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I'm totally ignorant about them.

What's a soprano uke and what others are there?

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It’s like a small guitar with the E & A strings missing & a capo on the 5th.  Then the G string (which would have been the D string) is an octave up. 

Then the other uke is a bass uke.  It’s tuned just like a bass guitar. 

You also get tenor, concert, super soprano & pineapple ukes, but they’re all pointless unless you’re playing in a ukulele band (which is also pointless).

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1 hour ago, xgsjx said:

It’s like a small guitar with the E & A strings missing & a capo on the 5th.  Then the G string (which would have been the D string) is an octave up. 

Then the other uke is a bass uke.  It’s tuned just like a bass guitar. 

You also get tenor, concert, super soprano & pineapple ukes, but they’re all pointless unless you’re playing in a ukulele band (which is also pointless).

I guess that about sums it up! 🙂

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On 23/05/2019 at 06:33, xgsjx said:

It’s like a small guitar with the E & A strings missing & a capo on the 5th.  Then the G string (which would have been the D string) is an octave up. 

Then the other uke is a bass uke.  It’s tuned just like a bass guitar. 

You also get tenor, concert, super soprano & pineapple ukes, but they’re all pointless unless you’re playing in a ukulele band (which is also pointless).

Good analogy. The uke will teach one lots about the guitar, for a start they encourage better right hand stuff as they don’t really sustain. I’m a big fan

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On 23/05/2019 at 06:33, xgsjx said:

but they’re all pointless unless you’re playing in a ukulele band (which is also pointless).

😂

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At the music trust I play with I was strongly encouraged to volunteer to play bass for the kids Uke Orchestra.

The kids are between 6 and 12 years old.

It is not the highlight of my week! 

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My opinion differs to that of George, in that I think they should be smashed and burned.

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Who decided Ukulele + whistling = every advert in 2019

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Don't know . but here is Fab George doing just that at home :

 

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There are those irritating little things that, as @ped says, seem to be ubiquitous advert fodder. Then there is the baritone uke...

 

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On 17/06/2019 at 13:59, ped said:

Who decided Ukulele + whistling = every advert in 2019

Presumably the same group of unspeakable deviants who were confident that the fey cover of Chaka Khan used on that Tui advert wouldn't be a capital offence.

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So anybody got any suggestions on a good value uke that won’t break the bank but also won’t get chucked out after getting the basics?

Asking for a friend...

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13 hours ago, Pea Turgh said:

So anybody got any suggestions on a good value uke that won’t break the bank but also won’t get chucked out after getting the basics?

Asking for a friend...

*polite cough*

 

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On 18/06/2019 at 13:26, ezbass said:

There are those irritating little things that, as @ped says, seem to be ubiquitous advert fodder. Then there is the baritone uke...

 

Genius! I love it.  Even without the audacious fingering, it would still be great.

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I bought an Ovation Applause one last weekend.

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I've learned a few chords for it.

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On 17/06/2019 at 13:59, ped said:

Who decided Ukulele + whistling = every advert in 2019

And 2018, 2017, 2016 2015...

Someone who really, really wanted to push someone (who, me?) to pick up a large, sharp machete and hunt them down like the monster they are. Not much actual music triggers my misophonia but this endless, relentless, hateful aural horror genuinely makes me want to kill!

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38 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

And 2018, 2017, 2016 2015...

Someone who really, really wanted to push someone (who, me?) to pick up a large, sharp machete and hunt them down like the monster they are. Not much actual music triggers my misophonia but this endless, relentless, hateful aural horror genuinely makes me want to kill!

Your username could make a catchy headline - was that your plan all along! 

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On 17/06/2019 at 13:59, ped said:

Who decided Ukulele + whistling = every advert in 2019

They wanted a change from the breathless whispy girl singing some famous hit much slower that they used for every advert in 2018.

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On 03/08/2019 at 17:29, ped said:

Your username could make a catchy headline - was that your plan all along! 

Just a happy coincidence. Happy for me, that is. :D

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Then they should be burned with the wretched things.

To use a uke you have to have 'perfect pitch' , this is so when you chuck it into a skip it doesn't touch the sides....

Sadly we have two friends that are in a ukelele band, even worse for us we've been to a concert, only once mind.

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