Arpeggios, Sweep Picking, Dynamics & Tim Tams

There's no Wax On, Wax Off in this Dojo. This week, Aldrine is teaching the forbidden technique of Sweeping the Strings. We get to Aldrine's reveal after a member asks, "How can they practice ascending runs?" Aldrine also demonstrates Arpeggios and how to combine both Arpeggios and Sweep Picking. The guys talk about how your ukulele size does/does not not affect this technique, and how you can build up to playing it fast. This leads to Aldrine explaining how he got caught for not practicing what he teaches, and a behind the scenes look of his recording process. UU goes back to the original question: how to incorporate Crescendos and Diminuendos, and what songs are good for practicing fast ascending runs? A winner is selected for the last Songwriting Challenge, and a new Mad Libs Challenge is set. The podcast is topped off with the boys opening a box of treasures from Australia.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 The Best Podcast

4:15 How can you get better at ascending/descending runs? (Arpeggios & Inversions)

12:35 Sweep Picking

15:40 Combining Arpeggios with Sweep Picking (Diminished Run)

19:50 How your ukulele size does and doesn't matter

24:30 Start slow, and speed it back up

26:15 Aldrine got caught (Picking for Sustain)

29:15 Techniques are Situational

31:35 Behind the Scenes: Recording Harmony

35:35 Playing with Dynamics (Crescendo & Diminuendo)

38:35 Songs for practicing arpeggios and ascending runs (Practicing Scales)

41:05 Setting the last Songwriting Challenge Prize (You can record your Private Lessons)

44:20 Picking last Songwriting Challenge's Winner

47:30 Songwriting Challenge #28
Use any of these mad libs and fill in the (Blank)
On the (Blank), We do it (Blank) Style
Chord Progression Prompt:
I (Blank) V

Soft Deadline: June 3rd

52:20 Opening our Australian Box of Treasures

1:04:35 Why American Chocolate is Bad

1:11:05 Send us things to
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References/Resources for this video:
TUUP#13 - Who’s that Jakémon?
UU+ Forum - 12.5 Bonus Blackout Episode

Youtube - Zelda Chest Opening Theme
Youtube - Eugene's Trick Bag
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Webcam Sessions - Figuring Out Chord Inversions

Uke Minutes - In to Out Picking
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (In to Out)
Uke Minutes - Arpeggios
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking

Uke Minutes - Thumb & Middle Picking (Sweep Picking)
Uke Minutes - Major Scale Sweeps
Uke Minutes - Minor Scale Sweeps
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Sweep Picking)

Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Uke Minutes - Pull Offs and Hammer Pulls
Ukulele 101 – Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele (Hammer Ons)
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression (Hammer Ons)

Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
Uke Minutes - Diminished Run Exercise
Music Theory – Week 8: Diminished and Augmented Chords

Youtube - Yngwie Malmsteen
Youtube - Third Stream
Youtube - Ohta-San
Uke Lesson - Horse with No Name

Youtube - Legendary Theme (Aldrine's Cover)
TLL Podcast #25 – String Me Along (Sustain)
TLL Podcast #137 – PRO Uke Player REACTS! (Proper Form)
Youtube - Benny Chong

Uke Minutes - C & A String Harmony
Ukulele 102 – Week 5: Harmony
Youtube - G Minor Fleas (Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato)
Aloha Friday - December 20, 2019 Concert Replay (Aldrine Playing G Minor Fleas)
Youtube - ukuleleoversoul

Uke Minutes - Picking Dynamics
Uke Minutes - Strumming Dynamics
TLL Podcast #110 – Dynamics Waltz
Youtube - Whitney Houston

Youtube - Great Fairy Fountain
Uke Lesson - Super Mario Bros.
UU+ Solos - Super Mario Bros 3
UU+ Solos - Pokemon Center Theme
Uke Lesson - Tetris Theme

Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Scales and Chords
Uke Minutes - Scale Exercises I
Uke Minutes - Scale Exercises II
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Major Scale Exercises
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Minor Scale Exercises
Ukulele 102 – Week 3: Major and Minor Scales

TUUP#9 - Finding the FUN Element (Setting the Challenge)
TUUP#12 - My Dog Has Low G (Our Songs)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread (Submit Songs Here)

Uke Minutes - Chord Families (Figuring out the I Blank V Progression)
Music Theory – Week 7: Chord Families
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Pdf Printout - Circle of Fifths & Chord Family
Pdf Printout - All Musical Notes and Major Scales

Uke Lesson - Wagon Wheel
Wikipedia - Bagoong
Wikipedia - Goanna
Wikipedia - Kopi Luwak (Coffee Digested by Civets)
Wikipedia - Cassowary

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