Hitting the Wall, Hand Coordination, Washing the Belt

What happens when you Hit the Wall? You Drive around it. In this week's podcast, the team discuss approaches you can take when you don't know where to go, and why there's always something new to work on. Aaron gives a tip on improving your right and left hand coordination. Kahai explains why it's ok to work on a song for a long time, and how you should build up to hard songs. Aldrine shares an exciting release from Jake, and talks about Master Teacher, Bruce Shimabukuro. This leads to a conversation on how even Masters need to "Wash their Belts" from time to time. The podcast is topped off with some student reviews, and a question about how long a beginner should spend learning music theory.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Koloa Fish Market and Number 1

4:00 Additional Songwriting Challenge Bonus & Due Dates
Open Challenge (Write in any Key with any Chords)

Optional Bonuses:
Modulate to Another Key
Folk Song about a Truck Stop Diner or Dinner
End of Summer Song
Song about Sharks

Big Bonus:
Make a Karaoke Track

Suggested Chord Progression:

Key of F: FMajor GMajor BbMajor (CMajor)
Key of C: CMajor DMajor FMajor (GMajor)

UU Team Due Date:
August 27th

Member’s Due Date:
September 3rd

7:00 What can you do if your'e stuck and don't know where to go?

9:10 Use the Song Lessons to Pace Yourself

16:05 Left Hand/Right Hand Coordination

21:55 It's ok to work on songs for a long time

26:20 Intermediate and Advanced Players don't ignore the Song Lessons

27:25 If you're stuck, try something new (overcoming your ego)

34:30 Jake and Bruce Shimabukuro

39:35 Even Master's "Wash their Belts"

43:50 Wesley's Student Review: Changing what finger you use to pick

47:30 Slow down and let the notes breath

49:25 Twist your wrist

52:05 Laurie's Review: Practice Chord Switches and Loosen Your Fingers

53:55 Practice in the mirror

56:35 How learning another instrument can make you a better ukulele player

1:00:00 How much time should a new player spend learning music theory?

1:03:40 Music Theory is not rules, Music should come first

1:06:10 Don't overthink theory

References/Resources for this video:
Website - Koloa Fish Market

TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Website - Shark Week
Youtube - Baby Shark
Youtube - Jaws Mayor

Uke Minutes - Singing and Playing at the Same Time
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Multiple Strings with One Finger
Essential Chords Course – Lesson 6 (Bb & F#m)

UU+ Private Lesson Calendar - Book Your Private Lesson
Song Library - Over 250 Songs
Uke Lesson - Europa
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Minutes - Tremolo
Ukulele 102 - Tremolo
TLL Podcast #20 – Tremolo: Taming a Wild Horse

UU+ Course - Ukulele 100 (Beginner Coordination)
Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords Course (Chord Switching)
Song Library - Songs Made Easy

TLL Podcast #101 – End Goals to Stretch Goals
Youtube - Eugene's Trick Bag
Youtube - Paganini Caprice No. 5

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Learn to Improvise)
Ukulele 102 – Week 10: Improvising
Song Library - Monthly Song Lessons
Song Library - UU+ Solos

Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl
TLL Podcast #114 – Growing Your Skill Tree
Live Lesson - 12/10/2015 Replay (The White Belt/Black Belt Analogy)

Website - Jake's Masterclass
Website - Gordon Ramsey's Masterclass
Website - Santana's Masterclass

Lesson Library - Master Classes
UU+ Course - Bridging the Gap with Craig Chee
UU+ Course - Bridging the Gap with Craig Chee II
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (with Craig and Sarah)

UU+ Course - Bruce's Master Class
Youtube - Everyday is Ukeday (Bruce's Channel)
Youtube - Bruce Teaches how to use the Acapella App
Youtube - Shut Down (Bruce's Song)

Youtube - Concerto for Ukulele Featuring Jake Shimabukuro
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode (Campanella Explained)
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Instagram - Abe on Otamatone

Youtube - American Tune
Youtube - O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Youtube - American Tune live
TLL Podcast #78 – To Anchor or not to Anchor? (Switching from Strumming to Picking)

Youtube - Hound Dog
TLL Podcast #59 – Playing in the Dark
Youtube - Lego Background

Uke Minutes Course - Music Theory Concepts and Techniques
UU+ Course - Music Theory for Ukulele
UU+ Course - Ukulele 102
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (the last podcast with Mike)

Instagram - hawaiistateartmuseum
Uke Lesson - Girls like You (with Evan Khay)
Uke Lesson - I Like Me Better (with Keilana)
Uke Lesson - Lost in Japan (with Evan)

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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