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    The joy of practice is that if you put in the...

    The joy of practice is that if you put in the time, you really don't have to worry about things like, am I making progress? Am I getting better? You absolutely are and you always will. Even if it...
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    I might try that too! Thanks JackLuis.

    I might try that too! Thanks JackLuis.
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    What I learned about tuning my pocket uke

    As a Christmas treat to myself, I couldn't resist ordering a Caramel sopranino that was absurdly cheap. Saw lots of discussion of Caramels with many folks asserting they could be surprisingly good...
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    The blues got me out of the doldrums

    I’ve been learning for about two years. I love to strum and sing but I’m not much on fingerpicking. My singing is pretty good but my strumming is , er, well, I thought it was decent till I recorded...
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    Just two items that I've found helpful and why: ...

    Just two items that I've found helpful and why:

    1) I practice in an environment that is small and cluttered, where most horizontal surfaces have stuff on them. (Don't judge me! That's how it is.)...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I was hoping my...

    Thanks for the kind words. I was hoping my account would be of interest to other beginners without a lot of shopping experience. I have discovered a few more things about my lovely Willow. (Yes, I...
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    "I'll Know When My Love Comes Along"

    I just recently experienced the excitement and slight anxiety of shopping for the first instrument that I chose for myself. Iíve been learning on a Mahalo beginnerís uke and last month it suffered...
  8. One more voucher for the exercises in that Mike...

    One more voucher for the exercises in that Mike Lynch video. They're easy, kind of fun (at least not drudgery), mindlessly soothing and it really didn't take all that much practice before I noticed...
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    Reveillele

    Just thought this would tickle you all as it did me: My husband is NOT a morning person. He is like the coffee mug with the descending demarcations of "not yet" and "now you may speak." On...
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    Thanks for the great info. I didn't even know...

    Thanks for the great info. I didn't even know there were plastic ukes. But if I get one, I don't think I could resist taking a photo of using it as a paddle, or pretending to!
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    Canoeing with ukulele - bad idea?

    My spouse does underwater metal detecting (no scuba, just down to 10 feet or less) and sometimes asks me to transport him in our canoe into areas where access from the land is a problem. Then he's...
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    I just changed my method recently. I’ve been...

    I just changed my method recently. I’ve been playing for a year with varying results because I didn’t have a real system, I’d just tackle whatever aspect seemed to need attention. I usually chose...
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    Revisiting songs that were a bit of a struggle to...

    Revisiting songs that were a bit of a struggle to change chords in my first three months, I realized that I could now use barring to work out ingenious ways to get fingers in place behind the bar,...
  14. Very lovely.

    Very lovely.
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    I always loved singing. I had a year of piano...

    I always loved singing. I had a year of piano when I was 10 but I wouldn't practice so my parents allowed me to drop it, and I basically forgot everything. I later came to believe that singing...
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    It’s very interesting and encouraging to hear how...

    It’s very interesting and encouraging to hear how others cope with memorization. When I took up the uke last year, without prior musical training except for school chorus, I didn’t realize that...
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    These personal experiences are wonderful and...

    These personal experiences are wonderful and helpful. Thank you so much!
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    Thanks for the feedback. It's interesting that...

    Thanks for the feedback. It's interesting that the majority seem to say in essence "forget the friends and family, join a group." I live in a state with a lesser population, so the nearest groups I...
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    Sharing my uke socially

    I’m 64 and have been learning for about 10 months. About a month ago I began to feel ready to play for others – my spouse, my mother & siblings, and at the music school’s open house. Of course they...
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