Hawaiian Style, Ukulele Slump, & Fun in Practice

This Week, the Team is on the search for the "Fun" Element, and Hawaiian Style. Before they embark on this journey, they start off the podcast with Song Submission reviews. It's part two of defining Hawaiian Music when the guys attempt to explain characteristics of Hawaiian Style. This proves to be just as difficult, and Aldrine goes slightly off track explaining his Ukulele Heroe's Styles. Speaking of heroes, Aldrine makes a special announcement for a future guest, and discusses the new Uke Lending program for Hawaii State Libraries. When a member asks how to get out of a rut, Aldrine and Kahai suggest trying new things, and Aaron suggests being happy with how far you've already improved. UU ties up their advice with recommending looking for the Fun in whatever you do. A "Mad" new songwriting challenge is issued, and the podcast ends with another cliffhanger question.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 What is the meaning of Life? Answer: Playing Ukulele & Having Fun

1:50 Songwriting Challenge Reviews (Submit Themes and Title Cards too)

4:50 Chris and Sue's Song

8:15 Hamsini's Song

9:40 Joko's Song

10:10 Kathy's Song

11:45 What are the Characteristics of Hawaiian Style?

13:45 Breaking down the Master's styles: Troy Fernandez

15:15 Herb Ohta Jr

15:50 Jake Shimabukuro

17:45 Hawaiian Groove

20:00 It comes down to who your influences are

25:05 Our future guest; Send Questions to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com

32:40 Advice for someone in an ukulele rut or slump (Try Something New)

41:05 Don't be afraid to make mistakes or pause a song. Be happy with where you're at

44:15 Find the Element of Fun

47:30 Songwriting Challenge #27
Use any of these mad libs and fill in the (Blanks)
(Blank) V I
I vi (Blank) V
My Dog Has (Blank)

UU Team Due Date: March 15th
Members Due Date: March 22nd

1:01:30 What do you do when you find a "Defect" on your ukulele?

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP#8 - “Truss” in Me
UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TUUP#3 - Revenge of the Hot Sauce (Setting the Challenge)
TUUP#5 - C’s Get Degrees (Challenge First Attempt)
TUUP#7 - Taking OFF the Training Wheels (Challenge Second Attempt)
TLL Podcast #138 – The Final Live Lesson (Our theme songs)

Uke Lesson - Island Style
Whiteboard Request - Island Style
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours
Youtube - Hey Soul Sister
Youtube - Riptide
Uke Lesson - Wagon Wheel
Songs Made Easy - Wagon Wheel

UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
UU Course - Fingerpicking Basics
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Fingerpicking)
Uke Minutes - Fingerpicking Rhythm
Uke Minutes - In to Out Picking

Uke Lesson - Island Style (with John Cruz)
UU+ Course - Hawaiian Ukulele
Song Library - Hawaiian Songs
Youtube - Jake Shimabukuro
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato
Youtube - Troy Fernandez

Youtube - George Formby (UK Style)
Live Lesson - 9/15/2016 Replay (Triplet Strum/Split Stroke)
Youtube - How to Play the Ukulele Like George Formby

UU Podcast – Interview with Tracey Terada
Youtube - Glass Ball Slack Key (Herb Ohta Jr.)
UU+ Solos – Glass Ball Slack Key
Youtube - G Minor Fleas

Youtube - Crazy G (Jake)
TUUP#6 - What is Your Vision? (ft. Andrew Molina)
Youtube - Surfing Jaws (Andrew, Kalei, and Jay Molina)
Master Class - Improving Your Playing (with Kalei)
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue (Kalei, Corey, and Allan)
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (with Kalei)
Youtube - Kris Fuchigami
Uke Minutes - Two String Pull Off

Hawaiian Ukulele – Session 1: Hawaiian Language and Vamps
Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 6: Alternate Strumming Patterns and Vamps
Uke Lesson - I Kona
Uke Lesson - Koke`e
UU+ Solos - Pua Hone
UU+ Solos - Palolo
UU+ Solos - Hi`ilawe
UU+ Solos - Guava Jam
Aloha Friday - October 9, 2020 Jam Replay (Noho Pai Pai)

Website - Aldrine's Signature Ukulele
Youtube - Common Kings
Uke Lesson - YR Dreaming (Katchafire)
Youtube - Genoa Keawe
Youtube - Teresa Bright
Youtube - Don Ho
UU+ Solos - Tiny Bubbles (Don Ho)
UU+ Solos - I'll Remember You (Don Ho)

Youtube - Music for Life Foundation's Uke Lending Project (Aldrine and Jake)
UU Blog - Aldrine's First Ukulele
Website - Hawaii State Library Ukulele Lending Program
Website - Music For Life Foundation
Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID??
TLL Podcast #21 – The Book of Jake
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing

Song Library - Sortable by Genre
UU+ Course - Music Theory
UU Course - Music Theory Concepts and Techniques
UU Course - Applied Music Theory

UU+ Course - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
UU+ Course - Ukulele Blues
UU Course - Blues Concepts & Techniques
UU Course - Hawwaiian, Reggae, Flamenco Techniques

TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz with Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel
UU+ Solos – Chocolate Fontaines (Campanella)
TLL Podcast #108 – Campanella with aNueNue

Youtube - Billie Jean (James Hill)
Youtube - Billie Jean Tutorial
Ukulele Challenge – ROAD TRIP on KAUAI! (Aldrine figures out songs on the radio)
Youtube - Scary Pockets
Youtube - Your Body is a Wonderland (Andrew's Cover)
Youtube - Bohemian Rhapsody (Jake's Cover)
Youtube - While my Guitar Gently Weeps (Jake's Cover)

UU+ Forums - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Pdf Printout - Circle of Fifths & Chord Family
Pdf Printout - All Musical Notes and Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families

Uke Lesson - Leave the Door Open
TUUP#8 - "Truss" in Me (Aldrine's "Uncle" Look)
Uke Lesson - Uptown Funk

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

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