Feeling Dynamics, Restringing Ukuleles, and Karate Kid

This week we're practicing Karate and Dancing (don't worry it will make sense later). We jump start the podcast by giving tips for practicing and learning Dynamics. Aldrine suggest thinking about Dynamics as a wave, and Aaron gives the advice to sway to the music to feel the Dynamics. The guys talk about Restringing Your Ukulele, and how you can avoid having your string or peg slip. A member asks what they can do to learn the notes higher on the fretboard, and another member asks the team how they feel about the Classical Guitar style vs Hawaiian styles of supporting an instrument. This leads into a discussion about the evolution of Playing Styles and Postures. The podcast ends with revisiting how to play without a strap, and Kahai connects this to "Waxing On and Waxing Off" in your daily life.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Why Mike isn't here, and Honolulu's Indoor Music Ban

6:40 How do you learn to play with Dynamics? (Playing the Wave)

10:30 Find Your Dynamic Floor and Ceiling

14:25 Feel the Dynamics and Moving to Music

23:25 Restringing Your Uke

32:25 Practice Techniques for Playing Notes High of the Fretboard without Looking

35:15 Using the Modes to learn the notes on your Fretboard

38:35 Building Muscle Memory and Side Markers

42:35 What is your opinion on Classical Guitarist Posture vs Hawaiian Musicians Posture?

46:00 The Evolution of Musician's Posture

49:50 The Rock Musician's Posture and Strap Problems

54:10 Playing without a Strap, Waxing On and Waxing Off with the Ukulele

References/resources for this video:

TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (Mike is our Urkel)
Youtube - Steve Urkel becomes Stefan Urquelle
Website - Honolulu Music Ban
Uke Lesson - Straight to the Heart (Shilo and Fingahs)
Youtube - Hi`ilawe Jam (Shilo, Fingahs, and Aldrine)

Uke Minutes - Picking Dynamics
Uke Minutes - Strumming Dynamics
Youtube - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Song Library - UU+ Solos

Uke Minutes - Pluck Strum with Jake
Youtube - John Mayer How to Build a Guitar Solo
Instagram - Ukeunderground (Breezin' Ukulele Showdown)

Uke Minutes - 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures
Ukulele 101 – Week 9: Creating Strumming Patterns
Music Theory – Week 9: Rhythm and Time
Matt's Basic Strum Course - The Waltz Pattern
UU+ Solos – Ukulele Waltz
Youtube - How Much Music Theory did The Beatles know?
Youtube - Balancing on 1 leg improves your rhythm (Adam Neely)
Youtube - Feng E

Uke Minutes - How to Restring Your Ukulele
TLL Podcast #64 – Knot that Simple
TLL Podcast #51 – Real Talk: Uke Maintenance
Merch Store - AGXAQ Tenor Strings
Website - Aquila Red Series Strings
Uke Minutes - Types of Strings
Youtube - Low G vs High G (Wound and Unwound)

Improvement System - Mastering Your Fretboard
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Minutes - The Box Part 1 (Modes)
Uke Minutes - The Box Part 2
Live Seminars - Chord and Scale Positions with Neal Chin (Modes)
Imua's Master Class - Sequencing
Master Class - Essential Elements of Soloing with Chris Salvador
Youtube - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Original Jake Video)

Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (How to Hold Your Ukulele)
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (The Roll)
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (The Chunk)
Youtube - Aunty Genoa Keawe (Playing with a High Strumming Arm)
Youtube - Raiatea
Youtube - Pomaika`i

Youtube - Jumpin' Jim
Wikipedia - Classical Guitar History
Wikipedia - Lutes
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue (Corey Fujimoto plays Bach)
Youtube - Corey Plays Prelude in E Major
Youtube - Paco de Lucia

Youtube - Blink-182
Youtube - Green Day
Sweetwater - Strap Locks
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig and Sarah
Duos - Sarah and Craig
Master Class - Bridging the Gap I (with Craig)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap II

TLL Podcast #107 – Do Straps Make the Player?
Youtube - How to Hold Your Ukulele
Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (How to Hold Your Ukulele)

Ukulele 101 – Week 3: Strumming Patterns
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training
Ukulele 101 – Week 9: Creating Strumming Patterns
Uke Minutes - How to Figure Out Strumming Patterns (Part 1)
Uke Minutes - How to Figure Out Strumming Patterns (Part 2)
Live Seminars - How to Strum Anything Part 1
Live Seminars - How to Strum Anything Part 2

Youtube - The Karate Kid: Part II
Youtube - Wax on, Wax off
Youtube - The Karate Kid Lesson
Youtube - The Karate Kid (2010)

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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