A Chat with Kyle Furusho

On this week's Live Lesson, the guys are joined by special guest Kyle Furusho and his talented wife Emily. Aldrine and the live chat have a bunch of questions for both Kyle and Emily, and they cover everything from playing a G chord to writing songs.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:45 Is it okay to play the G chord different than the way it's normally taught?

8:50 What are the disadvantages to playing the G chord differently?

13:15 Are there long term detriments to holding the G chord differently?

19:25 What instruments do Emily and Kyle play?

24:25 What strings does Kyle use?

29:15 What's your favorite simple technique that sounds impressive?

34:05 How do you play the Bo Diddley beat?

38:00 Does Emily practice singing everyday?

39:30 Can Emily talk about singing and playing at the same time?

47:10 What is Kyle's song writing process?

51:30 How would Kyle go about the song writing challenge?

References/resources for this video:
Live Lesson - Replay featuring Kyle
Duos - Kyle Furusho

Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.68) – The BEST Way to Hold a Chord
Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.77) – Thinking Differently
Ukulele Webcam Sessions Ep.1 – How to Switch Chords Faster
Uke Minutes - Augmented Chords
Music Theory - Week 8: Diminished and Augmented Chords
Youtube - Taimane

Ukulele Challenge – Koi (Gen Hoshino / DAICHI)
Ukulele Challenge – Megalovania (Undertale) 1 Hour Arrangement!

Merch Store - AGxAQ Strings
Website - D'Addario Titanium Ukulele Strings

Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
Uke Minutes - Muted Octave Strum (Parallel Octaves)
Ukulele 101 – Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele (Pull Offs)
Uke Minutes - Pull-Offs and Hammer-Pulls

Uke Lesson - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Jam Replay - Lucy in the Sky (Reggae version)
Uke Lesson - Hallelujah
Jam Replay - Hallelujah (Reggae Version)

Youtube - Kyle Furusho's Channel
Youtube - Shadowstrum (Kyle took down all of his videos on this channel)

Live Lesson Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)

Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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Live Lesson Questions in the UU+ Forum
Send Questions to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com
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  1. Haha. “Who plays gospel on ukulele?”

    clogva1 raises hand. LOL – and it was my question! Thanks for the great answer. When I taught myself in the early days, I misinterpreted the G chord. Later, I saw the mistake, but I don’t even think about it when I play it, so – with your blessing – I’ll just keep playing it that way 🙂

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