Tapping Feet, Big Hands, Small Ukes, and Transitioning to Guitar

While this week's podcast starts off simple enough with a question about tapping your feet, it soon devolves into topics like rhythm games, tiny ukuleles, cheap instruments, and why there are No Excuses for not playing ukulele. The guys try to help a member with tapping his feet and keeping rhythm to fast songs. A brief look at the new UU HQ and Aldrine's office set up brings up the discussion of too small ukes and too big hands. Our own, Aaron Nakamura acts as the shining example that the Musician makes the Instrument. This leads into a few questions about transitioning from Guitar to Ukulele. The guys take a major detour with talks about Jason Mraz, Billie Eilish, and Travis Scott. The podcast ends with the team coming up with a new Play Along idea, and Aldrine doing a throwback to an old Play Along.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Intro

1:15 How do you tap your feet to fast song? Answer: tap the Half Notes

7:15 Tap with your heel, and bounce to the song

9:25 Figure out your own way to feel Rhythm

11:55 Just Groove and Know Your Music

16:35 What if there was a Symphony that played without music?

18:55 Rhythm Games and how Visuals can make it harder to Sync

23:45 The New UU HQ

25:55 Tiny Ukes, Big Hands

28:10 "My hands are too Small"

31:25 Buying more ukes will solve all your problems (or not)

37:55 Aaron's Fluke

41:40 Tradition of Using Cheaper Instruments

45:00 How much relearning do you need if you switch to guitar?

47:25 How do you learn Fingerpicking on Guitar?

50:15 Sopranino and Micro Ukes

53:50 Once you learn one string instrument, it's pretty easy to learn another

58:15 Aldrine is turning in to Jason Mraz

1:02:05 Billie Eilish's Ukulele and Travis Scott's Mcdonald's Meal (Old Men Yells at Clouds)

1:05:45 Just the Two of Us (Nobody Steal This Idea)

1:08:55 Aldrine's Throwback and Sharingan Powers

References/Resources for this video:
Uke Minutes - Rhythm and Timing
Absolute Beginner Course - Keeping the Rhythm
UU Course - Ukulele 100 (Beginner Class Tap Your Feet)
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Youtube - Feng E and Aldrine Jam Bodysurfing
UU+ Duos - Patrick and Aldrine play Bodysurfing

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Uke Minutes - How to Roll
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Rolls)
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunks)
UU Course - Adding Rhythm and Emphasis

TLL Podcast #114 – Growing Your Skill Tree (Tapping with your heel)
Youtube - Let's Groove
Youtube - Audiation
Aloha Friday - July 31, 2020 Jam Replay
TLL Podcast #22 – Is it Really a Uke? (Our Thoughts on Performing with Sheet Music)
Youtube - Jacob Collier Improvising with an Orchestra

Youtube - Becoming the World's Best DDR Player
Youtube - DDR Freestyle
Youtube - Pump it Up Freestyle
Instagram - ukeunderground

TLL Podcast #61 – Tiny Ukes (Aldrine's I Ukes)
Youtube - 100th Aloha Friday Concert (Aldrine plays Guava Jam on a Super Small Uke)
Duos - Matt Dahlberg
UU Course - Basic Strum Course (Matt's Strumming Course)
Lesson Marketplace - Matt's Ultimate Strumming Course
Youtube - Ohta San
Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes

Youtube - Mahdi Gilbert (Magician without hands)
Youtube - Mahdi Gilbert on Fool Us
Youtube - Django Reinhardt
Youtube - Bill Clements (One Armed Bass Player)
Youtube - Korean Kindergarten Guitar Group

UU Blog - Prelude Ukulele (Aldrine’s Blast From The Past)
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam
UU+ Solos - TNC
TLL Podcast #81 – Catching Unicorns (Aldrine's Taylor Ukulele)
Youtube - Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge

Website - Taylor GS Mini
Website - Fluke
Amazon - Worth Brown Strings
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Passive vs Active Pickups)

Website - Takamine
Guitar Center - Takamine
Youtube - Pure Heart (Jon Yamasato)
UU Podcast – Interview with Jon Yamasato
Youtube - Sean Na`auao

Website - Kala
Website - Kala Elite
Website - Jasmine Guitars
Website - Makala

Printable Resources - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Baritone Fretboard (How they all Relate)
Improvement System - Essential Chords (Learn Chord Shapes)
Uke Minutes - Movable Chord Shapes
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions

Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Scale Exercises
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales

Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking
UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
Uke Minutes - In to Out Picking

Website - Ohana Sopranino Ukulele
Amazon - Kala Pocket Ukulele
Website - Mim's Ukes
Website - Mim's Sopraninos
UU Podcast – Interview with Mim of Mim’s Ukes
TLL Podcast #61 – Tiny Ukes (Aldrine's I Ukes)

Youtube - Play Along Playlist
Website - Mandolin Chord Diagrams
Uke Lesson - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Youtube - Ken Middleton

Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Uke Lesson - Have it All
Uke Lesson - Escape (Jack Johnson)
Whiteboard Request - Upside Down
Uke Lesson - Banana Pancakes
Uke Lesson - Rodeo Clowns
Uke Lesson - Breakdown

Youtube - Hearing Double (Live from Mranch)
Youtube - Jason Mraz Playing a Baritone
Youtube - Curbside Prophet
Youtube - Geek in the Pink

Youtube - Old Many Yells at Clouds
Youtube - Billie Eilish's Ukulele
Website - Billie Eilish Signature Model

Youtube - How do you do Fellow Kids (Steve Buscemi)
Youtube - Certified Young Person Paul Rudd
Youtube - Strangers with Candy
Youtube - The Travis Scott Meal
Youtube - The McJordan Special

Youtube - Parents Just Don't Understand
Youtube - Just the Two of Us (Will Smith)
Youtube - Just the Two of Us (Dr. Evil and Mini-Me)
Youtube - Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)
Uke Lesson - Faith (Ka`ili and Randall)
Uke Lesson - Electric Slide
Aloha Friday - December 20, 2019 Replay (The Origin of the Electric Slide)

Uke Lesson - Little Wing
Duos - Jason Arimoto
UU Course - Blues with Jason Arimoto
Lesson Marketplace - Jason's Full Blues Course
Instagram - ukeunderground (Breezin Ukulele Showdown with Kalei & Abe)
Wikipedia - Sharingan
Youtube - New Play Along Channel

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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