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    Hardshell case for Romero Designs Concert

    Anyone keeping a Romero Designs Concert (the guitar-shaped one, not the ST) in a hardshell case? It looks as though the wider and deeper body would be too large for a typical concert case so it'd probably need a tenor case, correct? What case are you using? (I'd probably mostly use the...
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    best position to hold uke?

    Hold it the way the members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain do: ... or rather, one of the eight ways... ... or try a ninth way... Hold it so it's secure and comfortable for you. Use a strap or don't. Main thing is don't mash down on the top with a death grip that'll kill the sound...
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    Sound Hole Tees

    Nice, a little bit like our group's logo
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    Songs that justify E

    I'm going to be teaching some ukulele classes and we'll be covering the E chord (and several of the tricks/variants/downright cheats that can be used). But I'm thinking... if I'm going to make them play E, I'd better make them feel like it's worth it, right? In other words, give them a couple...
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    Syracuse, NY Salt City Ukulele — Open House April 6

    22 newcomers! I figured if we had 5 newcomers it'd be a success. We had 22! We start teaching the beginners this Thursday.
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    Syracuse, NY Salt City Ukulele — Open House April 6

    Added inducement: There will be door prizes. What sort of door prizes? Well, how about a NEW KALA UKULELE? Yes, a Kala KA-15S Satin Mahogany Soprano ukulele will be given away to one randomly selected newcomer! There will be other prizes too. So come to the Open House!
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    Ukulele Rack? What are the alternatives for displaying ukuleles?

    Check out my instructable
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    Syracuse, NY Salt City Ukulele — Open House April 6

    Veterans of the defunct Greater Syracuse School of Music ukulele class are now flying under their own power as Salt City Ukulele, a Syracuse area community for all things uke. Web site here: We'll be having a free Open House on April 6 from 6 to 8 pm. Come meet...
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    Aquila string gauges

    Is there someplace on the web that shows gauges of the various Aquila strings? If not, can anyone supply some measurements? In particular I'd like diameters of the Nylgut 4U string set. (And everything else too, data junkie that I am, but 4U most of all.) Thank you.
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    Sopranino tuning

    I have a Caramel CP200 sopranino uke, and I'm trying to decide how to tune it. C tuning (gCEa) I think is too low; the strings are too slack. D tuning (aDF#b) seems okay. I've seen mention of F (cFad) and G (dGbe) tunings being used on sopraninos too. But I'm not clear on what strings people...
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    Uke lessons and ice cream in Syracuse, NY

    Greater Syracuse School of Music says: "Wanna smile more? Make some music. Join our ukulele class for new players Wednesday nights from 6-7PM starting tomorrow, May 15th. No ukulele? Come, we'll help you order one for under $50. Can't make it this week? Come next Wednesday and join others who...
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    Couple of photos from last night at Gannon's Isle on Seneca Turnpike:
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    Now I have visions of us on the back of a flatbed truck, driving behind an ice cream van...
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    Here are pictures (I didn't take them) from last week's gig in Fayetteville.!i=1960828798&k=BCrNqFs (and no, I don't know what an ekulele is either...)
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    Article about us from Syracuse newspaper:
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    I just got wind of this group in Syracuse, NY. Don't think they've been mentioned here before: I don't know anything more about them than what's on the web page and FB page!
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    First Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy session last night at Sno-Top in Manlius. It went pretty well! It was pretty windy but we set up in the lee of the building and I didn’t bother with music, just mostly worked from memory and occasional peeks at someone else’s. There were lots of people there...
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    Holding the Uke

    I realize this is an old-ish thread but I just came across it while looking for information on holding the uke and it's left me more perplexed than ever. How in the heck is it even possible to play a uke with it "nestled in the crook between my thumb and index finger"? When I do that my...
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    The learning sessions are under way... first one was last night. I didn't count but I think there were about 15 of us there. Mostly beginners, a few more experienced, one of whom led the group from square 1, C and G7 chords, adding in F later and getting us through four songs. The group meets...
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    Syracuse, NY Ukulele and Ice Cream Therapy

    The Greater Syracuse (NY) (USA) School of Music organized a “ukulele sing-in” this afternoon. There were about 35 people there by my count, maybe about a third of them absolute beginners, a few accomplished enough to stand up and perform a song or three. That included four members of a reported...
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