Harmonics, Opihi Man, and Recording Audio

The UU Team is practicing Safe Social Distancing by doing the podcast from their homes. This means the podcast looks and sound different, but this doesn't stop the guys from answering your questions! The podcast starts off with breaking down harmonics and the "Touch" you need to play them. Aldrine gives some tips on playing Opihi Man. Then the rest of podcast is spent giving advice on recording Audio, and some of the recording problems people should avoid. We hope everyone watching and listening is staying safe and healthy.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:50 Can you talk about harmonics and where to find them?

5:10 Can you talk about the "Touch" needed for harmonics?

11:40 Do you have any tips for Opihi Man?

20:55 Is that a wig or the family cat?

25:05 More Private Lesson Slots and Ventura Highway Contest

32:10 Do you have advice for recording Audio?

40:00 How far would you set up a microphone to record your ukulele?

46:05 Thumps and Unwanted Noise

51:30 Is it better to record to a computer?

References/resources for this video:

Webcam Sessions – How to Play Harmonics
Uke Minutes - One Handed Harmonics
Uke Minutes - Artificial Harmonics
TLL Podcast #49 – Harmonics and Butterfly Kisses
Youtube - Necta

Youtube - Opihi Man
Songs Made Easy - Opihi Man
Aloha Friday - January 17, 2020 Jam Replay (Opihi Man)

Webcam Sessions – How to Play The Mixolydian Scale
Live Seminar - Chord and Scale Positions with Neal Chin (Learn about Mixolydian)
UU+ Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Use Mixolydian)

Uke Minutes - Harmony
Uke Minutes - Strum Picking with Harmony
Webcam Sessions - Brown Eyed Girl + Harmony
Ukulele 102 - Week 5: Harmony

Webcam Sessions – Figuring Out Chord Inversions
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Youtube - How to Use the Fretboard Daigram to find Chord Inversions
Printout - Fretboard Diagram

Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Uke Minutes - Two String Pulloff Technique (G String Pulloffs)
Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Uke Minutes - Pulloffs and Hammer Pulls
Ukulele 101 – Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele
Ukulelemag - Troy Fernandez talks life after Ka`au Crater Boys

Aloha Friday - October 25, 2019 Halloween Special Jam
Private Lesson Calendar - Book Your Lesson
Aloha Friday - March 6, 2020 Jam Replay (Ventura Highway Contest)
Uke Lesson - Ventura Highway

Website - iXZ Interface
Youtube - Suite 409
B&H - juicedLink
Wikipedia - Condenser Mics
Website - SM58
Website - SM86
Website - SM57

Website - Zoom H4N
Website - Zoom F1 Field Recorder + Lavalier Mic
Youtube - One Dance Remixed with Playing Cards
Website - RipNDip Fontaines
Youtube - Fontaine Cardistry (Strong Language)

UU Podcast – Interview with Tracey Terada
Youtube - Playing with Arthitis (Dr Trey)
Youtube - Mailani feat. Dr. Trey
Youtube - I'm A Dreamer (Aldrine's Album Engineered by Dr. Trey)
Youtube - Pure Heart
Youtube - Low G vs High G (Wound and Unwound)
Youtube - Pollen and Salt (Example of the "Squeak")

Website - Audio Technica AT2020
Website - Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Website - Focusrite Scarlett Solo
Youtube - Cher
Youtube - The Sandlot

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. Wow! Thanks guys. Great info all the way through. Going to look at a mic setup to record my uke and super excited to work at Opihi Man.


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