Top 5 Ukulele Players, the UU Retreat, Baby Yoda Songs

The UU Team is tasked with the heavy burden of listing their Top 5 Favorite Ukulele Players (besides Jake). Aldrine narrows down his top 5 with Aaron and Kahai throwing in some of their favorites. On the way to making their list, the guys also give plenty of honorable mentions to other ukulele players. After that lengthy discussion, they give a recap on the UU Retreat, and why the Retreat was so special, then the podcast is rounded off with each of them playing their songs from the songwriting challenge.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:50 Who are your 5 favorite ukulele players (excluding Jake) and why?

25:00 Retreat Recap

39:55 Songwriting Challenge
Key of F or Dm (They’re the same)
Use F chord and/or Dm

Optional Bonuses:
Include a Chord not in the Key of F
Reference Baby Yoda Sipping Soup
Include a Slide or Bounce
Use Every Chord/Note in Scale

41:10 Aldrine's Song

45:00 Does Aldrine have a twin brother?

45:45 Kahai's Song

52:05 Aaron's Song

References/resources for this video:

Youtube - Troy Fernandez
Youtube - James Hill
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Youtube - Imua Garza
UU+ Master Class - Imua Garza

Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
UU+ Master Class - Kalei Gamiao

Youtube - Taimane Gardner
UU Podcast - Interview with Taimane Gardner
Youtube - Chris Salvador
UU+ Master class - Essential Elements of Soloing with Chris Salvador
Youtube - Benny Chong

Youtube - Ohta San
Youtube - Eddie Kamae
Youtube - Peter Moon

Youtube - Opihi Pickers (Imua's Old Band)
Youtube - Moostr (Imua's Current Band)
Youtube - Make Me Say (Featuring Imua)
Youtube - Tutu's Hip (Also Imua)

Uke Lesson - Little Wing (Featuring Jason Arimoto)
Duos - Jason Arimoto
UU+ Course - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
Youtube - Jason Arimoto
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr

Youtube - Kris Fuchigami
Youtube - Stars and Stripes Forever (Imua)
Youtube - Hawaiian Sup'pa Man
UU+ Solos – Maui Hawaiian Sup’pa Man
Youtube - Henehene Kou` Aka

Youtube - Mana'o Company
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Youtube - Three Plus
Youtube - Imua (Band)
Uke Lesson - Under the Boardwalk (Featuring Randell aka Kaniho)

Youtube - Pao Gumba
Youtube - Rio Saito
Youtube - Ryo Natoyama
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino

Website - Kūpaoa
Youtube - Kūpaoa's Channel
Website - Kanile`a Ukulele (Uncle Joe)
Website - Kumu Maka
Uke Lesson - Aloha `Oe (Featuring Kaniho and Kahea)

TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat!
Aloha Friday - Replay from the Retreat

TLL Podcast #89 – 2020! WE’RE BACK
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread

Youtube - Baby Yoda
Youtube - The Mandalorian
Youtube - Disney+
Youtube - Friends Theme

Play Alongs with Aldrine and his Twin Brother
Uke Lesson - Ventura Highway
Uke Lesson - Let it Be
Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl

Youtube - Spongebob Anime Openings
Youtube - AMV

Uke Lesson - Arthur Theme Song (Featuring Joey)
Website - Tales of a Wandering Heart (Joey's Site)

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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  1. I love that all of your originals but Aaron’s song was really good. I’d like to learn the bounce on the ukulele.

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