Fixing a Nail, Breaking Strings, Weekly Practice Routines, and Grunge Songs

What do you do when you break a nail or a string during a performance? The Show Must Go On, so Aldrine tells stories of how he has navigated around these problems. He also gives tips for what you should do to keep your nail from breaking. The guys answer a question about their personal practice routines, and what an intermediate player should be doing for their practices. When it comes time for the songwriting submissions, Aaron and Aldrine play their "Grunge" songs, while Kahai plays his fantasy anime inspired song. The podcast is topped off with the announcement of the Hot Sauce contest winner, and a reminder for the Aloha Friday Jam "Ventura Highway" Contest.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:05 Tips for a split nail

12:15 The Show Must go on

26:15 What are your weekly practice/playing routine?

36:40 What is a good weekly practice for an intermediate player?

43:55 Songwriting Challenge #16
ii V I Chord Progression
Any Key
Dm G C
Am D G
Gm C F
Em A D

Optional Bonuses:
Chord not in key
Odd Time Signatures (3/4, 6/8, 5/4)
Birds and the Bess ?

Due Date:
March 19th

45:20 Aldrine's Song

51:50 Kahai's Song

57:00 Aaron's Song

1:11:00 Hot Sauce Update

References/resources for this video:

Webcam Sessions – Pitch Perfect Nails
TLL Podcast #94 – Uke Teachers Tier List (How Aldrine broke his thumb nail)
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse (Nail Care)
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Roll and Chunks)
Uke Minutes - The Roll

Live Lesson Replay - 8/10/2017 (How Aldrine broke his nail in Czech)
Instagram - Aldrine's Thumb in Czech
Uke Minutes - Five Finger Roll
Uke Minutes - How to Restring Your Ukulele
Website - Tonerite
Youtube - Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar Switch
Wikipedia - Origins of Why "Ninjas" dress in black

Uke Lesson - Europa
Whiteboard Request - Somewhere over the Rainbow
Webcam Sessions - Rubato & Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Youtube - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (IZ)
Youtube - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)

Aloha Friday Concert - January 25, 2019 Jam Replay (Aaron Sings Come on Eileen)
Youtube - Come on Eileen (Save Ferries)
Youtube - Come on Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Uke Lesson - Stitches (featuring Kyle)
TLL Podcast #53 – Long Live Shadowstrum (with Kyle)
Youtube - This Guys a Phony
Aloha Friday Jam - March 6, 2020 Replay

Aloha Friday Jam - Replay from the 2020 UU Retreat (with Joe Souza and Kalei Gamiao)
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (with Kalei)
Youtube - Bodysurfing (Jake, Ryan, and Aldrine)
Youtube - Breezin (ft. Jake)
Youtube - How to take your Performance to the Next Level (Sideways)
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours
Youtube - I'm Yours
Youtube - It's All Been Done (Barenaked Ladies)

Uke Lesson - White Sandy Beach
Whiteboard Request - White Sandy Beach
Youtube - White Sandy Beach
Youtube - Henehene Kou `Aka

TLL Podcast #58 – DJ Rice Pudding’s Practice Tips
Improvement System - Practice Sessions
Webcam Sessions – How to Build a Practice Routine
Webcam Sessions – Sample Beginner Practice Routine
Webcam Sessions – Sample Advanced Practice Routine
Song Library- Monthly Song Lessons
Song Library - UU+ Solos

Improvement System - Solo Secrets (Learn to improvise)
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales
Music Theory – Week 2: Major Scales
Music Theory – Week 3: Minor Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke MInutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Webcam Sessions - How to Play Major Scales
Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Songs Made Easy - Wonderful Tonight

Uke Minutes - Figuring out the Key to a Song
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 10: Circle of Fifths
Ukulele Challenge – ROAD TRIP on KAUAI!
Ukulele 101 – Week 2: Basic Ear Training

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread (Submit Your Song Here)
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (Aldrine's "Silly" Song)
Youtube - Nirvana
Youtube - Stone Temple Pilots
Youtube - Mudhoney

Youtube - Hold On Forever (Rob Thomas)
Uke Lesson - Hold on Forever
Youtube - Matchbox 20
Youtube - Scar Tissue (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Uke Lesson - Scar Tissue

Youtube - Made in Abyss Trailer (Anime Kahai's Watching)
Youtube - Fantasia
Wikipedia - The Hero's Journey

TLL Podcast #96 – BFFs & Lechon Kawali
Youtube - Pennylane (Band)
Youtube - The Police

Youtube - Sunday Morning
Songs Made Easy - Sunday Morning
Ukulele 101 (Old) - Week 3: Sunday Morning
Youtube - Say it Ain't So (Weezer)
Uke Lesson - Say it Ain't So

Youtube - Let it Go
Youtube - Into the Unknown
Youtube - The Impression that I get (Ska)
Wikipedia - Grunge

Youtube - Pearl Jam
Youtube - Nine Inch Nails
Youtube - Soundgardgen

UU+ Solo - Vincent
UU+ Forum - How Long Will Aldrine's Hot Sauce Last
Aloha Friday Jam - March 6, 2020 Jam Replay (Ventura Highway Contest)
Uke Lesson - Ventura Highway

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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