have slid off the rails and all the shops and schools are closed.
  24. Here's a link to the chords...

    Here's a link to the chords https://www.e-chords.com/chords/laura-shigihara/everythings-alright
    To make a pdf is time consuming especially if you want tablature.
    Someone might have one or you could...
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    I can remember chord sequences without too much...

    I can remember chord sequences without too much trouble. After playing music for many years I know which chords go where depending on the melody. Words are something else. And when I play alone, I...
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