A New Guest, Scratching Musical Itches, Sweep Picking, and a Song Challenge #13
This week, we have a New Special Guest, Mark "1/2 Magic" Baldonado. You might know Mark from the the Seasons of Love, Uptown Funk, or Best Day of My Life Play-Alongs, but what you might not know is that the UU Guys have known Mark since Highschool. In the podcast, Mark and Aldrine reminisce meeting for the first time, and their early bands. The guys then answer a question about Sweep Picking, and how to use it in your playing. They make a quick detour to talk about motivation and "Scratching Musical Itches" before finishing the Live Lesson by picking a winner for the last Song Challenge, and setting the guidelines for the new Challenge.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:55 Who is Mark Baldonado?
10:15 Can you explain what Sweep Picking is and how to implement it into Solos?
19:45 I have the original Strings on my Uke. Is it time to Upgrade?
25:00 Aldrine's new "Boujee" String Winder
27:25 What did Aldrine need to do to clean up his playing?
36:15 Mark's Music Recommendations
42:05 How did Mark get started with Ukulele and who influenced him?
44:50 What motivated Mark to keep practicing?
47:05 Scratching Musical Itches
54:30 Songwriting Challenge Winner
56:45 Song Challenge #13 Guidelines
Use a Maj7
Reference Hot Sauce
Deadline: October 17
1:08:10 Any Words of Advice for budding Ukulele Players
References/resources for this video:
The K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 1: Waimea Town Celebration Y2K
The K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 10: One Time (Part 1)
The K-Town Heroes Podcast – One Time (Part 2) Kealia Garage Band
Uke Minutes - Thumb and Middle Picking
Uke Minutes - Major Scale Sweeps
Uke Minutes - Minor Scale Sweeps
Aloha Friday Concert - May 31, 2019 Replay (Aldrine uses Sweeps in Waiting in Vain)
Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Youtube - Rob Scallon: Every Time I Learn a Song with Sweep Picking
Uke Lesson - Waiting in Vain
Masterclass - Imua Garza
Amazon - Imua's Album: Dreamspeaking
Youtube - Imua Garza
Live Lesson - July 20, 2017 Replay (Aldrine Talks About When to Change Strings)
Website - Aquila
Website - GHS
Website - D'Addario
Website - Savarez Tenor Strings
Website - Savarez Soprano/Concert Strings
Website - Martin
TLL Podcast #32 - Extra Ghosty (Aldrine talks about what Strings he started with)
UU Merch - AGXAQ Strings Aldrine's Signature Strings with Aquila
Live Lesson - February 23, 2017 Replay (Aldrine talking about his Signature Strings)
TLL Podcast #25 - String Me Along (Sustain VS Projection in Strings)
Website - Adoboloco
Improvement System - Essential Chords 2 (Learn Major7th Chords)
UU - Beginner Chord Chart
Uke Minutes - Suspended Chords
Uke Minutes - Sus4 Hammer Ons
TLL Podcast #74 - Paint by Chords (Aldrine Talks about Chord Workarounds)
TLL Podcast #76 - Finger Woes and Hippos (Aldrine and Kahai use more than "2 chords" in their songs)
TLL Podcast #73 - The "I Love You" Strum (Aaron's Babybel Song)
Youtube - These Dreams