Favorite Foods, Fingerpicking Chunks, BFFs, and Musical IQ Test

The Podcast is always on topic with music and ukulele, especially when we have Magic Mike on. If we were to theoretically go off topic, we might talk about our favorite foods and a local delicacy, tinono (lechon kawali). That's just a theoretical situation, so this week's podcast is all about using fingerpicking chunks, muting chords for a cleaner sound, and Aldrine's Fangirl moment. The podcast ends with Aldrine and Mike trying to take the Musical IQ Test.

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Questions Asked this Week:
3:35 What is Mike's Favorite Food?

6:50 Can you do the fingerpicking chunk?

14:50 Renee's Student Review

26:45 Is it ok to anchor your pinky when you do a fingerpicking chunk?

29:20 Aldrine's Fangirl Moment

42:45 Musical IQ Test

References/resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat!

Past Mike Podcast:
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs
TLL Podcast #70 – Reharmonize My Life
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing
TLL Podcast #52 – Jam Etiquette and Learning to Listen
TLL Podcast #47 – Snowflake Solos
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode
TLL Podcast #38 – The Devil’s Chord
TLL Podcast #35 – All About That Bass
TLL Podcast #28 – Chord Substitutions: How Sweet the Sound
TLL Podcast #23 – What Defines Uke?
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode
TLL Podcast #15 – “Beginner” isn’t a Dirty Word
TLL Podcast #10 – Learn to Enjoy Learning Your Instrument
TLL Podcast #6 – Open Your Ears and Listen
TLL Podcast #5 – Playing the Changes and Paying for the Earworm
TLL Podcast #1 – No Wrong Notes, Just Poor Choices

Wikipedia - Lechon Kawali
Website - Tinono

TLL Podcast #88 – Who’s Your UU Santa? (Rob's Honu Song)
Uke Minutes - 3 Finger Chunk (Fingerpicking Chunk)
Ukulele 101 - Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunking)
Video - Aldrine helps a UU+ member learn to chunk
Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 (Old Version) - How to Chunk

Uke Minutes - Free Strokes and Rest Strokes
Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Uke Minutes - Muted Ghost Notes
Uke Lesson - More Than Words
Youtube - Was I dreamin

Youtube - Billie Jean (James Hill)
UU Course - Ukulele 100 (Learn the Basics of Strumming)
UU Course - Basic Strum Course
Youtube - Marcus Miller
Website - Rob's Good Times Grill
Website - Oasis on the Beach (Aldrine and Aaron play here on Wednesday nights)

UU+ Forum - Student Review
Youtube - Liz Phair
Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Mute
Uke Minutes - Pinky Mute

Hawaiian Ukulele – Session 3: Strums and Rolls (Double Time)
Youtube - Ukulele Flash Mob
Youtube - Rather Be (Double Time Chorus)

Youtube - Ka`au Crater Boys
Youtube - Ernie Cruz Jr

TLL Podcast #94 – Uke Teachers Tier List
TLL Podcast #93 – Our Top 5 Uke Players
Youtube - Little Wing (Aldrine, Mike Powers, Brittni Paiva, James Hill)
Uke Lesson - Little Wing
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Youtube - Jame's Billie Jean Ukulele Tutorial
Youtube - Scotty's Music House (Where to find Mike)
TLL Podcast #95 – Music and Ukulele Focused
Youtube - Final Fantasy VII Remake

Youtube - What is Your Musical IQ? (Adam Neely)
Website - Musical IQ Test
Picture - 1 & 3 Does not Spark Joy

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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Live Lesson Questions in the UU+ Forum
Send Questions to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com
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  1. Thank you for the student review! I was in Florida last week (where it’s freezing!) and it was so great to log on when I got home.
    Love you guys,

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