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    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand...

    YAHLELE, I missed something or did not understand something. Why, or what is the reason the teacher set the guitar so low that it buzzed? What is the benefit of doing that?
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    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a...

    [QUOTE=ProfChris;2183133]I wasn't clear. Fret a string between frets 2 and 3. Check the gap between fret 1 and the string. If it's more than the piece of paper the nut slot is not deep enough.

    I...
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    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere -...

    I think I understand. I do not fret anywhere - just slide the paper under the first fret. Yes/No?

    I did slide a single sheet of paper under the first fret including the first fret wire. I could...
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    I read where people say one does not need any...

    I read where people say one does not need any pressure to fret any chord. I think that is nonsense unless one tunes the string down 3 to 5 half steps. Otherwise the string just buzzes when you lay...
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    Looks like I have the correct set up or very...

    Looks like I have the correct set up or very close. 12 fret measures with ruler 1/8" as close as I can tell. I fretted 3rd fret and slid a business card at fret one. Felt a slight drag when pulling...
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    High Action or No

    I often hear it said that, maybe your action is set too high when I say I cannot do all barre chords. So I took my Kala Baritone Ukulele to a guitar shop. The most popular one around this area and...
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    That is exactly why I only play certain barre...

    That is exactly why I only play certain barre chords and know that there is some barre chords that I will never play. I try many different things to be able to play but when pain comes I open my...
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    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb...

    So can one play barre chords if they had no thumb on the left hand? I sort of get the idea from reading this thread that one could if they practiced enough. I have arthritis or old age problems...
  9. I have AS but my budget keeps me under control,...

    I have AS but my budget keeps me under control, I only have two ukuleles. One tenor, high G and one baritone. I may buy a second tenor for low G. I also am currently trying to make up my mind about...
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    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the...

    Where ever chord melodies take me. I follow the notes like a robot. I use mostly Mike Lynch books one thru three and a lot of Spencer Gay's arrangements which I like a lot. When strumming or playing...
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    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played...

    I started my musical journey at age 10. I played clarinet and took lessons in the Public School System in New Orleans, La. I played clarinet off and on until my mid 30's when I took up accordion for...
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    Poll: LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I...

    LOL. I am only 81, however I plan to make 105. I think music keeps one alive more than the reverse.
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    Poll: So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?

    So who is my partner in group 80 - 89?
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    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go...

    No steel strings. Never, unless I some day go elec.
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    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old...

    First off. I am no teacher or pro. Just an old man with all sorts of hand and fingers, plus other old age problems. 81 now. September 2017 I purchased my first Baritone Ukulele because when I tried...
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    Well I have been having second thoughts about...

    Well I have been having second thoughts about Guitalele and my short scale guitars. My Yamaha CS40 has a 23 inch scale. But my Aria A 20-53 has a 21 inch scale. So basically I have a Guitalele with...
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    Rubbee Concert Ukulele

    A little girl about 8 years old lives in my house now and she has a ukulele some one gave here for a birthday present about two years ago. I was playing it tonight. Good sounding very nice...
  18. Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. ...

    Standards you say?? That could be quite a list. I am over 80 years old and still love some of the songs my father called favorites or standards from about 1910 on. Since I was raised on the Big Band...
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    I could easily fall in love with a Kanile'a GL-6...

    I could easily fall in love with a Kanile'a GL-6 or better, however, I am not sure it is worth a divorce due to price to obtain one. The Romero Baritone 6 is also a beautiful and desirable...
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    Does any one on here own one of these? I...

    Does any one on here own one of these? I contacted the company and sent an e-mail about free shipping, customs, etc. I am now waiting a reply.
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    Jim, you have a lot of post. About when, month...

    Jim, you have a lot of post. About when, month and year if possible would be helpful. I looked through about 5 pages but there is many more.

    The Mini has a 20"scale and the Mini II has a 22 inch...
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    Guitalele with 20 inch scale

    I recently learned that there is a Guitalele with a 20 inch scale. Can anyone provide any information on this instrument? Width of nut? How doe it sound in your opinion? A link to purchase on line...
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    Bill, Do I ever understand what you are saying. I...

    Bill, Do I ever understand what you are saying. I change my mind about ukulele or guitar, and one key or the other at a faster rate then you do. Almost monthly or faster. That is my big problem. I...
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    If one keeps their guitar in open D or open G and...

    If one keeps their guitar in open D or open G and plays most or all of their music in only the keys of D, G, Dmin, and Gmin. Is that possible, do-able, bad, good? I too am not hot on standard tuning...
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    What is double flat pickin?? I do not understand...

    What is double flat pickin?? I do not understand the double part.
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