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The Ukulele Thread
21 September 2016
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I want to be the next Taylor Swift, despite some formidable obstacles, including wrong gender, age and position on talent spectrum. 

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21 September 2016
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georgiewood said
I want to be the next Taylor Swift, despite some formidable obstacles, including wrong gender, age and position on talent spectrum.   

I'm sure you could remake some of her songs.

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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22 September 2016
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I was a bit disturbed she was using an electrified Luna tho, I hear bad things about those ukes. The other thing in her favour was the fashionable singing tone which really works for the singer/songwriter genre at the moment.

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Neither am I interested in being 'the next Taylor Swift'! a-hard-days-night-paul-10   

You could be something bold and new. Buy a Dolphin and get practising.

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7 October 2016
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As seen in Cardiff today.

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And then I looked to my right.

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7 October 2016
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Guess who bought a Beatles uke today?

Hint: It wasn't AG.

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7 October 2016
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ewe2 said
You could be something bold and new. Buy a Dolphin and get practising.  

She could teach her Dolphin how to play the ukulele using the uke that Ahhh Girl didn't buy.

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17 October 2016
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Restrung my Kala concert with Aquila Red strings, they sound pretty darn good, very plunky and loud which is good for cheaper ukuleles. I also bought a harmonica to do bad Dylan impressions with. I haven't been well lately and this scuppered my plans to hit the Melbourne Ukulele Festival this month, so I am consoling myself with making bad music at home.

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And speaking of bad music, this goes here because it's not a Beatles cover:

Marcie by Joni Mitchell

I was so pleased with myself for figuring this out. Hear the plunky picking on the concert uke! Also, I am not a patch on Joni.

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18 February 2017
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I like covering Joni on the dulcimer. 

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18 February 2017
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Does anybody here tune their ukuleles to E standard (EADG), how about Eb standard, D standard, Drop D, or Open G (GBDG). If I am playing, I like my ukes tuned to E.

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19 February 2017
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I've played with tuning up to ADF#B but I broke a string on it. I'd like to experiment with other tunings but I want to buy a nice soprano first that can take the punishment.

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20 February 2017
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My uke is tuned to the ordinary uke tuning. Open C6 I believe. (Correct me if i'm wrong.)

I like covering Beatles and solo George, and I also write songs on the ukelele sometimes. 

Edit: and of course I like covering solo Paul. Ram On !

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20 February 2017
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Guitars make ukuleles obsolete, but if I'm going to play one, I want it tuned to E or something like that, you guys should try Drop C# on a uke and I dare you to play slide uke because it's interesting.

20 February 2017
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sgtpepper63 said
Guitars make ukuleles obsolete

There is no such thing as obsolete in music. The Beatles taught us that.

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I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin everyone who is definitely not @Joe.  This has been true for 2016 & 2017 Sig-Badge.png but I may have to get more specific in the future.

9 March 2017
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I am in Hawaii and I bought a ukulele for my wife and I to learn. I thought of George Harrison .

It wasn't expensive but it wasn't the cheapest one I saw. It is a plywood uke painted black with a rosewood fretboard marketed as a "beginner's ukelele." 

It seems to be well made with good strings.

The brand name is Hang Loose.

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Last night I met up with some people from the internet and I played ukulele and kazoo at them. They didn't kill me, so I must have done well. They loved the kazoos particularly so another win for kazoos! I have Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome again, I want a better soprano and golly did US freight charges jump again? Everything's gone up $100! If I save up I might be able to get a cheap Magic Fluke banjolele though: one thing I learnt from last night is that I need a uke that projects better, my concert is way too quiet.

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This thread made me think of this Rutles song

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 @Beatlebug I was doing some ukulele research today and look who I ran into ahdn_george_08

 

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sigh butterfly said
 @Beatlebug I was doing some ukulele research today and look who I ran into ahdn_george_08

 

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NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, KEEP THAT MARIONETTE OFF THE FORUM!!!!

 

SWEET JESUS NO!!!!!

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