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.

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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
Guideline:
Key of Bb

Optional Bonuses:
Lyrics
Waltz (3/4)
Happy/Positive

Super Bonus:
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:

Website - Puka Dog
Improvement System - Practice Sessions
Aloha Friday - Jam Replays
UU - Song Library
Song Library - UU+ Solos

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

Youtube - Welcome Home
Youtube - Cliffs of Dover
Youtube - Turkish March from Crossroads
Youtube - Vivaldi's Winter
Youtube - Samba Pa Ti
Youtube - Eugene's Trick Bag
Youtube - Your Smiling Face

Youtube - Imua Garza
Master Class - Imua Garza
Youtube - Opihi Pickers
Duos - Kyle Furusho
TLL Podcast #53 – Long Live Shadowstrum (with Kyle)
Uke Lesson – Stitches (ft. Kyle)

Website - Mya-Moe
Website - Kamaka
Youtube - Aldrine playing his Mya-Moe

Youtube - Old Man Yells at Cloud
Website - Bruce Lee Quote

Ukulele 101 – Week 7: Chords, Chords, Chords
Songs Made Easy - Waiting in Vain (Aldrine explains barre chords)
Uke Minutes - Barre Chords (old pinch method don't follow)

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

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
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