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  1. Timm_S

    MN Noob

    Hello alweasel from another MN player. I'm relatively new to this too, started playing in February. This UU is amazing, so many helpful people here. Welcome aboard!
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    What tuning/stringing do you prefer for playing instrumental/classical music on the ukulele?

    I've only got the low-G uke, unless I borrow my 4-yr old granddaughter's (rather cheap) high-G Soprano. I'm still just barely getting used to standard uke tuning so haven't ventured out past that yet... Though I have played a little normal guitar ever since about 1965 (even owned a couple of...
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Well Tom, I liked hearing your piece so much I had to also give it a try. After playing so many exercises lately in the key of F, it was refreshing to try something new in A. So... I challenged myself to see if I could learn and get through it all in one single session this morning. It's not...
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Everyone in this Classical Thread has always been so encouraging and supportive. You all have given me a new angle to approach and play the uke in ways I never anticipated when I first picked this up. Thank you all so much for sharing the light! 🙏
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Thanks Patty, I did have to concentrate a bit extra on that technique at first, but now it sure feels much easier and more natural. Maybe progress is being made!
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    Show us your ukes!

    Those are some seriously rad ukes.
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Right! How can anyone not get their body grooving to the music of Fernando Sor?! 🕺
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    As I have been working my way through Grade 1 of the Jeff Peterson book since the start of spring, I came to this Study #2 by Fernando Sor. My initial plan to try and absorb Peterson's recommended finger-picking was vexing me, and the progress was painfully slow. I just couldn't get through...
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Yeah, if you mentioned you felt "hurried", that did not come across in your playing. Still had that nice dreamy quality to it...
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Such a fine little piece of music. Most excellent playing! 👏
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    Have you picked up a ukulele today?

    Ran through all of the pieces from Grade 1 of the Peterson Classical book this morning at least once or twice, then started the first piece—the Brahms: Berceuse in Grade 2 which actually seemed unexpectedly easy to read through the first time (it helps that it’s such a familiar melody).
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    You know you're a uke nerd when...

    Not uke-specific—but you know you're a music nerd when sitting at a stop light in the rain waiting to make a left turn, and mentally calculating the poly-rhythms between the wiper blade sweeps and the turn signal clicks.
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    Post your random pictures

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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Just delightful! And very evocative of the aptly named title.
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    You know you're a uke nerd when...

    Seems perfectly reasonable and normal to me...
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    This has become one of my favorite study pieces as well. And a most lovely reading of it, Tom! 👍👍
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    Classical Ukulele Players Challenge!

    Love this little piece. A very thoughtful and sensitive rendering. (This must be Sor's original version where it dips down into the lower strings, unlike the uke arrangement?)
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    I've been occasionally lurking and enjoying the many creative contributions from the veteran Seasonistas to these challenges; fully never expecting to jump in since I am not—and never have been—much of a singer. But this topic reminded me of this great song by Sons Of The Pioneers that I really...
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    New question on file uploads

    Oh okay, that's the step I forgot to do today! Yes my previous ones were both via you tube. Thanks for the reminder. Operator error.
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