New Intro, Radius Fretboards, Wrist Form, Distractive Strumming

We're back with a New Name and a New Intro! For the first episode of The Ukulele Underground Podcast, the team starts off with a couple of student Reviews. They follow up explaining where people can send their Student Reviews and Songwriting Submissions. This sends the guys into a tangent on good Graduation and Wedding Videos. Getting back on track, Aldrine answers last week's question on Radius Fretboards. A UU member asks if it's ok to use your thumb to hold or mute notes? UU brings up the importance and safety of keeping a straight wrist with both your left and right hands. The team tackles a strange problem where a member's more advanced strumming is distracting beginners. Aaron and Aldrine demonstrate how you can strum with more flourishes and techniques, but still keep the same beat and stick with the group. Aldrine caps off the podcast with his own cliffhanger question, some announcements, and reminders.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 New Name, New Intro

4:00 Mikel's Student Review: Try to let each note get it's full Value

9:55 Guinea Pig Girl's Student Review: Be Careful of Your Form

12:20 Where can people submit Student Reviews and Songs?

15:10 Send Your Own Opening Songs or Intro Videos for the Podcast. Off Topic: Graduation and Wedding Videos

21:10 Can you discuss Radius Fretboards?

28:25 Is it ok to use your thumb to hold or mute the G String?

32:10 Try to keep your wrist Straight

39:10 What do you do if your strumming is distracting other players?

53:50 Cliffhanger Question: What comes first Melody or Chords? What is more important?

56:45 New Song Lesson, UU Open Mic, Songwriting Challenge Deadline Next Week, Live Coaching now on Fridays

References/Resources for this video:
UU+ Forum - Student Review (Post Videos here)
Uke Lesson - Hallelujah
Uke Minutes - Fingerpicking Rhythm
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Fingerpicking)
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking
Uke Minutes - 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures
Youtube - Dondi Ianucci
Youtube - Thomas Iannucci

TLL Podcast #138 – The Final Live Lesson (Watch our Theme Songs)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread (Submit Your Theme Songs)
Wikipedia - Gene Roddenberry
Wikipedia - Rod Roddenberry
Youtube - 1 Up Mushroom
Uke Lesson - Super Mario Bros.
UU+ Solos - Super Mario Bros 3 Overworld Theme

Website - Kanile`a
Website - Kanile`a's 2021 Platinum Limited Edition
TLL Podcast #105 – Musical Fingerprint (Sound Hole/Sound Ports in Ukes)

Youtube - Stray Cat Strut
TLL Podcast #126 – The Tale of 4 Grips (Learn different ways to hold the same chord)
Youtube - Jimi Hendrix
Uke Lesson - Little Wing
Youtube - Benny Chong

TLL Podcast #137 – PRO Uke Player REACTS! (More Wrist and Form Talk)
Website - WebMD: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Youtube - How to Hold Your Ukulele
UU Course - Ukulele 100 (Proper Form and Foundation)

Uke Minutes - Rhythm & Timing
UU Course - Basic Strum Course
Improvement System - Practice Sessions (16th Notes & Steady Rhythms)
Uke Lesson - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Youtube - Andrew Molina
Website - Andrew Molina
Youtube - Ukulele Play-Alongs Channel
Uke Lesson - All I Have to Offer You is Me
Instagram - ukeunderground
Youtube - All I Have to Offer You is Me (Charley Pride)
Youtube - All I Have to Offer You is Me (Ka`au Crater Boys)
Youtube - I've Got a Golden Ticket

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