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    The discussion would be almost the same, but...

    The discussion would be almost the same, but louder with the occasional comment, “how do I tone down the noise?”
  2. Tuners are ok to get you in the ball park. I...

    Tuners are ok to get you in the ball park. I always tune a uke to itself as ofttimes, although individual strings may ring true, when fingering chords, it can sound off.
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    As mentioned, forget guitar fingering. F# is F#...

    As mentioned, forget guitar fingering. F# is F# or Gb on every instrument. Learn basic chord positions, if you know 221,2221 and pentatonic scales the the rest is familiarity with fretboard.
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    I use a regular pyramid metronome. Seeing the arm...

    I use a regular pyramid metronome. Seeing the arm swing is as important as hearing the click or bell, especially when learning to play off the beat.
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    Be aware that you can overuse any technique. I...

    Be aware that you can overuse any technique. I like a triple when filling between melodies Dm to G7 for example or as a turnaround.
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    For what it’s worth, as mentioned, banjo uses are...

    For what it’s worth, as mentioned, banjo uses are loud, they were designed to be heard. Modern banjo uses are tubby, lack good tone and resonate over much. It is difficult to play quietly.
    A banjo...
  7. Does it have an under saddle pickup? If so then...

    Does it have an under saddle pickup? If so then plug it in and set it to 11.
  8. Thread: Open G

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    Open tunings allow for greater freedom to fret...

    Open tunings allow for greater freedom to fret melody notes while allowing unfretted strings to ring in key or harmony. Many guitarist who play blues based music use open tunings.
    I like...
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    Paddle Battle in 1972

    Paddle Battle in 1972
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    Try a dusting of violin rosin.

    Try a dusting of violin rosin.
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    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have...

    Intonation is indeed a rabbit hole topic. I have always worked by the rule that, get it close by adjusting, filing etc then fine tune when fretting.
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    I flick index finger first then mid, ring, pinky....

    I flick index finger first then mid, ring, pinky. I describe this action to students as if I have a sticky something I want rid off.
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    Kudos for trying.

    Kudos for trying.
  14. In my experience heavy is quiet. My Martin...

    In my experience heavy is quiet. My Martin soprano is as light as a feather and it is the loudest Uke I own.
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    Hi Mike welcome from NE UK. Lots of good info...

    Hi Mike welcome from NE UK. Lots of good info here also on the sister diet on FaceAche.
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    This thread comes a-bouncing back regularly.

    This thread comes a-bouncing back regularly.
  17. I do not agree you should move your arm much....

    I do not agree you should move your arm much. Most of the action comes from the wrist.
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    It is a well established fix.

    It is a well established fix.
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    You could try raising the height of the 4th...

    You could try raising the height of the 4th string. A small folded piece of paper over the saddle and in the nut slot will do the trick. A very small increase can make technique easier to achieve. Or...
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    I would advise buying a pin lifter. Mine is also...

    I would advise buying a pin lifter. Mine is also a winder which makes it much easier to achieve a tidy wind around the tuners and is a lot quicker unwinding and winding up.
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    Heat a spoon and rub the back over the polished...

    Heat a spoon and rub the back over the polished area. That's how we used to "bull" our boots.
  22. Have you paid?

    Have you paid?
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    Do you need a preamp between the piezo and pot?

    Do you need a preamp between the piezo and pot?
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    5th fret on low G is C, same as 4th string open,...

    5th fret on low G is C, same as 4th string open, as a double check.
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    Perhaps you are tying to run before learning the...

    Perhaps you are tying to run before learning the basic steps. Many would like to play like an master after a couple of hours but unless you have an exceptional ability, it is down to hard work. ...
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