String Hype, Blues Improv & Bathroom Ukes
How do you play the "Wrong" Note, but still make it feel right? Before that, UU discusses if a Low G String on your uke can cause damage, and why Low G Strings might break repeatedly. This leads to a look back at uke players using classical guitar strings, and the hype around new string sets. When a member asks what scales to play during a blues improv, Aldrine demonstrates starting simple with pentatonic scales, then he shows how you can go to another level by playing the "Wrong" Notes intentionally. Another member asks how to keep your fingers closer to the fretboard? Aldrine shows exercises to practice this, and the guys talk about removing barriers that would keep you from playing (even going as far as keeping a "Bathroom Uke"). The podcast ends with mentions of future guest, and upcoming events.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Could putting a Low G on your ukulele cause damage?
4:45 Could a thinner slot cause strings to break?
7:10 Wound Low G Strings can damage plastic ukuleles
13:15 Don't get caught by the string hype
18:15 Using Classical Guitar Strings on Ukulele
26:20 What scales should you play during a blues improvisation?
32:10 Playing the notes in between (the "wrong" notes)
37:20 Intentionally playing the "wrong" notes (Giving nods to other Musicians)
44:50 Learning new techniques is like adding words to your vocabulary
46:20 How can you practice keeping your fingers close to the fretboard?
49:25 TV Exercises & Bathroom Ukes
51:45 Take away any barriers that would prevent you from playing
58:00 Future Guest: Mike and Mark
References/Resources for this video:
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Low G Talk)
Hawaiian Ukulele – Session 5: High G / Low G
Youtube - Low G vs High G
Uke Minutes - Ukulele Sizes
Article - Ukulele Sizes
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode
Youtube - Me and Shirley T (Album Version)
Youtube - Me and Shirley T (Live Version)
TLL Podcast #103 – Swimming with Jazz Sharks
Uke Lesson - Faith (Ka`ili & Kaniho)
Instagram - ukeunderground
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.