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Common symbols found when reading pono tenor ukulele tabs

Common symbols found when reading pono tenor ukulele tabs

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Pono tenor ukulele tabs - There are several techniques specific to playing pono tenor ukulele and other string instruments. These are commonly noted in pono tenor ukulele tabs by capital letters along the staff depicting a ukulele’s strings. Below is a list of the letters used along with a brief description of the technique. Hammer On's in Pono Tenor Ukulele Tab Capital H designates a hammer on in pono tenor ukulele tab. Guitarists achieve a hammer-on by plucking a string then forcefully pressing a different fret along that string to raise or lower the note’s pitch. The two numbers right beside each other above the capital H indicates the two notes of the hammer-on. A 0-3 on the third from the bottom line of the staff, for example, would tell a ukulele player to pluck an open
Advanced finger strengthening for ukulele setup

Advanced finger strengthening for ukulele setup

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Ukulele setup - Finger strength is what separates able and ‘great’ ukulele players from those who cannot cut the grade. Without finger strength a ukulele player simply cannot manage the intense and complex licks which are essential in later and further playing. Prior to these more advanced exercises, it is advised that the reader try some basic warm-up and strengthening exercises. It’s a good idea to warm up with the aforementioned set and then move on, to make sure the fingers are warm and ready to continue pushing the muscles. Remember these are tough exercises and shouldn't be pushed too hard. Work it as hard as need be. So remember, play exercises with ALL FOUR fingers ALWAYS Using Alternate Picking or individual right hand fingers! Mixing Exercises Together This
Choose the best cheap ukulele – old vs new

Choose the best cheap ukulele – old vs new

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Best cheap ukulele - Ukulele players have more choices among instruments than ever before for best cheap ukulele. In addition to the wide variety of classic used electric ukulele available, instrument manufacturers bring out new best cheap ukulele with great features every year. Although there's a wide variety of electric ukulele to choose from, statistics from a website state that Fender and Gibson have been the most popular, so take a good look beneath the shiny finish of that new Flying V Gibson ukulele or the worn fretboard on that vintage Fender Telecaster and use these important factors to make an informed decision. Consider a Collectible Electric Best Cheap Ukulele Vintage and rare electric ukuleles are a combination of historic art and musical functionality. Some key reas...
How to maintain your aNueNue Ukulele musical instrument

How to maintain your aNueNue Ukulele musical instrument

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Practice your aNueNue Ukulele every day, and of course you'll improve your intonation and technique. But playing, and time itself, brings wear and tear to your instrument. You should strive to keep your aNueNue Ukulele in a good state of repair. This makes for a better sounding instrument, which means it is more satisfying to play. It will also save you money, because caring for your aNueNue Ukulele means you won’t need to rely on a professional luthier for the maintenance you can easily do yourself. Store your aNueNue Ukulele properly and safely The first rule of thumb is to always store your aNueNue Ukulele properly in a hard case. Leaving your aNueNue Ukulele sitting out in the open is an invitation for serious damage caused by collisions, crashes, or exposure to rapid temperat
Vintage ukulele collectible as Investments

Vintage ukulele collectible as Investments

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Vintage ukulele collecting can be a fun way of investing money. Like car enthusiast who collect Corvettes or people who deal in antique toys, furniture or sports memorabilia, there is a worldwide market and appeal for vintage ukulele. Just like any antique, ukulele have a history and tell stories. They also have a proven track record for generating money .Here is some advice for someone starting out. What Makes a Vintage Ukulele Collectable Condition- Whether its baseball cards or Barbie Dolls or any kind of collectable antique, condition is very important. Vintage ukulele in excellent condition is always worth more than ukulele in average shape. Other criteria for the ukulele to be worth money are Originality- Any modifications, replaced parts or repairs, no matter how sma...
Ukulele renaissance and gift ideas for music lovers

Ukulele renaissance and gift ideas for music lovers

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Are ukuleles enjoying a resurgence in popularity? George Harrison (of the Beatles, hello!) was a huge ukulele player and proponent. Tiny Tim was also a uke strummer but most people would rather forget that. Now it seems that this 4-string mini-guitar-like instrument is making a small but eloquent comeback. Origins of the Ukulele Invented by Portugese immigrants in Hawaii, the ukulele has the advantage of being small and portable. It's better than a back-packer type guitar because it has a richer, fuller tone than the portable guitar. The ukulele may be second fiddle to the guitar since it's smaller and has four strings to the guitar's six, but it's still an instrument that has a wide range of tone. There are also several sizes of ukulele such as: soprano 13” concert 15” t