Rolls, Knowing Songs, Dark Strings, Sweet Spaghetti, and Chicken Rice
The gang is coming to you LIVE from the New UU Studio. Even though it's a new studio, the guys are still answering questions, and giving advice. The first question they get is about Kanile'a's Mahogany (back and side) ukulele, and how it compares to Koa ukuleles. A member's asks about doing the roll and releasing your fingers in the opposite order. Aldrine reveals that the secret to getting a natural roll is actually the up strum. If the UU Team is talking, you know there has to be one detour into food. The guys come back to ukulele with a couple of student reviews. They suggest one student learn the music more thoroughly, and the other focus on the details. There are a few last minute questions about strings before the team reveals their latest songs.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 We're Live and in our new Studio!
1:30 Have you tried the Kanile`a Oha-T Ukulele? How is it compared to their Koa Models?
5:40 Can you do the roll by releasing the fingers in the opposite order?
10:05 Practicing Pinky to Pointer: it's as easy as opening your hand
11:05 Rolling Secret Revealed: it starts on the Up Strum
15:20 Start with Something Simple
16:20 Shoo Fly and Brushing off Donut Powder
17:20 Does your finger touch the uke's body when you roll?
18:05 Why it's important to twist your wrist
21:55 Jollibee Spaghetti and Chicken
25:45 Aldrine's Food EP
27:45 Wesley's Student Review: Add more to angle to your thumb
31:00 Know the Song and the Chord Pattern
36:20 Ritesh's Student Review: Bring back your thumb, and watch out for your wrist
40:05 Let the Song Breathe
41:10 Organizing Sheet Music
42:25 What Strings are good for making a Uke Sound darker?
49:40 How often should you change strings? (Every other Month)
51:30 Songwriting Challenge #21
Write a two chord song. The whole songs doesn't need to only be two chords, but one part (verse, chorus, intro, bridge) must only have two chords.
Major Flat Seven Chord
Hot or Cold Theme
54:50 Aldrine's Chicken Rice Song
59:40 Kahai's Lofi Song
1:05:15 Aaron's Lounge Song
1:14:50 A Shift in the Private Lessons (Lessons are now on Mondays and Tuesdays)
References/Resources for this video:
Website - Kanile`a Oha-T
Website - Kanilea`a's Other Ukuleles
Website - Scotty's Music (Lihue Music Store)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Last time Mike was on)
Website - Islander Ukuleles
Website - Jollibee
TLL Podcast #101 – End Goals to Stretch Goals (Aldrine's Pro KFC Tip)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Aldrine's Portuguese Sausage Song)
TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (Aldrine's Beef Jerky Song)
TLL Podcast #41 – Ch-Ch-Changes (Aldrine's Sunny Side Song)
Youtube - April 3, 2020 Jam Replay (Chocolate Fontaine Song)
UU+ Solos – Canon in D
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Webcam Sessions – Figuring Out Chord Inversions
Uke Minutes - Added Octave Chord Inversions
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Mike's Previous Advice)
Website - Aquila's Nylgut Strings
Website - Ranch Ukulele
Website - D'Addario Pro Arte
Website - D'Addario Pro Arte Rectified Nylon
Website - AGxAQ Strings
Website - Savarez Soprano/Concert Strings
Website - Savarez Tenor Strings
Website - Worth Strings
Website - Martin Ukulele Strings
Website - ghs Nylon Strings
Website - Living Water Strings