Uke Teachers Tier List, Thumb Picks while Chunking, Acrylic Nails, and the Mandolele

Because the guys made their Top 5 Players List last week, this week they make their Uke Teachers Tier List. Find out which teachers are A Rank and which Teachers are SS. Aldrine also answers a question about chunking with a thumb pick and why people would choose to use a thumb pick. At the very end of the podcast Aldrine talks about the Mandolin, and an interesting Mandolin, Ukulele hybrid.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:45 Who are your favorite Ukulele Teachers?

28:40 Red Flags for "Ukulele Teachers"

31:30 Can you chunk with a Thumb Pick?

48:10 Are there reasons people would choose to use a Thumb Pick?

50:45 How did you break your nail?

56:05 Have you tried acrylic nails?

59:20 Do you need long nails?

1:02:20 Have you tried Mandolin?

References/resources for this video:

TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (Kalei and Aldrine attempt the Split Stroke)
Youtube - George Formby (UK Style)
Live Lesson - 9/15/2016 Replay (Triplet Strum/Split Stroke))
Uke Minutes - Triplet Strum (Hawaiian Style)
Youtube - How to Play the Ukulele Like George Formby

TLL Podcast #93 – Our Top 5 Uke Players
UU+ Masterclass - Essential Elements of Soloing (Chris Salvador)
Youtube - Tsunami (Chris Salvador)

Website - Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel
Uke Lesson – L-O-V-E (Featuring Craig and Sarah)
Ukulele Challenge – Ukulele CHARADES! (with Sarah, Craig and Abe)
UU+ Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (Craig and Sarah)
Duos - Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee
UU+ Masterclass - Bridging the Gap with Craig
UU+ Masterclass - Bridging the Gap with Craig II

Youtube - Cherokee (Benny Chong)
Website - Benny Chong

Uke Minutes - Pluck Strum (With Jake)
Website - Jake Shimabukuro
Youtube - Lament (Jake Shimabukuro Trio)

Website - James Hill
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Website - Langley Ukulele Association
Youtube - What is UkuleleX? (Intro to James' Class)

Uke Lesson - Little Wing (Featuring Jason Arimoto)
UU+ Masterclass - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
Lesson Marketplace - Jason's Full Blues Course
Duos - Jason Arimoto
Website - Jason Arimoto

UU+ Masterclass - Bruce Shimabukuro
Youtube - Shut Down (Bruce Shimabukuro)
Youtube - Pure Heart (Jake's Band)

UU Podcast – Interview with Tracey Terada
Youtube - Playing with Arthitis (Dr Trey)
Youtube - Mailani feat. Dr. Trey
Website - PoePoe Hawaiian Culture Center (Lessons from Dr Trey, Kalei, Benny, and Bryan Tolentino)

Youtube - Ukulenny
Website - Ukulenny
Youtube - Cynthia Lin
Website - Cynthia Lin

Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Website - Abe Lagrimas Jr
UU+ Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scales with Neal Chin
UU+ Live Seminar - How to Make a Song BIG with Neal Chin
Youtube - Autumn Leaves (Neal and Kalei)
Website - Neal Chin

Youtube - Kaloaloa (Bryan Tolentino and Halehaku Seabury)
Website - Bryan Tolentino

UU+ Course - Kalei's Master Class
Uke Lesson - Seasons of Love (with Kalei & other UU Musicians)
Youtube - Kalei's Channel
Youtube - Hawaii Music Supply (See Kalei in their podcast & demos)
Jam Replay - Live from the UU Retreat (with Kalei and Joe Souza)
Youtube - Iron Mango

TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (Podcast with Mike)
Uke Lesson - Wahine Ilikea (Featuring Kawika and Kaui)
Website - Scotty's Music
Uke Lesson - I Hear Music
Youtube - Spain (Original)
Youtube - Spain (Jake's Version)
Youtube - Spain (Andrew Molina, Kalei and Neal)

TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse(Another Thumb Pick and Chunk Question)
UU 101 - Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunking)
Video - Aldrine helps a UU+ member learn to chunk
Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
UU 101 (Old Version) - How to Chunk

Jam Replay - October 11, 2019 (You Don't Write aka the Song Aldrine demonstrates the Chunk)
Uke Minutes - Golpe
Uke Minutes - Rest Strum Golpe
Uke Minutes - Advanced Golpe

UU 101 - Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Rolls)
Uke Minutes - How to Roll
Uke Minutes - The 5 Finger Roll
Youtube - Raiatea Helm

Uke Lesson - Island Style
Whiteboard Request - Island Style
UU+ Solos - Island Style

Uke Lesson - Stand By Me
Jam Replay - Benefit Concert for Australia (Last Week's Concert)
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Uke Minutes - Tremolo

Youtube - Kūpaoa
Website - Kūpaoa
Website - KoAloha D-VI
Website - Kanile`a GL6
Youtube - Peter Moon

Youtube - Over the Top Trailer
Youtube - Over the Top Last Scene
Youtube - Over the Top Full Movie

UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler
TLL Podcast #33 – The Legend of Bandito Tyler
Amazon - Bandito Tyler (the Album)
iTunes - Bandito Tyler (the Album)
Google Play - Bandito Tyler (the Album)
Youtube - Edward Scissorhands Trailer

Website - Mandolele
Youtube - Mandolele
Website - Kanile`a

UU+ Forums - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Donation - UU Australian Red Cross Drive

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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