Transposing Picking, Add9 vs. Add2, Pinky Exercises and What to Expect at the UU Retreat

This week, Aldrine starts the podcast with a special announcement. The Podcast Replays are now available for everyone to watch! After the announcement, Aldrine explains a few ways you can transpose your picking, and some shortcuts to make transposing easier. We also get into why you shouldn't use a capo for transposing; the difference between add9 and add2 chords; pinky exercises for chords, and making a song your own. The last few minutes of the podcast are spent talking about the UU Retreat, and what you can expect if you come. If you are a new viewer, welcome to the video version of the Live Lesson! We hope you enjoy what you see.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:50 Why did the Podcast Replays go public?

4:10 Can you talk about transposing melodies/pickings?

22:15 Why don't you just use a Capo for transposing?

29:20 What's the difference between Cadd9 and Cadd2

36:20 What are good Pinky stretching exercises for challenging chords?

45:45 Why you should relax when playing

52:00 Renee's Student Review

1:05:15 Ukulele Underground Retreat

References/resources for this video:

TLL - Podcast Archive
TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku?
UU+ Solos - Hi`ilawe

UU Course - Music Theory Concepts & Techniques
UU Course - Applied Music Theory
UU+ Course - Music Theory for Ukulele
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Uke Lesson – Wonderful Tonight
Songs Made Easy – Wonderful Tonight
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Webcam Sessions - Figuring Out Chord Inversions

Uke Lesson - Your Man
Uke Lesson - Under the Boardwalk
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Youtube - Into the Unknown
Uke Lesson - Island Style

Ukulele Challenge – Fool (Aldrine shows how to use a Capo)
Amazon - Kyser Ukulele Capo
Youtube - Playing Bass with a Capo
TLL Podcast #41 – Ch-Ch-Changes
Uke Lesson - Schizophrenic Snowflakes

Uke Minutes - add9 Chords
UU+ Music Theory – Week 6: Simple Chord Extensions
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Chords
UU+ Music Theory – Week 2: Major Scales
UU+ Music Theory – Week 4: Major Triads

TLL - Apple Podcast
TLL - Stitcher
TLL - PlayerFM
TLL - Listen Notes

Webcam Sessions – Warm Your Fingers with The Caterpillar
Webcam Sessions – Sample Advanced Practice Routine
Ukulele 102 – Week 1: Warming Up Your Ukulele
Improvement Systems - Practice Sessions
Masterclass - Essential Elements of Soloing with Chris (Part 1)
Youtube - Zelda Chest Opening
Youtube - Benny Chong

Uke Minutes - Pinky Exercises
Uke Minutes - Pinky Exercises II
Uke Minutes - Finger Stretching Warm-ups

Youtube - Korean Children Playing Classical Guitar
Uke Minutes - Pinky Mute
Youtube - Dominator
Website - Tom Braverman's Ukuleles

Youtube - Noel Heath
Youtube - Azlan Valentine
Youtube - Jake Playing Bohemian Rhapsody
Jam Replay - December 6, 2019

Youtube - California Drought
UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
UU Course - Fingerpicking Basics
Uke Minutes - How to Create Finger Picking Patterns
Uke Minutes - Fingerpicking Rhythm
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking

UU+ Solos – Frosty the Snowman
TLL Podcast #81 – Catching Unicorns
TLL Podcast #67 – Unicorn Ukes
Youtube - Taylor Koa Ukulele

Website - Kanile`a Ukulele
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode
TLL Podcast #61 – Tiny Ukes

Register for the Ukulele Underground Retreat
Uke Lesson - Europa
Youtube - Kalei
Youtube - Kūpaoa

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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