Disaster Gigs, Uke Preferences, & Jake or Young Kid II

After Talking About, Referencing, and Idolizing Him, we finally have the "Jake Shimabukuro" on the podcast. The podcast starts off with some reflections on the last collab UU did with Jake, and when he went from Aldrine's Idol to Aldrine's Hero. A question about disaster gigs leads Jake to explain how he learned and grew from those experiences. When we ask the legend what his uke size preferences are, we also get a history of his personal ukuleles, and an origin of the Flattop Kamaka Headstock. Aldrine asks for an explanation of Slash Chords before we ask what is it like performing with your brother? A short break from questions: we challenge Jake to a mini game of Who's that Jakémon (Jake or Young Kid). Aldrine shares his story of, "When Jake asks, you don't say no." The podcast wraps up with Jake listing uke players that inspire him.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 When's the last time we collabed with Jake?

4:20 Jake was here before there was even a UU

8:30 When Jake became Aldrine's hero

12:30 Have you ever had a gig that was a disaster? How did you respond?

17:25 What is your preference of ukulele sizes? (The origin of the Flattop Kamaka)

21:20 Aldrine's Custom Ukulele Inspiration

22:15 Jake's Ukulele History, and Ukulele Size Tier List

26:50 How do you approach Slash Chords?

33:05 Is playing with your brother special?

38:15 Who's that Jakémon?

48:10 When Jake asks, you don't say no (Aldrine's Jake Story)

52:50 Everyone feel's something different when playing

55:40 Playing with a Radius Fretboard & Using Slides

57:40 Who inspires you?

1:00:20 What's coming up for you? (Support Musicians)

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - Something (with Jake)
Uke Lesson - Something
UU - Merch Store (Get Your UU Shirts)

Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Uke Lesson - Tears in Heaven
Uke Lesson - Layla
Uke Lesson - Change the World

K-Town Heroes Podcast - Iamhawaii Uke Lessons
Website - Coffee Talk
Website - Zoom Recorders

UU+ Course - Music Theory for Ukulele
UU Course - Music Theory Concepts & Techniques
UU Course - Applied Music Theory
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Live Seminar - Matching Chords and Scale Positions

Ask Ukulele Underground - Effects Pedal (Article)
TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Effect Pedals)
Master Class - Effects Pedals (with Imua Garza)
Website - Radial JDI
Website - Great River

Youtube - Pure Heart
Uke Lesson - Bring Me Your Cup (Pure Heart)
Uke Lesson - Crazy Without You
Uke Lesson - Koke`e
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over

Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes
Youtube - Ohta-San and Herb Ohta Jr.
The Ukulele Site - Kamaka "Ohta-san" Concert
Amazon - Ukulele O Hawaii (Ohta-san's Book)

Website - Aldrine's Signature Ukulele
The Ukulele Site - Jake's Signature Ukulele
Amazon - On Fire Album (Troy's Ukulele on Cover)
Amazon - Pure Heart Album
Amazon - Pure Heart 2 Album
Youtube - Hi`ilawe (Jake's Baritone Arrangement)

TUUP#12 - My Dog Has Low G
TLL Podcast #63 – The Loco Moco Episode (Slash Chords)

Youtube - Jake and Bruce Playing
Master Class - Bruce Shimabukuro
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Loop Pedal)
TLL Podcast #34 – Loop! There It Is (More Loop Pedal Talk)

Youtube - Jake, Bruce and their Mom
Youtube - Jake and Bruce playing Tokada
Youtube - You Belong with Me (Jake and Bruce)
Youtube - Everyday is Ukeday (Bruce's Teaching Channel)
Website - Shima Ukulele (Bruce's Ukuleles)

Ukulele Challenge - JAKE or Young KID?? (Original with Abe & Kalei)
Youtube - Touch (1st Song Answer)
Youtube - Sakura Sakura (2nd Song Answer)
Youtube - Piano Forte (3rd Song Answer)

Youtube - Jame's Hill
Youtube - Me & Shirley T (Aldrine's Cover)

Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
Youtube - Jason Arimoto (Playing Slide)
Youtube - Colón

Youtube - Eddie Kamae
Youtube - Roy Sakuma
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Peter Moon
Youtube - Troy Fernandez
Youtube - Peter Moon, Kelly Boy Delima, and Jake
Youtube - Jesse Kalima
Youtube - Gordon Mark
Youtube - Benny Chong and Dr. Byron Yasui
Youtube - Brittni Paiva
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr.
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino
Youtube - Andrew Molina
Youtube - Mika Kane

Website - Da Cove
Website - Jake's Website
Youtube - Jake's Channel

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