Seasoned Instruments, The Hammer, Dual Blades, and Garbage Style

How long does it take for your uke to Open up and be honest with you? It depends on how much time and emotional support you're offering your ukulele. Continuing from last week, Aldrine explains the different sonic qualities between his new uke and The Office Uke. The team also discusses how an instrument needs time and attention to really develop it's sound. This leads to Aldrine recounting some of his Favorite Sounding Ukuleles, and one ukulele in particular called "The Hammer". Next, A member asks where they should go after finishing Ukulele 102. While giving suggestions, the guys get a little sidetracked talking about the first UU Live Streams. In a Student Review, Aldrine reminds everyone about the importance of proper form. Finally, the boys reveal their songs for the Mad Libs Challenge. Aldrine plays his love song for a certain Hub Maiden, Kahai does a disco tune, and Aaron pays tribute to everyone's favorite Garbage Can Dwelling "Grouch". The end of the podcast is spent mentioning the new solo, and plans for next month's open mic.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Back to Business

2:55 Can Aldrine explain his new Ukulele's Sound Qualities? (Seasoned Instruments)

7:55 How long does it take an instrument to "Open" Up?

13:25 The Hammer Ukulele

18:50 After Finishing Ukulele 102 where should someone go to next?

21:30 Older UU Classes and UU's Start with Streaming

25:15 Breview's Student Review: Watch Your Form

30:40 Songwriting Challenge #28
Use any of these mad libs and fill in the (Blank)
On the (Blank), We do it (Blank) Style
Chord Progression Prompt:
I (Blank) V

31:40 Aldrine's Song: On the Hunt, we Dual Blades Style

37:15 Kahai Song: On the Dance Floor, we do it Disco Style

41:25 Aaron's Song: On Trash Collection Day, we do it Garbage Style

53:25 New Solo, Next Month's Open Mic, and Lesson

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)
TUUP #17 - Be in the Moment (Mike Returns)
TUUP #14 - Sweep the Strings Johnny! (Setting the Songwriting Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TUUP #5 - C’s Get Degrees

TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine shows his new uke)
Uke Lesson - As Good As I Once Was (First Video with TOU)
Youtube - Dance with a Bandito (Aldrine Playing and Unboxing the New Uke)
Merch Store - AG X AQ Strings (Aldrine's Strings)
Website - D'Addario Pro Arte Strings

TLL Podcast #123 – No Excuses (Aaron's Fluke)
Website - Magic Fluke
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Aldrine's Taylor Ukulele)
website - Tonerite
Youtube - Tommy Emmanuel's Guitar
Youtube - Trigger: Willie Nelson's Guitar
TLL Podcast #92 – Live from the UU Retreat! (Kalei's Ukulele)
Website - Anuenue Bird UT 200

Wikipedia - Dragon (Jake's Album)
Youtube - Rio Saito
Youtube - Kris Fuchigami
Youtube - Bodysurfing (Jake, Ryan, and Aldrine with his Ovation)

TLL Podcast #12 – Broken is Better?
Uke Lesson - Love Song (Mika)
The Ukulele Site - Kamaka HF-3
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (Jake's Ukulele History)

Course Library - Master Classes
UU+ Course - Music Theory For Ukulele
TLL Podcast #129 – Song Practice Routine
TLL Podcast #131 – Listening for the Tur”Key” (Weekly Song Routine)

Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
Improvement System - Mastering Your Fretboard
Improvement System - Practice Sessions
Master Class - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
UU+ Course - Ukulele Blues
UU+ Course - Hawaiian Ukulele

Master Class - Elements of Soloing with Chris Salvador
Master Class - Improve Your Sound with Bruce Shimabukuro
Master Class - Bridging the Gap with Craig Chee I
Master Class - Bridging the Gap with Craig Chee II
Master Class - Improve your Playing with Kalei gamiao
Master Class - Tips and Techniques with Imua Garza
Song Library - UU+ Solos

UU+ Course - Ukulele 101 (2010)
UU+ Course - Ukulele 102 (2010)
UU+ Course - Ukulele 103 (2010)
UU+ Course - Ukulele 101 (2017)
UU+ Course - Ukulele 102 (2017)

UU+ Solos - Beautiful Kauai
UU+ Course - Ukulele 100 (Proper Form)
Youtube - Beautiful Kauai (Don Ho)
Live Seminar - Deconstructing Chord Melodies

TUUP #14 - Sweep the Strings Johnny! (Setting the Songwriting Challenge)
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
Uke Lesson - Island Style
Wiki - Minoto (Monster Hunter)
Wiki - Hinoa (Monster Hunter)

Youtube - Corinne Bailey Rae
Website - Splice
Youtube - Nu Disco
Youtube - I Love Trash (Oscar the Grouch)

UU+ Solos - Everyday
UU Blog - Why do YOU play Music? (Newsletter)
UU+ Forum - June 3, 2021 Open Mic Replay

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