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Posted On: Jan. 05 2012, 2:39 PM
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Why, when you take a few perfectly simple, open chords from a guit to a Uke, do they turn out to be finger cramping, black belt batsards:-)

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 05 2012, 2:44 PM
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Because because people with short stubby fingers that look like sausages have a hard time playing the uke, or the mandolin. ;)

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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 05 2012, 4:18 PM
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I've felt the same way about mandolin.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 06 2012, 12:33 AM
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Ha ha ha....  :-)

Uke does my head in.  Play a guitar "D" chord and it's a G !!!

I taught uke for a while this year.  I did fine if I didn't look at the chord/word chart.  My eyes would see "D" and my fingers would play a guitar "D".  Play by ear... fine.

As for mandolin, mine was transformed into fire wood somewhere between the UK and NZ.  Too pricey over here to replace :-(   Never mind.


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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jan. 07 2012, 5:26 PM
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I've had half a dozen Uke's over the (30ish)years and only ever broken two strings and probably only done a complete re-string four or five times. Uke's hate new strings - the older the better for me - if you want bright, get a banjo;-)

Anyways - popped into a music shop whilst shopping for the lad's school shoes and picked up a set of buffed black Uke strings for £4. Gets home, and they're double length, for a baritone. Two for one. Nice.
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Ukulele Rip-off Expose. For each and every £5 in the minus from a £50 one that you spend - the intonation will be one mil out - even when measured over three models by the same maker (rhymes with Ashton;-)). That can't be a mistake.

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Quote: (Mark A @ Jan. 06 2012, 12:33 AM)

Ha ha ha....  :-)

Uke does my head in.  Play a guitar "D" chord and it's a G !!!

I taught uke for a while this year.  I did fine if I didn't look at the chord/word chart.  My eyes would see "D" and my fingers would play a guitar "D".  Play by ear... fine.

As for mandolin, mine was transformed into fire wood somewhere between the UK and NZ.  Too pricey over here to replace :-(   Never mind.


Mark

Mark. You ever measured the intonation of the Uke's at work?

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