The Flood, Circle of Fifths and Ukulele Upkeep

This week's Thursday Live Lesson is a bit of a mixed bag. The guys cover a variety of topics including the recent flooding on Kauai, how to use the circle of fifths, and general ukulele upkeep. Aldrine explains how to identify the chords in any given key, using a number of different methods. Kahai chimes in with his own chord-key memory aid. While bio-major-Aaron suggest a nifty way to spruce up the circle of fifths diagram. Aldrine gives a rundown for ukulele maintenance, and shares a hilarious story about his first tour on the mainland. The guys also discuss how humidity can affect your ukulele before ending with some quick Q&A.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:00 Is everyone safe and dry?

9:10 How do you know what chords are in a key?

20:20 Where do the Roman numerals fit on the Circle of Fifths?

27:00 Can you label the circle of fifths with Roman numerals?

29:40 Maintenance routine for ukulele upkeep.

38:00 Traveling with your ukulele and slacking the strings.

44:20 Aldrine's Mouse Story

47:00 How humidity and heat affects your ukulele.

57:40 My fretwires feel sharp; should I have it fixed?

1:01:30 Can you make an EC style course for hammer-ons and pull-offs?

1:03:00 What upcoming ukulele festivals will you be playing at?

1:04:50 Do you still review homework videos for Ukulele 101?

References/resources for this video:
Website - Kaua'i Relief and Recovery Fund
Website - How to Help Kauai After the Flood

Ukulele 102 - Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory - Week 7: Chord Families
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Diagram - Circle of Fifths
Video - How to Use the Circle of Fifths
Music Theory - Week 10: Circle of Fifths
Improvement System - Essential Chords
Diagram - All Musical Notes and Major Scales
Ukulele 102 - Chord Inversions and Extensions

Website - Boogie Juice
Website - Fast-Fret
Website - Jim Dunlop Lemon Oil
Website - F-One Fretboard Oil
Uke Minutes - DIY Humidifier
Uke Minutes - How to Clean Your Fretboard

Website - ToneRite
Youtube - Rio and Ryo
Youtube - Rio Saito
Youtube - Ryo Natoyama
Youtube - fulare_pad
iTunes - Omotenashi by fulare_pad (All My Friends)

Instagram - Kalei Gamiao (V-necks, Vests, Selfies, and Muscles)
Youtube - Kalei on HI Sessions
Master Class - Kalei Gamiao

Website - Oasis Humidifiers

Ukulele 101 - Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele
Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Uke Minutes - Pull-Offs and Hammer-Pulls
Uke Minutes - Hammer-Pull Exercises
Ukulele 102 - Bends, Tremolos, and Expression

Website - Auburn Ukulele Festival
Website - Uke-tober Fest

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