Technique Toolbox, Whiplash Teachings, Rights and Wrongs

It's the Final Showdown: Chuck VS Chunk! Which is the "Right" technique? The answer may surprise you. Before the team settles this debate, they review a student, and give their thoughts on why she is doing so well. Aldrine takes some pride in being the "General Practitioner" of the Ukulele world, and gives some recommendations to more "Specialized" professionals. A tip on recording yourself or practicing in the mirror leads the guys to question if there really are Right and Wrong Techniques. Kahai suggest you expand your technique toolbox, and instead of throwing techniques away, store them for later. A recap of Aldrine being on an online Ukulele Festival reminds him of his Music Teacher. Aldrine and Kahai reminisce their Highschool Band Days and compare it to the movie, Whiplash. Finally, UU sets the record straight on Chucking VS Chunking, and end with some other Musical Buzzwords that may have been misinterpreted by the Ukulele Community.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Renee's Student Review: Sync your left and Right Hand

5:25 Get to a level where you can have fun and express yourself

7:20 The point is not to be the best (The General Practitioner of Ukulele)

9:55 Record Yourself or Practice in front of a Mirror

10:55 It's not wrong, there just might be a better way

13:40 You don't need to forget or throw away tools

14:30 Why Aldrin doesn't like to use the word "Wrong"

17:20 Try to copy and Emulate Good Players

21:20 Aldrine on Kyas' Ukulele Festival & the HiSessions Podcast

27:40 Aldrine's Music Teacher & Whiplash

30:50 Our Highschool Band Stories

39:00 Recording Yourself can help you identify problems

42:30 Chunk Vs Chuck

48:50 Buzzwords don't necessarily mean what you think

51:50 Know the Difference Between Oboe and Clarinet. Messing with better Musicians

55:50 Song Challenge Winner announced next week

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - Lost Cause (Beck)
Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords
Uke Minutes - Mastering Difficult Chords
Improvement System - Essential Chords

Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr
Amazon - Jazz Ukulele Book (Abe)
Youtube - Paul Hemmings
Website - Duke on Uke Book (Paul)
Youtube - Aaron Keim
Lesson Marketplace - Clawhammer Ukulele Book (Aaron)

Uke Minutes - How to Hold the E Chord
Essential Chords - Lesson 7 (E and C#m)
Aloha Friday - August 14, 2020 Jam Replay (Alternative ways to hold the E Chord)

TLL Podcast #126 – The Tale of 4 Grips (Aldrine Demonstrates the Thumb Mute)
UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler
UU+ Solos - Senor Viktor

Reddit - Confidently Incorrect (Strong Language)
Youtube - How I Met Your Mother Chameleon

Youtube - Kyas' Channel
Youtube - Hisessions Podcast with Aldrine
Website - HiSessions Patreon
Youtube - Craig and Sarah on Kyas' Festival
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig and Sarah

Youtube - fulare_pad
Ukulele Challenge – Ukulele CHARADES! (Watch Craig impersonate fulare_pad)
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Aldrine's fulare_pad inspired song)

Youtube - Kyas Playing Super Mario Bros
Uke Lesson - Super Mario Bros
UU+ Solos - Super Mario Bros 3 Overworld
Youtube - Genghis Khan
Youtube - September Cover (by Kyas)
Website - aNueNue One Piece Ukulele

Article - McIntosh the man may be silenced, but his music lives on in students
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (McIntosh Stories)
TLL Podcast #16 – The Meatball Sub Episode (McIntosh Stories)
Youtube - Whiplash (Strong Language)

Youtube - La La Land
Whiteboard Request - City of Stars (La La Land)
Youtube - The Greatest Showman
Youtube - Whiplash (as reviewed by a jazz musician)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
TLL Podcast #65 – Chunking and Harmony
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunks)
Post - If you're Struggling with Chunks, Watch this Video
Uke Lesson - If I Ain't Got You

Uke Minutes - Palm Mute Fingerpicking
Uke Minutes - Two String Palm Mute
Ukulele 102 – Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves

Live Seminars - Deconstructing Chord Melodies
TLL Podcast #95 – Music and Ukulele Focused (Double Stops)
Uke Minutes - Harmony
Uke Minutes - C & A String Harmony
Ukulele 102 – Week 5: Harmony
Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl

Youtube - Little Einstein Oboe
Wikipedia - Oboe
Wikipedia - Clarinet
TLL Podcast #125 – Jubilant October Sky? (Setting the Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Challenge Megathread

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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