Thumb Strums, Music Therapy, Baby Sharks, and Chunking, and Choosing the Right Tools

Ryan steps in to be the third "Color Commentator" for Today's Podcast. They fire off with a question about Strumming with your thumb like Jake. This brings up the idea of Choosing the Right Tool for the Job, and not Hammering a Nail with a Screwdriver. The podcast moves on to what does Music do for you, and Aaron asks the existential question, "Isn't all music, therapy?" Aldrine demonstrates some interesting percussive techniques, and helps a new member learn to chunk.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:25 How do you get a lighter hit with a Thumb Strum?

12:45 Technique Problems VS Timing Problems

13:30 How do you fix Timing Problems?

25:10 How does the Ukulele in particular and the music in general effect your mood and thinking?

33:35 Music as therapy

39:05 Why do you Play Music? What Itch does it Scratch?

45:35 How do you Upstroke Pick with a Thumb with a Short Nail?

57:15 How do you Chunk?

1:04:00 Hot Sauce Update

References/resources for this video:

The K-Town Heroes Podcast – Waimea Town Celebration Y2K (When Ryan and Aldrine First Met)
The K-Town Heroes Podcast – Iamhawaii Uke Lessons (Ryan, Aldrine and Aaron's first Ukulele Video Venture)
Ukulele Underground Podcast – The Origin Story part 1
Ukulele Underground Podcast - The Origin Story part 2

Wikipedia - Michael Cole
Wikipedia - Jerry "The King" Lawler
Wikipedia - Jim Ross

Uke Minutes - Pluck Strum with Jake Shimabukuro
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Kimo Hussey
Youtube - Kimo Hussey's Channel

Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Webcam Sessions - The Ultimate Strumming Pattern (Ghost Notes)
Youtube - Aldrine Covers "Something"
Uke Minutes - Triplet Strum

Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl
Uke Lesson - Black Magic Women (New Lesson Without Strumming Patterns)
Uke Lesson - Island in the Sun
Songs Made Easy - Island in the Sun
Jam Replay - October 25, 2019 (Island in the Sun)

Youtube - Move Your Feet
Youtube - Dashboard Confessional

Whiteboard Request - Somewhere over the Rainbow
Youtube - Aldrine & Ryan playing Let's Get it On
Youtube - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)
Youtube - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Izzy K)

Youtube - G Minor Fleas
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Uke Lesson - Is There a Place (Danyo Cummings)
The K-Town Heroes Podcast - One Time Part 1 (with Danyo Cummings & Mark Baldonado)
Youtube - Roy Sakuma

Youtube - Jim Croce
Youtube - James Taylor
Uke Lesson - Fire and Rain
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (Last Songwriting Challenge Songs)
Youtube - Kenny Endo
Website - Miles Endo
Wikipedia - Music Therapy

Youtube - Baby Shark
Youtube - Baby Shark (Japanese)
Youtube - Baby Shark (Korean)
Youtube - Baby Shark (Russian)
Youtube - Baby Shark at Nationals Park
Youtube - Kleiner Hai (One of the oldest Baby Shark videos)

Uke Minutes - Tremolo
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Webcam Sessions – Play Faster Using The Tremolo
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse
Youtube - Fosbury Flop

Youtube - Ohta-San
Youtube - Ohta-San Demonstrating Different Strumming and Percussive Techniques
Uke Minutes - Golpe
Uke Minutes - Rest Strum Golpe
Uke Minutes - Advanced Golpe
Youtube - James Hill Billie Jean
Uke Lesson - Billie Jean
Youtube - Steve Jobs Sediment

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques
1-on-1 Coaching - Improving Chris' Chunk

UU+ Forum - Guess How Long Aldrine's Hot Sauce will Last
Website - AdoboLoco Hot Sauce Company
Youtube - Hot Ones Hot Sauce Lineup
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