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Stand back – I have a ukulele and I'm not afraid to use it!

Clive Maxfield
8/24/2011 09:47 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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re: Stand back – I have a ukulele and I'm not afraid to use it!
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2011 2:55:37 PM
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Thanks for the advice -- I've been doing this but it still goes out of tune really quickly ... but I think it's starting to hold it's tune a bit longer than before...

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Bakhruddin   8/26/2011 7:57:53 PM
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Pinch each string between your thumb and first finger (over the sound hole) then give it a good tug perpendicular (away from) to the fretboard. Repeat this process several times, then re-tune. I think you'll find it now stays in tune much better. Also, if you have friction tuners (looks that way in the picture), by nature they will not hold a tuning as well as machine (geared) tuners. BTW - check out the "Ukulele Underground" and "Flea Market" Forum for great Uke info. Congrats and keep on strumm'n.

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David Ashton   8/25/2011 11:19:58 PM
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You do realise that since Australia is "Down Under" you'll have to do it standing on your head??

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Max The Magnificent   8/25/2011 2:47:46 PM
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Re the talent show -- how about playing the ukulele while tap dancing (or maybe I should do it in mime :-) Thanks also for the congratulations

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Max The Magnificent   8/25/2011 2:19:55 PM
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Since my strings are still so out of tune, they fit right in with playing Australian music (grin). My #1 task is to learn "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". After that ... we'll see ... I do remember that Bill Bryson had some funny lyrics to Waltzing Matilda in his book "In a Sunburned Country" so maybe that will give me a starting point :-)

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ReneCardenas   8/25/2011 1:19:11 PM
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Good luck Max!, we sure would like to see a future posting that may be used to audition on a future talent show (?). BTW, is great to see you listed right at the top of the EE Blogs listing, you are moving on up! Congratulations.

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David Ashton   8/25/2011 1:02:28 AM
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I trust you're practising "Waltzing Matilda" as promised, Max?

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