Nail Alternatives, Thumb Picks, Ipus, and U-Bass
Our Favorite Bass Player/Music Theory Guru, Mike, is back for the special 100th Episode of the Live Lesson Podcast. Mike was on the 1st Episode, so we thought it would only be fitting to have him back for the 100th. Aldrine starts of the podcast asking the guys what are their Favorite Memories from the last 100 Episodes. After a walk down Memory Lane, the guys answers a question about the best nail alternatives. This leads into a discussion about thumb picks, which leads into the Running Man Technique, and a brief history of the Bass Guitar. Since the guys have Mike talking about Bass, Aldrine challenges him to play a game of 5 degrees of kevin bacon (but with an Ipu and the U-Bass). Aaron asks Mike for advice for Ukulele Players who want to play the U-Bass. The lesson is topped off with questions on fake nails, humidifiers, and a quick Student Review. Thanks for the past 100 Episodes! Here's to 100 more!
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Questions Asked this Week:
3:10 What has been your favorite Thursday Live Lesson memory?
6:35 What is the best option if you can't grow nails?
9:05 What about Fake Nails?
14:50 Where is the best position for the Thumb Pick?
16:00 What pick does Mike use for Bass?
19:30 Why isn't the running man used more on Ukulele?
22:15 How did the running man become standard for bass?
26:40 Connect the P-Bass to Ipu to U-Bass Challenge
36:15 I want to learn U-Bass, where do I start?
46:15 What about Acrylic Nails for Flamenco playing?
50:00 What do you think about Herco Humdifiers?
54:20 What is the ideal % of humidity for instruments?
59:20 Humidity test for instruments
1:01:45 Glen's Student Review
Songwriting Challenge #17
Key of Bb
Bb minor (C#/Db) key change
Due Date: April 23rd
References/resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #1 – No Wrong Notes, Just Poor Choices
TLL Podcast #96 – BFFs & Lechon Kawali
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode
TLL Podcast #6 – Open Your Ears and Listen (Ipu Jazz Connection)
TLL Podcast #56 – Chicken Wings and Thwip Thwip Swing (Hot Wings Challenge)
UU+ Forums - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs
Aloha Friday - December 21, 2018 Jam Replay (Unboxing "Jake")
TLL Podcast #97 – The Show Must Go On! (Nail Care and Solutions)
TLL Podcast #94 – Uke Teachers Tier List (Thumb Pick and Nail Talk)
Uke Minutes - Using Thumb Picks
Uke Minutes - How to Shape a Thumb Pick
UU+ Master Class - The Running Man with Imua Garza