Beginner Practices, Stretch Goals, and Earliest Ukulele Memories
The podcast jumps off with Aldrine giving his "Pro" KFC tip, but we get back on track with a question about practicing for beginners. This leads to a discussion on what most players should focus on to improve, and how instead of having an "End Goal" song, you should have a "Stretch Goal" Song. Aldrine gives his quick opinions on Mya-Moe and Kamaka, and Aaron gives some advice for memorizing lyrics. The guys answer a few more quick questions and share their earliest ukulele memories before the show is topped off with the guys playing their new songs.
Ask Questions Here or Call in your Questions to our Voicemail: (650)761-0989
Questions Asked this Week:
1:25 Aldrine's Pro KFC tip
4:20 What did you do to practice when you were a beginner?
12:30 What should beginner/intermediate level players focus on?
20:50 What is your "Stretch Goal" song?
29:15 What do you think about Mya Moe and Kamaka ukuleles?
33:35 How do you memorize lyrics?
37:15 Is it ok to learn Chord Progressions instead of Songs?
39:10 Tips for Bb and barre chords
43:00 When do you choose to use a Soprano ukulele?
44:15 What is your earliest ukulele memory?
47:50 Songwriting Challenge #17
Key of Bb
Bb minor (C#/Db) key change
Due Date: April 23rd
50:25 Kahai's Song
53:40 Aldrine's Song
58:20 Aaron's Song
References/resources for this video:
Youtube - Jacob Collier explains the 5 levels of Music
UU Course - Ukulele 100
UU Course - Ukulele 101
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course
UU Course - Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
TLL Podcast #15 – “Beginner” isn’t a Dirty Word
Uke Lesson - Tonight You Belong To Me (Aldrine Playing a Soprano)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #42 – The Plate Lunch Episode (Kahai's other video game song)
Uke Lesson - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Youtube - SNL Zoom Call
Youtube - Rob Thomas
Youtube - Feel Good Inc
Youtube - Bon Jovi
Youtube - Lenny Kravitz