Search:

Type: Posts; User: Louis0815

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    810

    A friend of mine uses tenor strings on some of...

    A friend of mine uses tenor strings on some of his sopranos and quite likes the slightly higher tension - so you might be able to get acceptable low-g experience with a tenor low-g string on your...
  2. Replies
    25
    Views
    5,259

    Not only the arm, it's usually the general...

    Not only the arm, it's usually the general posture and way of holding the uke.

    My way of doing it: hold the uke up high (male players have some advantages here), hold it with the crouch of your...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    654

    wish I would have seen this thread earlier, would...

    wish I would have seen this thread earlier, would have been able to make good use of it...
    108584
    (hat: Tilley, uke: Makala Waterman)
  4. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,714

    If anyone was interested I could add a notefinder...

    If anyone was interested I could add a notefinder ("which note is where?") to this page.
  5. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,048

    That's definitely impossible - as you can easily...

    That's definitely impossible - as you can easily try: attach your tuner to the uke, start tuning down any string and see how far you come without losing playability and the least bit of halfway...
  6. Replies
    10
    Views
    944

    I first came across that name when I had a look...

    I first came across that name when I had a look at the ukegeeks.com script editor to re-format some songsheets from scorpexuke.com to my needs
  7. Replies
    10
    Views
    944

    Did you by coincidence transpose the original...

    Did you by coincidence transpose the original version on screen? B# is very uncommon to see (same as Cb would be)...
    (and where did you find that version? All I can come up with is this version, but...
  8. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,048

    Probably the easiest way would indeed be having a...

    Probably the easiest way would indeed be having a spare low-g string at hand and swap the g-strings as needed. Other than that: take two ukes.
    And consider switching to concert size for travel ;)
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,988

    Again, you postulate things without giving the...

    Again, you postulate things without giving the slightest bit of explanation..... Would you pls be so kind and explain why a deep grove is to be considered bad in your opinion?

    Besides that IMHO...
  10. Replies
    65
    Views
    5,221

    On the rare occasions I take my Firefly to uke...

    On the rare occasions I take my Firefly to uke groups I always have at least one "real" ukulele available as well - simply because I don't like the banjolele sound for each and every song we play...
  11. I have Planet Waves Micro tuners clipped on every...

    I have Planet Waves Micro tuners clipped on every headstock (my side, almost invisible from the front) basically for reasons 1-7 of acmespaceship's list.
    To avoid eye soreness and distraction I...
  12. Replies
    125
    Views
    13,379

    I use either the built-in tuner or Planet Waves...

    I use either the built-in tuner or Planet Waves Mini, simply because these can reside on the headstock and thus are always where I need them.
    Using a removable tuner sooner or later results in the...
  13. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,881

    In addition to MopMan's post above: Try to...

    In addition to MopMan's post above:

    Try to hold the ukulele with the neck pointing upwards and the headstock approx. on shoulder height (the "classical guitar" posture). Thus your fretting thumb...
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    520

    I'd guess you simply like what you know best, as...

    I'd guess you simply like what you know best, as simple as that.

    When you always grab your cheapo beater you are completely accustomed to that sound and feel - and consequently every other uke...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,050

    I wonder which strings are used - and to which...

    I wonder which strings are used - and to which pitch they are tuned.

    And good luck playing some jazzy barre chords on it.....
  16. Thread: Low G

    by Louis0815
    Replies
    35
    Views
    2,654

    In a nutshell: just the same. Whether and for...

    In a nutshell: just the same.

    Whether and for what you like/need it is another discussion and depends mainly on your personal preferences (as you can see already)
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    478

    Exactly this. For watching pick some fellow...

    Exactly this.
    For watching pick some fellow musicians with the same tuning* and closely watch their fretting hands.

    *i.e. when playing a baritone, don't look at the soprano/concert/tenor uke but...
  18. Thread: F chord

    by Louis0815
    Replies
    20
    Views
    2,444

    :agree: once more... The photos presented as...

    :agree: once more...

    The photos presented as "evidence" of course never show the full posture - but to me they look as if the ukulele neck is held way too much forward, away from the body. Which...
  19. Thread: F chord

    by Louis0815
    Replies
    20
    Views
    2,444

    :agree: Move the thumb down behind the neck and...

    :agree:
    Move the thumb down behind the neck and all over sudden your ringfinger only needs to bend down to ~1st joint of your middle finger.

    Besides that I'd like to chime in that F major can...
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,474

    Yep, you're right - and I must admit I thought...

    Yep, you're right - and I must admit I thought about mentioning it for a second. But as the amount of relief is beyond (at least my) visibility I decided to skip it.
    Fortunately uke necks don't have...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,536

    Considering the relatively small size of the...

    Considering the relatively small size of the ukulele body panes I wouldn't hope for too much change in sound just over time - I'd rather (as you did already) change strings, this will definitely and...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,474

    A ukulele fretboard/neck should be dead straight...

    A ukulele fretboard/neck should be dead straight and flat as a pancake over its full length with no sharp edges anywhere.

    Any twists should be a no-go.
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    8,239

    But this information is useless when you don't...

    But this information is useless when you don't have any clue what you are supposed to play - and apparently we do have such people out there in the wild...
  24. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,622

    I would regard this some kind of urban myth - I...

    I would regard this some kind of urban myth - I cannot imagine this to work out at all.
    The string vibrates between fret tip and bridge. This length does not change with finger position being closer...
  25. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,622

    And to add some detail: in fact, there IS a...

    And to add some detail: in fact, there IS a difference between D# and Eb - not much, but still considerable somehow. Read here for a start.

    Fortunately these differences are only relevant on...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4