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 Post subject: Got Uke?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:16 pm 
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Just curious . . . how many out there play ukulele?

Got my first one for Christmas along with some lessons. What a fun instrument!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Uke?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 pm 
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It's been a long time ago but I have a baritone uke buried somewhere deep in a closet. A tuner started slipping and I didn't know enough then to replace it. Think I was about 19 - probably played around with it 7-8 years, just chording and singing mostly folk music. The uke was my first stringed instrument, unless piano counts as a stringed critter.

Which size do you have, Randy?


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 Post subject: Re: Got Uke?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Thanks for asking . . . I have ended up with two. I started off with a soprano and really like it. However I found a used one via craigslist that is an oversized concert. It seems a lot easier to learn on. So, my wife has taken to the soprano.

As a left handed person, I’ve always struggled with stringed instruments. Never could get my right hand to cooperate. So I decided there was no harm in stringing the Uke for a lefty.

So here’s what I’ve learned
1. A lot of folks look at you funny, like really? You’ve restrung it?
2. It does feel more natural.
3. My right hand is still belligerent.
4. My left hand is less belligerent than it’s cousin, but it too has a mind of its own.
5. Music is just a hoot, even as you learn.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Uke?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:41 pm 
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It is always better to go with what works, not what "they" say is right. If re-stringing it works -- YEAH! :thumbsup:

Enjoying the music is goal. Hope you have a blast with the uke!

Maybe you need a dulcimer? No bending your hands in unfamiliar ways to fret; looking at the fret board to find the note; can be diatonic or chromatic or any combination in between.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Uke?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 am 
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No, I dont have a Uke. I do have a cello with a dulcimer fret board that I mounted on it. Plays just like a dulcimer in super bass. :D






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