Ukulele Clubs, String Squeak, Unwound Alternatives, & Set List

Join an Ukulele Club! This week, UU is singing the praises for Uke Clubs, and the Uke Community as a whole. A member gets the podcast rolling by asking for tips for their first in person Jam. The guys try to relieve this person's anxieties by explaining how welcoming 99% of Uke Players are. Aldrine suggest they get ready to talk about the specs of their uke, and gives his own experience of going to a Uke club incognito. The team also share their one "Weird" experience with a club, and how it still turned out great. After spending most of the podcast promoting Uke Groups, a member asks how to minimize squeak with wound strings. Aldrine gives his best advice, and the crew suggest some string alternatives to consider. With the open mic coming up, Kahai asks if Aldrine can explain his process behind making a Set List. While Aldrine demonstrates a good Set List with his own "Ice Breaker" songs, and "Leave them wanting more" songs, Aaron argues that an open mic is a great place for experimentation. At the end of the day, the team reminds everyone to have a good time regardless of group or open mic setting. If you aren't a part of a Uke Club yet, feel free to Join ours!

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 If we can't answer your questions, We'll find someone who can

2:35 Do you have any tips for someone who's going to a Jam for the first time?

5:00 People love talking Uke (99% of Uke Players are nice)

9:05 Go with the Flow

11:05 Aldrine in Incognito

14:45 Join a Uke Club, You'll make Friends

16:30 The Ukulele Community is Great

19:55 Our one "Weird" Experience with a Uke Group

23:40 It doesn't matter how "Good" your ukulele is, Just Go!

24:50 If one group doesn't work, there's always more

26:20 Do you have tips for minimizing the squeak from wound strings?

29:50 Low G Alternatives (Aldrine's Crazy Idea)

34:45 Squeaks and Imperfections sound Human

36:35 Did you notice new community members during the pandemic?

39:20 Falling Down the Ukulele Group Rabbit Hole

42:00 How would you make a Set List?

44:30 Ice Breaker Songs

46:40 Second Song: Leave them Wanting More

49:40 Longer Set List Breakdown

50:50 Gauge the Audience: Command the Stage

54:30 Open Mics are a Good Testing Ground

56:45 Nobody really remembers mistakes

59:20 Audience Reactions

1:02:00 New Lesson with Steven Espianola and Kapena School of Music

References/Resources for this video:
Merch Store - AGxAQ Strings
TUUP #12 - My Dog Has Low G
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky
Ultimate Beginner DVD - How to Use a Tuner

Website - Kala
Website - Kala Elite
Website - Ukulenny (Join Lenny's Zoom Jams)
Website - Kanile`a Ukulele

Youtube - Cynthia Lin
Youtube - Ukulenny
Uke Lesson - Electric Boogie (with Cynthia and Lenny)

Youtube - Ukulele Bartt
Youtube - James Hill
UU Podcast - Interview with James Hill
Youtube - Matt Dahlberg
UU+ Course - Basic Strum Course (with Matt)
UU Course - Webcam Sessions (with Matt)

Uke Lesson - Yr Dreaming (with our Friends from SD)
Youtube - Turn it Around (Daniel Tiger)
UU Course - Aloha Friday Jam Archive
UU+ Forum - July 1, 2021 Open Mic Replay

Youtube - Low G vs High G (Wound Vs. Unwound)
Website - Fast Fret
Youtube - Herb Ohta Jr
Youtube - Classical Guitar

Website - PhD Strings
UU+ Course - Blues Ukulele (with Jason Arimoto)
Uke Lesson - Little Wing (with Jason)
Youtube - Daniel Ho

Merch Store - AGxAQ Strings (Low G Sets Available)
Website - Aquila Red (what Aldrine uses with his sets)
The Ukulele Site - Fremont Polished Wound Low G
The Ukulele Site - Thomastik-Infeld Flat Wound Low G
Youtube - Mimmo making strings
Youtube - Unwrapped
Website - Kanile`a Bronze Low G

Youtube - Korg Triton
Aloha Friday - March 27, 2020 Jam Replay (Jam during Lockdown)
TLL Podcast #98 – Home Edition

Youtube - Alan Fasick
Youtube - OokTown Podcast (with Doug and Stuart)
Uke Lesson - Leave the Door Open (with Aaron Butler & Alfred Enano)

Aloha Friday - November 1, 2019 Jam Replay (Lay Down Sally)
Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over
Songs Made Easy - I'm Yours

UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler (Aldrine's Original)
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Aloha Friday - December 18, 2020 Christmas Concert (Purple Rain)
Uke Lesson - Bennie and the Jets

Uke Lesson - Europa
Uke Lesson - Drift Away
Youtube - Willie K
Youtube - THIS IS IT
Uke Lesson - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Uke Lesson - Blue Darling (with Steven Espaniola)
Uke Lesson - I Kona
Youtube - Steven Espaniola
Youtube - Kapena
Website - Kapena School of Music

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

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