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    Concert strings are a great, and relatively...

    Concert strings are a great, and relatively cheap, idea. Thanks!
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    Great tip on the tool! It is not possible to...

    Great tip on the tool! It is not possible to have too many tools and I need one of those!

    Actually, I was thinking more in terms of how does one know what one prefers re nut width, string...
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    String spacing is a variable that I had not heard...

    String spacing is a variable that I had not heard of.

    Fortunately, I'm a long way from an instrument upgrade. But if and when the time comes, how does one sort all this out sight-unseen (er,...
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    That was quick! Thanks!

    That was quick!

    Thanks!
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    Fret spacing Soprano/Concert/Tenor

    I own a tenor and recently strummed a bit on a concert. Some chords, barre chords especially, seemed a little easier to play while others such as the D chord seemed more difficult ("cramped" is how...
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    Thanks for adding your vote. I'm finding the...

    Thanks for adding your vote. I'm finding the metronome to be an unforgiving mistress. I agree, playing with the song is more fun than the click but I can't keep up with most songs so for now it's...
  7. Thread: Stu Fuchs Books

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    Thanks for posting this. There is a ton of...

    Thanks for posting this. There is a ton of instructional material out there, and it is often hard to tell the target skill level without buying it.
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    Asheville Ukulele Society, very friendly and...

    Asheville Ukulele Society, very friendly and welcoming group, meets Monday evenings 6-8 pm at the Montford Recreation Center. There is a Weaverville uke group and supposedly one or two others in the...
  9. Thread: Enya EUC-X1M

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    Sounds like that instrument should get some kind...

    Sounds like that instrument should get some kind of "bang for the buck" award.
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    Sounds to me like you are on the right track. ...

    Sounds to me like you are on the right track.

    I wondered if I bought a "cheap" ukulele to start with if I'd soon want to upgrade so why not start out with a nicer one right off the bat? That is...
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    Interesting discussion. Pose the same question...

    Interesting discussion. Pose the same question on a piano board and IMO the large majority would say that a teacher is essential. Maybe this reflects the relative "formality" of the instruments?
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    I got a lot of helpful info from this thread, as...

    I got a lot of helpful info from this thread, as well as from some other threads here on UU. I also found this review helpful: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-ukulele-for-beginners/

    I...
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    Thanks for pointing that one out!

    Thanks for pointing that one out!
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    Thanks for the clarification, and thank you for...

    Thanks for the clarification, and thank you for the resource!

    Your comments are very helpful and I'm going to get more out of the boot camp now that I better understand the concept.
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    Here is the post about the Kmise, by...

    Here is the post about the Kmise, by TheCraftedCow:

    I just got a Kmise model A9119 It is a travel model tenor. The wood and the trim are very nicely done. The strings are Aquila white reentrant....
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    I recently started playing and after doing too...

    I recently started playing and after doing too much evaluating bought a tenor. I like the tenor size a lot. I have fiddled a little bit with a concert, and while I like the tenor better I think...
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    Just tried this out. Great resource! Lots more...

    Just tried this out. Great resource! Lots more fun than playing along with a metronome.

    I ended up spending a lot more time on the uke this morning than I had planned, which is a good thing.
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    Yes I agree that would be an unrealistic...

    Yes I agree that would be an unrealistic expectation. What I'm really curious about is if the "not looking" is something that should be tried from the start, or if it is better to look and try to...
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    Question re Ukulele Boot Camp?

    I've started on UBC as it looks like a good foundation to develop. As a beginner, I don't want to start out with any bad habits so I hope that I can get a question answered.

    Part of the...
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    Some more stuff: ...

    Some more stuff:

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?126196-Course-of-study
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    I'm far from an expert, but I just went through a...

    I'm far from an expert, but I just went through a similar search with similar criteria so maybe I can be of some help.

    This site has an interesting evaluation, and the Alvarez is a nice...
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    Nice collection, yahalele! Thank you for taking...

    Nice collection, yahalele! Thank you for taking the time to put that together and for adding the notes!
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    I've only been plunking around on uke for a few...

    I've only been plunking around on uke for a few weeks, while some of these other folks have a lot of experience so keep that in mind. But maybe my perspective as a fellow beginner can help some.
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    From the perspective of a complete beginner, I...

    From the perspective of a complete beginner, I can say that this hits the nail squarely on the head. First comes the interest, next comes some exposure by learning some of the basic mechanics, and...
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