Song Request, Hecklers, Artificial Harmonics & Stand Up Comedy

Learn the Math behind Artificial Harmonics. Before Aldrine reveals the secret, we talk about Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and Byron Yasui's book. A question of how to handle song request leads to a discussion on hecklers, banter, and stand up comedy. When a member asks for an explanation, Aldrine shows the technique and Math used to play Artificial Harmonics. The podcast is topped off with some Student Reviews, and a promise to get Craig and Sarah on next week.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Where are Craig and Sarah?

4:30 Where can I send questions? (Chicken Sandwich Reviews)

7:50 Byron Yasui's Book: The Ukulele Music Reader

15:00 How do you handle Song Request during a performance?

20:10 How do you deal with Hecklers?

23:05 Banter is important (Learning from Stand-Up Comedy)

30:30 Learning from your mistakes

35:10 Can you explain Artificial Harmonics?

39:35 What is the optimal action on an ukulele?

47:15 Chris and Sue's Student Review: Bending with Intention

1:02:40 Kathy's Student Review: Adding More

1:09:25 We promise Craig and Sarah are coming next week

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - Craig and Sarah
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz Ukulele (with Craig and Sarah)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap (with Craig)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap II
Duos - Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee
UU+ Forum - Leave Questions for Craig and Sarah

Website - Ukulele Festival Hawaii
Facebook - UKulele Festival Hawaii
Facebook - Craig
Facebook - Sarah
Facebook - Aldrine
Facebook - Ukulele Underground

UU Course - Podcast Archive
UU Course - Old Live Lessons (Before the Podcast)
Website - Burger King Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Website - KFC Chicken Sandwich
Website - Jollibee

TUUP #27 - Be in the Moment (Mike Returns)
Website - Byron Yasui Biography
Youtube - Byron Yasui
Facebook - Ukulele Friends Podcast (Bryan Tolentino & More)
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (Arranging the Simpson's Theme)

TUUP #21 - Join the Club!
TUUP #22 - Cement Your Songs
Youtube - Dave Chappele SNL Monologue (Adult Language)
Youtube - Mitch Hedberg
Youtube - Jim Gaffigan
Youtube - Bo Burnham (Adult Language)
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)

Website - Spruke
Website - Brown County Ukulele Festival
Website - SF Uke Fest
Youtube - Bill Burr (Adult Language)

Uke Minutes - One Handed Harmonics
Uke Minutes - Artificial Harmonics
TLL Podcast #49 – Harmonics and Butterfly Kisses

TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be
Website - The Ukulele Site (Hawaii Music Supply)
Website - Mim's Ukes
UU Podcast – Interview with Mim

Uke Minutes - 12 Bar Blues
Webcam Sessions - The 12 Bar Ukulele Blues (Part 1)
UU+ Course - Blues Ukulele with Jason Arimoto
UU+ Course - Ukulele Blues

UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread
TUUP #14 - Sweep the Strings Johnny! (Previous Songwriting Challenge)
TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be (Last Challenge)

Youtube - B.B. King
Youtube - Jimi Hendrix
Youtube - Steve Vai

Uke Minutes - How to Bend a Note
Uke Minutes - Note Bending Exercises
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
TUUP #16 - “Wrong” Notes, but it Feels so Right (Sticking to One note)

UU+ Solos - Human Nature
Youtube - Human Nature Live
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Music Theory – Week 6: Simple Chord Extensions
TUUP #15 - Be Kind, Rewind (Mixing Tips)
Youtube - Buttercup (Aldrine's Original)

Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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  1. Great episode, Brian Regan is a great clean comic, also. I tried to find the Ukulele Reader online and couldn’t. If you have a link to share that would be awesome!

    1. Hey Renee,
      unfortunately, it seems like you can only get this book in person from Dr.Yasui’s workshops or classes. If you do find anything online, please let us know.


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