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
Write about Food
Make a "Happy" minor Song, or a "Sad" Major Song
Key of F
I IV V
F Bb C (Key of F)
Dm Gm Am (Key of Dm)
Fm Bbm Cm (Key of Fm)
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)
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
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)
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