Li Hing Mui, Calamansi, Instrument Mock Ups, and String Balance

Perfectly Balanced, as all things should be. Aldrine has gathered the Infinity Stones and made the Snap to get Perfectly Balanced strings on his ukulele. Before opening that can of worms, we have some exciting news from Jake, and we pick a winner for the last Songwriting Challenge. The guys get a little side tracked with food and food related songs, but tie it back in with a new Songwriting Challenge. Someone asks what the inlay is on Aldrine's new uke, and it reminds the boys of when they would mock up their fantasy custom instruments. The rest of the podcast is spent on String Balance: what it is, how you can fix it, is it worth fixing, and can you ignore it after you know? This week's show is finished with stories of "How Dare You" moments, and reminders for the upcoming song lesson and open mic.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Breaking News!

8:35 What is Li Hing Mui Mango?

11:55 What is Calamansi?

14:10 The Song Challenge Prize Wheel

15:25 Picking a Winner for Songwriting Challenge #28

18:50 Local Food Songs and Guilty Pleasures

22:10 Songwriting Challenge #29
Guideline:
Write about Food

Bonuses:
Make a "Happy" minor Song, or a "Sad" Major Song
Key of F

Chord Prompt:
I IV V
F Bb C (Key of F)
Dm Gm Am (Key of Dm)
Fm Bbm Cm (Key of Fm)

Soft Deadline:
July 15th

29:20 What is the inlay on Aldrine's new uke?

32:10 Our Fantasy Instrument Blueprints (Bling on Ukulele)

37:20 Balanced Strings

40:50 What does an unbalanced Ukulele sound like?

42:05 Fixing the Balance

45:30 Aldrine's No Going Back Moment

47:40 Professional Players can adjust to the Ukulele (Play around the Balance)

52:10 Fixing our own Instruments

54:00 Opening your eyes: Is it a Favor or a Curse?

58:55 Bring Your Ukulele to a Professional to get it Balanced

1:02:15 "How Dare You" Moments

1:05:15 Songwriting Deadline, New Song Lesson, New Open Mic Rule

References/Resources for this video:
Website - Jake Shimabukuro, Nominee for National Council on the Arts
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake)
Website - Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Youtube - A`ali`i Ku makani (Aldrine's Song Nominated for the Hokus)
Youtube - Strike me Down (Emperor Palpatine)

TLL Podcast #126 – The Tale of 4 Grips (Li Hing Prize)
Wikipedia - Li Hing Mui
Amazon - Li Hing Mango

Wikipedia - Calamansi
Wikipedia - Yuzu

TUUP #14 - Sweep the Strings Johnny! (Setting the Challenge)
TUUP #19 - Open Up, It’s Your New Uke! (Our Songs)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Uke Lesson - Island Style
Whiteboard Request - Island Style

Youtube - Li Hing Hula
Youtube - Fish and Poi
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby Drop
Youtube - Menehune Beach Bum Boogie
Youtube - Mr. Pole Benda

TLL Podcast #41 – Ch-Ch-Changes (Aldrine's Sunnyside Song)
TLL Podcast #101 – End Goals to Stretch Goals (Breakfast Song)
TLL Podcast #109 – Vegas BBQ Pipikaula (Hawaiian Jerky Song)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Diner Song)
TLL Podcast #80 – Peak Spicy Songs (Aldrine Chickens Out)
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)

TUUP #17 - Be in the Moment (Does minor mean sad?)
Youtube - Mixing Jazz and J-Pop (J-Pop that's sad)
Youtube - Danny Boy

Youtube - Gangsta's Paradise
Youtube - Pastime Paradise
Youtube - Amish Paradise

Amazon - Suite 409
Apple Music - Suite 409
Spotify - Suite 409
Youtube - Suite 409

TLL Podcast #33 – The Legend of Bandito Tyler
UU+ Solos – Bandito Tyler
Merch Store - Bandito Tyler CD

Uke Lesson - Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Same Inlay with Sand)
Uke Lesson - All I Have to Offer You is Me (Mario Inlay)
Youtube - Kapena (Kelly Boy)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon?
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Taimane
Youtube - Brittni Paiva

Youtube - Rick and Morty True Level (Strong Language)
Website - What is a Piezo Pickup?
Live Lesson - [2/1/2018] Replay (More Balance Discussion)
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over
Website - Kamaka HF-3
Website - L.R. Baggs Para DI (Aaron's DI)
Youtube - Rick and Morty The Gear Wars

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