Old Rhythm and Old Ukes
First off, we want to apologize for the sound quality on this one. Fish swim, birds fly, and computers crash (at the worst possible moments). We should be back to solid audio quality next week. Anyway, on this week's Thursday Live Lesson Aldrine starts things off as usual. He fields a couple of questions from our members, ranging from rolls and chunks to more advanced strumming that follows the rhythm of Hawaiian music. The second half of the lesson is an epic session of show-n-tell. Aldrine brings in his collection of vintage ukuleles (AKA his little babies) and explains how he acquired each one. We wrap up the lesson by announcing the winners of our special UU+ anniversary contest.
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Questions Asked this Week:
2:10 Any tips to roll and chunk in the same measure?
8:55 The rhythm of Hawaiian music.
15:10 How do you strum the Hawaiian rhythm?
22:40 Why do Hawaiian musicians say the words of a verse before singing it?
26:00 Show-N-Tell: 1960's Kamaka Ukulele
34:25 Do you ever feel limited by the 12 frets of a soprano?
35:40 Show-N-Tell: Vintage Gibson Ukulele
40:55 Do new instruments become more valuable over time?
42:40 Show-N-Tell: 1950's Martin Ukulele
49:40 Show-N-Tell: The 20,000 Hour Ukulele
56:55 Show-N-Tell: Dumpster Uke #2 (Duke Kahanamoku Ukulele)
1:03:00 UU+ Contest Winner
Live Lesson - Replay (Talking about Hawaiian Rhythm and Strumming @ 46:15)
Youtube - Hula Halau 'O Kamuela dancing with Ipus
PDF - Hawaiian Vamp Strumming
Youtube - Raiatea Helm and Brian Tolentino on HI Sessions
Youtube - Learning Tahitian Drumming
Youtube - Strumming to the Hawaiian Rhythm (and announcing the verse)
Website - ToneRite