Realistic Uke Maintenance and String Talk

Initially light on questions, Aldrine begins this weeks Live Lesson by talking honestly about how often he changes his strings. This opens the floodgates and the guys spend the majority of the lesson answering questions about strings and ukulele maintenance. They also discuss various causes for unwanted buzzing. Aldrine ends the lesson by setting up the rules for the next song writing challenge.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:40 How often do you actually change your strings?

18:30 What's the best way to clean your strings?

23:20 Why is there a strange buzz after changing my strings?

26:25 Can I put tenor strings on a concert ukulele?

27:35 Other issues that may cause buzzing.

31:05 What brand of strings do you think are the best?

32:30 Do you oil your ukulele?

38:25 Can you reuse strings or transfer them from one uke to another?

42:15 How Aldrine breaks in his strings.

56:05 The winners from last song writing challenge.

58:45 The rules for the next challenge:
Chords: G & D
Bonus: Chord Inversions
3/4 or 6/8 time signature

References/resources for this video:
Live Lesson - Replay (Aldrine talks about when you should change your strings)
Uke Minutes - How to Restring Your Ukulele
Website - Aldrine's Kanile'a Ukulele
UU Merch Store - Aldrine's AGxAQ Strings
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Guting
Youtube - Guting jamming with Aldrine
Youtube - Juila Nunes
Youtbe - Ben Folds
Youtube - Feng E
Video - Feng E and Aldrine Jam "Bodysurfing"

Master Class - Essential Elements of Soloing with Chris Salvador

Website - Worth Brown Strings
Amazon - Pro-Arte Strings

Uke Minutes - How to Clean Your Fretboard
Amazon - F-One Oil

TLL Podcast #8 – If You Give a Mouse a Uke (More talk about ToneRite and ukulele up keep)
Website - ToneRite
Youtube - Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions
Duos - Kyle Furusho
NAMM 2017 - Aldrine and Kyle cover Day 1
Website - Analysis Plus Golden Oval Cable
Youtube - Jake Shimabukuro talks about Analysis Plus Cables
Instagram - Jake with his Golden Analysis Plus Cables
Website - Zaolla Silverline cables
Website -Ableton Push

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