Low G, Half Step Tuning and Halloween Songs

This Week's Podcast is mostly about Low G tuning. If you ever wanted to know: does Low G Tuning require a different string, how do I know if I have a Low or High G, what are the pros and cons for Low VS High G, or can I learn from UU with a Low G ukulele, all these questions and more are answered on this Week's Live Lesson. Also discussed is Half Step tuning, tuning by ear, the Hertz settings on tuners, and Halloween/Thanksgiving songs. During the latter half of the podcast, the UU Crew reveals their perspective "Jubilant October Afternoon" Songs. They also explain how they took inspiration from other artist and songs to write their own challenge submissions.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Aldrine was on the Hisessions Podcast

4:10 Which Ukulele works with Low G, and do I need a new string for Low G?

5:50 How do I know if I have a High G or Low G?

6:45 Strengths of High/Low G

11:25 Why can't you use the same string for Low and High G?

14:15 If I have a Low G, can I still learn from UU?

17:25 What's Your Favorite Halloween Song? Why is there no Thanksgiving Songs?

19:15 Should I Just Keep one of my Ukeleles Tuned a half step down?

21:45 What is 440 Tuning?

23:30 Tuning by Ear and learning to Adapt

27:00 Tuning a half step down and why do you even need to change the Tuner's hertz?

32:15 Songwriting Challenge #22
Write a song for the song title, "Jubilant October Afternoon"

Disco or Funk (Earth Wind and Fire)
3/4 Time
Use a 9th chord (add9)

37:25 Aldrine's "Jubilant" Song

41:40 Aldrine unintentionally shows how to use a High G Technique on Low G (Rolling with it)

45:20 Kahai's "October" Song

50:25 Aaron's "Afternoon" Song

54:45 How Aaron used Afternoon Delight and Blame it on the Boogie

57:10 Use other Songs and Artist to write your own music

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - Hisessions Podcast with Aldrine
Youtube - Pure Heart HI Session (Jake Shimabukuro)
Youtube - James Hill HI Session
Youtube - Kalei and Corey HI Session
Youtube - Taimane HI Session
Youtube - Honoka & Azita HI Session
Youtube - fulare_pad HI Session

Youtube - Hisessions Podcast with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green
Youtube - Aldrine and Aaron HI Session
Youtube - Craig And Sarah HI Session
Website - HiSessions Patreon

Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes
Youtube - Low G vs High G
Uke Lesson - Everything (AFJ Forbidden Song)
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Uke Minutes - Two String Pull Off (G String Specific Technique)
UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler
UU+ Solos - Senor Viktor

Website - Aquila Strings (Single String Options Available)
Website - ghs Strings (Single Strings for Fluorocarbon and Nylon)
Website - The Ukulele Site (Single Strings Available)
Website - UU Merch Store (Aldrine's Strings Coming Soon)
TLL Podcast #81 – Catching Unicorns (How Aldrine got the Taylor)
TLL Podcast #67 – Unicorn Ukes (First Mention of the Taylor)

UU - Song Library
Song Library - UU+ Solos
UU+ Solos - Frosty the Snowman
Aloha Friday - October 25, 2019 Halloween Special Jam

Youtube - Monster Mash
Youtube - Ghostbusters
Youtube - Thriller
Youtube - Witch Doctor
Youtube - Alvin and The Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
Youtube - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Youtube - Alvin and the Chipmunks Thanksgiving Celebration
TLL Podcast #85 – Save the Last Bon Dance (Thanksgiving Songwriting Challenge)

Youtube - Save the Bird (Bob's Burgers)
Youtube - Save the Bird (The National)
Youtube - Gravy Boat (Bob's Burgers)
Youtube - Gravy Boat (The National)
Youtube - Turkey Song
Youtube - Kill the Turkey
Youtube - It's Thanksgiving for Everybody

Ultimate Beginner - How to Use a Tuner
Itunes - Valley Style
Amazon - Valley Style
Discogs - Valley Style
Itunes - On Fire
Amazon - On Fire
Discogs - On Fire

Wikipedia - A440 Pitch Standard
Website - Notes to Hertz Chart (Half Step Down is 415.30)
Youtube - Testing 432 Hz Frequencies and Temperaments

Youtube - On Fire (Song)
Youtube - Beginnings (Opihi Pickers)
Amazon - Beginnings
Discogs - Beginnings
Master Class - Imua Garza
Youtube - Jacob Collier Explains why he uses different Tunings

Website - Roadie Automatic Tuner
Amazon - Roadie 2 Automatic Tuner
Youtube - Gibson Min-ETune

TLL Podcast #125 – Jubilant October Sky? (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Youtube - fulare_pad
Ukulele Challenge – Ukulele CHARADES! (Watch Craig impersonate fulare_pad)

Youtube - September
Uke Minutes - Add9
Youtube - Afternoon Delight
Youtube - Blame it on the Boogie

Website - Song Exploder with River Cuomo
Youtube - Staying Alive
Youtube - Saturday Night Fever
Youtube - Spider-Man 3

Live Lesson Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)

Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

Post Videos to Student Review
Live Lesson Questions in the UU+ Forum
Send Questions to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com
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