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

Optional Bonuses:
Waltz (3/4)

Super Bonus:
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

Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino
Youtube - Jake Shimabukuro
Youtube - Imua Garza
UU+ Master Class - Imua Garza
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr

Aloha Friday - May 3, 2019 Jam Replay (Breezin)
Youtube - Breezin Wine Country Uke Festival
Wikipedia - Arabic Scale or Double Harmonic Scale

Website - Dunlop Thumbpicks (Aldrine's Pick)
Youtube - James Jamerson
Website - Herco Thumbpicks (Mike's Pick)
Youtube - Polyphia's Bassist Playing with pick and fingers

Wikipedia - Bass Guitar
Wikipedia - Double Bass or Upright Bass
Wikipedia - Rickenbacker
Wikipedia - Regal
Wikipedia - Leo Fender
Wikipedia - Rotosound

Wikipedia - P-Bass
Wikipedia - Ipu
Website - Kala U-Bass
Youtube - Victor Wooten Chromatic Practice
Youtube - Victor Wooten Playing the Wrong Notes

Youtube - Beethoven String Quartets
Youtube - Bach
Youtube - Vivaldi

Youtube - Marcus Miller
Youtube - Victor Wooten's Amazing Grace
Youtube - Me and Shirley T
Youtube - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Youtube - Tokada
Youtube - Spain (Jake)
Youtube - Spain (Chick Corea)

Website - Herco Humidifier
Wikipedia - Hygrometer
Wikipedia - Silica Gel
Website - Oasis Humidifier
Website - Planet Waves Humidifier
Uke Minutes - DIY Humidifier

Website - Ace Hygrometer
Website - Home Depot Hygrometer
Amazon - Hygrometer
Website - Ameritage Cases

Youtube - Opihi Man
Youtube - Rhythm of the Falling Rain
Songs Made Easy - Opihi Man
Aloha Friday - December 7, 2018 Jam Replay (Rhythm of the Falling Rain)

TLL Podcast #99 – What’s Your Walking Pattern? (Songwriting Challenge #17)
UU+ Forums - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
UU+ Forum - Leave Questions for Magic Mike

Live Lesson Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)

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Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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