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

Website - Magic Fluke Company
Website - Kala Waterman
Website - T.V. Pal Ukulele
Website - Outdoor Ukulele

Website - ghs Ukulele Strings
Youtube - You Don't Write (Troy Fernandez & Ernie Cruz)
Website - Martin Ukulele Strings
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr.

Website - D'Addario Carbon Strings
Website - D'Addario Ukulele Strings
Website- D'Addario Pro Arté Strings

Website - D'Addario Pro Arté Classical Guitar Strings
Website - Savarez Guitar Strings
Website - Savarez Soprano/Concert Strings
Website - Savarez Tenor Strings

Website - String By Mail
Website - Just Strings
Youtube - The Smoothest Guitar Switch
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (Jake changed Aldrine's String)

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
UU Course - Blues Concepts & Techniques
UU+ Course - Ukulele Blues

Uke Minutes - Major Pentatonic Scales
Uke Minutes - Minor Pentatonic Scales
Uke Minutes - Blues Scales
Youtube - My Girl

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.

Ukulele 102 – Week 1: Warming Up Your Ukulele
Youtube - Doug Bags a Neematoad
TUUP #6 - What is Your Vision? (ft. Andrew Molina)

TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Last Podcast with Mike)
TLL Podcast #77 – Scratching That Itch (Podcast with Mark)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

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