Memorizing Scales, John Cruz, Soloing with or without a Scales, and how Two Cs Do Not Make a Right

Have you ever wondered how to memorize all the different scales? This week the guys give several ways to think about and memorize the basic Scale Shapes. They talk about John Cruz, and some sage wisdom he offered to Aldrine. Which leads into soloing within the Scales and soloing outside of the Scales. Aldrine tops off the podcast with a recent story about playing with Two C Strings, and an older story about copying your heroes.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:00 Return of the Hat

2:55 Any suggestions on Learning Scales and Scale Patterns?

4:30 The 0-2, 0-1-3, 0-2-3 Pattern

9:40 Recording Island Style with John Cruz

15:25 How do you get so much "Soul" out of your Voice?

22:50 Do you Solo over the Scale Shape?

26:00 The Pointer-Ring, Pointer-Middle-Pinky, Pointer-Ring-Pinky Pattern

32:50 No "Wrong" Notes

39:40 Aldrine's Two C Strings Story

References/resources for this video:
UU - Merch Store
Ukulele 102 - Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales & Chords
Ukulele Webcam Sessions - How to Play Major Scales

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Youtube - Magic Secrets Revealed
Youtube - Pro Wrestlings Greatest Secrets
Uke Lesson - Island Style
Youtube - Jack Johnson, John Cruz, and Paula Fuga playing Island Style

Youtube - Sitting in Limbo (John Cruz)
Youtube - Sitting in Limbo (Jimmy Cliff)
Youtube - I Hear Music (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Mr.Reggae (Original I Hear Music)
Uke Lesson - I Hear Music
Youtube - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Youtube - Drop Baby Drop (The Mana`o Company)
Youtube - Drop Baby Drop (Eddie Grant)
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Youtube - Crazy Without You (Pure Heart)
Youtube - Crazy Without You (Lawai`a)

Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scales Positions with Neal Chin

Youtube - Victor Wooten Chromatic Scale Practice
Youtube - Victor Wooten "Always a Half Step Away from the Right Note"
Youtube - How Classical, R&B, and Jazz Musicians Play Differently

UU Merch Store - Aldrine's AGXAQ Strings
Website - Andrew's GHS Strings
UU Podcast - James Hill Explains Canadian Tuning
Amazon - GHS Wound C String Set
Amazon - Savarez String Sets
Youtube - Herbie Hancock "Don't Play the Butter Notes"
UU Podcast - Taimane Explaining her Double Low G Set Up
TLL Podcast #2 - The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Aldrine's Kamaka Concert Ukulele)
Ask Aldrine #1 - Can I Play Ukulele with STUBBY Fingers?

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