Playing while Sitting, Playing while Standing, Double Course Ukes & STRAPS

To Strap or Not to Strap, that is the question. This week's podcast is all about Straps: playing with them and playing without; the pros and cons; and the different types of Straps. Before the podcast ends, the guys also get in some questions about Double Course Ukuleles (5-8 String Ukuleles).

P.S. A Special Ukulele Giveaway is announced.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 We were always live

2:50 Aldrine can't wear light shirts

6:15 Win this Ukulele

16:40 To Strap or Not to Strap?

18:00 Holding the Ukulele on Your Lap

22:15 Pro No Strap (Playing while Sitting)

24:00 Pro Strap (Playing while Standing)

25:35 Using Your Strap on Someone Else's Uke (Convenience)

31:05 Aldrine let Someone Play his Uke

33:45 Afraid of Dropping your Ukulele (Play a Cheaper Uke)

40:15 Is it ok to tie the Strap to the Headstock? (Different Types of Straps)

45:30 Changing Positions (Fingerpicking to Strumming)

47:45 Why does Strumming and Fingerpicking have different positions?

51:05 Jim's BIG Question

52:05 Does Aldrine have double stringed ukuleles?

53:15 Multi Stringed Ukuleles are only good for strumming: True or False?

55:00 Being Louder in a Group isn't always Better

1:02:10 Next Week: Are there Double Course Specific Techniques?

1:02:25 Sign Up for UU+ to win this Ukulele

References/Resources for this video:
TUUP #29 - Meeting Our Heroes (Kahai was a Bubble Boy)
TUUP #28 - Paying Our Respect (These are Totally not Pre-recorded)
UU Podcast – Interview with Mim of Mim’s Ukes
TUUP #25 - The Origin of Manny (Aldrine's last Spill)
Youtube - The Absolute Worst Foods to Eat While Driving

Website - Kanile`a K-1 Series
UU+ - Monthly Subscription (2 Week Free Trial)
Youtube - Lets Get Down to Business
UU+ Forum - Podcast Questions
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

TLL Podcast #107 – Do Straps Make the Player?
TLL Podcast #21 – The Book of Jake (Examples of Straps)
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Active Vs Passive Pickups with Examples)

Youtube - How to Hold Your Ukulele
Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (Proper Form)

Youtube - Aldrine Playing an Ovation
Youtube - Imua Playing Ovation
Master Class - Imua Garza
TLL Podcast #21 – The Book of Jake (Hook Strap)

Youtube - Gerald Ross
TUUP #24 - Favorite Duet (ft. Craig and Sarah)
Youtube - Riptide
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine's New Uke)

Website - Magic Fluke Company
TLL Podcast #123 – No Excuses (Aaron's Fluke)
TUUP #25 - The Origin of Manny (Pros of a Cheaper Ukulele)

UU Blog - Aldrine's First Ukulele (Prelude)
Uke Lesson - Love Song (Aldrine's Mika Uke)
K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 10: One Time (Part 1)
K-Town Heroes Podcast – Episode 11: One Time (Part 2)
Musician's Friend - Applause UAE148
Musician's Friend - OP-24+

Website - Mandolin/Ukulele Strap
Website - Uke Leash (No Strap Buttons required)
Website - Jake's Custom Straps

Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (Best Strumming Position)
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Fingerpicking)
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking
UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
UU Course - Fingerpicking Basics
Uke Lesson - Tropical Hawaiian Day

Website - Willie K's Oscar Schmidt Ukulele
Website - Willie K's Kanile`a Ukulele
UU Blog - 6 String Ukulele vs. Guitalele

UU Podcast - Interview with Taimane Gardner (Taimane explains her Uke)
Uke Lesson - Hotel California
Uke Lesson - A Horse with No Name
Youtube - A Horse with No Name (America Original)
Youtube - Singto Numchok and Kalei Gamiao

Master Class - Bridging the Gap (with Craig)
Master Class - Bridging the Gap II
Live Seminar - Intro to Jazz (with Craig and Sarah)
Master Class - Imua Garza
Master Class - Chris Salvador
Master Class - Bruce Shimabukuro

Lesson Archive - Ukulele University
Song Library - UU+ Solos
UU+ Solos – Pallet Town
Uke Lesson - Hotel California (with Kauai Kollab)
Uke Lesson - Straight to the Heart (with Uncle Shilo and Uncle Darrell)

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

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