Louder Strumming, Effects, Amps, and TV Memorabilia

There's no way the guys would go off on a tangent, and talk about what TV Show Memorabilia they wish they could own, right? That would never happen with this Ukulele Focused Podcast, but if you do like those kinds of talks stick to the end of the podcast. The team tries to help a member who's worried about how loud his strumming is. While Aldrine offers some practical advice with changing the curl of your finger, Aaron suggests not overthinking and focusing on having fun first. Next month's song lesson is brought up, and the guys start talking about the Uke Legend, Troy Fernandez. When the discussion shifts to some of the challenges of making UU videos, Kahai and Aaron share some insight on how the "Sausage is made". A question about using an amp to practice reminds Aldrine of the original reason he stopped using effects pedals. Everyone gets one pass; Aldrine uses his to ask for an extension on the Songwriting Challenge. The podcast is ended with a nice surprise and unboxing from a member.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Setting the Bar Low

3:20 Is there a technique to make my strumming louder?

8:40 Don't compare yourself to Processed Ukulele Recordings

10:45 Focus on Playing and Having Fun

14:35 Wiping the Belt: Finding out you Suck can be Exciting

16:00 Perfecting Tone comes later

18:25 Troy Fernandez

23:10 Animating the Fretboard for UU Song Lessons

24:45 What is the hardest Solo Song Kahai has worked on?

25:50 What is the hardest video Aaron worked on?

27:55 How do you animate the Fretboard Diagrams? What Programs do you use?

31:25 Should I use an amp when I practice?

34:50 How often does Aldrine plug into an amp? Why Aldrine doesn't use Effects

38:00 The origin story of Aldrine's minimal set up

44:05 Growing out of Effects: Do they add or distract?

46:25 Everyone gets one: Aldrine needs an extension on his Song

49:35 Try out the Picking for Next Month's Song and Email a video to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com

51:10 What's one piece of memorabilia you'd want from a show?

56:00 Totally Legal Sign and Display Stories

1:01:50 Card Unboxing

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - You're Killing me Smalls
Youtube - The Final Countdown

Website - Alaska Piks
TLL Podcast #105 – Musical Fingerprint (Mentioning the Alaska Pik)
Live Lesson - 10/20/2016 Replay
Live Lesson - 8/11/2016 Replay
Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (Proper Strumming Posture and Form)
Uke Minutes - Strumming Dynamics

Youtube - Surf Ninjas (Not 3 Ninjas)
Song Library - UU+ Solos
TLL Podcast #119 – Drive Around the Wall (Cleaning the Belt)
TLL Podcast #114 – Growing Your Skill Tree
Live Lesson - 12/10/15 Replay (Original White Belt Black Belt Talk)

Uke Lesson - Space Suits (Co-written by Aiko)
Uke Minutes - Pluck Strum with Jake Shimabukuro
Uke Minutes - Picking Tone

UU Podcast – Interview with Tracey Terada
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Uke Lesson - I Hear Music (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Songs Made Easy - I Hear Music
Songs Made Easy - Opihi Man (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - Me & Shirley T. (Jake)
Youtube - Me & Shirley T. Live

UU+ Solos - Palolo
Youtube - Palolo (Ka`au Crater Boys)
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Uke Lesson - Season's of Love
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Lesson - Perfect Sometimes
Youtube - Perfect Sometimes Featuring Jake Shimabukuro
Lesson Marketplace - Matt's Ultimate Strumming Course
UU+ Course - Matt's Basic Strum Course

Website - Photoshop (Program we use to make the diagrams)
Website - Vegas (Software we use to edit videos and animnate diagrams)

Website - Roland Amps
Video Library - Aloha Friday Jams
TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges (The Amp Aldrine mostly uses)
TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Effect Pedals)
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Aldrine and Aaron's Current Live Set up)
Master Class with Imua Garza – Effects Pedals for the Ukulele
Ask UU Article - Ukulele Effects Pedals
Youtube - The Search for Djent

TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks (Mike's Last Podcast)
Youtube - Mika (Aldrine's Kamaka)
Youtube - Kalei Looping
Youtube - Jake's Pedals
Youtube - Minutes to Bandito Tyler (Aldrine's Cell Phone Trick)
Youtube - Jake Playing with Yo-Yo Ma
Youtube - Kawika

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TLL Podcast #118 – Groovy Karaoke (Setting the Challenge)

TLL Podcast #113 – The Art of Theme Songs (Aldrine's Doug Cel)
Youtube - Hey Arnold!
Youtube - Bob's Burger's Live Table Read
Youtube - Electric Love
Youtube - TMNT II Secret of the Ooze
Website - Voss Water
Youtube - Go Ninja Go Ninja Go
Instagram - ukeunderground

Instagram - hawaiistateartmuseum
Instagram - aldrinemachine
Website - Madison Rounders
Youtube - Mint Playing Cards
Youtube - Black Fontaines
Youtube - Pink RipnDip Fontaines (Strong Language)

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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