UU Open Mics, The Undies, Wide Necks, and The E Chord

You don't want to miss this Week's Live Lesson! Our Resident "PROFESSIONAL" Ukulele Player, Aldrine Guerrero, reacts to questions he has never seen before! Now, that we've got the Clickbait out of the way, we can actually talk about what happens in this week's Podcast. The guys start off with a discussion on the new name of the Podcast, and more details on the upcoming Open Mic. They take a short detour to reminisce the Undies before coming back to answer a question about Nut Widths. This leads into why people use the excuse that their hands are not the right size, and what are the most common fixes. When Player Nuances are brought up, Aldrine and Aaron explain Hot Hawaiian Nights. Aldrine shows some appreciation for different Players and their Styles. The team explains how 14 years of teaching has changed and evolved the UU lessons. A new Songwriting Challenge is made and the Podcast ends on another Cliffhanger question.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Ukulele Underground Podcast or THE Ukulele Underground

3:30 Ukulele Underground Open Mic on February 4th (2:30pm Hawaii Time)

5:35 What are the Undies?

8:25 Where is the Open Mic, and How do people find out?

15:15 How wide is Aldrine's Ukulele's Nut?

18:25 Our Ultrawide Neck Prank. Does neck width really matter?

20:20 Are my fingers too small for Barre Chords and E Chords?

23:45 Why form is so important. Barre Chord Breakdown

29:10 Keeping your thumb position higher, and Keeping your Wrist Straight

32:45 Different Styles Different Ways to Hold Chords

36:15 Hot Hawaiian Nights: Pay Attention to Your Favorite Player's Nuance

40:55 Play What Works for You. You don't need to stick to one Style.

44:40 Everybody's a Professional on Youtube

47:25 What we gained from teaching for 14 Years

54:45 Songwriting Challenge #25
Guideline:
Make a Theme Song

Bonus:
Make a Theme Song for The Ukulele Underground Podcast

Suggested Chord Pattern:
I ii IV
A Bm D (Key of A)
G Am C (Key of G)
F Gm Bb (Key of F)
C Dm F (Key of C)

UU Team Due Date: January 28th
Viewer Submitted Songs Due: February 11th

1:01:20 Cliffhanger Question: How should a Left Handed Person learn Ukulele?

1:06:35 Open Mic Details

References/Resources for this video:
UU Open Mic - Zoom Room
Facebook - Aldrine's Facebook
UU+ Forum - Past Open Mics

Youtube - 2008 Undies Awardz Opener
Youtube - 2009 Undies Awardz Opener
Youtube - 2010 Undies Awardz Opener
Youtube - Dancing in the Moonlight (puremarkska)
Youtube - Summertime (puremarkska)
Uke Lesson - Smooth

Ukulele Underground - Sign Up for the UU Newsletter
UU Open Mic - Zoom Room
Facebook - Ukulele Underground Facebook
Instagram - Ukeunderground
Twitter - ukeunderground

Aloha Friday - January 8, 2021 Jam Replay (Kiss Me before Crystal Chandelier)
Aloha Friday - December 18, 2020 Christmas Concert Replay
Aloha Friday - October 30, 2020 Spooky Jam Replay
Youtube - ukuleleoversoul (Aldrine's Personal Youtube)
Youtube - Yuki No Hana (Aldrine's new video)
Ukulele Underground - Podcast Archive
Apple Podcast - Ukulele Underground Podcast

Website - Kanile`a Ukulele
Website - Ukulele Mag (5 Overlooked Features/Standard Nut Width)
Website - Fluke Ukulele
Website - Ohana Ukuleles

UU - New UU Ultra Wide Ukuleles (April Fools)
Website - Kanile`a GL6
Website - Islander GL6
Blog - Ask Ukulele Underground: 6-String Ukulele vs. Guitalele

Uke Minutes - How to Hold the E Chord
Essential Chords Course – Lesson 7 (E & C#m)
Uke Minutes - Power Chords

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 – Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunk)
Uke Minutes - How to Roll
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Roll)
Songs Made Easy – Waiting in Vain (Our Preferred Way to Barre)
Uke Minutes - Barre Chords (Our old way of teaching Barre Chords, Do Not Follow)

Youtube - Jeff Peterson
TLL Podcast #78 – To Anchor or not to Anchor?
Youtube - Bill Tapia
Youtube - Andy Mckee
Website - Roy Sakuma
TLL Podcast #73 – The “I Love You” Strum (Aldrine Learned from Amy)

Blog - New Year, New Uke Goals!
Youtube - Ka`au Crater Boys on Hot Hawaiian Nights
Youtube - Imua Band
Youtube - Pure Heart
Youtube - Ka`ala Boys
Youtube - Island Rhythms
Youtube - Dancing in the Moonlight (Aldrine's Instrumental Version)
Uke Lesson - Dancing in the Moonlight

UU Course - Ukulele 100 (Learn the Fundamentals)
TLL Podcast #128 – Chuck VS Chunk! (UU Style vs Other Teachers)
Youtube - Trash Taste Podcast (Japanese Reactions "Strong Language")
Facebook - Ukulele Friends Podcast (With Uncle Bryan and More Pros)
Uke Minutes - In to Out Picking
Uke Lesson - If I Ain't Got You

Youtube - Dr. Yasui and Benny Chong
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino and Halehaku Seabury
Youtube - Benny Chong
Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
Whiteboard Request - Island Style (in the Original Key)

UU+ Forum - Live Lesson Songwriting Megathread
TLL Podcast #113 – The Art of Theme Songs
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over
TLL Podcast #136 – Hot Changes Incoming
Youtube - Angry Beavers Theme
Youtube - KalBlam! Theme
Youtube - The Toasters
Youtube - Hey Arnold Theme
Youtube - Doug Theme
Youtube - Rugrats Theme

Uke Lesson - The Office Theme
Uke Lesson - Hawaii Five-0
Uke Lesson - Arthur Theme
Whiteboard Request - Bob's Burgers Theme
UU+ Solos - Law & Order
Webcam Sessions - The Addams Family Theme
Uke Lesson - My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Uke Lesson - Stand By Me
Uke Lesson - Super Mario Bros.
UU+ Solos - Super Mario Bros 3
UU+ Solos - Pokemon Center
Youtube - Why Jerry's Nuggets are Worth $500

UU Open Mic - Zoom Room
Facebook - Ukulele Underground Facebook
Instagram - Ukeunderground
Twitter - ukeunderground
Ukulele Underground - Sign Up for the UU Newsletter
UU+ Solos – Chocolate Fontaines
Uke Lesson - Smooth

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

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Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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